Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 17:30 EDT

Latest aortic aneurysm Stories

2014-01-27 14:45:51

Temple University Hospital (TUH) could be among the first U.S.-based hospitals to test a new device known as a multilayer stent in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm, a condition characterized by the formation of a potentially life-threatening bulge in the aorta. Approved in Europe in 2010, the device has already been used to help hundreds of European patients with the condition, and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of...

2014-01-23 16:25:36

Custom-made stent spares patients the impact, recovery time of open surgery CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve years ago, a routine ultrasound found what Chicago resident Lou Casa could not feel -- a tiny, pulsating, potentially fatal bulge in the part of the aorta passing through his stomach region called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA is the most common type of aortic aneurysm and most often occurs in people over 65 years of age. While they often...

2014-01-02 23:22:48

Life-threatening condition discovered during practice examination. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 For years, retirees Jim and Louise Malloy have enacted a wide range of physical maladies in their role as “standardized” patients at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Standardized patients help to prepare medical students for their future interactions with patients in hospitals and clinics. For Jim, his role as a standardized patient recently proved...

2013-12-21 23:01:40

The current issue of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy presents a retrospective review of 15 patients who were implanted with the Zenith t-Branch stent. While the short-term results indicate that use of an off-the-shelf t-Branch endograft is practicable and safe, an accompanying commentary suggests some improvements or alternate versions that may help resolve certain issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 Early results are promising for use of the first off-the-shelf...

2013-11-18 23:31:37

Proceeds to Support Commercialization, Product Development and Clinical Research Efforts Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 TriVascular, Inc. today announced the close of a $40 million Series E Preferred Stock equity financing. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Delphi Ventures, MPM Capital, Kearny Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and the Redmile Group were joined by new investors Deerfield Management, Rock Springs Capital and Permal Asset Management in the...

2013-11-14 12:26:31

CLEVELAND, November 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical simulation, training and education products, announces that it is increasing its library of training opportunities [http://simbionix.com/simulators/angio-mentor/library-of-modules ] on the ANGIO Mentor [http://simbionix.com/simulators/angio-mentor ](TM) with the new EVAR Vascutek module [http://simbionix.com/simulators/angio-mentor/library-of-modules/below-the-knee...

2013-10-04 10:12:02

Several newly identified markers could provide valuable insight to predict the risk of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), according to new research published in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has shown that dense white blood cells in the outermost connective tissue in the vascular wall, increased C-reactive protein and a loss of smooth muscle cells in the middle layer of the vascular wall are...

2013-09-23 10:17:57

A team of investigators has developed an innovative blood test that may provide a faster, simpler way for emergency room doctors and others to diagnose and monitor potentially deadly aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections (a tear in the wall of the aorta) for which early diagnosis is critical for survival. The aorta is the large artery that carries blood away from the heart. Aortic aneurysms and dissections, which often have symptoms similar to a heart attack, cause more than 10,000 deaths...

2013-08-27 23:33:14

Outcomes demonstrate excellent safety and effectiveness in the treatment of patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA). Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS), the worldwide leader in providing original, peer-reviewed articles on Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR), published the one-year outcomes from the TriVascular Ovation global pivotal study. The article concluded the “one-year outcomes with the Ovation stent graft are promising with...

Fruit Lowers Risk Abdominal Aneurism
2013-08-21 14:54:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fruits can be a refreshing snack on a hot, late-summer afternoon, and a new study from Swedish researchers has found that they can also provide protection against abdominal aneurysms. An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakening of the vein or artery wall. Aneurysms commonly occur in the brain, heart and aorta. Aneurysms grow slowly over the course of several years, often without noticeable symptoms....