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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....

2013-08-15 21:01:04

Families will be able to identify relatives with mutation, take steps to monitor and treat A multi-institutional team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has found a recurrent genetic mutation that has been linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections in family members as young as 17 years of age. The gene known as PRKG1 makes a protein called cGMP-dependent kinase, type I. The PRKG1 mutation alters the function of...

2013-07-17 23:20:11

Over 2000 patients have been treated with innovative 14 French Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) device. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 TriVascular, Inc. announced today the initiation of a U.S. Post-Approval Study (PAS) of the Ovation Prime Abdominal Stent Graft System for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The study’s national principal investigator will be Dr. Syed Hussain, Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at OSF/HeartCare MidWest and Assistant...

2013-07-02 11:18:41

Cerebral aneurysms of all sizes—even small ones below seven millimeters—are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing in size, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. A cerebral aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a weakened blood vessel in the brain. If an aneurysm ruptures, blood is leaked into or around the brain, which can cause brain damage or death. According to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.