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2014-03-31 13:22:25

The most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential, physicians say. One of many uses for the intra-aortic balloon pump is helping ensure adequate oxygen and blood delivery to a heart struggling to resume beating in the aftermath of coronary bypass surgery, said Dr. Mary Arthur, cardiovascular anesthesiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Regents Health System. However physicians have been advised not to use the balloon...

2014-02-13 12:26:58

Aortic Stent Grafts Will Continue To Generate the Majority of Revenues Due To Strong Acceptance in the Thoracic Indication, According to Decision Research Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the Chinese peripheral vascular (PV) device market will grow strongly through 2022 as patients in China increasingly seek treatment for PV disease. Historically, awareness of the disease among patients and physicians was low, resulting in a...

2013-12-19 00:20:30

Victors for Michigan campaign gains momentum with $7.5 million gift from Robert and Ann Aikens ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $7.5 million gift to the University of Michigan will advance research and discovery toward curing aortic disease, and support creation of a new hybrid operating room at the U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131219/DC36009) With their gift, Robert and Ann Aikens, of Bloomfield...

2013-11-06 23:02:04

Dr. Stewart Appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to announce leading cardiac surgeon, Allan S. Stewart, MD, has been appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stewart joins Mount Sinai from NewYork-Presbyterian...

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...

2013-09-16 08:29:42

Educational Program on Advanced Surgical Techniques for Cardiac Surgery Residents ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device Company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it will host an Aortic Valve and Root "Boot Camp" training session on September 18-20, 2013 at CryoLife's training facility at its corporate headquarters in suburban Atlanta. The course directors for the training session will be...

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...

2013-06-18 11:39:56

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta – the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall – are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. "This is an important study, because it demonstrates that atherosclerosis in an artery outside the heart is an independent predictor of adverse...

2013-06-17 23:00:23

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta – the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall – are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online, June 18, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta...

2013-05-01 08:31:48

First heart pacemaker able to recruit stem cells to damaged heart tissue - THE MYOSTIM PACER - will be introduced LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart Rhythm 2013 will be held in Denver, Colorado May 8th to 11th - http://www.hrsonline.org/. Leonhardt Ventures and MyoStim Pacers are co-sponsoring @ 3pm on May 9(th) at their exhibit booth No. 657 a showcase of technologies that address heart and cardiovascular disease. Companies to be showcased include: MyoStim Pacers -...


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Aortography
2013-04-30 10:09:04

Aortography is the study of the specific action involving the ejection of blood from the aorta in the heart. Taking an aortogram from the patient could identify if there is a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta. This tear is eventually fatal but can be repaired in some cases. Procedure A catheter is placed in the aorta of the patient, usually through the femoral artery. Once in place a dose of iodine-based dye is injected in order to visualize the flow of blood through the site....

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