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Latest Aortic dissection Stories

2010-08-16 18:41:30

Young adults who abuse amphetamines may be at greater risk of suffering a tear in the main artery leading from the heart, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

2010-08-10 15:24:00

Using a standardized protocol within a regional health network, a multidisciplinary acute aortic dissection (AAD) program resulted in a 43 percent reduction in time to diagnosis for all AAD patients over the course of five years, based on study results published in the July edition of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

2010-07-20 06:00:00

ST JOSEPH, Mich., July 20, /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of databases, software and services in systems biology and chemistry, announced today that Dr.

2010-06-07 12:27:00

BOSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Select patients with blunt aortic injury (BAI) can be safely managed non-operatively with beta-blockade to lower the heart rate and blood pressure, according to a new study from the 64th Vascular Annual Meeting presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery®. Researchers reported that during the 10-year study period from Jan 1, 1999 to Dec 31, 2008, a total of 141 patients with BAI were treated at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

2010-04-30 12:38:31

Early diagnosis and treatment essential for patients with aortic dissections.

2010-04-07 13:58:32

Case Western Reserve researchers find deficiency of Kruppel-like Factor 15 predicts cardiovascular diseases.

2010-03-14 14:33:41

The presence of plaque on an abdominal CT scan is a strong predictor of coronary artery disease and mortality.

2010-02-11 11:55:12

One of first human implants of device for aortic injury in US performed as part of clinical trial.

2010-01-27 16:49:35

New research findings from a team at the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) may lead to new treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) – a potentially fatal disease that currently has no pharmacological treatments.

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2009-12-30 11:35:32

A vascular surgical technique pioneered at UT Southwestern Medical Center and designed to replace infected aortic grafts with the body’s own veins has proved more durable and less prone to new infection than similar procedures using synthetic and cadaver grafts.


Latest Aortic dissection Reference Libraries

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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