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2009-08-09 16:37:47

A 39-year-old Illinois man died of natural causes at a Chicago hospital after falling ill at the Lollapalooza music festival, authorities say. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that authorities said Jeffrey Grimm of Oak Park died after being rushed in critical condition from the music festival to a hospital Friday. An autopsy revealed Grimm died of hemopericardium from an aortic dissection and cardiovascular disease. The autopsy finding meant Grimm suffered a tear in the wall of his...

2009-06-29 07:30:00

ATLANTA, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc., (NYSE: CRY) an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that, according to company data, CryoLife's BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive has been used in more than 500,000 surgical procedures throughout the world since its introduction into the international market in 1998 and in the United States in 2001. BioGlue is a leading surgical adhesive used in cardiovascular surgeries...

2009-06-19 07:00:00

Local Vascular Surgeon Named National Principal Investigator PHOENIX, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons from Arizona Heart Institute performed the first procedure in the U.S. Anaconda Phase II Study using the Vascutek Anaconda Stent Graft System, an investigational, minimally invasive treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Leading the study efforts in the U.S. is Julio Rodriguez-Lopez, M.D., Vascular Surgeon, Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, and National Principal...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

PHOENIX, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Heart Institute announced today that its Division of Vascular Surgery was the first to implant, in Phoenix, the Powerlink XL, a newly FDA-approved, minimally invasive device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The procedure was performed at Arizona Heart Hospital by Julio Rodriguez-Lopez, M.D., Vascular Surgeon and Director of Peripheral Vascular Services at Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, who repaired a 6 cm...

2008-09-21 09:00:00

By Michelle Dynes Not every aortic aneurysm patient is a candidate for the procedure, but even more patients can bypass a full open abdominal surgery for treatment. By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - It is estimated that more than 1 million men and women are at risk for life-threatening internal bleeding. But now more patients who are suffering from aortic aneurysms can choose a minimally invasive procedure over surgery at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Two...

2008-07-14 15:00:07

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, WASHINGTON POST NEWS SERVICE Michael E. DeBakey, 99, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, who invented scores of medical procedures and instruments, developed the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and established what became the Veterans Administration hospital system, died Friday at Methodist Hospital in Houston. The hospital did not release the cause of death, but he had heart surgery in 2006. Over a 70-year medical career, Dr. DeBakey became one of the most...

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2008-02-20 12:55:00

The image of the human heart floats detached in a sea of blue, its tiniest red arteries and blue veins clearly shown growing into the muscled organ like the tiny roots of a tree. With the click of a mouse, the right ventricle lights up green; another click on "apex of the heart" and the bottom tip turns purple.By this summer, thousands of similar images of every part of the body will be online in a newly digitized version of the Stanford University School of Medicine's world-renowned Bassett...

2007-02-16 09:01:11

By inar, B; Goksel, O; Kut, S; Filizcan, U; Et al Aim. Mortality and morbidity of abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery have decreased significantly in time and transperitoneal approach (TPA) still preserves its popularity although retroperltoneal approach (RPA) is known to cause lower incidence and shortened duration of ileus, shorter intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stay, earlier oral intake and less patient discomfort or pain. Methods. One hundred and fifty patients that underwent...

2005-09-13 11:55:26

New Haven, Conn.-Oddly enough, having an aneurysm in the ascending aorta is significantly associated with decreased incidence of atherosclerosis, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published this month in Chest. An aortic aneurysm is a widening of the major artery leading from the heart that may rupture, causing hemorrhage, or may split into layers, jeopardizing blood flow to internal organs. When split into layers it is called "aortic dissection." "This is a silver...

2005-07-21 18:05:00

HOUSTON "“ (July 21, 2005) "“ Scientists have identified the first genetic mutations that cause the aorta "“ the body's main artery "“ to widen, tear and rupture. Published online by Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the findings of a team led by University of Texas Medical School at Houston researchers shed new light on the molecular causes of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. They also provide a new route for early warning of the...


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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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