Latest Aortic dissection Stories
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fear about the risk of surgery is among the reasons half of eligible patients are not getting aortic valve replacement surgery, according to a study by physicians at the University of Michigan Health System.
The aorta, the body's largest artery, stretches from the chest to below the kidneys, expanding and contracting with the pressure of blood driven directly into it by the heart.
The KYOTO HEART Study, which took place in Japan between January 2004 and January 2009, shows that the addition of valsartan to conventional antihypertensive treatment to improve blood pressure control is associated with an improved cardiovascular outcome in Japanese hypertensive patients at high risk of CVD events.
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.
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.
Local Vascular Surgeon Named National Principal Investigator PHOENIX, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons from Arizona Heart Institute performed the first procedure in the U.S.
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).
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 PATRICIA SULLIVAN, WASHINGTON POST NEWS SERVICE Michael E.
By this summer, thousands of images of every part of the body will be online in a newly digitized version of the Stanford University School of Medicineâ€™s world-renowned Bassett collection of human dissection.
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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