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2011-08-30 15:05:33

Lower rate of stent thrombosis found with second-generation drug-eluting stent than with bare metal stent The second generation drug-eluting stent Xience V performs well in patients having primary PCI for ST elevation myocardial infarction, and has a better safety profile than that of bare metal stents, according to results of the EXAMINATION (Evaluation of Xience-V stent in Acute Myocardial INfArcTION) trial. The study was a randomised controlled trial with an "all-comers" design to...

2011-08-16 12:26:59

Limiting use of drug-eluting stents to a selected group of patients is cost efficient and did not increase risk of death or heart attack within a year, according to a new analysis published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The selective use of drug-eluting stents, which began in 2007, is saving the U.S. healthcare system about $400 million annually, researchers said. Stents are metal scaffolds inserted into an artery after angioplasty to prop it open. Drug-eluting...

2011-08-16 06:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the developer of the MGuard(TM) mesh protective stent system, today announced that it has filed its Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2011 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company provided an update on progress year-to-date: Year-to-Date Highlights Year-to-date shipment volumes increased 93% compared to the first six months of last year,...

2011-07-26 12:10:00

DURHAM, N.C., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micell Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has completed patient enrollment in its DESSOLVE II CE Mark clinical study of the MiStent® Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent System. The MiStent DES is an ultra-thin drug-eluting stent distinguished by a rapid-absorbing drug/polymer coating formulation. Enrollment of 183 patients across 26 study centers throughout Europe and New Zealand was accomplished ahead of schedule. Micell...

2011-06-29 07:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micell Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has completed its review of the scheduled four-month follow-up on the first 10 patients from the DESSOLVE I first-in-human trial of the MiStent Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent System ("MiStent DES"), an ultra-thin drug-eluting stent distinguished by a rapid-absorbing drug/polymer coating formulation. Based on results observed in the DESSOLVE I trial, Micell has reduced the sample size in its DESSOLVE...

2011-06-13 15:08:43

Trial shows that use of bivalirudin alone improves survival in heart-attack patients compared to heparin and a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor; drug-eluting stents are also shown to be more effective than bare-metal stents, with equivalent safety Data from the landmark HORIZONS-AMI clinical trial demonstrated that the administration of the anticoagulant medication bivalirudin enhanced survival compared to the use of heparin plus a glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor in heart attack patients...

2011-05-17 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AccessClosure, Inc., the market segment leader in extravascular closure devices, announced today an exclusive agreement with Biosensors International for the distribution of the Mynx(TM) Vascular Closure Device throughout the United Kingdom, Switzerland and France. The extravascular Mynx device, designed for patient comfort while providing hemostasis without sutures or implants, will be sold as part of Biosensors' interventional...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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