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2014-09-30 12:27:22

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study using a relatively new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery disease and has the potential to alter how physicians understand and treat the disease, a leading cause of stroke. The study, conducted at Baptist Health Lexington between September 2010 and May 2012, was featured in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

2014-09-22 23:02:40

A new issue of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy features a study showing favorable results for self-expanding nitinol stents compared with balloon angioplasty for treatment of superficial femoral artery disease. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease. Randomized trials have shown favorable...

2014-09-15 23:00:29

Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online, September 16, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology. The study looked at people with...

2014-07-23 08:31:14

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a developer of advanced devices for the transcarotid treatment of intra- and extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease, announced today the appointment of Michael P. Wallace to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In this new role, Michael will lead the company's Research and Development efforts across its family of transcarotid access and treatment devices. Prior to joining Silk Road Medical, Michael was...

2014-07-16 16:23:43

- Novel Transcarotid Flow Reversal and Stent Procedure Uses Best Elements of the Surgical and Endovascular Approaches SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. announced today the completion of enrollment in its pivotal ROADSTER study. The trial was the first of its kind to study the treatment of carotid artery stenosis by placing a stent via direct access to the common carotid artery in the neck in an entirely new minimally invasive procedure. The...

2014-06-26 23:08:25

HealthFair Chief Medical Officer Disagrees with the United States Preventive Services Task Force Current Recommendations for Carotid Artery Stenosis. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In February 2014, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a draft of their review and recommendations concerning screening for carotid artery stenosis (CAS). The panel concluded with moderate certainty against screening for CAS. Now “moderate certainty” means that the...

2014-06-04 23:14:36

HealthFair Publishes New Testimonials From Asymptomatic Participants About Their Preventive Health Screenings and How They Possibly Saved Their Life. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 One screening company, HealthFair, has recently published new testimonials from real people who are proof of how preventive screenings saved their life. They see a different side to this story of "worried well". "Worried well" has been defined as people who do not need medical treatment,...

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...

2014-01-28 09:21:38

Research helps identify stroke patients most at risk for mortality, treatments to reduce death rate For patients who have experienced a large stroke that cuts off blood supply to a large part of the brain, the use of standardized medical management protocol and surgery to decompress swelling can improve life expectancy, Mayo Clinic researchers found in a recent study. The medical protocol provided each patient with consistent procedures for airway management, ventilator settings, blood...

2014-01-13 08:28:13

SUNNYVALE, Ca., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a developer of advanced devices for the treatment of Carotid Artery disease, announced today the appointment of Sumaira Macdonald, MD, PhD to the position of Chief Medical Officer effective immediately. In this new role, Dr. Macdonald will direct the company's scientific and technical agenda and lead research in ground breaking endovascular interventions for the prevention and treatment of stroke. Prior to...


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cacodemon
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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