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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...

2013-12-19 10:43:45

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights: -Heart disease is linked with decreased brain function in older postmenopausal women. -Women who have high blood pressure or diabetes may be at higher risk for decreasing brain function over time. Heart disease may put older postmenopausal women at higher risk for decreased brain function such as dementia, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our study provides further...

2013-10-28 11:37:53

The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting. Enrollment in the trial was halted two years ago when it became apparent that stenting was associated with a higher risk of early strokes and death. "Surgical interventions often have increased risk of complications early on, so we continued to...

2013-10-03 12:26:21

New Procedure Designed to Allow Physicians to Open Blocked Carotid Arteries Safely and Less Invasively AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 12, 2013, physicians with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons enrolled and successfully treated the first patient in the ROADSTER study, a global, multicenter clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Silk Road(TM)( )System for the treatment of carotid artery disease. Mazin I. Foteh, M.D., a vascular surgeon with...

2013-09-06 16:22:44

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenaxis Medical, Inc., (www.tenaxismedical.com), a medical device company focused on the development of functionally designed surgical sealants has received approval from its EU Notified Body, BSI, to expand its CE Mark indications for ArterX Surgical Sealant. ArterX Surgical Sealant is designed to be applied directly over suture or staple line to achieve hemostasis during surgery to seal the area to stop and prevent leaks. The...

2013-06-20 12:30:21

Hospital using three-dimensional technology to scan brain and neck to prevent stroke TAMPA, Fla., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa is the only hospital in the southeast United States using Non-invasive Optimal Vessel Analysis (NOVA) to quantify the volume of blood flow through tiny blood vessels in the brain using three dimensional imaging. The first of its kind, NOVA provides doctors with precise identification of each vessel for blood flow...

2013-03-04 20:22:45

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenaxis Medical, Inc., (www.tenaxismedical.com), a medical device company focused on the development of functionally designed surgical sealants has received FDA approval to bring its innovative ArterX Surgical Sealant to the market. The company plans to start commercialization of ArterX in the United States early in 2013. ArterX is the first product developed by Tenaxis and is specifically designed for use in vasculature reconstruction in...

2012-12-12 05:01:12

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online Tuesday, December 11, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. “As many as 70 percent of ischemic stroke patients could have positive clinical outcomes with the additional use of intra-arterial...