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2011-09-08 09:42:09

An article appearing in the Sept. 7 New England Journal of Medicine, reporting on National Institutes of Health research on brain stents, says aggressive medical treatment without stenting is better for high-risk stroke patients. But experts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who were involved in the study believe this procedure is appropriate for some patients. They express concern that those who might benefit from minimally invasive placement of a mesh tube or stent to open blocked brain...

2011-09-08 09:39:17

To prevent a common type of stroke, intensive medical therapy could be better by itself than in combination with surgery that props open affected arteries. But it remains to be seen whether the apparent advantage will prove true over the long term. The findings, from a national clinical trial conducted by University of Florida researchers and colleagues, will be published online in The New England Journal of Medicine online on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Against expectations, the short-term...

2011-09-08 09:36:40

Initial results published in New England Journal of Medicine Patients with narrowed arteries in the brain who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to medical treatment, according to the initial results from the first, nationwide stroke prevention trial to compare the two treatment options. The results of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) study called Stenting versus Aggressive Medical Management for...

2011-09-08 09:35:17

Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, a large nationwide clinical trial has shown. The investigators published the results in the online first edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, funded the trial. The medical regimen...

2011-08-17 23:57:22

New research from Neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke. ACS is a blocking or narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck from which there have been no symptoms such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). The research is published...

2011-07-29 07:17:00

Disparity Between Hospital Costs and Reimbursement Could Have Implications for Various Patient Populations and Delivery of Healthcare Services COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Study results released today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 8(th) Annual Meeting reveals that treatment costs for some neurovascular conditions remain higher than reimbursement in the form of Medicare payments. For many hospitals across the nation, particularly those that...

2011-07-20 12:27:51

Current issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases explores recent evidence-based vascular medicine As the population ages and obesity and diabetes increase, more people suffer from noncardiac vascular diseases. In the July/August issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, published by Elsevier, a series of articles from recognized experts on key topics in vascular disease and endovascular medicine provide an insightful compendium of the evidence available to help improve the care of...

2011-05-10 08:06:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ This randomized trial looking at the effectiveness of two stroke-prevention procedures for clearing blocked neck arteries (carotid stenosis) suggests that women are at more than double the short-term risk of stroke following carotid stenting than traditional surgery (endartectomy). The CREST trial was established to compare the safety and effectiveness of endarterectomy and carotid stenting in patients who had experienced a minor stroke or had no pre-existing...

2011-05-06 10:55:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an expanded indication that will allow a new group of patients at risk of stroke due to clogged neck arteries to be treated with the RX Acculink carotid stent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The carotid arteries on each side of the neck bring blood to the brain. The blood flow in the arteries can become partially or totally blocked by fatty material...

2011-05-06 10:37:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the RX ACCULINK® Carotid Stent System for the treatment of patients with carotid artery disease who are at standard risk of adverse events from carotid endarterectomy (surgery). RX ACCULINK was previously indicated for patients at high risk of adverse events from surgery. This expanded indication is supported by the results of the...


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