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2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions, SCAI announced its national quality improvement program to measure and improve quality in the cath lab for better patient care. Building on its legacy of using evidence to guide new ways to advance care and improve outcomes, SCAI is launching its national quality program with its signature "Quality Improvement Toolkit" to ensure facilities and...

2011-03-03 12:53:48

SAPPHIRE trial data used to assess economical options to reduce threat of stroke or heart attack Researchers determined that carotid artery stenting (CAS) with embolic protection is an economically attractive alternative to endarterectomy (END) for patients at increased surgical risk. The study, based on data from the Stenting and Angioplasty with Protection in Patients at High Risk for Endarterectomy (SAPPHIRE) trial, found that initial procedural cost was higher with CAS, but post-procedure...

2011-02-01 01:56:54

ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ACR/ASNR/CNS/SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guidelines Study Highlights:     * New multi-agency guidelines recommend against widespread screening for blocked neck arteries, using ultrasound to detect the condition only in people with symptoms or other stroke risk factors.    * For people with severely narrowed neck arteries, especially when stroke warning symptoms have occurred, either surgery or inserting a stent is a reasonable approach to...

2011-01-26 17:06:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted that, for symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery disease patients at standard surgical risk, there is reasonable assurance that the benefits of the RX ACCULINK® Carotid Stent System outweigh its risks (Yes: 7, No: 3, Abstain: 1). Currently, RX ACCULINK is...

2010-12-21 15:52:34

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2010 Top Ten Research Reports Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top cardiovascular and stroke research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The association has been compiling an annual list of the top 10 major advances in heart...

2010-12-01 21:59:21

Analysis suggests stenting may be as good or better than other modes of treatment Doctors have long known that patients with carotid artery stenosis, narrowed blood vessels in the neck, are at significant risk for a stroke. The condition has severe implications. Annually, in the United States, 795,000 patients have strokes that often result in long-term disability or death. For years, however, researchers in North America and Europe have tried to determine the most effective method to treat...

2010-11-29 06:00:00

CAESAREA, Israel/>, November 29, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Gardia Medical's wire independent Embolic Protection System was recently used in live case demonstrations at TCT 2010, the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference in September, and VIVA 2010, the Vascular Interventional Advances Meeting in October of this year. The system was used during a renal stenting case and a lower limb intervention procedure, performed by Drs Scheinert, Schmidt and Braunlich from...

2010-10-21 00:00:41

M2S, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and clinical data analysis services, has released version 1.7 of its Clinical Data Pathways vascular quality improvement database. This release provides new procedure forms and fields, as well as user interface enhancements in response to customer feedback. West Lebanon, NH (Vocus) October 20, 2010 M2S, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and clinical data analysis services, has released version 1.7 of its Clinical Data Pathways vascular...

2010-10-12 14:07:00

For patients with blockages in the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain, carotid artery stenting (a non-surgical treatment) appears to be associated with an increased risk of both short- and long-term adverse outcomes when compared with surgical treatment (carotid endarterectomy), according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies that was posted online today and will appear in the February 2011 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....

2010-09-28 08:29:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Surgeons are narrowing the outcome of stroke for at least 10 years by safely operating on narrowed neck arteries.  The downside of operating on the main arteries that take blood to the brain is the 3 percent risk of immediate stroke.  But does this immediate risk outweigh the long-term benefits? Among men and women under 75 years of age who are in good health -- with the exception of a narrowed neck artery -- there are likely to be substantial benefits from...


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