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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...

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...


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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.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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