Latest Carotid stenting Stories
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.
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.
As the population ages and obesity and diabetes increase, more people suffer from noncardiac vascular diseases.
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).
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S.
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 providers...
Researchers determined that carotid artery stenting (CAS) with embolic protection is an economically attractive alternative to endarterectomy (END) for patients at increased surgical risk.
Widespread screening or routine ultrasound for blocked neck arteries to determine stroke risk isnâ€™t necessary.
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S.
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