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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.
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 yearâ€™s top cardiovascular and stroke research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Doctors have long known that patients with carotid artery stenosis, narrowed blood vessels in the neck, are at significant risk for a stroke.
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.
Clinical Data Analysis Provider M2S, Inc. Releases Clinical Data Pathways Upgrades 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.
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).
Surgeons are narrowing the outcome of stroke for at least 10 years by safely operating on narrowed neck arteries.
A review of scientific studies that compares two treatments for preventing strokes due carotid artery disease provides no clear answer on which treatment is better.
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