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2010-05-28 14:05:01

NEJM authors: Physicians should consider this when tailoring treatment plans to beat stroke A published report provides the final details on how two stroke-prevention procedures are safe and equally beneficial for men and women at risk for stroke, though their effectiveness does vary by age, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health in collaboration with other North American stroke investigators. In findings reported online in the New England...

2010-05-27 14:04:42

Mayo Clinic researcher says physicians can target treatment to individual patients Physicians now have two safe and effective options to treat their patients at risk for stroke, says a researcher at Mayo Clinic who led a large, NIH-funded, national clinical trial testing surgery or use of a stent to open a blocked carotid artery. VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview with Dr. Thomas Brott, are available on the Mayo Clinic News Blog. Password:...

2010-05-26 16:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial) study were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. In this trial, stenting and surgery had similar initial safety and longer-term outcomes for symptomatic and asymptomatic men and women. Adverse event rates of death, stroke and heart attack were also similar for both therapies. Abbott's ACCULINK® Carotid Stent System and...

2010-05-06 13:25:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) today announced the creation of the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) organization. The new accrediting body, announced at SCAI's 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in San Diego, is designed to promote and uphold high-quality patient care and improve patient safety in facilities where invasive cardiac and endovascular procedures are performed. ACE will advance excellence by...

2010-05-06 12:45:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel device that takes a simple approach to protecting the brain during procedures to improve blood flow through arteries in the neck appears to be safer and more effective than existing protection devices, according to a study presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions. The ARMOUR study showed that when the MO.MA protection device was placed upstream of a cholesterol blockage...

2010-03-15 13:16:04

Cerebral protection device used in combination with minimally invasive FDA-approved carotid stents in high-surgical-risk patients advances stroke care, shows excellent safety, effectiveness outcomes TAMPA, Fla. -- An important interventional radiology advancement"”the use of a new cerebral protection device in combination with FDA-approved carotid stents in high-surgical-risk patients"”provides a minimally invasive, safe and effective way to prevent stroke from occurring during...

2010-03-15 08:00:00

Cerebral Protection Device Used in Combination With Minimally Invasive FDA-approved Carotid Stents in High-surgical-risk Patients Advances Stroke Care, Shows Excellent Safety, Effectiveness Outcomes TAMPA, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An important interventional radiology advancement--the use of a new cerebral protection device in combination with FDA-approved carotid stents in high-surgical-risk patients--provides a minimally invasive, safe and effective way to prevent...

2010-03-02 12:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, recent preliminary results from the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial) will support growth in carotid stenting procedures of more than 10% over the next five years. The results were announced last week at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference 2010. Preliminary results from the...

2010-03-01 08:59:52

High surgical risk patients had very low stroke rate following carotid endarterectomy A multicenter EPIC (FiberNet® Embolic Protection System in Carotid Artery Stenting Trial) study found that the FiberNet Embolic Protection System (EPS) had a 97.5% success rate when used in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS). Full findings are published early online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the official journal of The Society for Cardiovascular...

2010-02-28 08:53:07

Two stroke-prevention procedures are safe and equally beneficial for men and women at risk for stroke, but the effectiveness does vary by age, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in collaboration with other North American stroke investigators. In findings reported Feb. 26 at the International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas, the researchers say physicians now have better information when tailoring their treatment plans for patients at risk for stroke. The...