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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...

2010-02-28 08:18:30

Loyola Among Centers that Enrolled Patients in CREST Trial Loyola University Medical Center is among the hospitals that enrolled patients in a landmark trial that compared traditional surgery with less-invasive stenting to clear dangerously clogged carotid arteries. The study found that the safety and efficacy of both procedures are roughly equal. The nine-year Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial is known as CREST. The trial, conducted throughout the United States and...

2010-02-26 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and have become "extraordinarily safe" for...

2010-02-26 10:58:00

Study highlights: -- Two ways to open narrowed neck arteries -- surgery or stenting -- proved similarly safe and effective overall. -- Younger patients had fewer cardiovascular events with an implanted stent, while older patients had fewer events with the surgical option. -- Stroke and death rates in the study were the lowest ever reported in a clinical trial, researchers said. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The two major procedures for opening blocked neck arteries to...

2010-02-26 08:37:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and have become "extraordinarily safe" for...


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