Latest Carotid stenting Stories
Study highlights: -- Two ways to open narrowed neck arteries -- surgery or stenting -- proved similarly safe and effective overall.
Intensive medical therapy, including aggressive control of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, for patients with asymptomatic plaque buildup in their carotid arteries (which supply blood to the brain) appears to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events and reduced risk of microemboli (microscopic-sized blood clots) in the brain arteries.
Physicians should be comfortable referring some patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for effective stroke prevention surgery.
Increase in adverse outcomes coincides with expanded Medicare coverage of procedure.
Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, post-operative stroke occurred in approximately 2 percent, was not correlated with significant carotid artery narrowing, but was more common among patients who had combined cardiac and carotid procedures.
Minorities have poorer results and higher rates of unnecessary surgery from a common procedure used to remove plaque from inside the carotid artery, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center doctor who is lead author of the study in the journal Stroke.
Emboshield NAV6(TM) Demonstrates Abbott's Continued Leadership in Carotid Therapy ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the launch of the sixth-generation Emboshield NAV6(TM) Embolic Protection System for use in carotid artery stenting procedures.
- New data to be presented on Abbott's market-leading XIENCE V(R) stent - Educational information available on XIENCE PRIME(TM), Abbott's next-generation drug eluting stent in development BARCELONA, Spain, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the company's schedule of major events and news announcements during EuroPCR 2009 in Barcelona, May 19 - 22.
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