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2009-08-27 07:30:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroVasx, Inc., a medical device company that develops technologies for the treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, announced today that it has received approval to market its cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System in Canada from Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate. In addition to Canadian regulatory approval, the cPAX System also received CE Mark in March 2009. Eric B. Timko, President and Chief Executive Officer of NeuroVasx,...

2009-08-26 07:51:17

Researchers in Finland have identified an effective new treatment for patients who have suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening event. This new technique is called stent-assisted coil embolization. An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in a weak area of a cerebral artery wall. Hemorrhage occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, diverting oxygen-rich blood from vital areas to the space between the brain and the skull. The ruptured vessel can be repaired surgically or...

2009-08-25 14:36:16

Researchers in Finland have identified an effective new treatment option for patients who have suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, a potentially life-threatening event. Results of the new study on stent-assisted coil embolization were published today in the online edition of Radiology.An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in a weak area of a cerebral artery wall. Subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, diverting oxygen-rich blood from vital areas to the space between...

2009-08-20 15:39:17

The risks associated with treating a recurrent or residual brain aneurysm that was initially treated by endovascular coiling are low, according to a multicenter study led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute. In the study of 311 patients with coiled aneurysms who underwent retreatment procedures at eight academic health centers, the risk of death or permanent major disability was slightly over one in 100, or 1.28 percent. The study is part of an...

2009-08-18 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical Inc. announced today that the Food & Drug Administration has cleared its novel guiding catheter, the Echo(TM) Distal Access Guiding Catheter, for marketing in the US. "Nfocus works closely with key clinical opinion leaders to direct all of our design and development projects, and the Echo is our latest success story," said President and CEO Martin Dieck. "Our advisors identified the need for a guiding catheter with...

2009-08-12 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical Inc. announced today that its CardioVasc Advantage(TM) Vascular Reconstruction Device has been granted CE Mark approval by the European Notified Body, G-Med. "The technology of the Advantage VRD is an important demonstration of Nfocus design talent and teamwork," noted company Chairman, Eric P. Milledge. "The technical platform behind this device will pave the way for future Nfocus neurovascular products currently in...

2009-07-30 14:10:00

Findings May Potentially Lead to New Approach to Stroke Treatment BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When minimally invasive endovascular (through the vessel) therapy made its debut two decades ago, stroke care underwent a major shift as the "window of treatment" for patients suffering a stroke was expanded to eight hours within symptom onset, rather than the standard three-hour window required by the FDA-approved intravenous tPA therapy. Now, a new retrospective,...

2009-07-29 06:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical Inc. announced today at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (www.snisonline.org) that Nfocus has earned a European CE Mark approval for its novel guiding catheter, the Echo(TM) Distal Access Catheter. "The Echo's unique construction gives it the ability to enable endovascular procedures in very far-reaching vessel locations -- yet provide a stable platform for placing today's most advanced...

2009-07-28 13:31:00

Coiled Patients Compare More Closely to Normal Population Than They Do to Patients Who Previously Underwent Traditional Clipping Surgery BOCA RATON, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the groundbreaking 2002 ISAT International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) - which ultimately was halted due to overwhelming evidence that minimally invasive coiling (an endovascular therapy) was, on average, superior to traditional surgical clipping in the treatment of brain aneurysms -...

2009-07-24 15:09:59

A U.S. surgeon says patients at high risk to have traditional aortic aneurysm surgery may be helped by a new treatment technique. Dr. William Quinones-Baldrich of the University of California, Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine describes the good outcomes for combined endovascular and surgical approach in the first 20 of these high-risk patients treated. The report was published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Quinones-Baldrich explains an aneurysm occurs when blood flow...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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