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2010-04-05 07:01:29

In the largest genome-wide study of brain aneurysms ever conducted, an international team led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has identified three new genetic variants that increase a person's risk for developing this deadly disease. The massive study of intracranial aneurysms involved more than 20,000 subjects and was published in the April 4 online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The new study, the second by Yale researchers published within the last 15 months, brings...

2010-02-27 07:38:36

For people who carry common gene variants, cigarette smoking greatly increases the risk that a blood vessel in the brain will weaken and balloon out "“ called an aneurysm "“ which could be life-threatening if it ruptures, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. Researchers reported on two new studies from the Familial Intracranial Aneurysm (FIA) project, a multinational collaboration funded by the National...

2010-02-25 19:06:00

Results presented today at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference SEATTLE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Newell, M.D., co-executive director of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) in Seattle today presented results of a groundbreaking study of 33 patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage who were screened for inclusion in a SNI clinical study known as 'SLEUTH' (Safety of Lysis with Ultrasound in the Treatment of Intracerebral and...

2010-01-27 16:49:35

New research findings from a team at the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) may lead to new treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) "“ a potentially fatal disease that currently has no pharmacological treatments. An aortic aneurysm is a bulging of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. If the aneurysm ruptures, it causes rapid blood loss and a high risk of death. About 75 per cent of all aortic...

2010-01-25 13:26:25

Preventing deadly ruptures of the blood vessels in the brain is the aim of a new Mayo Clinic project to help radiologists detect aneurysms with far greater speed and accuracy. The new method uses analytics technology developed by the Mayo and IBM collaboration, Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center and has proven a 95 percent accuracy rate in detecting aneurysms, compared with 70 percent for manual interpretation. Project findings were reported in the Journal of Digital Imaging...

2010-01-05 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has completed enrollment in its MAPS(TM) clinical trial, which is studying the coiling of intracranial aneurysms. This prospective, randomized trial commenced enrollment in 2007 and has reached its goal of 630 patients, enrolled at 47 hospitals in 11 countries. Principal investigators for the trial are Anil Gholkar, O.B.E., M.B.B.S., Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., and Cameron...

2009-12-02 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, intracranial endovascular procedures to treat aneurysms will grow at over 5% through 2014 in the US. MRG's new US Markets for Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Devices 2010 report finds that technological advancements in embolization coils as well as imaging and coiling-assist technology will continue to drive growth in aneurysm...

2009-10-28 09:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroVasx, Inc., a medical device company that develops technologies for the treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, announced today that the first procedure in Spain utilizing its cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System was performed in Madrid. cPAX received CE Mark earlier this year. Dr. Alfredo Casasco, Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Endovascular and Percutaneous Treatment, Clinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario, used 143cm of cPAX in...

2009-08-27 10:30:50

Finnish scientists say they've determined a new treatment for patients suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm -- stent-assisted embolization -- is effective. An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in a weak area of a cerebral artery wall. Hemorrhaging occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, diverting oxygen-rich blood from vital areas to the space between the brain and the skull, creating a life-threatening event. Tampere University Hospital researchers said physicians have two options -- the...

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,...


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