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Latest Common carotid artery Stories

2009-09-15 05:59:40

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, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Complications involving the blood vessels leading to the brain"”most often resulting in stroke"”are a major source of illness and...

2009-08-25 11:30:05

 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.The multicenter study, available online and appearing in the July issue of the journal, found that higher rates of poor surgical outcomes for carotid endartectomy (CEA) "” a procedure performed to prevent stroke "” appeared...

2008-12-18 07:59:00

First patient enrolled in Carotid WALLSTENT(R) Endoprosthesis registry NATICK, Mass., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced enrollment of the first patient in the CABANA post-market approval study of the Company's Carotid WALLSTENT(R) Monorail(R) Endoprosthesis used in conjunction with its FilterWire EZ(TM) Embolic Protection System. The first patient was enrolled in the CABANA Study by Rajesh M. Dave, M.D., Chairman, Endovascular...

2008-10-23 18:00:25

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Carotid WALLSTENT(R) Monorail(R) Endoprosthesis for the treatment of patients with carotid artery disease who are at high risk for surgery. The Carotid WALLSTENT Endoprosthesis is the leading carotid stent in Europe and other international markets. The Company said it plans to launch the product immediately in the United States....

2008-10-16 15:00:27

Lumen Biomedical, Inc., a Minnesota-based medical device company, announced today that Principal Investigator Subbarao V. Myla, M.D. presented the results from the EPIC Clinical Trial: Evaluating the Use of the FiberNet(R) Embolic Protection System in Carotid Artery Stenting, during the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, in Washington DC. The presentation was held Thursday, October 16, 2008 as...

2008-08-01 06:00:46

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Aug. 1--TOWANDA -- More than 500 people attended the free summer family health fair at Memorial Hospital on Thursday, which gave the hospital a chance to show off some new things at the hospital. It also gave the attendees a chance to have various health screenings, such as blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. And there were many activities for children at the event -- such as visiting with Stiches the Clown, face painting,...

2008-04-10 14:44:20

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that blood vessels in the head can guide growing facial nerve cells with blood pressure controlling proteins. The findings, which suggest that blood vessels throughout the body might have the same power of persuasion over many nerves, are published this week in Nature."We're excited to have stumbled across another family of proteins that can tell a growing nerve which way to grow," says David Ginty, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience at Hopkins and...

2006-07-03 08:25:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- Making regular visits to the dentist not only protects the teeth, it also may protect the carotid arteries -- the main blood vessels leading to the brain. Study findings presented this past weekend in Brisbane, Australia at a gathering of the International Association for Dental Research hint that gum disease may contribute to clogged carotids, leading to an increased risk of stroke. Chronic inflammation arising from dental disease has been implicated in the...

2005-07-18 15:29:28

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Carotid endarterectomy (CEA), a type of surgery that may help prevent strokes, can be safely performed in elderly individuals, new research suggests. Ideally, however, the operation should be limited to patients who are medically fit and are experiencing symptoms from a narrowed carotid artery. The carotid arteries, which lie on each side of the neck, are the major vessels that supply blood to the brain. Strokes can occur when plaques that have formed in the...