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2010-07-27 13:19:00

Medicare beneficiaries in some parts of the United States appear more likely to receive carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to clear blockages in the artery supplying blood to the head, whereas those in other regions more often receive stents for the same condition, according to a report in the July 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Carotid endarterectomy has been the recommended treatment for patients with extracranial carotid artery...

2010-05-26 16:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial) study were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. In this trial, stenting and surgery had similar initial safety and longer-term outcomes for symptomatic and asymptomatic men and women. Adverse event rates of death, stroke and heart attack were also similar for both therapies. Abbott's ACCULINK® Carotid Stent System and...

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...

2010-03-02 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...

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,...


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