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2011-11-21 10:48:38

South Asian patients with coronary artery disease were almost three times as likely to be readmitted to hospital for further interventional treatment to arterial plaque than their White European counterparts, according to research in the December issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. They were also more likely to present as an emergency and require urgent treatment. Researchers carried out a five-year follow-up study of 1,158 patients who had received percutaneous...

2011-11-18 00:30:00

Findings substantiate the VeriQ systemâs ability to improve outcomes for coronary artery bypass surgery and contain costs. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 A longtime regulatory leader in setting world-class standards for health care is recognizing the effectiveness of a life-saving technology produced by an international medtech company that has a vibrant presence in the United States. Oslo-based Medistimâs VeriQ system, which assesses graft blood flow...

2011-11-15 21:00:35

Results Presented at AHA 2011 A blood-based gene expression test was found to be more effective for ruling out obstructive coronary artery disease in stable symptomatic patients than myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), a common test that uses a radioactive agent to evaluate the blood flow and function of the heart. Study results were presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011 conference in Orlando, Fla. "In this real-world patient population, the gene...

2011-11-15 19:21:57

Pneumonia – not a deep incision surgical site infection – is the most common serious infection after heart surgery, according to new research (Abstract 12247) presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011. The study also revealed that most infections occur about two weeks after surgery, not one week as physicians previously thought. "It's not what we expected to find," said Michael A. Acker, M.D., the study's lead researcher and professor and chief...

2011-11-11 16:43:37

Clinical trial supports radial artery access as preferable to femoral artery for angioplasty in patients with ST elevation acute coronary syndrome Results of a randomized clinical trial suggest that using the transradial approach for angioplasty in patients with ST elevation acute coronary syndrome is preferable to the femoral approach, and should be the recommended access route. Results of the Radial versus Femoral Randomized Investigation in ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (RIFLE...

2011-11-10 12:06:28

'Bridging' stent patients to cardiac surgery Late breaking clinical trial results from testing of cangrelor, an investigational intravenous antiplatelet, showed patients can be "bridged" from the time that their physicians stop their oral antiplatelet drugs until they undergo cardiac surgery. Study results demonstrated cangrelor maintained target levels of platelet inhibition known to be associated with a low risk of thrombotic events, such as stent thrombosis, vs. placebo. The BRIDGE...

2011-11-10 12:03:25

Cangrelor provides effective maintenance of platelet inhibition without major bleeding for patients who require bypass surgery Data from the BRIDGE clinical trial demonstrate that intravenous use of the drug cangrelor was effective at maintaining platelet inhibition in patients on thienopyridines who required bypass surgery. Trial results were presented today at the 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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