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2014-04-11 12:23:22

CTEPH.com Designed to Help More Health Care Providers Understand and Identify This Rare Condition WHIPPANY, N.J., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare today announced it has launched an educational website for U.S. physicians about a rare, life-threatening condition called Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH). The site - www.CTEPH.com - is designed to increase CTEPH disease awareness among healthcare professionals (HCPs) and educate them on proper CTEPH...

2013-09-23 08:22:41

-- Adempas® (riociguat) offers new hope for patients suffering from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) -- Adempas® is now available in Canada as the first and only drug indicated to manage the treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)1,2 TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Bayer Inc. announced today the Health Canada approval of Adempas® (riociguat). Adempas® is the first drug...

2013-09-06 16:22:44

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenaxis Medical, Inc., (www.tenaxismedical.com), a medical device company focused on the development of functionally designed surgical sealants has received approval from its EU Notified Body, BSI, to expand its CE Mark indications for ArterX Surgical Sealant. ArterX Surgical Sealant is designed to be applied directly over suture or staple line to achieve hemostasis during surgery to seal the area to stop and prevent leaks. The...

2012-09-06 12:45:22

Many needless and costly operations required to prevent just 1 stroke Tests to screen for "silent" neck artery narrowing in a bid to curb the risk of a stroke result in many unnecessary and costly surgical procedures, and ultimately save very few lives, concludes an editorial in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. In 2-6% of European men aged 60 plus, the major arteries supplying the brain (carotid arteries) are narrowed by 50-99%. This condition, termed carotid stenosis or...

2012-02-01 19:05:00

Brajesh K. Lal, M.D., lead author and associate professor of vascular surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and chief of vascular surgery at the Baltimore VA Medical Center found that two years after treatment with either surgery or stents, reblockage of arteries remained the same. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 A new comparison of the procedures to help prevent strokes by removing or relieving blockages in the arteries of the neck concludes they are...

2012-02-01 15:41:45

University of Maryland-led comparative study may challenge standard of care A new comparison of the procedures to help prevent strokes by removing or relieving blockages in the arteries of the neck concludes they are equally effective at halting repeat blockage. Two years after treatment with either surgery or a minimally invasive treatment using wire coils called stents, the re-blockage rate remained the same, approximately six percent. Results of the analysis were detailed in a...

2012-02-01 09:43:00

University of Maryland-led comparative study may challenge standard of care BALTIMORE, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A new comparison of the procedures to help prevent strokes by removing or relieving blockages in the arteries of the neck concludes they are equally effective at halting repeat blockage. Two years after treatment with either surgery or a minimally invasive treatment using wire coils called stents, the re-blockage rate remained the same, approximately...

2012-02-01 12:13:02

Opening blocked neck arteries with a metal stent or surgery were equally durable, in research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012. Two years after the procedures, less than 7 percent of patients had developed repeat blockages (restenosis), researchers said. "Unlike bare metal stents placed in coronary arteries, where re-blockage occurs about 20 percent of the time, we found the re-blockage rates in the carotid artery were quite small,"...

2012-01-12 12:20:44

Placing a stent in a key artery in the neck is safer than ever in patients ineligible for the standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease, according to a new study published online today in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. A team of researchers led by Dr. Jon Matsumura, head of the vascular surgery division at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, found the clinical trial PROTECT (Carotid Artery Stenting with Distal Embolic Protection with Improved System)...

2011-11-30 06:00:00

MIAMI, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the featured topics at the 24th annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) will be carotid artery stenting (CAS), a procedure that has been the subject of continuing controversy. Some of the industry's leading experts will discuss and debate the advantages and risks of CAS, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and medical therapy at ISET 2012. As one of the industry's foremost meetings in the multidisciplinary field of peripheral and...