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2014-07-16 16:23:43

- Novel Transcarotid Flow Reversal and Stent Procedure Uses Best Elements of the Surgical and Endovascular Approaches SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. announced today the completion of enrollment in its pivotal ROADSTER study. The trial was the first of its kind to study the treatment of carotid artery stenosis by placing a stent via direct access to the common carotid artery in the neck in an entirely new minimally invasive procedure. The...

2014-05-19 14:50:02

American Thoracic Society Patients with chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease may benefit from pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), even if the patients don't have severe pulmonary hypertension, according to University of California, San Diego, researchers. The study was presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. UCSD pioneered PTE in the 1970s for patients who suffered from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). During PTE,...

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...

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 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,"...


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