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2014-05-05 08:29:07

Presentations at Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Continue Focus on Atrial Fibrillation Ablation MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), today announced that recent data will be presented at two major conferences focusing on cardiac rhythm management, the 2014 Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies...

2014-04-03 08:30:12

Latest joint application of these two technologies provides direct, intraoperative visualization during surgery to treat a childhood brain tumor MINNEAPOLIS, MN and IRVINE, CA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS) (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS") and MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB: MRIC) today announced that a surgical team at Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas, has performed the first pediatric laser ablation procedure in an IMRIS VISIUS(®) Surgical Theatre combining...

2013-11-05 23:01:46

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center at North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute is one of the first in the United States and the first in the New York metro area to use a new combination of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat epilepsy. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center at North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute is one of the first in the United States and the first in the New York metro area to use a new...

2013-03-06 13:51:27

Men with low-risk prostate cancer who previously had to choose between aggressive treatment, with the potential for significant side effects, and active surveillance, with the risk of disease progression, may have a new option. Focal laser ablation uses precisely targeted heat, delivered through a small insertion and guided into the prostate by magnetic resonance imaging, to burn away cancerous cells in the prostate. A small, phase 1 trial, to published early online in the journal...

2011-12-19 16:24:23

Engineers have discovered details about the behavior of ultrafast laser pulses that may lead to new applications in manufacturing, diagnostics and other research. Ultrafast laser pulses are used to create features and surface textures in metals, ceramics and other materials for applications including the manufacture of solar cells and biosensors. The lasers pulse at durations of 100 femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second, and cause electrons to reach temperatures greater than 60,000...

2010-11-25 00:00:43

For people who care about the appearance of their legs, compression hosiery, which is universally recommended for both surgical and non-surgical treatments of varicose veins and spider veins, works to promote leg health and may also be worn to alleviate aching, tired, or restless legs. If vein problems are left untreated, you may develop pain, fatigue, and swelling that can lead to skin discoloration, bleeding, and leg ulcers. Dr. Robin Fleck, MD, founder and medical director of Vein...

2010-10-14 15:17:00

Physicians at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus are among the first in the nation to use a technique known as MRI-guided laser ablation to heat up and destroy kidney and liver tumors. So far, five patients have been successfully treated "” meaning no visible tumors remained after the procedure. They join their colleagues at Mayo Clinic's site in Rochester, Minn., who were the first to use laser ablation on patients with recurrent prostate tumors. Although the treatment techniques are in the...

2010-09-21 20:36:44

Laser ablation is well known in medical applications like dermatology and dentistry, and for more than a decade it has been used to vaporize materials that are difficult to evaporate for high-tech applications like deposition of superconductors. Now researchers in the Journal of Applied Physics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics have studied the properties of femtosecond laser ablation plumes to better understand how to apply them to specialized films. Salvatore Amoruso...

2010-08-30 16:11:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the leading medical centers in the U.S. diagnosing and treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), Texas Children's Fetal Center is proud to announce the successful completion of its 200th TTTS laser ablation surgery. To view a video about TTTS and learn about the important questions parents should ask their doctor, see: http://bit.ly/cgmn3W. There have been various treatment options used in an attempt to correct the effects of...


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