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2013-07-26 18:38:55

Study finds that high platelet reactivity on clopidogrel predicts stent thrombosis, heart attack, and bleeding but is not directly linked to death Patients who receive a drug-eluting stent (DES) and demonstrate high platelet reactivity on clopidogrel are more likely to have blood clots form on the stent and to suffer a heart attack; however, these patients are less likely to develop bleeding complications. One-year results of the ADAPT-DES trial will be published online July 26, 2013, in...

2013-07-10 10:21:08

Emmanouil S. Brilakis, M.D., Ph.D., of the VA North Texas Health Care System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and colleagues conducted a review of medical literature regarding optimal medical therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries). The researchers identified 91 studies for inclusion in the review. "Percutaneous coronary intervention is commonly...

2013-06-27 23:18:21

High growth in smaller segments of the European interventional cardiology market contributes to continued increase and development of the total market. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Heart disease is a major cause of death and hospitalization in several European countries, as observed in a 2012 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) study. While previous methods for treating obstructed coronary arteries involved open-chest surgery, this is no longer the case...

2013-06-11 11:22:38

Study Highlights: -Opening clogged heart arteries via the radial artery in the wrist is becoming more common. -The wrist route may have fewer complications than the traditional route through the femoral artery in the groin. -Use of the procedure increased 13-fold in a six-year period. The way to a man´s heart may be his wrist. More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries (in men and women) by entering through the radial artery in the wrist, which is linked to less bleeding...


Latest Percutaneous coronary intervention Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

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