Latest Peripheral vascular disease Stories

2014-01-27 08:27:19

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroMed, a developer of innovative catheter technologies for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced that it has received FDA clearance to market the Phoenix Atherectomy System®, which allows physicians to treat PAD with a low profile atherectomy catheter that continuously removes diseased material as it is debulked and does not require specialized capital equipment. "Peripheral artery disease, especially...

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk Of Peripheral Artery Disease
2014-01-22 10:02:51

The JAMA Network Journals A multicenter study that previously reported a reduction in heart attack and stroke with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or with nuts now also reports a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study in the January 22/29 issue of JAMA. The hypothesis that a Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) has never been tested in a randomized trial, according to background information in the...

2013-11-18 20:57:58

Joseph Poole, M.D., Ph.D., of the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, and colleagues studied whether therapy with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), an agent that functions as a white blood cell growth factor, would improve walking performance in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (a form of vascular disease in which there is partial or total blockage of an artery, usually one leading to a leg or arm). "Peripheral artery disease (PAD)...

2013-10-31 23:32:22

Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center posts a new article outlining the gravity of vein disease and the importance of vein screening for overall health. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 October 31st, 2013. Nashville, TN. The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center is presenting a new article to raise awareness of the impact of vein disease and to promote the usefulness of vein screening in vein care. According to the Center, catching vein disease in its early stages or at the first sign of a problem, such...

2013-09-24 23:40:13

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the only hospital in the region implanting a new drug-eluting stent to treat symptomatic blockages of leg arteries caused by peripheral artery disease. St. Louis (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Although drug-coated stents have been commonly used in coronary procedures, the technology is new to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Patrick Geraghty, MD, FACS, Washington University vascular surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is the first in the regional area...

2013-09-01 23:00:25

Palm Vein Center launches a new health campaign via social media to educate public about venous insufficiency Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 Palm Vein Center is announcing a new public health campaign focusing on the effects of venous insufficiency. According to the Phoenix, AZ based vein center, millions of Americans are at risk for this chronic form of vein disease, which can increase a person’s risk of varicose veins and blood clots. The center hopes to encourage the public...

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