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Latest Peripheral vascular disease Stories

2013-05-21 08:34:16

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have mapped the significance of heredity for common forms of atherosclerotic disease. No studies have previously examined whether different forms of the disease share heredity. The study looked at coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease and atherosclerosis of the aorta in individuals whose siblings and parents have suffered different types of cardiovascular disease. The results showed that heredity is highest for...

2013-05-10 23:04:57

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Peripheral Vascular Devices Market (Peripheral Vascular Stents, PTA Balloon Catheters, Guidewires, IVC Filters, Atherectomy, Chronic Total Occlusion, Embolic Protection Devices, Synthetic Surgical Grafts, Aortic Stents) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global peripheral vascular devices market was valued at USD 4.8 billion in 2011 and is estimated to reach a...

2013-05-02 08:34:57

ALBANY, New York, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Peripheral Vascular Devices Market (Peripheral Vascular Stents, PTA Balloon Catheters, Guidewires, IVC Filters, Atherectomy, Chronic Total Occlusion, Embolic Protection Devices, Synthetic Surgical Grafts, Aortic Stents) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global...

2013-04-22 12:31:45

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) and Avinger, Inc. announced today that they closed a structured financing and royalty transaction on April 18, 2013, in which PDL will provide Avinger with up to $40 million of financing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110822/SF55808LOGO) Founded and led by the visionary cardiologist and medical device entrepreneur, Dr. John Simpson, Avinger is a designer of therapeutic...

2013-04-15 16:07:07

Interventional radiology treatment reopens totally blocked arteries to the intestines, prevents severe weight loss, pain, death Stenting reopens completely blocked bowel arteries, preventing damage and even death from a condition that causes individuals severe pain and leads to excessive weight loss, notes research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, La. "Stenting blocked mesenteric arteries saves lives," said...

2013-04-15 14:11:10

Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg, suggests research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Peripheral arterial disease (or PAD) is becoming increasingly prevalent due to our aging population and the obesity and diabetes epidemics," said...

2013-04-03 08:28:13

New educational website now online to provide critical information about peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia to patients and physicians MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (BPV), a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of medical device technologies used to assist doctors in performing life-saving peripheral vascular surgical procedures, announced today the launch of the Love Your Limbs(TM)...

2013-03-05 08:30:03

Data Demonstrate Increased Blood Flow and Vasculogenesis in Models of Ischemic Stroke and Peripheral Vascular Disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarix Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel, peptide-based therapies to treat a range of critical medical conditions, today announced it has uncovered a new role for its therapeutic peptides in stimulating revascularization following ischemia. In models of ischemic stroke and...

2013-02-28 16:28:59

- Seeking orphan drug designation in acute limb ischemia (ALI) SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ANX) today announced its plans to develop ANX-188 in complications of arterial disease, initially as an adjunct to thrombolytics in acute limb ischemia (ALI), a complication of peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease affects an estimated 8 to 12 million people in the United States. Arterial disease resulting...

2013-02-28 16:28:10

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is nation's first to use recently-approved drug-coated stent COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is now treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) with the first drug-eluting stent to be used outside of the heart. Cook Medical's Zilver PTX is a drug-coated stent that is used to reopen a long thigh artery, located above the knee (the femoropopliteal artery), narrowed or blocked due...