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Latest Peripheral vascular disease Stories

2012-06-11 02:25:57

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grifols, a global healthcare company based in Barcelona, Spain, today announced publication of phase 1 study results demonstrating good safety and tolerability for the investigational therapy plasmin in treating patients with blood clots in the lower extremities, known as acute peripheral arterial occlusion (aPAO). These clots can block blood flow and thus result in nerve damage, limb amputation or potentially loss of life if not...

2012-05-22 11:30:15

IDSA diabetic foot infection guidelines suggest multidisciplinary team approach is best AT A GLANCE Diabetic foot complications are the most common cause of lower extremity amputations and half of all patients who have a foot amputated die within five years. Most amputations can be prevented with proper care of diabetic foot infections, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). A multi-disciplinary team — including infectious diseases...

2012-05-14 02:28:16

NATICK, Mass., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces CE Mark and European market launch of the Innova(TM) Self-Expanding Bare-Metal Stent System, which is designed to treat peripheral vascular lesions in arteries above the knee, specifically the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery (PPA). The company plans to launch the product immediately in Europe and other CE Mark countries. "Treating arteries above the knee is...

2012-05-10 10:25:14

LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two types of stent systems are both effective in treating patients who have severe forms of peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to results of the MOBILITY trial presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial at the SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions. The study found patients with complex lesions who were treated with a balloon-expandable stent system, in which a balloon-tipped catheter is inflated to expand and place the stent, or a...

2012-05-09 02:26:58

Clinical Trial will give physicians access to a sophisticated new imaging technology tool to fight Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) DETROIT, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announces that it will participate in CONNECT II, a global clinical trial conditionally approved by the FDA that gives physicians access to Ocelot, a new imaging technology tool to fight Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). The new technology helps to eliminate the need for...

2012-05-02 15:13:46

The mantra in stroke care is “time is brain.” With each passing minute more brain cells are irretrievably lost and, because of this, timely diagnosis and treatment is essential to increase the chances for recovery. While significant strides have been made to improve the response time of caregivers, a new study shows that a critical step in the process — imaging of the brain to determine the nature of the stroke — is still occurring too slowly at too many hospitals....

2012-05-02 13:33:50

Research led by vascular surgeons at Dartmouth-Hitchcock may offer new hope to sufferers of peripheral artery disease, the cause of nearly 60,000 lower-limb amputations annually, through the use of a patient's own stem cells. Richard J. Powell MD, chief of vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is the principal investigator on a national study - involving 550 patients at 80 sites around the country - of so-called "no option" patients, for whom the disease is so advanced that amputation...

2012-05-02 06:25:45

CAESAREA, Israel, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Angioslide Ltd. a provider of Embolic Capture Angioplasty solutions, today announced that it has received FDA 510(K) clearance for its new 3X100mm PROTEUS device for treating Peripheral Artery Disease in below the knee (BTK) vasculature. The new 3/100mm device accommodates 0.014" guide-wires, which significantly broadens the potential use of PROTEUS technology. Angioslide's proprietary technology combines the functionality of...

2012-04-24 05:29:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Depression affects approximately 18.8 million Americans on a daily basis. Now researchers might have an explanation as to why this number is so high. It has been shown that depression may be linked to an increased risk of arterial narrowing in the legs and pelvis, a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Experts already are aware that depression is a risk factor for constricted heart arteries; however, its effect on PAD is uncertain. Researchers used...

2012-04-18 21:17:04

Autologous (self-donated) mononuclear cells derived from bone marrow (BMMNCs) have been found to significantly induce vascular growth when transplanted into patients with diabetes who are suffering from critical limb ischemia caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), a complication of diabetes. The team of researchers in Seville, Spain who carried out the study published their results in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation (20:10), now freely available on-line at...