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2011-03-16 12:25:00

High-quality, Efficient, Minimally Invasive Medical Treatments Showcased March 26-31 in Chicago, Ill. FAIRFAX, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency or CCSVI; liver and breast cancer; enlarged prostates; uterine fibroids, high blood pressure; and more at its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting March 26-31 at McCormick Place (West) in...

2011-03-09 23:01:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc., a leader in developing minimally invasive medical devices to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract, reported today that the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has issued the AGA Medical Position Statement on the Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus. The guideline recommends removal of precancerous cells in patients with confirmed high-grade Barrett's esophagus utilizing endoscopic eradication...

2011-03-08 10:15:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Treatments for varicose veins and spider veins have advanced significantly in recent years. Most patients can be treated as outpatients and return to everyday activities within hours. Yet the qualifications of physicians providing vein treatments play an important role in patient outcomes, said Dr. R. Donald Doherty, Jr., board certified interventional radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA). Physicians...

2011-03-07 14:17:39

New stretchable electronics device promises to make cardiac ablation therapy simpler In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as many catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do...

2011-03-04 11:12:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy have performed Michigan's first minimally invasive robotic procedure to correct atrial fibrillation, a prevalent and growing heart rhythm disorder. The new robotic maze procedure is an alternative to open-heart surgery. It's performed through tiny, keyhole incisions with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. Phillip Robinson, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon, Brian Williamson, M.D. and Ilana...

2011-01-13 07:00:00

WATERLOO, Belgium, January 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - THERMOCOOL(R) SMARTTOUCH(TM) Catheter from Biosense Webster Enables Contact Force Sensing in the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Biosense Webster, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, and a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced the successful completion of the first clinical cases with the new THERMOCOOL(R) SMARTTOUCH(TM) Contact Force Sensing Catheter in the European Union,...

2011-01-11 06:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announces the first successful cardiac ablation procedure with the Vdrive(TM) robotic navigation system as the company received CE Mark for this latest innovation. In the first procedure with the Vdrive system, Tamas Szili-Torok, MD, Ph.D., from the Department of Clinical Electrophysiology at the Erasmus Medical Center in The Netherlands, successfully treated atrial fibrillation in a patient with known...

2011-01-10 07:03:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc. (nContact), a cardiac ablation device manufacturer, announced today that it is changing the name under which it operates from nContact Surgical, Inc. to nContact, Inc. As the pioneer of interdisciplinary epicardial and endocardial cardiac ablation, the change represents the Company's further evolution towards closed chest approaches to treating common cardiac arrhythmias. "nContact's progressive technology and our...

2010-12-16 13:35:54

RFA highly valuable therapy for controlling cancerous nodules Researchers from Italy determined that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective therapy for managing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients. The high repeatability of RFA is advantageous in controlling recurrences of cancerous tumors in the liver. Results of this 10-year retrospective study are available in the January 2011 issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the...

2010-12-07 14:12:20

PET/CT scan predicts and detects local recurrence after radiofrequency ablation A study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine identified positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA, which uses localized thermal energy to kill cancer cells, is increasingly used as an alternative treatment for patients unable to...


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