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2013-09-06 12:25:31

Coating artery-opening stents with a new compound may someday eliminate a common side effect of the treatment, according to preliminary research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Stents are tiny mesh tubes that prop open clogged arteries so blood will flow freely to heart muscle, relieving chest pain and reducing the risk of heart attack. But implanting a stent damages the inner lining of the artery, triggering overgrowth of...

2013-09-02 23:00:52

Worldwide study of more than 11,000 female patients provides evidence that stents can be safe and efficient in women who are traditionally underrepresented in clinical trials. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 Cardiac stents to open blocked heart arteries and reduce chest pain have been used for decades. However, cardiologists have never been certain that women benefitted from their use because clinical trials testing stents only included, at most, 25 percent women, making the...

2013-08-27 23:33:14

Outcomes demonstrate excellent safety and effectiveness in the treatment of patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA). Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS), the worldwide leader in providing original, peer-reviewed articles on Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR), published the one-year outcomes from the TriVascular Ovation global pivotal study. The article concluded the “one-year outcomes with the Ovation stent graft are promising with...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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