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2012-12-18 05:03:21

The Helmsley Charitable Trust funds revolutionary robotic heart equipment at Sanford Sioux Falls, SD and Aberdeen, SD (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 Sanford Health announced today it has received $2.4m in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to advance heart care for the region. The grant will support the purchase and installation of the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared robotic-assisted technology to aid interventional cardiologists in placing stents...

Life Saving Gel From Mussels
2012-12-12 20:15:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have created a gel that can be painted onto the walls of blood vessels, which could eventually help save lives. The gel can help to prevent the inflammation that typically occurs when a stent is inserted to widen a narrowed artery or vein. This inflammation often counteracts the opening of the vessel that the stent was intended to achieve. The team wrote about the gel in the current issue of the online journal...

2012-12-12 05:01:12

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online Tuesday, December 11, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. “As many as 70 percent of ischemic stroke patients could have positive clinical outcomes with the additional use of intra-arterial...

2012-12-11 15:07:58

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. "As many as 70 percent of ischemic stroke patients could have positive clinical outcomes with the additional use of intra-arterial revascularization using stents," said Martin Roubec, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist in the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Ischemic stroke, the most common form...

2012-12-04 08:28:58

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first patient has been enrolled in a Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) study comparing the WallFlex® Biliary RX Fully Covered self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) to plastic stents for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures caused by chronic pancreatitis. This multi-center, prospective, randomized study will enroll 164 patients at leading hospitals in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy...

2012-12-04 04:21:56

TEL-AVIV, Israel, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the developer of the MGuard(TM) Embolic Protection Stent (EPS), will sponsor a satellite symposium on December 4th at the ICI, Innovations in Cardiovascular Innovation, Meeting at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv. InspireMD's symposium will be chaired by Dr. Gregg W. Stone, and the meeting faculty includes Drs. Martin Leon, Sigmund Silber and Chaim...

2012-12-03 12:27:28

Global Trial Led by Dr. Dean Kereiakes of Lindner Research Center CINCINNATI, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical scientists at The Christ Hospital's Lindner Research Center are leading a worldwide study evaluating new breakthrough coronary stent technology that may make stenting easier and safer. The first procedures to implant the novel SYNERGYâ"¢ stent were performed at The Christ Hospital by Drs. Thomas Broderick and Joseph Choo, interventional...

2012-11-30 08:24:17

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first patient has been enrolled in the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) EVOLVE II clinical trial, which is designed to further assess the safety and effectiveness of the SYNERGY( )Stent System and support U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Japanese regulatory approvals for the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary lesions. Boston Scientific received CE Mark approval for the SYNERGY Stent System last month. The EVOLVE II clinical...

2012-11-16 20:21:22

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Angiotech") announced that its partner Cook Medical, Inc. ("Cook") received approval on November 15, 2012 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to market and sell the proprietary Zilver® PTX® drug-eluting peripheral stent, adding the United States to the list of over 50 markets, including the European Union and Japan, where Zilver PTX is approved for sale. Zilver PTX is the first...

2012-11-14 08:31:42

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced that results from the largest study of its kind show that stent procedures guided by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) resulted in better patient outcomes and fewer complications at 30 days and 12 months compared to procedures without IVUS,...


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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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