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2013-05-01 15:35:57

In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits. After about six months, most damaged arteries are healed and stay open on their own. The stent, however, is there for a lifetime. Most of the time, that´s not a problem, says Patrick Bowen, a doctoral student studying materials science and...

2013-04-15 16:08:46

Abstract of the year: RENOVA trial results show stent grafts keep access sites open significantly longer than angioplasty alone Kidney failure patients on dialysis derive long-term benefit from the minimally invasive placement of a stent that improves the function of dialysis access grafts, according to 12-month trial results being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Results of the study exceeded our expectations, and...

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...


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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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