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2009-10-01 10:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon® is pleased to announce the new AortaScan(TM) AMI 9700 aortic measurement instrument to help physicians identify the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Designed with Emergency Physicians, Internists, and Family Practitioners in mind, the portable AortaScan(TM) AMI 9700 uses 3D ultrasound to quickly and noninvasively measure the diameter of the abdominal aorta, without the need for a sonographer. This crucial...

2009-09-22 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football legend Joe Theismann joined leading physicians, patients and advocates today to kick-off "Find the AAAnswers," a multi-faceted public education campaign designed to saves lives from abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), by increasing the high number of people at-risk for this life-threatening condition, to seek a low-cost ultrasound screening. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-07-07 13:40:36

Preventive operations are being used more and more often to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. Even though the operation is now being offered to ever older and sicker patients, the long-term survival of those who have had the operation has improved over the last two decades. This is shown in a major Swedish study in which researchers from Uppsala University examined 12,000 patients. The findings are published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.Each year between 700 and...

2008-10-22 15:00:30

Extending an unmatched record of innovation in the field of endovascular aortic repair, Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), Inc., today announced the U.S. market launch of the Talent Thoracic Stent Graft on the Xcelerant Delivery System, which makes minimally-invasive treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms easier to perform. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a dangerous bulge or weakness in the main artery extending from the heart that affects nearly 10 of every 100,000 elderly people in the United...

2008-06-27 12:03:09

By ALAN MACDERMID THE first male-only screening service run by the NHS in Scotland - to spot potentially lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms - will begin in 2011, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday. Although the condition is not exclusive to men it is much more common than in women, and around 170 lives are expected to be saved every year as a result of being picked up in time. The programme will cost GBP5m over the next three years to set up and GBP2.5m a year to run....

2008-06-24 09:03:24

Cook Medical, the established world leader in developing advanced technologies to treat diseases of the aorta, announced the first commercial placement of its Zenith TX2(R) TAA Endovascular Graft in the United States. The groundbreaking procedure was performed on a 69-year-old male patient by Sean Lyden, M.D., a vascular surgeon and specialist in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) practicing at a major medical institution in Cleveland, Ohio. Cook's state-of-the-art aortic endograft is...

2008-06-19 09:01:10

WALTHAM, Mass., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's Japanese Markets for Peripheral Vascular (PV) Devices 2008 report, the aortic stent graft market will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 60% through 2012 due to market entry of both abdominal and thoracic stent grafts in 2006 and 2008, respectively. These new devices and a growing physician preference for minimally invasive procedures will also be key drivers. While growth will not be as...

2005-07-21 18:05:00

HOUSTON "“ (July 21, 2005) "“ Scientists have identified the first genetic mutations that cause the aorta "“ the body's main artery "“ to widen, tear and rupture. Published online by Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the findings of a team led by University of Texas Medical School at Houston researchers shed new light on the molecular causes of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. They also provide a new route for early warning of the...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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