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2014-07-31 12:29:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) recently published a study from United Concordia Dental that shows reduced hospitalizations and health care costs are possible when individuals with certain chronic conditions, or who are pregnant receive and maintain treatment for gum disease. "The results are in: oral wellness can help employers and their employees save money," said James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer. "We're...

2014-07-30 10:26:33

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to severe skeletal muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, scientists tested a non-surgical preventative treatment in a mouse model of the...

2014-07-16 16:23:43

- Novel Transcarotid Flow Reversal and Stent Procedure Uses Best Elements of the Surgical and Endovascular Approaches SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. announced today the completion of enrollment in its pivotal ROADSTER study. The trial was the first of its kind to study the treatment of carotid artery stenosis by placing a stent via direct access to the common carotid artery in the neck in an entirely new minimally invasive procedure. The...

2014-07-14 08:27:37

Innovative Technology Strengthens Company's Leading Portfolio of Solutions for Peripheral Vascular Disease MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its continued leadership in the development of innovative solutions for peripheral vascular disease, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark for the Ranger(TM) Paclitaxel-Coated PTA Balloon Catheter. The technology is now in full European market launch. The Ranger Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB)...

2014-06-28 13:23:32

University of Sydney A simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease, according to a first of its kind study among Aboriginal Australians. The study findings may be of particular importance to Aboriginal Australians, who in general have poorer oral health and higher rates of cardiovascular disease. Published in the latest issue of Hypertension, the study reports a significant decline in...

2014-06-17 23:03:30

Here’s a wake-up call for snorers: Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery, according to a study published by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Here’s a wake-up call for snorers: Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid...

2014-05-02 10:23:15

Johns Hopkins research finds subclinical disease in half of those studied, but specialized imaging needed to detect it Traditional first-line checks of such heart disease risk factors as cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking habits aren’t nearly good enough to identify cardiovascular disease in otherwise healthy, young firefighters, according to results of a small Johns Hopkins study. Previous studies have found that cardiovascular disease accounts for 45 percent of deaths of...

2014-04-22 10:05:49

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography (CT) angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. Plaque that forms in the arterial walls can restrict blood flow and, in some cases, rupture, leading to potentially fatal heart attacks. There is...

2014-03-12 23:04:39

The global market for peripheral vascular surgical devices was valued at $5.8 billion in 2012 and at $6.2 billion for 2013. BCC Research expects the market to grow to $8.4 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 6.3% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 According to a new technical market research report Peripheral Vascular Surgical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets, from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global...

2014-03-04 16:12:53

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers have long known that some arterial plaque is more dangerous because of its vulnerability to rupture. MRI can discern features of vulnerable plaque, such as a lipid core with a thin fibrous cap. This ability makes MRI a...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'