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2014-05-06 23:06:59

Blockages previously deemed untreatable now cleared through hybrid approach developed by interventional cardiologists. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute interventional cardiologists are on the forefront of perfecting new minimally invasive approaches to treat chronic total occlusions (CTOs) – completely blocked arteries – which previously were deemed untreatable. One in five patients with plaque buildup has at least one completely...

2014-05-06 16:32:01

Chocolate® PTA may benefit Singaporean patients suffering from peripheral arterial disease SINGAPORE, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QT Vascular Ltd. (QT Vascular) is pleased to announce that it has started clinical cases with the Chocolate® PTA balloon catheter (Chocolate® PTA) in Singapore. Five cases were performed at National University Hospital (NUH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH). Speaking after the procedures, Dr. Steven Kum, a vascular surgeon at CGH and an expert in...

2014-05-06 08:33:53

PLANO, Texas, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced today that the company has begun marketing the CLEANERXT((TM)) Rotational Thrombectomy System as a new addition to the CLEANER family of dialysis products. With increased power and torque for cleaning wall-adherent thrombus, and the ability to be introduced through a 6 Fr sheath, CLEANERXT combines torque with trackability. Its innovative sinusoidal wire design is radiopaque and conforms to varying lumen...

2014-04-29 16:29:42

MADISON, Wis., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terso Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of automated inventory management solutions for healthcare and life science, today announced that Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX) has partnered with them for a fully automated, on-site consignment inventory program. Endologix chose Terso Solutions, Inc. because of their proven track record with both RFID solutions for medical device inventory management and cold chain security....

2014-04-23 16:29:16

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3z2jj/aortic) has announced the addition of the "Aortic Intervention Market - 2014 Edition" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3z2jj/aortic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) According to the analysts of this report, the aortic intervention market, which currently stands at $2 billion, is poised for...

2014-04-22 10:07:14

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of respiratory failure after surgery. Patients who develop the lung disorder postoperatively are at higher risk of dying in the hospital, and those who survive the syndrome may still bear its physical effects years later. A Mayo Clinic-led study is helping physicians better identify patients most at risk, the first step toward preventing this dangerous and costly surgical complication. They found nine independent risk factors, including...

2014-04-18 12:36:49

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and Celera Diagnostics have confirmed the significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture. The study appears online in PLOS ONE. Thoracic aortic aneurysms, or bulges in the artery wall, can develop without pain or other symptoms. If they lead to a tear — dissection — or full rupture, the patient will often die without immediate treatment. Therefore, better...

2014-04-17 23:03:00

The April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine offers a guide to varicose vein prevention and treatment. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation says the article provides valuable advice and treatment information. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 According to the April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine, varicose veins are veins that have become twisted and enlarged. They often manifest as bulges in the legs and may exhibit a bluish discoloration in a web-like pattern. Except in...

2014-04-16 16:30:52

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Minimally Invasive Surgery Market (Surgical Devices, Monitoring & Visualization Devices, and Endoscopy Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019...

2014-04-14 12:32:47

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROX Medical today announced it has completed enrollment for CONTROL-HTN trial, an international multi center, prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded endpoint trial of the ROX Coupler for the treatment of arterial hypertension. The CONTROL-HTN trial, NCT01642498, is evaluating the safety and efficacy of a percutaneous procedure creating a fixed connection between a central artery and vein in the upper leg - for the treatment...


Latest vascular surgery Reference Libraries

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,...

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Aortography
2013-04-30 10:09:04

Aortography is the study of the specific action involving the ejection of blood from the aorta in the heart. Taking an aortogram from the patient could identify if there is a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta. This tear is eventually fatal but can be repaired in some cases. Procedure A catheter is placed in the aorta of the patient, usually through the femoral artery. Once in place a dose of iodine-based dye is injected in order to visualize the flow of blood through the site....

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