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2014-02-05 20:27:00

Significant Medical Milestone Achieved During American Heart Month AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 4, 2014, physicians with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and Austin Heart performed the 100(th) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Heart Hospital of Austin. TAVR is a catheter-based valve replacement procedure that offers an alternative to traditional, open-chest surgery in some patients. TAVR consists of inserting a valve--which is...

2014-01-31 23:30:14

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Guns & Ammunition Manufacturers (Global) - Industry Report” to its databaseVisit:http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/182638. Albany, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Guns & Ammunition Manufacturers (Global) Analysis provides a detailed overview of the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturers (Global) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 350 companies, including ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC,...

2014-01-27 23:28:05

500-patient, real-world study of innovative, lowest profile EVAR system bolsters strong library of clinical evidence. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 TriVascular, Inc. today announced the enrollment completion of the OVATION post-market registry, a 500-patient, 30-center European study. The multicenter prospective post-market registry evaluates the safety and performance of the Ovation and Ovation Prime™ Abdominal Stent Graft Systems, with patient follow-up out to five years....

2014-01-27 16:23:02

Funding will support exploration of 'final frontier' in angioplasty KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute has been awarded a $3.4 million, three-year grant from Boston Scientific to investigate and better define the success, safety, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness of novel methods to open challenging blocked coronary arteries previously thought untreatable through minimally invasive techniques. One in six...

2014-01-27 14:45:51

Temple University Hospital (TUH) could be among the first U.S.-based hospitals to test a new device known as a multilayer stent in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm, a condition characterized by the formation of a potentially life-threatening bulge in the aorta. Approved in Europe in 2010, the device has already been used to help hundreds of European patients with the condition, and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of...

2014-01-27 08:27:19

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroMed, a developer of innovative catheter technologies for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced that it has received FDA clearance to market the Phoenix Atherectomy System®, which allows physicians to treat PAD with a low profile atherectomy catheter that continuously removes diseased material as it is debulked and does not require specialized capital equipment. "Peripheral artery disease, especially...

2014-01-23 16:25:36

Custom-made stent spares patients the impact, recovery time of open surgery CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve years ago, a routine ultrasound found what Chicago resident Lou Casa could not feel -- a tiny, pulsating, potentially fatal bulge in the part of the aorta passing through his stomach region called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA is the most common type of aortic aneurysm and most often occurs in people over 65 years of age. While they often...

2014-01-22 23:29:49

Roughly one in four adult Americans suffers from varicose veins, however treatment options have come a long way thanks to technological advancements. Dr. Suzanne Jones, Medical Director at Michigan Vein Care Specialists releases her new book "Healthy Legs: The Definitive Guide To Treating Varicose Veins" to discuss the most advanced treatments available and how to select the right vein doctor. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Dr. Suzanne Jones, Medical Director at...

2014-01-21 23:32:56

Beauty Oasis is a new beauty spa and nail salon located inside of the thriving laser center and medical spa, Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics of Prescott, Arizona. Prescott, Arizona (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Robin Fleck, MD, founder and medical director of Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics and MediSpa is pleased to announce the grand opening of Beauty Oasis on the premises this month. Beauty Oasis is operated by recent cosmetology graduate, Monique Ridgeway. Monique strives to provide client...

2014-01-20 23:24:17

Program Recognizes Top Phlebotomy Programs Across the US San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 PhlebotomyTrainingSpot.com, a leading online resource for students searching to become a phlebotomist, today published its annual list of the top rated phlebotomy programs across the country. The nominees were voted for and rated over a three-month period at the end of 2013, and winners have been identified based on total ratings and votes received. The Best Phlebotomy Education Awards,...


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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