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'Smart stent' detects narrowing of arteries
UBC researchers have developed a type of 'smart stent' that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible. (2018-06-19)
Smoking and angioplasty: Not a good combination
Quitting smoking when you have angioplasty is associated with better quality of life and less chest pain. (2015-05-12)
Heart attack risk increases with six-month dual antiplatelet therapy
The combined rate of death from any cause, heart attack or stroke within 18 months was not significantly different in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who were randomly assigned to receive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for either six months or at least 12 months after receiving a drug-eluting stent. (2018-03-12)
New study reveals association between diuretic drug use in type 2 diabetes and risk of lower limb amputation
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, reveals that the use of diuretic drugs in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a significantly increased risk of serious problems in their lower limbs which can lead to amputation. (2018-10-01)
SCAI examines strengths and weaknesses of sham PCI trial
This year, SCAI celebrated the forty-year anniversary of a groundbreaking procedure, now known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), that has saved millions of lives and enhanced the lives of millions more. (2017-11-02)
Novel compound may lessen heart attack damage
A novel drug designed to lessen muscle damage from a heart attack has passed initial safety tests at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. (2008-02-07)
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
Far more of today's heart attack patients receive emergency angioplasty treatment or clot-busting drugs to reopen their clogged heart arteries than even a decade ago, a new study finds. (2007-08-03)
Surgery better than drugs for serious lack of blood flow to the heart
Surgery or angioplasty to improve blood flow in patients with moderate to severe levels of blood flow restriction to the heart reduces the risk of cardiac death more than medication alone, researchers report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2003-05-26)
Red wine proves good for the heart (again)
Antioxidant compounds found in red wine are advancing the treatment of heart disease -- the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US Researchers have developed drug-eluting stents with red wine antioxidants. (2018-02-01)
University of Pittsburgh leads major national study on treating patients who have diabetes and heart disease
Recruitment has begun for a national, 40-center study that will determine the best way to treat patients who have coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes. (2001-06-14)
Radiation rids arteries of re-narrowing for up to five years
People who received radiation in their arteries during angioplasty had a reduced risk of artery renarrowing for up to five years compared to those who got only angioplasty, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-05-13)
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
In this week's JAMA, David L. Fischman, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, discusses ReoPro™, a drug he dubs a (1997-08-13)
Laser That Drills Holes In The Heart Cuts Chest Pain, Hospitalizations
Using a laser to drill tiny holes in the heart to provide new blood flow dramatically reduces chest pain and cuts hospitalizations for individuals whose heart disease makes them poor candidates for surgery or angioplasty, according to a report today at the American Heart Association's 70th Scientific Sessions. (1997-11-12)
Heart Attack Outcomes Are Similar With Anti-Clotting Drugs And Balloon Angioplasty, University Of Washington Study Shows
Heart attack patients admitted to community hospitals show nearly identical survival rates, whether treated with powerful anti-clotting drugs or with balloon angioplasty. (1996-10-24)
Emergency angioplasty use rises, but some patients still miss out
Compared with their counterparts a decade ago, today's heart attack patients are receiving emergency angioplasty or clot-busting drugs to reopen clogged arteries at a far greater rate, but 10 percent of patients who could benefit from this life-saving treatment still do not receive it, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine by Yale and University of Michigan researchers. (2007-08-03)
Study: Before a CT scan or angiogram, many people should take inexpensive drug to protect kidneys
As more and more Americans undergo CT scans and other medical imaging scans involving intense X-rays, a new study suggests that many of them should take a pre-scan drug that could protect their kidneys from damage. (2008-02-18)
Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors
It is well known that vascular dementia is triggered by factors such as stroke, but an extensive study from Aarhus University, Denmark, now shows that heart attack also is associated with increased risk -- by 35 per cent, in fact. (2017-11-13)
Removable balloon is as good as permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries
Munich, Germany -- Aug. 28, 2018: A removable balloon is as good as a permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries, according to late breaking results from the BASKET-SMALL 2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2018 and simultaneously published in The Lancet. (2018-08-28)
Gender gap found in cardiac arrest care, outcomes
Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures. (2016-06-22)
No advantage of ambulance over hospital anti-clot therapy (SCAAR)
In contrast to European and American guidelines that recommend pre-hospital antiplatelet therapy for heart attack patients suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study presented at ESC Congress suggests this practice has no advantage over waiting for in-hospital treatment. (2017-08-29)
Research discovery may lead to advances in heart disease and cancer treatment
Research led by T. Cooper Woods, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and director of the Molecular Cardiology Research Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, has identified the mechanism of how a drug commonly used on stents to prevent reclosure of coronary arteries, regulates cell movement which is critical to wound healing and the progression of diseases like cancer. (2010-04-14)
Home blood pressure test may be better than office test for predicting cardiovascular events
Home blood pressure monitoring may have better prognostic accuracy than office blood pressure measurements for patients treated for high blood pressure, according to a study in the March 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2004-03-16)
New model for predicting kidney injury after common heart procedure
A Yale-led group of doctors has developed a new mathematical model that can predict the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing a common heart procedure. (2019-11-22)
BU researchers investigate differences in coatings of drug-coated balloon catheters
Drug-coated balloon catheters to open narrowed blood vessels and to deliver drugs to the impacted sites are used frequently for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. (2019-05-02)
Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI
A Canadian-led study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. (2017-11-14)
Registry data used to examine gender gaps in blood thinners, appropriate use
The American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for several research studies published in the final three months of 2015, including a study examining outcomes between certified and non-certified physicians, gender gaps in the use of oral anticoagulants, and appropriate use criteria. (2016-02-12)
More is better, at least in angioplasty
Before patients get their clogged heart arteries re-opened, they may want to ask their doctor just how many such procedures he or she has done, a new study finds. (2005-08-15)
Heart bypass surgery outperforms new generation stents
Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were opened with balloon angioplasty and stents in a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session. (2015-03-16)
Temple-led team: Sex-based differences in utilization & outcomes for CDT in DVT patients
One treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a procedure called catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT). (2017-03-20)
Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries
An easily implementable technique to avoid reblockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion has been developed by researchers led by Prof. (2009-03-09)
Low blood flow in back of brain increases risk of recurrent stroke
Patients who have had a stroke in the back of the brain are at greater risk of having another within two years if blood flow to the region is diminished, according to results of a multicenter study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (2015-12-21)
Beta-blockers following angioplasty show little benefit for some older patients
Following coronary angioplasty, beta-blockers did not significantly improve mortality rates or reduce the number of future cardiovascular incidents for older patients with stable angina but no history of heart attack or heart failure, according to a study published today in the JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2016-08-15)
Your own stem cells can treat heart disease
The largest national stem cell study for heart disease showed the first evidence that transplanting a potent form of adult stem cells into the heart muscle of patients with severe angina results in less pain and an improved ability to walk. (2009-11-17)
Mayo Clinic studying genomics of antiplatelet heart medication
TAILOR-PCI, which began in 2013 with study teams at 15 hospitals in the US, Canada and South Korea and plans to enroll 5,270 patients, just received an additional $7 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, to complete the study. (2016-07-28)
SCAI 2016 Hildner lecture to chronicle practice of cardiology
Since interventional cardiology was founded almost 40 years ago, the practice has completely transformed cardiovascular care. (2016-05-04)
New study shows angioplasty more effective than clot busters in treating heart attack
Angioplasty offers a better prognosis than clot-dissolving medications for treating patients with the deadliest type of heart attack, report researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. (2003-01-02)
Antiplatelet therapy with blood thinners reduces mortality for angioplasty patients
Patients with acute coronary syndrome who have undergone angioplasty have a reduced risk of all-cause in-hospital mortality but an increased risk of bleeding when given glycoprotein 2b/3a inhibitors after the procedure, according to a study published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2015-10-19)
Better treatment, not more spending, saves heart attack patients, study finds
A long-term look at heart attack care and spending in America in the 21st Century shows more survival, more spending, and more variation between hospitals on both scores. (2017-12-20)
Protein deficit impedes recovery after percutaneous angioplasty
If the body contains too little of the protein haptoglobin, the recovery of the blood vessels after percutaneous angioplasty is impeded. (2003-01-24)
WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment
WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). (2017-10-19)
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