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Stent for life initiative
Primary angioplasty (with stent implantation) is the most effective therapy for acute myocardial infarction, but it is not available to many patients, even though most European countries have sufficient resources (i.e., catheterization laboratories) for its wider use. (2009-09-01)
Skin injuries to patients can be avoided when radiation dose is monitored
Maximum radiation skin dose during coronary angioplasty can be accurately determined by monitoring the total entrance skin radiation dose as the patient is being examined and dividing that number in half according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. (2007-11-20)
Engineering Our Arteries: Replacements And Assisted Healing
To combat heart disease and problems that arise after angioplasty Rice bioengineer Jennifer West is developing alternatives like bioengineered arteries--including assisted healing that will stop clotting and allow healthy cells to grow. (1998-02-12)
Angioplasty clears clogged brain arteries
Angioplasty opened narrowed brain arteries, preventing strokes in patients for whom standard medication had failed, according to a study presented today at the American Stroke Association's 29th International Stroke Conference. (2004-02-05)
Stent or bypass surgery for coronary artery disease?
An international study in this week's issue of The Lancet highlights how patients given bypass surgery for blocked or narrowed coronary arteries are less likely to require further intervention than patients given stent-assisted balloon angioplasty. (2002-09-26)
Diabetes Explains Higher Heart Death Rates For Recipients Of Angioplasty
A long-term study shows that individuals whose coronary arteries are obstructed and who are treated with angioplasty have more heart-related deaths than those who undergo bypass surgery. (1997-10-06)
What Predicts Angioplasty Results?
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology found that long-term results after balloon angioplasty were determined by whether the patient had diabetes or hypertension and the degree of coronary heart disease. (1998-11-10)
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)
A better way to treat heart attacks?
Duke University Medical Center researchers say a new heart attack treatment may hold promise: Give patients a quick cocktail of drugs that dissolves clots and stops them from reforming, and an hour later, perform an angioplasty to clear plaque from heart arteries that are now open. (1999-11-07)
Patients fare just as well if their nonemergency angioplasty is performed at hospitals
Hospitals that do not have cardiac surgery capability can perform nonemergency angioplasty and stent implantation as safely as hospitals that do offer cardiac surgery. (2011-11-14)
Angioplasty better than medical therapy after heart attack
US authors of a systematic review in this week's issue of THE LANCET conclude that angioplasty offers a better prognosis than medical therapy for people with a specific type of heart attack profile. (2003-01-02)
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)
American Heart Association Comment: Abciximab In Patients With Refractory Unstable Angina In Relation To Serum Troponin T Levels
In a scientific paper in the May 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers report that a drug treatment can help prevent heart attack or sudden death in a certain group of high-risk individuals who are undergoing a procedure called angioplasty to restore blood flow to an obstructed artery. (1999-05-27)
Angioplasty safer, need for emergency surgery afterward plunges
More physician experience and technological advances have produced a 10-fold drop in emergency bypass surgery following angioplasty, researchers report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-10-14)
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)
Duke Study Indicates Patients With Heart Failure Live Longer With Surgery Than Drug Treatment
While patients with serious coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure generally have a poor prognosis, those treated with invasive therapies like bypass surgery and angioplasty may have a better chance of long-term survival than those treated only with medications, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center (1996-04-29)
Radiation Therapy Keeps Arteries Open After Angioplasty
Using low doses of radiation immediately after angioplasty can significantly reduce the risk that a heart patient's arteries will once again become too narrow in the future, a new study has found. (1997-10-03)
Routine Use Of Coronary Stents Found To Yield Better Outcomes, Be More Cost-Effective
Treating blocked coronary arteries using stents is superior to traditional balloon angioplasty, according to a new study. (1999-03-07)
Results from the TRIANA trial
Primary angioplasty is superior to thrombolysis in the treatment of very old patients with acute myocardial infarction, according to results from the TRIANA study, a randomized trial sponsored by the Spanish Society of Cardiology. (2009-08-31)
Non-emergency angioplasty patients twice as likely to die
A new study raises a red flag for hospitals that perform non- emergency angioplasties without a surgical backup team. (2000-11-13)
Clot-buster - angioplasty duo may be a winner after all
Individuals whose arteries open spontaneously before angioplasty - a technique to treat blocked coronary arteries - are more likely to survive, suggesting that drugs that help speed this along may be useful in combination with angioplasty after all, researchers say in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2001-08-06)
Mount Sinai is best major hospital in New York City for angioplasty
The Mount Sinai Hospital has the best angioplasty outcomes of any major hospital in New York City, according to the latest report by the New York State Department of Health. (2004-04-27)
Modified herpes virus keeps arteries 'free-flowing' following procedures
A genetically engineered herpes simplex virus, primarily known for causing cold sores, may help keep arteries (2007-07-10)
Protein predicts complications after angioplasty
DALLAS, Dec. 14 - A blood protein may help predict a person's risk of developing life-threatening complications following angioplasty, a common procedure used to unblock blood vessels to alleviate chest pain, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-12-12)
Angioplasty improving in low-volume hospitals, but gap still exists
Small hospitals that perform procedures designed to unclog heart arteries may be catching up to their larger counterparts, according to a 14-year study that shows the gap in mortality rates between high- and low-volume hospitals has gotten smaller. (2000-04-16)
Angioplasty or medical therapy immediately after heart attack?
Authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggest that there is no difference in treatment outcome of pre-hospital medical therapy with anti-clotting drugs or emergency angioplasty after severe heart attack. (2002-09-12)
Pressure test predicts need for angioplasty
The pressure of blood flow through moderately clogged arteries, rather than the amount of blockage, may be more indicative of which individuals need balloon angioplasty, researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2001-06-18)
Most hospitals miss critical window for heart attack transfer patients
Most heart attack patients transferred between hospitals for the emergency artery-opening procedure called angioplasty are not transported as quickly as they should be, Yale School of medicine researchers report in the first national study of (2011-11-28)
Chest Grafts Better For Diabetic Patients Getting Bypass
In another study in today's Circulation, investigators at 18 centers in the United States compared survival among diabetic patients given either bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty and found a (1997-09-11)
Study: Eliminating unnecessary stent procedures could save health care system more than $100 million
A new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers indicates that 1 in 12 implants of tiny tubes called stents to hold open newly unclogged arteries in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease may be unnecessary. (1999-11-09)
Emory reports successes in angioplasty to American Heart Association: lower risk, lower cost, improved outcomes
From 1980 through 1999, physicians at Emory University Hospital performed 34,508 coronary angioplasties. (2000-11-14)
Emergency angioplasty OK without surgical back-up
Survival rates following emergency angioplasty for heart attack are the same regardless of the availability of on-site cardiac surgery. (2002-11-17)
Reacting well to heart disease can help avoid future attacks
Patients who remain optimistic and cope positively after coronary angioplasty significantly reduce their risk of a subsequent heart attack or other coronary event, new research shows. (1999-08-02)
Zapped Arteries Remain Largely Clean And Clear Six Months Postangioplasty, Per BERT-1 Results
Coronary arteries remain open six months after mild irradiation in 90 percent of postangioplasty patients evaluated inthe Beta Radiation for Restenosis Trial (BERT-1), reports Emory University at the 70th American Heart Association 70th Scientific Sessions. (1997-11-10)
Duke Studies Find Little Difference In Outcomes Between Bypass Surgery And Angioplasty For Diabetics
In contrast to the findings of a recent, highly publicized clinical trial and subsequent federal recommendation, two Duke University Medical Center studies suggest that diabetics with severe coronary artery disease do equally well if they receive either angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery (1996-11-13)
Long-term effects of tirofiban similar to abciximab in patients having coronary-artery angioplasty
A follow-up study in this week's issue of THE LANCET helps to clarify the differences between two similar drugs in terms of their benefits for patients who undergo angioplasty for narrowed coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart with blood). (2002-08-01)
Balloon Procedure In The Brain? Longest Follow-Up To Date Shows Good Results
The balloon procedure routinely used to unblock clogged arteries in the heart to prevent heart attacks shows promise for opening narrowed blood vessels in the brain that can lead to stroke, researchers report today in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-05-06)
Study Reversal: Direct Angioplasty Isn't Better Than Clot-Busting Drugs For Treating Heart Attacks
Contradicting earlier research, a Duke University Medical Center study of patients from 57 hospitals indicates that treating a heart attack by unclogging it with a balloon catheter fails in the long run to save substantially more people than therapy with clot-busting drugs. (1997-11-10)
Florida Tech scientist wins patent for device to deliver X-ray irradiation
Florida Tech and Dr. Kunal Mitra, Florida Tech associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have just been assigned a U.S. patent for an x-ray delivery device which can be used for arterial irradiation following balloon angioplasty. (2005-02-16)
Treatment could help thousands who experience blockage after angioplasty procedure
More than 300,000 angioplasty procedures are performed in the United States every year, but in almost 40percent of those cases tissue grows back in the blood vessel and additional blockages develop - all because of the trauma associated with inserting the angioplasty catheter itself. (2000-08-17)
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