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nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

MICS-CABG, Grey's Anatomy, Heart Institute, McGinn Technique

Looking to “bypass the ordinary,” during last week’s episode titled: “The Bed's Too Big Without You,” the Grey’s Anatomy team at Seattle Grace Hospital was challenged with treating a radical tumor...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

Cardiovascular surgery, CytoSorbents, corporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorbents Corporation announced that it has submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct its proposed clinical trial...

Covidien, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands

In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...

cardiovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation, Minneapolis Heart Institute Found.

Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have found that when care teams started following a new set of guidelines for certain patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

3-d imaging, rsna 2014, angiography systems, radiographic

Biodex showcased its latest line of medical imaging tables and Clear-Lead Shielding at RSNA 2014.

syncardia, artificial heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after cardiac surgeons used 3-D virtual...

3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s...

ClearFlow Inc. announced positive results from the Prevention of Retained Blood Outcomes Using Active Clearance Technology trial (PRO-ACT), a clinical study evaluating the...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Sorin Freedom Solo and Solo Smart stentless heart valves from Sorin Group Canada Inc. to replace a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University...

October 15, 2014 — Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in...

 A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery...

Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a multicenter pivotal trial of the Sentinel cerebral protection system (CPS). The landmark trial is...

September 26, 2014 — The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial...