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VIVA, VIVA Physicians, Peripheral, Carotid Artery Device, clinical trial results

Viva Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention, announce clinical trial results and other new happenings at Viva '14, hosted in Las Vegas,...

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...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that clinical sites that wish to participate in the newly announced CREST-2 carotid artery stenting (CAS) registry...

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

Carotid Stent Clinical Study Abbott Cordis National Cardiovascular Data Registry

The three most common systems to place stents in blocked carotid arteries of the neck have similarly low rates of...

Physicians at the Heart Hospital of Austin, enrolled and successfully treated the first patient in the Roadster study, a global, multicenter ...

Gore Carotid Stenting SCAFFOLD Clinical Trial Stroke Treatment Cath Lab

W. L. Gore & Associates has enrolled the first patient in its Gore Carotid Stent clinical study for the treatment of carotid Artery stenosis in patients at increased risk For...

For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to the brain, inflating a tiny balloon inside the arteries after implantation of the stent ...

May 15, 2012 — A simple clinical assessment performed in the doctor’s office can identify patients who are at high risk for stroke and other major complications following a...

November 22, 2011 — The controversial subject of “indiscriminate” stenting to treat asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) was addressed at the 38th annual VEITH Symposium.

November 21, 2011 - Frank J. Veith, M.D., founder and chairman of the VEITH symposium, the William J. von Liebig Chair in Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic and New York University Medical Center...

November 15, 2011 – Results from the PROFI study indicate that the use of a proximal balloon occlusion in carotid artery stenting lead to fewer cerebral ischemic lesions...

July 14, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation has completed patient enrollment in the ASTI post-market clinical follow-up study evaluating its Adapt Monorail carotid stent system in combination...

In a move that will likely have a significant impact how many patients are treated for carotid artery disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of a stent to treat...

February 3, 2011 – Widespread screening or routine ultrasound for blocked neck arteries to determine stroke risk isn't necessary, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association/...

January 27, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee agreed this week that carotid stenting was safe for...

January 19, 2011 – Stents can open up blocked brain arteries after other stroke treatments have failed, according to research presented this week at the 23rd annual International Symposium on...

December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific...

November 23, 2010 - The preliminary findings of the CREST study have so far failed to squelch the debate between proponents of the two different interventions for preventing stroke in patients...