Items tagged as "angioplasty"
ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 10 de febrero de 2014 — Más personas con cardiopatía coronaria conocida mueren debido a otras causas, como cáncer o enfermedades pulmonares y neurológicas, que por la enfermedad cardíaca, en comparación con lo que ocurría hace 20 años, dice un estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado electrónicamente hoy [...]Created by Soledad Andrade
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 6, 2014 — More people who have known coronary heart disease die from other causes — such as cancer, and lung and neurological diseases — than heart disease, compared with 20 years ago, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online Feb. 10 in Circulation, an [...]Created by Traci Klein
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Every year thousands of people have cardiac catheterizations, or angioplasties — a diagnostic test of blood flow to the heart — where a doctor threads a catheter to the heart arteries to look for blockages and other issues. For years, doctors have used the artery near the [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
Results of a Mayo Clinic study show the incidence of stroke or mini-stroke related to a coronary angioplasty remained steady over a 15-year period. Researchers say this is good news because physicians now are performing the artery-opening procedure on older patients who are sicker and need more complicated treatment. The [...]Created by Admin
Angioplasty is often combined with the permanent placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent to help prop the artery open and decrease the chance of it narrowing again. Some stents are coated with medication to help keep the artery open (drug-eluting stents), while others are not (bare-metal stents). [...]Created by Dana Sparks
How to predict outcomes for common heart procedures is the focus of a Mayo Clinic study presented this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago. Researchers looked at the outcomes of over 8000 procedures performed by 21 interventional cardiologists. "We've been interested in prediction of outcomes after coronary angioplasty [...]Created by Joel Streed