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Interarm blood pressure measurement advised for diabetic patients

Initial blood pressure measurements in patients with diabetes should be taken from both arms, say researchers. [More]
Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Heart problems less likely for spouses than for single people

Heart problems less likely for spouses than for single people

People who are married have lower rates of several cardiovascular diseases compared with those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The relationship between marriage and lower odds of vascular diseases is especially pronounced before age 50. [More]
CSI's new Diamondback Peripheral 60cm systems receive FDA clearance for PAD treatment

CSI's new Diamondback Peripheral 60cm systems receive FDA clearance for PAD treatment

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., announced today it has received FDA clearance of its new Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems (OAS) for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). [More]
Report highlights benefits of different access approach to treat uterine fibroids

Report highlights benefits of different access approach to treat uterine fibroids

Interventional radiologists have devised a new way to access a woman's fibroids-by flipping her wrist and treating via an arm not groin artery-to nonsurgically shrink noncancerous growths in the muscular wall of the uterus. Researchers found this to be less painful and traumatic for women, allowing them to immediately sit up and move after uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)-with no overnight stay, according to a March article in the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. [More]

Long-term risks of deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) often brings with it the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), an under-recognized but serious complication that often causes long-term disability for patients. During March's DVT Awareness Month, the Society of Interventional Radiology wants to help patients and family members to better understand the long-term risks of DVT. [More]

Medical student receives award for finding out drugs to treat peripheral vascular disease

Working at a Saint Louis University laboratory, second-year medical student Weston Gordon performed several studies investigating two novel drug therapies that may be useful in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes. [More]

Zilver PTX randomized trial of paclitaxel-eluting stents for femoropopliteal disease demonstrates superior results

Four-year results of the Zilver PTX Randomized Controlled Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Femoropopliteal Disease continue to demonstrate consistent, superior results when compared to bare metal stents (BMS) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in terms of primary patency, restenosis reduction and revascularization rates. [More]
Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have increased risk of heart problems

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have increased risk of heart problems

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of later developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). [More]
Bioengineer receives $1.4M grant to create nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls

Bioengineer receives $1.4M grant to create nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls

A UT Arlington bioengineer has received a four-year, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to create a nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls following angioplasty and stenting procedures to treat coronary arterial disease. [More]
Researchers awarded $25 million NIH grant to study critical limb ischemia treatment

Researchers awarded $25 million NIH grant to study critical limb ischemia treatment

A team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital has been awarded $25 million by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a four-year, randomized clinical trial-the BEST-CLI Trial (Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia). The trial will compare traditional bypass surgery with the less invasive alternative of endovascular treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia. [More]
Patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis more likely to have heart problems

Patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis more likely to have heart problems

People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease. Who is in the most danger, why and how best to prevent and detect cardiovascular complications are important questions for physicians and researchers. [More]

AtheroMed completes patient enrollment in EASE clinical study for treating PAD

AtheroMed, a developer of innovative technologies for treating peripheral artery disease, announced that it has completed patient enrollment in the EASE clinical study. The EASE study results will be presented by Dr. Stephen Williams, Director, Vascular Medicine Center at Johns Hopkins University, during a Late Breaking Clinical Trials Session on Wednesday, October 9th, at the Vascular Interventional Advances conference in Las Vegas. [More]
BHI raises awareness of link between cardiovascular and hearing health

BHI raises awareness of link between cardiovascular and hearing health

Gen Xers and baby boomers should no longer ignore their hearing loss, says the Better Hearing Institute, which is raising awareness of the link between cardiovascular and hearing health in recognition of World Heart Day on September 29th. [More]

Athera Transfers Annexin A5 Project To Medirista

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Athera Transfers Annexin A5 Project To Medirista

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Noninvasive measure of oxygen levels in leg muscles improves outcomes in peripheral arterial disease patients

Noninvasive measure of oxygen levels in leg muscles improves outcomes in peripheral arterial disease patients

For millions of Americans, simply walking to the mailbox can cause unbearable leg pain as muscles scream for more blood and oxygen. [More]

Enrollment completed for Cook Medical’s study of tibiopedal access technique for treating PAD

Cook Medical has completed patient enrollment in a study evaluating a technique for achieving vascular access via below-the-knee arteries. The new access technique could be used in treating peripheral arterial disease, including patients with critical limb ischemia. [More]
Inovio's electroporation technology enhances ability of DNA therapy to stimulate blood vessel growth

Inovio's electroporation technology enhances ability of DNA therapy to stimulate blood vessel growth

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the use of its proprietary electroporation technology significantly enhanced the ability of a DNA therapy to stimulate blood vessel growth, which may be beneficial for the treatment of critical limb ischemia and other forms of peripheral arterial disease. [More]
New model developed to predict atrial fibrillation stroke risk factors

New model developed to predict atrial fibrillation stroke risk factors

A more accurate and reliable stroke prediction model has been developed to help physicians decide whether to start blood-thinning treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, as described in the current online issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]