Balloon Angioplasty is a procedure to enlarge the opening in a blood vessel that has become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a buildup of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of the blood vessel). A small balloon is filled with air inside the blood vessel to push the plaque against the blood vessel wall and increase the opening.
Restoring blood flow to the legs, whether through bypass surgery or a less invasive artery-opening procedure with a stent, reduced pain and improved quality of life for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to preliminary, late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2022.
A recent study conducted by the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) discovered that myocardial fibrosis is associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with hypertension. Myocardial fibrosis is an important prognostic marker in the development of adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart failure and death.
Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and is traditionally treated by inserting and inflating a balloon to expand the artery.
Patients treated for a blocked artery in the leg were significantly more likely to have an open artery without further interventions at 12 months if they received the second-generation paclitaxel-coated balloon catheter known as the Chocolate Touch device compared with those receiving the commercially-available Lutonix drug-coated balloon catheter, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 71st Annual Scientific Session.
A Children's Hospital Los Angeles team has become the first in the world to implant a cardiac stent that's designed specifically for babies and young children and can be expanded all the way to adult size.
A University of South Florida Health preclinical study offers molecular insight into how activated protein C (APC) may improve aging patients' tolerance to reperfusion injury – a potentially adverse effect of treatment for ischemic heart disease.
A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that patients treated surgically for segmental Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) had excellent outcomes with the vast majority doing very well in the long term without any additional treatment other than surgery.
The Ellipsys Vascular Access System reduces the time before patients with kidney failure can start lifesaving dialysis treatments, while requiring fewer secondary procedures, according to a new study led by interventional radiologist Jeffrey Hull, M.D., of Richmond Vascular Center.
An international, first-of-its-kind cardiology trial used personalized genetic testing to reduce by 34 per cent the number of serious adverse events following balloon angioplasty, a treatment for the most common form of heart disease.
A new study shows significant benefits of the Ellipsys Vascular Access System in easily and safely creating durable vascular access for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who require hemodialysis.
Devices coated with a drug called paclitaxel that are used for widening blocked arteries in legs and feet are safe and not linked to an increase in deaths, according to a study of nearly 65,000 patients, published in the European Heart Journal today (Wednesday).
There was no time to spare when air passenger Hutz Hertzberg, DMin, PhD, suddenly collapsed at Midway Airport in full cardiac arrest.
Prediabetes, the precursor stage before type 2 diabetes, does not increase the cardiac risk of patients with coronary artery disease.
Drug-coated balloon catheters to open narrowed blood vessels and to deliver drugs to the impacted sites are used frequently for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
Scientists have found a potential new drug for treating the heart damage caused by a heart attack by targeting the way the heart reacts to stress.
Intact Vascular, Inc., a private medical device company committed to developing solutions for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the Tack Endovascular System, a purpose-built dissection repair device implanted post-angioplasty in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that data from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II pivotal clinical trial will be presented at the 15th Annual VIVA Conference in Las Vegas, NV on November 5-8.
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 203-214(12); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0046 Ahmad A. Mahmoud, Ahmed N. Mahmoud, Akram Y. Elgendy and R. David Anderson from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider the current status of coronary atherectomy.
A removable balloon is as good as a permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries, according to late breaking results from the BASKET-SMALL 2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2018 and simultaneously published in The Lancet.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of two catheter-based devices designed to create a connection to veins and arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis.