Search Tag: Angioplasty

Cardiology Management

Mobile App Speeds Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

2015 19 Mar

CodeHeart, a mobile app developed at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, allows heart attack patients to be treated more quickly (some an average of 30 percent faster) reducing potential heart damage, according to a new study reported in the journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine . The app allows hospital... Read more

Cardiology Management

Radiation Dose Reduction for Staff and Patients

2014 24 Aug

Concerns about ionising radiation during interventional cardiology have increased in recent years due to rapid growth in interventional procedure volumes and the high radiation doses associated with some procedures. Noncancer radiation risks to cardiologists and medical staff in terms of radiation-induced cataracts and skin injuries for patients appear... Read more

Health Management

Interventional Radiology Celebrates 50 Years Of Angioplasty

2014 08 Mar

Interview with Prof. Duncan Ettles, President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology  On 16 January 1964 at the University of Oregon Hospital in the United States Dr. Charles Dotter (pictured) performed the first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. Inserting a Teflon catheter into a patient’s superficial femoral artery,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Golden Anniversary for Life Saving Angioplasty

2014 16 Jan

Fifty years ago on January 16th a medical revolution occurred with the world’s first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. The procedure used a catheter to open a blockage from inside an artery, replacing the need to surgically open the vessel. This remarkable feat paved the way for minimally invasive vascular surgery and made angioplasty... Read more

Cardiology Management

Effectiveness of Angioplasty Questioned for Treatment of CAD

2013 09 Dec

Stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who are neither experiencing a heart attack nor an abnormal stress test, may not be receiving additional benefits from angioplasty for the treatment of their narrowed arteries when compared to drug therapy alone. This was revealed in a recent Stony Brook University School of Medicine cardiologists-led... Read more

Cardiology Management

Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery - Comparable Results for Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

2013 17 Oct

A new study published in the October 16 issue of JAMA reveals that coronary artery bypass graft surgery treatment for diabetes mellitus patients suffering from multivessel coronary artery disease provided a slightly improved health status and quality of life between 6 months and 2 years. This is compared to treatment with drug-eluting stents, however... Read more