Search Tag: abdominal aortic aneurysm

IMAGING Management

Hand-held Ultrasound for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Detection

2017 09 May

A prospective study of a screening programme using hand-held ultrasound, led by family physicians in primary healthcare (PHC) settings, suggests that the programme was easy to administer, rapid, and successful in the early detection of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The study is published in the journal PLoS ONE.See Also: Doppler Sound Database: A Useful... Read more

Cardiology Management

Virtual Reality Meets Angiography

2015 12 Oct

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating virtual models in the angiography room, which can make treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms safer. The technique is the result of collaboration between the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear... Read more

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Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Safe

2015 29 Jul

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), endovascular aortic repair offers benefits for most patients and provides them a safe operation and quick recovery. The study is published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Approximately 40,000 Americans undergo elective surgery for abdominal aortic... Read more

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Men Benefit from Ultrasound Screening

2015 13 Jun

Men benefit from one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in terms of reduced risk of dying, fewer abdominal aorta ruptures and avoidance of emergency surgery, according to a systematic review of worldwide data on AAAs. No such evidence is available for women, say researchers from the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency... Read more

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New Minimally Invasive Procedure for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

2015 12 Apr

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ is offering a new type of minimally invasive procedure for patients with a complex form of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The surgeons perform the procedure by using a fenestrated stent graft, specifically designed for patients whose aneurysms cannot be repaired using traditional minimally invasive techniques. A major... Read more