Search Tag: catheter-based

Cardiology Management

Heart Catheterisation: Arm Is Safer Access Point

2015 20 Mar

A new study shows that patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angiogram, a procedure used to assess blockages in the heart's arteries, had a significantly lower risk of major bleeding and death if their interventional cardiologist accessed the heart through an artery in the arm rather than the groin. Researchers said the results,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Clot 'Vacuum' Avoids Open Heart Surgery

2014 11 Jul

A catheter-based method for removing blood clots or other dangerous masses from cardiac blood vessels can save some patients from invasive heart surgery. The AngioVac system, a creation of AngioDynamics, is being used at the University of California San Diego’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC), the first location in San Diego County to employ... Read more