News tagged with angioplasty

Study compares bypass surgery to angioplasty

At 56, Tim Obrenski found himself getting so exhausted that he couldn't even pull weeds from his garden. A visit to the cardiologist uncovered a major blockage in his heart's left main artery, and he was told he needed bypass ...

Apr 13, 2010
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Cheney's 5 heart attacks unusual, shows good care

(AP) -- Surviving five heart attacks makes former Vice President Dick Cheney pretty unusual - showing that he has good medical care as well as a particularly aggressive form of heart disease.

Feb 23, 2010
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Stent for life initiative

Primary angioplasty (with stent implantation) is the most effective therapy for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but it is not available to many patients, even though most European countries have sufficient resources (ie, ...

Sep 01, 2009
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Optical imaging technique for angioplasty

A new optical imaging technique described in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, holds the potential to greatly improve angioplasty, a surg ...

Aug 10, 2010
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