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Drug-eluting stents safe for long-term use in angioplasty patients

August 19th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Researchers have confirmed that the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) improves the long-term clinical outcome for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as angioplasty.Rabin Medical Center ... Read more...

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Oxygen-saturated blood can reduce heart muscle damage after an attack

September 16th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): An infusion of blood that is "supersaturated" with oxygen (SS02) can reduce the amount of damaged heart muscle immediately following a life-threatening heart attack, say researchers.This is ... Read more...

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Bypass surgery better than angioplasty for certain heart patients

March 20th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 20 (ANI): Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found that for the treatment of patients suffering from multi-vessel coronary artery disease, who have diabetes, and for patients ... Read more...

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Arms safer for inserting stents than legs

July 19th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Opening blocked arteries with stents through the arm rather than the leg is safer and reduces bleeding complications, but doctors still prefer the more conventional method, says a ... Read more...

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Open-heart surgery does not cause cognitive decline: Study

April 4th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): A new study has refuted speculations that bypass surgery causes cognitive decline, by showing that patients display no signs of cognitive impairment one year after Coronary Artery ... Read more...

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Novel drug may reduce heart attack damage

February 8th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study conducted by the Duke Clinical Research Institute has revealed that a novel drug, known as KAI-9803, might lessen muscle damage from a heart attack.The findings ... Read more...

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