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Robotic-assisted platform feasible in peripheral artery disease

A robotic-assisted platform is safe and feasible for peripheral vascular intervention in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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What are the Symptoms of a Blood Clot?

Blood clots are the body's first aid against bleeding. They protect the flow of blood by plugging any leaks that form.

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Binge eating disorder linked to other health conditions

Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems.

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New targeted drug effectively dissolves blood clots, has fewer side effects

Critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels are one of the primary health concerns worldwide. The main objective of emergency assistance in such conditions is to effectively implement thrombolysis, i.e. to quickly dissolve the clot. To this end, scientists from ITMO University in cooperation with Mariinsky Hospital in Saint Petersburg have developed a magnetically controlled drug that can be condensed on a blood clot by means of a magnetic field. The new drug is safe for intravenous injection and can dissolve clots up to 4000 times more efficiently than ordinary enzyme-based drugs.

Heavy calcification linked to poor outcomes after endovascular treatment for SFA disease

Heavy calcification was associated with adverse clinical outcomes such as poor patency and major adverse limb events after endovascular therapy for de novo superficial femoral artery lesions, researchers reported.

Medtronic gains FDA approval for longer DCB to treat patients with SFA disease

Medtronic announced that the FDA has approved a longer length of its drug-coated balloon for treatment of superficial femoral artery disease. http://www.healio.com/cardiac-vascular-intervention/peripheral/news/online/%7Bc4d7b439-44fc-4dd4-a5dc-267c2eef0582%7D/medtronic-gains-fda-approval-for-longer-dcb-to-treat-patients-with-sfa-disease

AFib patients at risk for stroke often prescribed aspirin instead of anticoagulants

More than one-in-three patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeat, with an intermediate-to-high-risk of stroke are prescribed aspirin instead of oral anticoagulants, despite guidelines recommending the use of oral anticoagulants for this group of patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Common antacid linked to accelerated vascular aging

Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an American Heart Association journal. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure.

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New investigation of endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins

Laser ablation for varicose veins is an effective and minimally invasive technique for the treatment of varicose. However, this kind of therapy is associated with significant collateral damage because of the high output power of the laser. Therefore, it is an important issue in vein surgery to optimize the laser characteristics for ablation.

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Restoring leg blood flow is better option than exercise for PAD patients

Restoring blood flow to the legs of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) may stop the progression of scarring in their leg muscles, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology / Peripheral Vascular Disease 2016 Scientific Sessions.

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