Angioplasty

Vitamins C and E and Beta-Carotene, either individually or in combination, do not appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular...


A preliminary study funded by the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) found that a stent designed to open...


Drug-eluting stents ( DES ) are extremely effective devices to prevent restenosis following angioplasty. Yet, since last year, there is...


The adjunctive use of Celecoxib ( Celebrex ) for 6 months after stent implantation in patients with coronary artery disease...


When compared with intensive drug therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention ( PCI, angioplasty ) was more beneficial in reducing the long-term...


Beta-blocker drugs may help prevent myocardial infarction during surgery, but they may increase the risk of death and major stroke. POISE...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the Endeavor Zotarolimus-eluting coronary stent for use in treating patients...


Patients who receive the anti-platelet medication Clopidogrel ( Plavix ) following an acute coronary syndrome appear to be at greater...


The ACUITY ( Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage strategy ) trial has assessed the potential of the injectable anti-clotting...


Use of Pexelizumab immediately before and for 24 hours after stent placement or angioplasty for myocardial infarction patients did not...


Despite the lack of evidence for its safety and effectiveness, many doctors believe the practice of giving patients with sudden...


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, along with colleagues at other institutions, have found that severe...


A study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has shown when life-threatening problems occur during...


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, along with colleagues at other institutions, found that, among patients...


Intensive glucose control lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke by about 50 percent in people with type 1...


Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health ( GSPH ) discovered that while cases of premature...


The new concept for treating coronary artery disease is to induce hearts to grow their own new blood vessels to...


Despite advances in treatment, people with a myocardial infarction who survive the first hit and get to a hospital remain...


Patients with angina ( chest pain ) and left ventricular dysfunction respond very well to treatment using enhanced external counterpulsation...


A research performed in animal studies at Georgetown University Medical Center showed that chronic stress can induce rapid blocking of...