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Rybak was in good condition after a procedure Monday afternoon to clear an artery, according to a spokeswoman at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis . Gloria O'Connell said the procedure took about an hour and was led by interventional
Once again, he received an emergency angioplasty to repair the clogged artery. But this experience was dramatically different than the first. Thanks to advances in interventional cardiology, his physician was able to reach the heart another way:
Food and Drug Administration staff reviewing data on Boston Scientific Corp's novel anti-stroke device highlighted the implant's failure to meet a key goal for effectiveness in a recent study but said on Monday that other data must be weighed in
Susan Sperling, 75, had no history of heart disease, so when she started having chest pains that came and went, she didn't think much of it. If I would stop walking, it would stop; so I guess I didn't take it seriously enough, said Sperling...
A wire sticks out of their body and connects to a bunch of different electronic pieces you've never seen before.
Emergency surgeries such as angioplasty (surgical widening of clogged vessels in the heart using tubes called stents), balloon angioplasty (insertion of a surgical balloon to open obstructed vessels), opening of blocked heart valves and insertion of
Share Tools With the number of patients living with heart failure in the United States at about 5.1 million and growing, the market for mechanical heart implants is expected to grow. With just 2,500 hearts donated for transplant each year, the
For women who are at high risk of blood loss, using an artery in the wrist may be better than the groin for routing a stent to the heart during coronary angioplasty, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding, presented Tuesday, Oct. 29,
An implanted device helped keep Chris Einhorn active for 17 months until she had heart transplant surgery in August. She was able to leave the hospital nine days after receiving her new heart. I n 1983, when Orlando Felice was 28 years old, a summer
PCI Optimization System with FFR/OCT Approved for Use in U.S. by Editors on Oct 24, 2013 2:39 pm Following European approval back in May of this year, St. PCI Optimization System is now cleared by the FDA for artery analysis in preparation for stent