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Vacuum-assisted thrombectomy system effective for treating peripheral, visceral arterial occlusions

February 10, 2016

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A vacuum-assisted thrombectomy system is safe and effective for treatment of patients with peripheral or visceral arterial occlusions, according to interim results of the PRISM registry.

The multicenter PRISM study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Indigo system (Penumbra) in a variety of clinical applications and to determine the optimal technique and implementation of the system, including how it works with and without adjunctive lytic therapy, James F. Benenati, MD, from Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, said during the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy.

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Patient survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest increased after treatment by experienced paramedics

February 10, 2016
Patient survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest increased with a rising number of cardiac arrests the responding paramedics had treated within the previous 3…
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VIDEO: Advances in endovascular therapies featured at ISET

February 10, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy brings together experts around the world to share together in the latest advances in…
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Statin therapy reduces MACE, mortality in asymptomatic PAD

February 10, 2016
Patients with a low ankle-brachial index, but without clinically recognized CVD, may experience lower major adverse CV events and mortality rates while on statin…
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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

February 9, 2016
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today favorably reported a bill requiring manufacturers of reusable medical devices like duodenoscopes to…
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