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Potential Breakthrough In Vascular Surgery: Sutureless Surgery by EyeDrD Posted Wed 31 Aug 2011 7:21am A team headed by Geoffrey Gurtner has developed a way of joining severed blood vessels without stitching them together with sutures.   Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today with sutures as it was 100 years ag ... Read on »
Boston Scientific states percutaneous coronary intervention is more cost effective than coronary artery bypass by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 29 Mar 2009 3:49pm I think we can all somewhat figure this out, but there are cases to where open heart surgery may the answer.  A short while back with my interview with Dr. Muhs, who is  the principal investigator on all of the endovascular trials conducted in the Section of Vascular Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, I learned quite a bit.  Each p ... Read on »
The UCLA Gonda Vascular Center Treats PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)-Interview with Dr. Peter Lawrence Chief of Vascular Surg by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 3:46pm This week I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Peter F. Lawrence, Director of the UCLA Gonda Vascular Center, and get an idea of what’s happening and what new technologies they are using for PAD (peripheral arterial disease). I have had a few posts on the blog in the past relative to how PAD therapy is evolving rapidly and some of the new tr ... Read on »
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk from General Surgery by Medline Plus Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 9:00am Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TUESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of surgical site infections in patients having general surgery, researchers repo ... Read on »
What Works -- Part 7 -- Vascular Surgery Successes by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:51am This is one of the posts in which I simply brag about the excellent clinical work I see at this hospital. We see many, many patients here with diabetes. Notwithstanding improved care of diabetic patients, one of the unfortunate problems they face is vascular disease, particularly in the lower extremities. So patients sometimes show up w ... Read on »
After reading this is makes me w ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:21pm After reading this is makes me wonder if there's a new opportunity opening in health care - brokering surgical procedures?   If they were able to get the surgery done in Oklahoma for $15,000 when the local hospital in Oakland that wanted $70,000, this makes you wonder if this trend will grow... a new profession could be on the horizon...the Su ... Read on »
Heart Blood Vessels Grown in the Lab — Could Offer A Future Alternative To Bypass Surgery by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:07am Researchers say they have grown in mice the kind of functioning heart blood vessels that cardiac surgeons create with bypass operations. One ultimate goal is to replace some heart surgery with injections of laboratory-grown cells that would establish themselves in the body, providing a system of blood vessels for damaged hearts that need more ... Read on »
DIY Blood Vessels could Revolutionise Heart Surgery by totalhealth Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011 11:28am Human blood vessels have been grown in a laboratory for the first time and this could revolutionise heart surgery. The new vessels can be stored for up to a year before being safely transplanted into any patient. Researchers have previously been able to create blood vessels from a patient’s own cells, however this process takes at least nine m ... Read on »
ITGI Medical Gets FDA Approval on Two Pericardium Tissue Covered Revolutionary Stents by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 26 Apr 2009 10:44pm There are many stents and stent stories out there, but this appears to be the first of it’s kind for the US, as the product has been approved for use in other countries for over a year now, such as India and Israel.   As noted, the product received an award for being a revolutionary stent with the tissue covering. A while back I had the oppor ... Read on »
Workshop on Surgery cure for Peripheral Vascular Disease organised by Ruby Hall by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Wed 22 Jul 2009 12:00am (I-Newswire) - Workshop on Surgery cure for Peripheral Vascular Disease organised by Ruby Hall - Surgeries performed on five patients - Pune, Tuesday 20th July 2009: In a bid to spread awareness about breakthrough treatments of Peripheral Vascular Disease ( PVD ), also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease, Ruby Hall had organised a day-long ... Read on »