To counter the first problem, cardiologists
frequently insert a metal lattice, or stent, to prop open the newly unclogged artery.
Meyerson, a cardiologist
at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
This catheter represents a significant technological advancement in access devices for cardiologists
, which may result in reduced overall time and costs associated with these procedures.
Cardiac catheterization is an essential tool used by cardiologists
in the diagnosis of heart disease.
often treat secondary blockages, called coronary restenosis, by removing the clogging clump of cells.
He said, however, that cardiologists
rely more heavily on ACE inhibitors than IMs and GPs/FPs (90 percent, 87 percent and 84 percent, respectively), particularly when treating patients who have had heart attacks.
This approach permitted interventional cardiologists
to address complex bifurcation lesions using their choice of Guide (6 Fr), guide wire, pre-dilation strategy and main vessel sent.
Muller, codirector of the Institute for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, calls Deedwania's finding "an important clue to the onset of disease," but he points out that cardiologists
are divided about the role of silent ischemia in heart attacks.
More than 95 percent of the cardiologists
surveyed believe that cardiologists
are reexamining thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction (MI) as a consequence of the initial results of ISIS-3, which were presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Cardiology in March 1991.
Philips recognizes this need and has developed patient-focused technologies that enable cardiologists
to act earlier, react faster and make more accurate treatment decisions.
Both, according to a preventive cardiologist
from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
provide a new way of thinking about cardiology.
For the first time, cardiologists
report that smoking is a risk factor for potentially fatal coronary artery spasms.
SURVEY SAYS MANY CARDIOLOGISTS
HAVE SWITCHED FROM TPA TO
The recent FDA action provides the company the opportunity to test the new catheter in a controlled clinical environment with leading interventional cardiologists
throughout the country, he said.