Restenosis, or when an artery gets blocked again after you’ve had it reopened, unfortunately happens. Understand why and what treatments are available.
Researchers were surprised to learn how much treatments that open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries can improve survival.
Here’s what you need to weigh if you’re choosing angioplasty or stenting. Our experts explain.
Many older patients with heavy calcium deposits on their heart’s aortic valve (a condition called aortic stenosis, or AS) are considered too high risk for valve replacement surgery. Today, these patients have an option in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). TAVR is a method of inserting a new aortic valve within a damaged valve through … Read More
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How does interventional brachytherapy work to treat in-stent stenosis and who is it right for? Our experts weigh in.
Watch our expert explain how angioplasty and stenting an be used to help open blocked arteries without surgery.
If physicians find that you need a procedure to restore circulation to your carotid artery, here’s what you need to know. There are two options that are currently available: 1) carotid endarterectomy, which involves work directly on the carotid artery and 2) carotid stenting, an alternative for those who may not tolerate a carotid endarterectomy. … Read More
The introduction of stents helped restore blood flow to patients who had clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) – without surgery. Interventional cardiologist Stephen G. Ellis, MD, is studying a new innovation in stenting called bioabsorbable scaffolds (stents). What are stents? Stents or scaffolds are small tubes that are inserted into narrowed arteries to support artery walls and keep … Read More
If you need a stent, here’s what you should know. Our expert explains.