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blockage

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blockage

of intestine, urethra, etc. See obstruction under anatomical location, e.g. intestinal, urethral.
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I am excited to be among the investigators assessing this new technology, which I believe has the potential to offer patients a safe and less invasive procedure to treat blockages in their carotid arteries and reduce their chances of a life-threatening stroke.
The arterial blockages had forced some to curtail their activities greatly and even rendered some bedridden.
In order to treat a CTO patient with minimally invasive therapy, a physician must first successfully cross the blockage and place a guidewire in the "true" lumen of the artery beyond the occlusion.
In the April 7 Circulation, Roubin and his colleagues report that, compared to carotid endarterectomies, stents halved the complication rates in most high-risk patients and reduced even further the problems encountered by those who had very large blockages.
The Rubicon Filter is a distal embolic protection device designed for use in medical procedures downstream from a blockage in a bloodstream to allow the capture and removal of any dislodged embolic material.
Angiography revealed that every patient who got active FGF-1 showed signs of blood vessel regeneration near the injection, allowing blood to bypass the second blockage, the researchers report in the Feb.
If these pieces lodge in smaller arteries, more blockages result, damaging heart muscle.
Of the patients in whom the scans failed to detect blockages, only four had two or more blocked arteries.
For heart patients, the advent of stents coated with drugs to retard or eliminate the metabolic processes that cause blockages to return has proven enormously successful, making these devices among the great medical success stories of recent years.
Cardiologists often treat secondary blockages, called coronary restenosis, by removing the clogging clump of cells.
The SpeedLyser(TM) catheter will be offered in lengths of 10, 15, and 20cm, giving the physician greater flexibility in treating blockages of varying sizes and locations.
Each year, more than 30,000 Americans are treated for blockages of the bile ducts.