Data source: This was a longitudinal observational study in 138,341 veterans aged 55 years or older who were free of known vascular disease
at baseline and were followed for 8 years.
The Indian population has a lower incidence of genetic polymorphism leading to hyperhomocysteinaemia than most western populations, yet the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinaemia in vascular diseases
is very high amongst Indians.
In pooled findings from studies with noninvasive assessments of vascular disease
, a difference of 15 mm Hg or more was associated with not only peripheral vascular disease
(sensitivity of 15% and specificity of 96%), but also with cerebrovascular disease (sensitivity of 8% and specificity of 93%) as well as increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.
The nonrandornized LOVAR study, a 5-year, prospective, cohort-controlled trial, is evaluating atherosclerosis in 513 patients, aged 39-79, with cerebral, cardiac, or peripheral vascular disease
Presentations include the latest information in vascular disease
in the areas of:
Abbott Vascular Japan is dedicated to improving the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease
by providing physicians in Asia with access to the latest minimally invasive treatment techniques, devices, and practical hands-on education," said Geoffrey Hasemer, president, Abbott Vascular Japan.
past-president of the Vascular Disease
Foundation, and Marge Lovell, RN, CCRC, CVN, a current officer of the Foundation.
While the public is still in need of education about the dangers of undiagnosed vascular disease
, the remarkable rise in screening sites gives us reason to be optimistic about achieving our goal of eliminating vascular disease
as a major killer," said Dr.
Silver, "The GuardDOG device represents a major advance in providing safer endovascular care for the patient with peripheral vascular disease
Hirsch, MD, president, Vascular Disease
Our business strategy is to continuously pursue opportunities to expand our innovative product portfolio of devices to assist vascular surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease
," stated LeMaitre Vascular President and CEO George W.
2 million have been affected by coronary artery disease and about 8 to 12 million are affected by peripheral vascular disease
in the United States.