Recent advances in intracoronary
imaging techniques: focus on optical coherence tomography.
infusion of autologous cardiosphere-derived stem cells soon after MI was found to be safe and feasible in a phase I proof-of-concept study but more importantly - the treatment reduced scar tissue and increased viable myocardial tissue.
A recent intracoronary
ultrasound study that compared high-dose rosuvastatin with atorvastatin in 1,039 patients with coronary disease provides striking evidence for the benefit of both of these drugs on regression of coronary plaque.
Jude Medical offers the only commercially available intracoronary
OCT imaging device in the world.
Revascor(TM) is injected by a simple intracoronary
infusion at the same time as the angioplasty and stent procedure, within 12 hours of the heart attack.
InfraReDx's LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System is the first and only available catheter to combine both near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technologies to both visualize and characterize the intracoronary
lipid core plaques (LCP) suspected of causing the majority of heart attacks.
stenting for postpartum coronary artery dissection.
Generx represents a new therapeutic class of biologics designed to promote angiogenesis, a natural process of blood vessel growth within the heart muscle, following a one-time intracoronary
administration from a standard cardiac infusion catheter.
Kirk Hammond and colleagues at the University of California (UC), which are generally directed to the intracoronary
administration of adenovectors comprising angiogenic genes for the treatment of coronary heart disease and related conditions such as myocardial ischemia and angina.
He noted that previous studies showed benefits from injecting stem cells directly into damaged heart muscle or performing intracoronary
infusions of stem cells into affected coronary arteries soon after a heart attack.
Ad5FGF-4 one-time intracoronary
injection by heart catheterization
In April 1991, it became the first local hospital to insert intracoronary
stents for mainstream use.