intravascular brachytherapy

intravascular brachytherapy

Interventional cardiology The intracoronary administration of beta radiation to prevent restenosis of coronary arteries–which occurs in ±50% of Pts after balloon and other forms of angioplasty
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Intravascular brachytherapy physics: Report of the AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group no.
"In my 25 years of battling heart disease, I have undergone three open heart surgeries, intravascular brachytherapy and multiple bare metal stent procedures," said Rehak.
The first intravascular brachytherapy (radiation) system for recurrent blockages in coronary arteries previously treated with coronary artery stents is a vast improvement over existing technology, according to Paul Teirstein, director of interventional cardiology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Calif.
A Scripps Institute randomized trial of intravascular brachytherapy with IVUS guidance of symmetrical radiation to prevent in-stent restenosis demonstrated a 68.5% reduction of restenosis.

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