small vessel disease


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Any of multiple small cerebral infarcts in the corona radiata, internal capsule, striatum, thalamus, basis pontis, and/or cerebellum, occasionally preceded by transient symptoms, due to occlusion or stenosis of small penetrating branches of the middle and posterior cerebral and median branches of the basilar arteries; resolution of infarcts is characterised by residual 1–3-mm cavities or lacunae, characteristic of long-standing hypertension

small vessel disease

Neurology Cerebrovascular disease due to stenoses in small arteries of the brain. See Ministroke.
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Further clinical-pathological-imaging studies will be needed to delineate ante-mortem imaging markers as well as the pathophysiology of both microinfarcts and small vessel disease in the development of motor impairment in old age," they wrote.
Then the MRI scan, particularly with the newer fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences dramatically demonstrated not only the extent of the white matter disease, the hallmark of small vessel disease, but also the small cortical lesions that were not identified on the old T1 and T2 sequences.
In recent months, the FDA has approved two other drug-eluting stents for the treatment of small vessel disease, the TAXUS([R]) Liberte([R]) Atom([TM]) Stent and the TAXUS([R]) Express([R]) Atom([TM]) Stent, both of which elute paclitaxel.
If proven safe and effective in future trials, this potential therapy could represent a significant advantage in the treatment of diffuse small vessel disease," said Dr.
VASAMED manufactures and supplies LASERDOPP PV2000, a skin perfusion pressure and pulse volume waveform diagnostic for quantitative evaluation of small vessel disease in patients with chronic foot ulcers, diabetes and other peripheral arterial disease.
Theregen's lead product, Anginera, is being developed to treat diffuse small vessel disease associated with myocardial ischemia.
OSI acquired Vasamedics in 2002 and now manufactures and supplies LASERDOPP PV2000, a skin perfusion pressure and pulse volume waveform diagnostic for quantitative evaluation of small vessel disease in patients with chronic foot ulcers, diabetes and other peripheral arterial disease.
The Company's lead product, Anginera(TM), is being developed to treat diffuse small vessel disease associated with myocardial ischemia.
These measurements provide quantitative evaluation of small vessel disease in patients with chronic foot ulcers, diabetes and other peripheral arterial disease.
This new CE marked product will be especially advantageous in the treatment of patients with diffuse small vessel disease who are very prone to restenosis.
Euro-SPAH and SWING are both prospective, double-blind, randomized studies that enrolled a broad patient base, including the use of stent lengths up to 50mm, the treatment of small vessel disease, total occlusions and multi-vessel stenting.
With industry statistics indicating that approximately one in four patients with coronary artery disease have small vessel disease, Guidant designed the first stent specifically for small vessels in patients presenting with abrupt or threatened abrupt closure of these arteries," said Guidant Corporation's John M.

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