Ronald Dalman, MD, the Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery and chief of vascular surgery, has been appointed associate dean for market development at the School of Medicine. In this new role, Dalman will serve as faculty partner for Stanford Health Care market and business development leadership. He will also work […]Continue Reading ...
An interdisciplinary team of School of Medicine researchers has received a four-year, $9.6 million grant to probe the interactions between the brain and blood vessels in order to develop a better understanding of age-related brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Stanford team, which includes 13 faculty members, is one of only three groups nationwide […]Continue Reading ...
Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that data from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) II pivotal clinical trial will be presented at the 15th Annual VIVA Conference in Las Vegas, NV on November 5-8. The TOBA II trial is the first-of-its-kind designed to investigate […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 22 2018 Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 per cent of deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases. Scientists around Professor Thomas Münzel, Director of Cardiology I at the Department of Cardiology at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University […]Continue Reading ...
June 25, 2018 Leakage from the blood capillaries is a key mechanism leading to septic shock and multiorgan failure, which affect millions of patients annually worldwide. However, there is no effective way to inhibit the vessel leakiness. A new study by scientists at the University of Helsinki and Wihuri Research Institute demonstrates that vascular leakage […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScApril 9, 2018 Researchers have identified a vascular stabilization biomarker that can be used to visualize blood vessel activity and optimize the timing of anticancer therapy. Credit: Damian Ryszawy/Shutterstock.com The formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) is essential for tumor growth. Treating tumor tissue with a combination of angiogenesis inhibitors and anticancer […]Continue Reading ...
March 23, 2018 As people age, their blood-vessel density and blood flow decrease, which is why it’s harder to maintain muscle mass after 40 and endurance in the later decades, even with exercise. This vascular decline is also one of the major causes of age-related diseases, such as frailty or hypertension. However, little is known […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. ORLANDO — Dabigatran (Pradaxa) reduces risk of major vascular events for patients who have a heart attack or troponin elevation after noncardiac surgery, […]Continue Reading ...
Transcription factors are proteins that determine whether specific genes are transcribed or not by binding to DNA. In other words, they help turn genes “on” or “off.” One such transcription factor, Kruppel-like factor (KLF) 2, plays a central role in many processes critical to cardiovascular homeostasis. Researchers also understand that levels of KLF2 increase with […]Continue Reading ...
A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia State University. “As people become older, they are more susceptible to disease, like cancer, cardiovascular […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Mercy Medical Center, a nationally recognized medical facility, has announced the installation of five premium Resona 7 ultrasound machines from Mindray for the hospital’s Vascular Center, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy has announced. Ultrasound is a vital diagnostic tool for identifying and ultimately treating a […]Continue Reading ...
April 11, 2018 Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study results are published online today in […]Continue Reading ...
March 29, 2018 Aditlys (http://www.aditlys.com/) is the first medical technology firm to develop a bioresorbable vascular access solution for patients undergoing dialysis treatment for chronic kidney disease. Aditlys’ polymer-based graft enables a patient’s body to naturally reconstruct its own blood vessels using the body’s own tissue. By focusing on patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Bottom Line: Patients with vascular malformations, which include blood vessel, artery and lymph vessel abnormalities, appear to have more pain and mental health distress than the general U.S. population and that can contribute to poor health-related quality of life. Why The Research Is Interesting: A lower health-related quality of life has been […]Continue Reading ...
October 5, 2017 Bananas and avocados — foods that are rich in potassium — may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model, as compared with […]Continue Reading ...
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