Percutaneous epicardial suture closure of the LAA may be performed by tightening pre-tied suture loops around the base of the LAA.
It is well known that cold atmospheric plasmas allow efficient, contact-free and painless treatment without affecting surrounding healthy tissue.
Health screening prophylactic colonoscopic examination of high-risk patients presenting with signs and symptoms characteristic of colonic carcinoma is standard practice in gastroenterology.
Many new surgical technologies have developed.... including stent-like devices, surgically implanted within the anterior chamber.... improve aqueous humor outflow and reduce intraocular pressure.
Anemia is the characteristic presenting sign of the thalassemias. Treatment begins in pediatric patients and includes chronic blood transfusion, iron chelation, splenectomy and allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation.
Hyperthermia provides an inovative method for treating patients infected with hepatitis C virus.... postulated to have a direct effect on heat-liable viruses, as well as to stimilate the immune system response to viral infection.
Embolic protection system places a sealing balloon proximally, or upstream, to the lesion. The inflated balloon temporarily suspends blood flow so a guidewire can cross the lesion without sending debris into the bloodstream.
CTOs are often heavily calcified or extremely fibrotic lesions... The system mechanism is based on reciprocating guidewire advancement causing incremental centralized fractures of the occlusion, thus enabling the advancement of a guidewire.