Monthly Archives November 2015

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Affecting more than three million Americans every year, atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is a common form of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) that can significantly affect many areas of your body, including your blood vessels and circulatory system. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) fail to beat in sync with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart, causing an irregular heartbeat. As a result, this irregularity can pose a major risk for stroke and heart failure. Atrial fibrillation comes in three different forms: Occasional – The symptoms of occasional afib can come
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Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting

Peripheral angioplasty is a nonsurgical procedure used to widen or reopen narrowed or obstructed peripheral arteries or veins. Some of these angioplasty procedures will utilize stent (a small, wire mesh tube) placement as a supplemental treatment option that can be done during angioplasty. Benefits of angioplasty and stenting Peripheral angioplasty and stenting are procedures that can significantly reduce the risks associated with plaque buildup in the arteries and veins, especially in severe cases of atherosclerosis. These benefits can include: Decreasing signs and symptoms of blocked arteries and veins Significantly reducing chances of death or damage to the valves as the
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Introducing the Zenith Fenestrated Graft

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest FDA-approved treatment technology for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA): the Zenith Fenestrated Graft. If you’re unaware of this condition, an AAA occurs when the walls of the abdominal portion of the aorta (the main blood vessel that delivers blood to your body) weaken and begin to bulge. Our new graft allows us to line the inner walls of the aorta to give the blood a new, reinforced path that doesn’t put pressure on the aneurysm and significantly reduces the risk of a rupture. The main benefit of the Zenith Fenestrated Graft is its
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