September 1, 2015 8:24 PM
DENVER (CBS4) – Almost three million people in the U.S. suffer from atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. It can cause shortness of breath and is a leading cause of stroke. CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh found a new procedure to correct the most serious cases.
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Colorado Heart & Vascular performs the first novel procedure in Colorado for peripheral arterial disease
DENVER – Nov. 11, 2014 – Rose Medical Center is the first hospital in Colorado to perform a new and innovative procedure for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Utilizing the LUTONIX ® 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter, surgeons are able to perform a balloon angioplasty in patients with PAD using a special drug-coated balloon (DCB) that delivers a small amount of medication to the inside walls of the diseased portion of the artery.
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Rose Medical Center is now performing a groundbreaking procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) that may reduce their risk for stroke when they cannot take blood thinners due to special circumstances. The LARIAT™ procedure utilizes the LARIAT™ Suture Delivery Device and non-invasive techniques to access the heart and close off a region of the heart known to cause blood clots that can lead to stroke as a consequence of atrial fibrillation.
“This is the first therapy we have had to offer patients who are at high risk of stroke but unable to take anticoagulants,” says Dr. Tom Svinarich, Rose Medical Center interventional electrophysiologist. “We can now prevent strokes in patients who are otherwise at high risk of bleeding on oral anticoagulants.”
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