For diabetic workers, access to a refrigerator and insulin breaks are not a workplace perk. They are potentially a matter of life and death.
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Via: The Carle Foundation
The signs of Robert Nemeth’s mini-stroke were clear.
“I was standing in front of the refrigerator, and my right arm wouldn’t move. I realized something was very wrong,” Nemeth said.
The Sadorus man needed a procedure to help clear his carotid artery, which was 90 percent blocked. Because of previous radiation treatments to his neck, traditional surgery could have been risky.
Thankfully, surgeons at Carle Heart & Vascular Institute perform a minimally invasive procedure to reach the carotid artery through a small incision in the clavicle. Carle is the only Illinois hospital outside the Chicago and St. Louis areas to offer TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR).
“This is the future,” said Carle vascular surgeon Brian Beeman, MD. “TCAR is a much safer option for patients who are at high risk for traditional surgery, including patients with congestive heart failure and recent heart attack.”
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Gary Sunderland was recovering from a heart procedure at New Hanover Regional Medical Center when a physician assistant stopped by to assess him. Using a stethoscope, the physician assistant listened to the carotid artery in his neck.
Stealthy catheter developer Route 92 Medical, which is developing a catheter to treat stroke, last week said it raised nearly $13 million in an equity round.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILK), a company focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.