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.
She didn’t like what she heard.
He got a referral to a vascular surgeon and discovered he had blockages in his carotid arteries, which carry oxygenated blood to the brain. Carotid artery disease, which happens when plaque clogs the blood vessels, increases the risk of a stroke.
“It was like a ticking time bomb,” said Sunderland, who is 81 and has enjoyed good health all his life.
The most commonly performed surgery to remedy blocked carotid arteries is a carotid endarterectomy, which involves a surgeon opening the artery to remove the plaque. This procedure is offered at NHRMC, but it is invasive and not ideal for everyone.
After reviewing Sunderland’s case, Dr. Michael Patton, a Wilmington vascular surgeon, recommended a minimally invasive procedure to place stents in his carotid arteries, lowering his risk of stroke. Patton placed the stents, which are small mesh tubes, using the TCAR procedure, which stands for transcarotid artery revascularization.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 800,000 people in the United States have suffered strokes. Stroke Awareness Month, which occurs in May, is quickly approaching, which makes this a good time to discuss the medical advances in this area. Thankfully, the medical field is rapidly advancing, and new techniques and procedures are created every year. Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is one such procedure that can change the lives of patients at risk for stroke.
Shares of Silk Road Medical (SILK) popped more than 80% on Thursday with an initial public offering that drew heavy interest from investors. The Silk Road Medical IPO raised $120 million.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:SILK) (“Silk Road Medical”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $20.00 per share. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Silk Road Medical. In addition, the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Silk Road Medical’s common stock is expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Market on April 4, 2019, under the ticker symbol “SILK”. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Silk Road Medical, are expected to be approximately $120 million. Silk Road Medical will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of common stock by the selling stockholders if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on April 8, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Medical device company Silk Road Medical (SILK) priced its initial public offering at 20 a share, at the high end of its recently raised expected range. The Silk Road IPO garnered lots of attention from investors, with one IPO research firm giving the company its highest rating. Silk Road stock will start trading Thursday.
Silk Road Medical, which sells medical devices to treat carotid artery disease, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.
Via: MedTech Dive