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New blood vessel plaque removal system results in better outcomes.

A new plaque removal system (Silver-Hawk System) was recently trialed on two men. The system uses a catheter to clear away the plaque in patientís legs. This ultimately will ease leg pain and help avoid amputations in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Only 4% of the estimated 10 million PVD sufferers are diagnosed. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of PVD.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Tyler Paper

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About: New blood vessel plaque removal system results in better outcomes.

Date: 8 June 2004

Source: Tyler Paper

Author: Marvin Ellis

URL: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=11905382&BRD=1994&PAG=461&dept_id=227937&rfi=6

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