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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
About: New blood vessel plaque removal system results in better outcomes.
Date: 8 June 2004
Source: Tyler Paper
Author: Marvin Ellis
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