Texas Health Dallas Interventional Cardiologist on Medical Web Sites 06/12/2009
Texas Health Dallas Interventional Cardiologist on Medical Web Sites
Dr. Tony Das, an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, has developed a new procedure to clear femoral artery blockages without the use of contrast dye or X-ray radiation. The procedure, called TUG (transcutaneous ultrasound guided vascular intervention), was recently performed at Texas Health Dallas and broadcast live in high-definition to an international audience of cardiologists at the 2009 Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in Florida. The procedure involves using an ultrasound device on top of the patient's skin to produce images of the arteries and guide the tiny wire that travels inside the arteries to clear the blockage. A story about the technique has appeared on Sunherald.com, Redorbit.com and other medical Web sites.
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