Thursday, April 13, 2006

Hyperoxemic therapy - New Heart Treatment?

I ran across this article about initiating a study of using hyperoxemic blood in order to treat heart muscle threatened by coronary artery disease. The article on the web site of NBC4.TV in Los Angeles writes about the use of a new process called Hyper-Oxemic treatment during a heart catheterization. The blood is run through a "mini-hyperbaric chamber?" hyperoxygenated and then run back through the same catheter into the coronary artery, thereby bypassing stunned blood vessels and save injured heart tissue.

A study is to be done that will enroll 300 patients at over twenty sites in the U.S. In an earlier study, patient's showed a 60-percent improvement in heart wall motion in the area of the original attack.

For information about the trial:

Googled Information Here