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New Innovative Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease Patients

Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Tann has performed the first-ever Drug Coated Balloon (DCB) treatment in Nevada. The procedure took place at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center which was selected as the first hospital in Nevada to perform this new, innovative therapy for qualified Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) patients! The new Lutonix® 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter is the first and only DCB approved by the Federal Drug Administration. This new therapy dramatically improves the long-term durability of angioplasty procedures and decreases the need for repeat procedures for those suffering from PAD. Here, Dr. Tann provides questions to the most FAQ about the new procedure… Q: What is peripheral arterial disease? A: PAD stands for peripheral arterial disease. It is …

Heart Attack Symptoms may be More Atypical in Women

Dr. Stephen Tann, interventional cardiologist at Carson Tahoe Health, spoke with Reno Gazette-Journal writer, Maggie O’Neil, about the various symptoms women may have during a heart attack. Read the full story below… Women and men can experience different symptoms when it comes to heart attacks, but any chest pain lasting longer than 30 minutes should be taken seriously by both sexes, said Dr. Stephen Tann, an interventional cardiologist at Carson Tahoe Cardiology. However, there are some studies that suggest subtle differences in heart attack symptoms exist between the sexes, with those experienced by women sometimes described as “atypical” particularly when compared with the symptoms experienced by men. “Women are less likely to have the classic heart attack symptoms of crushing …

Am I Having a Heart Attack?

Learn the warning signs, symptoms and treatment of heart attacks from Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Tann.

Heart Surgery Through the Wrist?

Interventional Cardiologist , Dr. Stephen Tann demonstrates the Radial Approach to stent placement.

Using Stents to Treat Coronary Artery Disease

Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Tann discusses the use of stents to treat Coronary Artery Disease.