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"The Turbohawk Catheter has really opened a new door for us," says Dr. Dan Wunder.
Dr. Wunder, an Interventional Radiologist at Premier Radiology in Madison, is talking about the Turbohawk. It's a device which is inserted into the blocked artery, and inside the Turbohawk are 4 tiny blades.
"It can cut the plaque and with that shape of the disc it cuts with it pushes it forward into the catheter," says Dr. Wunder.
The one-hour procedure doesn't just push the plaque to the sides where it can re-grow, but instead grabs it and removes it!
"We pull it back out and it fills up," says Dr. Wunder. "Empty it out, go back down and we can cut some more out."
Before and after images really say it all.
"They used a roto rooter as he called it," says Wilkie.
A roto rooter, Turbohawk, call it what you want, but Wilkie says all he knows is the procedure worked right away!
"There wasn't any pain at all in my leg," says Wilkie.
It's rare, but the outpatient procedure can have complications like plaque getting pushed down in the leg. Dr. Wunder says the main symptoms of a blockage in your legs is having severe pain or cramping when you're walking or exercising.
Monday, July 16 2012, 11:46 PM CDT
Couple's bodies found in their Blount County home
May 20, 2013 20:14 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Blount (blunt) County sheriff's office says preliminary results of autopsies on the bodies of a couple found dead in their home in Louisville (LEW'-ihs-vil) show their deaths are consistent with murder-suicide.
Marian O'Briant said in an email that it appears 54-year-old Steven Adkins shot 53-year-old Rebecca Adkins, then shot himself.
O'Briant said a family member found the bodies Sunday night. It wasn't clear how long they had been dead.
United 787 takes to the skies
HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.