Southwestern Medical Advancing Designs For New Carotid Endarterectomy Shunt

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 31, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Southwestern Medical Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SWNM) is pleased to announce that the company's design team has begun to advance the technical elements for a Carotid Endarterectomy Shunt. Carotid endarterectomy is the surgery that removes harmful plaque from the carotid arteries. These arteries supply your brain with oxygen-laden blood; if plaque and other fatty materials block an artery, it stops the blood flow and the resultant lack of oxygen to the brain could cause a stroke.

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