HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List

ood flow in the blood vessel. Those who received the platelet blockers had a 30 percent reduced risk of all-cause death than those who did not receive the drugs. The individuals who particularly benefited from the drugs were those who also were treated with angioplasty. In these individuals the drug was administered just as the coronary arteries were being opened by inflation of the balloon-tipped catheters used for the procedure. Studies are now underway to test the combination of platelet blockers and clot-dissolving medicines in heart attack patients.

3. Inflammation and heart attacks
The American Heart Association recommends that people at high risk for heart attack and stroke take aspirin because research studies have shown that this low-cost, over-the- counter drug helps prevent the blood clots that can trigger heart attacks and strokes. Aspirin, however, may have another benefit for people at high risk for heart attacks and stroke. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory drug, and recent research suggests that the body's inflammatory response to an unnatural condition in the body -- a virus or other microbe, high blood cholesterol levels, or cigarette smoking --may play a role in cardiovascular disease. In recent years scientists were intrigued by research showing that the area of the blood vessel where a plaque obstruction develops can become inflamed and that the inflammation can actually weaken the surface of the plaque obstruction, making it more prone to rupture which can cause a dangerous blood clot. "This year, the 'news' is that the inflammatory response is not only localized in the blood vessel wall," Fuster says. "It also can occur not only throughout the bloodstream." Systemic inflammation may explain the development of blood clots on top of relatively stable plaque obstructions, thereby causing the occlusions in the coronary arteries that trigger heart attacks, says Fuster. "The critical issue here is that blood components that are
'"/>

Contact: Cathy Yarbrough
cathyy@heart.org
214-706-1340
American Heart Association
30-Dec-1998


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Related biology news :

1. Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
2. The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
5. NIH roadmap for biomedical research focus of chemists at American Chemical Society meeting
6. Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
7. Genetic mutation linked to more aggressive breast cancer found more often in African-Americans
8. More aggressive breast cancer tumors found in African American women
9. American Society of Mammalogists honors CI president Russell Mittermeier with Aldo Leopold award
10. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
11. Most Americans not sure about the sources of high cholesterol

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology ... LCD display is the latest premium product recently added to the range of products ... ... ... 3d Imaging- LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider ... MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , ... multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple complex ... any combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. ... SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator , which ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... DUBAI , UAE, April 20, 2016 ... can be implemented as a compact web-based "all-in-one" system ... in the biometric fingerprint reader or the door interface ... requirements of modern access control systems. The minimal dimensions ... the ID readers into the building installations offer considerable ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition ... harness living systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams ... New York City . The ... projects at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong ... senior curator of architecture and design, and Suzanne ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new case ... Denmark detail how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast cancer ... could change the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the NASDAQ ... Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.27% lower to finish at ... Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage on the following equities: Infinity Pharmaceuticals ... NKTR ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLZ ... Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free trade ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... QB3@953 life sciences incubator to accelerate the ... shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was created to help ... obstacle for many early stage organizations - access to ... sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, providing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: