HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Baby and coated aspirin equally effective in thinning of blood when taken in combination with Plavix

Aspirin dose and type may not matter when taken in combination with Plavix for the purpose of thinning blood and possibly reducing the risk of stroke in people with cerebrovascular disease, according to research presented today at the American Stroke Association's 29th International Stroke Conference. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association.

Northwestern Memorial researchers previously reported that the majority of patients who took baby or enteric-coated aspirin alone to prevent strokes were not getting the desired blood-thinning effects, causing concern among patients who chose to take coated or baby aspirin because of their reduced risk of gastrointestinal side effects.

"That's why we decided to study the efficacy of aspirin - in various doses and formulations - when taken in combination with Plavix," explains Mark J. Alberts, M.D., director of the stroke program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the study's lead author. "Plavix is a prescription antiplatelet medication that helps keep platelets in the blood from sticking together and forming clots. Plavix has fewer gastrointestinal side effects than adult-dose aspirin."

"While research has shown that the combined use of aspirin and Plavix provides an enhanced blood-thinning effect for patients trying to reduce their risk of vascular events, the optimal dose and formulation is unclear," according to Dr. Alberts. "This study is significant in that it continues to point researchers in the right direction - showing how we can maximize the effectiveness and safety of aspirin when used to reduce the risk of stroke."

Northwestern Memorial investigators collected data on aspirin dose, type (coated or uncoated), and demographic factors on a total of 69 in-patients and out-patients with cerebrovascular disease, including ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Antiplatelet effects of aspirin were measured using a machine abo
'"/>

Contact: Patty Keiler
pkeiler@nmh.org
312-926-5900
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
5-Feb-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Loyola study shows drug-coated stent induces less inflammation than bare metal stent
2. Drug-coated stents effective in real world patients
3. The trojan clot-buster: Drug-coated red blood cells destroy blood clots from within
4. New study of coated stent long-term results disappointing
5. Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds
6. Many postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease dont use lifesaving aspirin therapy
7. Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
8. Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
9. Low-dose aspirin and stomach ulcer medications better for heart patients with GI complications
10. Statins and aspirin may protect against severe vision loss in elderly
11. One in five asthmatics are highly sensitive to aspirin

Post Your Comments:
(Date:2/28/2015)... The Heart Fit Clinic started doing External ... machine. The Heart Fit Clinic is also selling the ... model. The goal is to scale the business to ... buy External Counterpulsation machines can be difficult ... this process and achieve the desired results. , ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... Indosoft Inc , developers of Q-Suite, a ... to announce the development of Q-Suite 5.9. Building off ... Q-Suite, this new version will include enhancements to existing ... to the leading edge call center software. General availability ... features to enhance security and protection. Administrators will be ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... a leading provider of outsourced sales, marketing and ... announces their client, BIOTA Botanicals, is bringing its ... , Celebrated worldwide, BIOTA Botanicals’ products are specifically ... the herbal care experts, BIOTA is committed to ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 How ... Supportive? Strategic? , There are all kinds of ... To raise awareness of the advantages and applications ... PeopleKeys is launching a new product this spring ... better understand the connection between personality type, leadership, ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 Javon Bea Mercy Health ... Hospital as stroke capable by the State of Illinois, ... to Mercy Harvard Hospital. , The hospital was required ... ability to treat stroke according to national standards of ... stroke patients to bypass hospitals not designated as an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Clinicians Can Now Purchase External Counterpulsation with Heart Fit Clinic 2Health News:Indosoft Proudly Announces Q-Suite 5.9 Call Center Software for Asterisk 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 3Health News:PeopleKeys Launches The Leadership Report 2Health News:PeopleKeys Launches The Leadership Report 3Health News:Mercy Harvard Hospital Recognized as Leader in Stroke Care - Javon Bea 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... , Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the ... company, today announced financial results for its first quarter ... three months ended December 31, 2014, revenue was $1,336,685. ... was $229,820 or $0.02 per share.  ... "I am very pleased with the significant progress we ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ), a medical device ... to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced that it will ... March 10, 2015. Rob Kill , President and ... will present at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time and meet ... the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  Finesse expands office in ... announced the expansion of its operations in ... mid-March and access for customers is expected shortly afterward. ... located adjacent to the current office, the new premises ... team and allow Finesse to bring on more service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Covalon Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Covalon Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Uroplasty to Participate in the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2New Finesse Office in United Kingdom 2
Cached News: