HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study supports aggressive treatment of heart patients with cholesterol-lowering medication

DALLAS Aug. 30, 2004 Treating heart-attack patients earlier with a more aggressive regimen of cholesterol-lowering medicines may help diminish their chances of sustaining more complications later or dying after their heart attack, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have found.

The findings, published online today by The Journal of the American Medical Association, show benefits of treating patients who have recently suffered acute coronary syndromes with higher doses of the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins soon after they experience heart-attack symptoms.

Dr. James de Lemos, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern, is lead author of the second of a two-part, collaborative international study called the Aggrastat to Zocor study, or A to Z study. Dr. Michael Blazing of the Duke Clinical Research Institute presented the study Aug. 30 at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich, Germany.

The primary objective of the first phase or the "A" phase was to assess the safety and effectiveness of two different forms of clot-preventing drugs enoxaparin and unfractionated heparin in treatment following heart attacks.

The second, or "Z" phase, evaluated two different strategies of treating patients with cholesterol-lowering medicines.

In the past, Dr. de Lemos said, heart-attack patients were stabilized for several weeks or months and placed on low-cholesterol diets before physicians intervened with statin drugs.

"Earlier medical protocols called for patients to receive lower dosages of statins later following a heart attack," said Dr. de Lemos, an investigator in the Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at UT Southwestern. "We observed trends that suggested an earlier, more intensive cholesterol-lowering regimen was better than a delayed, less-aggressive regimen."

The trial which enrolled patients between December 1999 and January 20
'"/>

Contact: Katherine Morales
katherine.morales@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
30-Aug-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... partnership with Knockout Zone Miami (KO Zone), a state-of-the-art training ... and CrossFit Coach, Diego de Vera. The partnership will provide KO Zone clients ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Due to today’s housing market, many people cannot afford to “down ... have to make adjustments as to how to carry laundry or groceries from one level ... in the basement or first floor of the home, and the bedrooms are located on ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... The campaign aims to make digestive wellness a more conversational topic, educating ... 70 million Americans face and inspiring readers to be more proactive by providing them ... component of “Digestive Wellness” is distributed within USA Today in Los Angeles, New York, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Experts estimate that up to ... Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache (chronic) to a sudden sharp ... epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root blocks and rhizotomy treatment, OPTIMAL Pain & ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... It has become fairly common to purchase fresh broccoli at ... stalks before cooking. Throwing out radish greens, beet leaves and chard stalks is pretty ... just takes a little knowledge and practice to use them. Josie's Organics ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top Sports Nutrition Brand, Liporidex, Announces Partnership With Leading Boxing, CrossFit and MMA Gym, Knockout Zone of Miami 2Health News:Top Sports Nutrition Brand, Liporidex, Announces Partnership With Leading Boxing, CrossFit and MMA Gym, Knockout Zone of Miami 3Health News:Butler Mobility Products announce a Solution to Carry Items from One Floor to the Next with a Dumbwaiter 2Health News:Mediaplanet’s “Digestive Wellness” Campaign Urges You To Listen to What Your Stomach Is Telling You and Talk About It 2Health News:OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Brings Innovative Back Pain Management Options Including PRP Injections and Stem Cell-like Therapies to Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex 2Health News:OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Brings Innovative Back Pain Management Options Including PRP Injections and Stem Cell-like Therapies to Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex 3Health News:Whole Vegetable Cooking for Home Cooks: Josie's Organics Encourages Using All Parts of Vegetables – from Root to Stalk – Every Day 2Health News:Whole Vegetable Cooking for Home Cooks: Josie's Organics Encourages Using All Parts of Vegetables – from Root to Stalk – Every Day 3Health News:Whole Vegetable Cooking for Home Cooks: Josie's Organics Encourages Using All Parts of Vegetables – from Root to Stalk – Every Day 4
(Date:6/30/2015)... -- July 4 th is this weekend, a time we ... people behind it. To help honor our current nation,s heroes, ... Medical Card, a leading provider of free pharmacy ... independence for our disabled military veterans, police, firemen, and EMS ... prescriptions. "Due to USA ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Minn. , June 30, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. ... devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic ... its previously announced public offering  of 40,229,886 units. Each ... of a Series A warrant to purchase one share ... warrant to purchase one share of common stock, at ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 2015  Marken, the leading clinical trial logistics organization ... has been granted permission by the government to deliver ... product in Korea.  This precedent-setting shipment has allowed several ... continue receiving their clinical trial drugs during the outbreak ... emergency was caused by recent partial closures of medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card Make a Difference for Our Nation's Heroes 2EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3Marken Delivers Direct To Patients During MERS Outbreak 2Marken Delivers Direct To Patients During MERS Outbreak 3
Cached News: