HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Aspirin therapy may be safe for some survivors of brain hemorrhage

A study from the Stroke Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that some patients who have survived an intracerebral hemorrhage a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain may be safely treated with aspirin to prevent future heart attacks or strokes caused by blood clots. The study, appearing in the January 24 issue of the journal Neurology, addresses a fairly common clinical dilemma.

"The two types of stroke ischemic, caused by a clot cutting off the brain's blood supply, and hemorrhagic, caused by bleeding in the brain share many of the same risk factors," says Eric Smith, MD, MPH, of MGH Neurology, the study's senior author. "Physicians often see patients with a history of intracerebral hemorrhage who are also at risk for ischemic stroke or heart attacks and need to decide what kind of preventive treatment to recommend. We have not yet had a good answer to whether daily aspirin therapy would be safe for these patients or would increase the risk of another hemorrhage."

The researchers followed a group of 207 patients who had survived intracerebral hemorrhage during the period from 1994 to 2004. The patients were surveyed by telephone every six months and asked about any recurrence of hemorrhage or other neurologic disorders and whether they took aspirin or other antiplatelet therapies. While 18 percent of the study participants had recurrent hemorrhages during an average of 20 months of follow-up, the risk was no greater among the 46 patients who reported taking antiplatelet therapy than it was among the 161 who did not take aspirin. The only factor associated with increased risk of recurrence was the location of the original hemorrhage, with greater risk associated with hemorrhage in the cerebral cortex than in the deep structure of the brain, which had been observed in previous studies.

"While it would be premature to conclude that all patients with intracerebral hemorrhage can safely take aspirin, our results
'"/>

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital
23-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
2. Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barretts esophagus
3. Aspirin saves lives of cancer patients suffering heart attacks, despite fears of bleeding
4. Aspirin and other NSAIDs may not reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in long-term smokers
5. Aspirin + dipyridamole better than aspirin alone to prevent circulatory problems after minor stroke
6. Aspirin shows promise in combating a common, antibiotic-induced hearing loss
7. Aspirin to prevent heart disease is beneficial in a wider range of men
8. Aspirin reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, though effects differ between men and women
9. Aspirin reduces cardiovascular risks in men and women -- but differently
10. Aspirin may help the heart, but one in ten patients will also develop an ulcer, new research shows
11. Aspirin can cut death rates in postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease

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


(Date:9/15/2018)... ... 14, 2018 , ... Today, Mediaplanet announces the launch of ... being done within rare diseases research, diagnostics, and will highlight what industry experts ... , Clay Matthews, Super Bowl-winning linebacker for the Green Packers, ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... September 13, 2018 , ... The Kelly Foundation ... that operates the largest shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento ... was developed to keep the red doors of Saint John’s open after the County ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... September 12, 2018 , ... Today, Sterling , ... Maureen Beck, attempted the first unassisted adaptive climb of the Lotus Flower Tower in ... made it difficult for him to lead, the duo decided to persevere and with ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 13, 2018 , ... Glori ... itself among the industry leaders. , The expo will include vendors, presentations, panel discussions ... be available to educate attendees on their award winning products and assist customers with ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... September 07, 2018 , ... The OSHA Training Institute ... OTI Education Center headquartered in Northern California, is shining a spotlight on OSHA’s ... retaliation in response to engaging in activity protected under 22 whistleblower statutes. Protected ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2018)... ... September 21, 2018 , ... ... “ahead of the curve” and understand how the many changes affect their organizations. ... held Sept. 26-27 at the Westin Galleria Dallas to provide informative panel sessions ...
(Date:9/15/2018)... ... September 14, 2018 , ... ... evolution incorporate deep sequencing to enable greater library coverage. However, severe gaps ... of potential hits remain. , Multiplexed phage display provides a simple, robust, ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... 13, 2018 , ... This September is Centers for Disease Control and ... awareness on how to help prevent food poisoning. According to the CDC, every year, ... hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. In support of the campaign, Best ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: