HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy

Three studies being presented today at the American College of Cardiologys Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2007 in New Orleans, La., highlight the breadth of research propelling advances in clinical cardiology. Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit is an annual meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the American College of Cardiology in partnership with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

One study explores the best medical and interventional treatment for patients with acute coronary syndromes, the second demonstrates the long-lasting promise of non-surgical approaches to the repair of heart valves, and the third highlights a new drug-exercise combination that, when used in nuclear scanning of the heart, not only improves image quality but also wins the approval of patients by reducing side effects.

A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Bivalirudin in Acute Coronary Syndromes: Final One-Year Results from the ACUITY Trial (Presentation Number 2414-5)

Use a synthetic version of an anticlotting compound found in the saliva of the medicinal leech results in similar long-term survival but reduces serious bleeding when compared to more complicated existing medical therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes. The one-year results of the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy (ACUITY) trial suggest that bivalirudin may become an increasingly common therapeutic choice.

"Given these outcomes, I would expect a further shift toward bivalirudin, based on the reduction in bleeding as well as a reduction in costs and the simplicity of the regimen," said Dr. Gregg Stone, a professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and chairman of The Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York City.

Acute coronary syndrome is an umbrella diagnosis that encompasses both unstable chest pain and a type of heart attack known
'"/>

Contact: Leslie Humbel
lhumbel@spectrumscience.com
504-613-2418
American College of Cardiology
26-Mar-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects
2. Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
3. Studies suggest investigational agent reduces disease activity in MS
4. Studies highlight real world use, safety of drug-eluting stents
5. Studies led by Rhode Island Hospital confirm safety and efficacy
6. Studies identify food sources of disease and drug resistance
7. Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs
8. Studies highlight need to monitor heart function in breast cancer patients
9. Studies examine physician disclosure of medical errors
10. Studies indicate medication can be an effective therapy for smoking cessation
11. Studies evaluating health effects of dental amalgam fillings in children confirm safety

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


(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... Network (AHN), are joining biomedical engineers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop ... cardiac patients who have undergone open heart surgery. , The AGH/CMU team was ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Want to get moving, ... Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its fourth annual STEPtember campaign ... fully virtual challenge, STEPtember meets everyone wherever they are at this moment — encouraging ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put financial strain ... for ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put more into savings, ... important that you have a financial safety net in place in case something were to ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... intended to improve outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, today announced that ... grant in the amount of $555,358 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... The 15 ... customized Lighthouse Health & Wellness mobile app and web-portal. NCPCV received a 2020 ... Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Destination Imagination, which support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 ... ... and analytical laboratory technologies, will host the Agilent Science and Technology Virtual ... During this two-day symposium, Agilent will open a suite of Live webinars and ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Breast and ovarian cancers are common diseases ... 3% of breast cancers (about 7,500 women per year) and 10% of ovarian cancers ... genes. Both genes are detectable in the Women’s Excellence Genetic Testing Program. , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Continuing on its rapid ... sanitization, disinfection and deodorization provider - is proud to announce it has opened ... for businesses and residents throughout the area. , Germinator provides a 100% safe ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: