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American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...ity oralanticoagulation with warfarin and low-dose aspirin
in the primaryprevention of ischaemic heart diseas... A combination anticoagulant treatment -- low-dose aspirin
and low-dosewarfarin -- reduced the risk of heart attack by 34 percent in a 13-year study involving ...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
DALLAS, Feb. 3 -- Individuals who take low-dose aspirin
to stave offrepeat heart attacks or strokes should...ndations from the American HeartAssociation (AHA), aspirin
is advised for individuals who have had a heartattack or stroke or are at high risk due to family hi...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
...els malfunction because of excessivefatty buildup, aspirin
may prove to be beneficial in making them work cor... In this study, researchers found that when aspirin
was given to 14patients with atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction, there was a strongtendency...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...ice replywould be, "One thing we do not have is an aspirin
that costs $1.50. We try tomake all generic items like Tylenol or Maalox cost close to market value." The study's broad purpose was to observe anticipatory impression management -using tactics to avert potentially costly problems, often at the custom...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
Contrary to prevailing medical opinion, low dose aspirin
therapy duringpregnancy does not prevent preeclamp...n at high risk of preeclampsia should not be given aspirin
therapyto prevent the condition, as our study shows it doesn't work." said Dr. DonaldMcNellis, the N...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...ne list," said Williams. He cites the benefits of aspirin
forreducing heart disease risk as one example of a drug having greater benefit thanoriginally perceived. Participants who enter their data through the Internet will receive an automaticon-the-spot analysis of their diet, physical activity, and weight...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
CHICAGO --- Ticlopidine, a drug that acts like aspirin
and is widelyused to prevent stroke as well as blood clot formation following placement ofcardiac stents, can cause a rare but potentially deadly disease. The disorder,thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), generally develops within four weeksof ...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
..., and a low-riskfor stroke who fare well by taking aspirin
instead of warfarin to preventstroke. Previous st...h risk forstroke. However, because treatment with aspirin
carries a lower risk ofbleeding and requires less medical monitoring than warfarin, doctors have bee...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
... heart attack. Thrombolytic, or "clot-busters" and aspirin
break up blood clots that canobstruct the blood vessels leading to the heart, while beta-blockers andACE-inhibitors relax the blood vessels. On the downside, ACE-inhibitors nearly doubled the risk of low-blood pressureepisodes. The rate of such epis...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...-hospital treatment for these individuals involves aspirin
and heparin. The study, co-authored by David J. Moliterno, M.D. is among several thatare looking into ways to reduce heart attack survivors' high risk for death or asecond heart attack in the first year following the attack, with the mostcrit...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...nd death. Although current treatments like aspirin
and heparin are successful atinhibiting blood clot...s platelets to bindtogether and form a clot. While aspirin
works through a similar mechanism, itonly inhibits one of many pathways leading to the receptor, whe...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...h a history of upper GI disease, or those who used aspirin
ornon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), medicines often associated withupper GI disease. "The findings are significant because they reveal that, even in women athigh risk for upper GI problems, treatment with alendronate did not in...
Scientists Discover How Aspirin Reduces Inflammation
DALLAS - November 5, 1998 - Everyone knows that aspirin
helps reduceinflammation, but for years no one kne...ne, and colleaguesdescribe the molecular action of aspirin
and salicylate (from which aspirin
isderived) in the Nov. 5 issue of the journal Nature. Inf...
Pairing Two Drugs With Angioplasty May Offer Best Success In Treating Heart Attacks
...the trade name Reopro, has been dubbed theultimate aspirin
because it stops blood from clotting, and reteplase, known asr-PA, dissolves blood clots. Both drugs are federally approved and on themarket. The Phase II dose-ranging trial, known as SPEED (Strategies for PatencyEnhancement in the Emergency...
Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's
... arthritis. Existing painkillers likeibuprofen and aspirin
inhibit both cox-2 and cox-1, a closelyrelated enzyme. For years physicians believed that knocking outcox-1 helped patients feel better, but now most doctors believethat cox-2 is the real pain-causing culprit in many illnesses.Currently drugs targeti...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...rol, weight loss, increased physical activity, and aspirin
and otherdrug therapies, he added. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of deathamong Americans. Each year, about 500,000 Americans die of coronary heartdisease and about 160,000 of stroke. One in five Americans h...
More Evidence Of Possible Adverse Effects From New Hormone Use In Women With Heart Disease
...e." In looking back at a 1996 study of the use of aspirin
in heart attack patients, Alexander and her team ...Study), which compared two different therapies -- aspirin
plus coumadin -- in preventing second heart attacks. Coumadin is a anti-coagulant. ...
Emory Receives $14 Million Federal Grant To Coordinate 50-Site Brain Attack Prevention Trial
...ormedconsent, will be randomized to receive either aspirin
or warfarin, and will be evaluatedby stroke experts at the WASID study site nearest them every four months for theduration of the study. A stroke or "brain attack" occurs when blood circulation to the brainbecomes interrupted. The most common...
Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Predictors of Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms
...ypertension, hyperlipidemia, pregnancyhistory, and aspirin
use. "In patients with diabetes mellitus, 20 percent of aneurysms were located in theback of the brain as compared to nine percent of aneurysms in people withoutdiabetes," says Robert D. Brown, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist. "We alsofound that amo...
Older, disabled women have trouble managing pain
...requently (by 41 percent of thewomen), followed by aspirin
(34 percent) and ibuprofen (11 percent). Acombination of two or more analgesics was used by 29 percent of theparticipants. But while 87 percent of women with severe pain took at least some medication,researchers were surprised by the large proportion...
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