Tag: "busters" at medical news
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
...International Stroke Conference 2005. Giving clot busters
within three hours of symptom onset can reduce disability from stroke. But many of today's health systems don't have the stroke response system in place to quickly recognize, diagnose and provide therapy to patients who suffer stroke. As a result, ...
Blood-diverting catheter holds promise for stroke treatment
...ated with clot-busting drugs. However, these clot busters
are not recommended for use more than three hours after stroke onset. "The blood volume theory has been studied before but no one had really shown that it actually works and makes a difference," Campbell said. "So it is very encouraging that the de...
Giving clot busters in arteries has some benefits
...rial thrombolytics (IAT), which is delivering clot busters
via an artery. Researchers reviewed of 27 studi...also reduces or eliminates the risk of giving clot busters
to a patient who does not have a clot. The treatment requires an angiogram, which allows the physic...
Drug combo curbs artery re-closing after some heart attacks
...lus aspirin after they have been treated with clot busters
for a heart attack." In some heart attacks, an electrocardiogram reveals ST-elevation, an indicator of heart damage often associated with a blood clot. Survival after an ST-elevation heart attack depends on how quickly coronary blood flow is restore...
Study suggests insulin may have potential to prevent thrombosis leading to heart attack and stroke
... that insulin may support the action of other clot busters
and clot preventers currently used in heart attacks and strokes....
New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care
... Beta-blocker use, smoking advice, and use of clot busters
in the ER all improved dramatically. "What we saw was very striking," says Eagle. "When we could get the physicians, the nurses and the patients to agree on our goals, and provide them with tools based on the national guidelines and used at the poin...