Tag: "clot" at medical news
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
..., such asatherosclerotic plaque, and contribute to clot
formation. If the blood clotoccludes the vessels, which nourishes the heart or brain, a heart attack orstroke occurs. However, these and other studies from this research group have foundthat platelets continue to clump, even when asp...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...lot, thereby boosting prospects for breakingup the clot
and restoring blood flow to the oxygen-starved heart....
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...d 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 starting ticlopidine therapy. Symptoms of TTP in...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...y had a stroke or developed a systemic embolism, a clot
causing suddenblockage of arterial blood supply to a limb or body organ (blood clots are thecause of 80 percent of all strokes). Investigators found that the rate ofischemic stroke or embolism among these patients was 2.2 percent a year, onlyslightl...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...e surface of the plaques in thearteries. The blood clot
may close off the artery entirely or a piece of theclot may break off and travel to the brain (embolism). For many years,medications such as antiplatelets (for example, aspirin) and anticoagulants (forexample, warfarin) have been used to prevent str...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...x process, but one of the finaltriggers is a blood clot
that blocks the blood vessel. By interfering with...calactivity. "The best way is to prevent the blood clot
in the first place," says Fuster, whowas one of the first scientists to show that blood clots that c...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
...kind of exhaustion have elevated measures of blood clot
formation. The blood-clotting process play...involves two main components: factors that promote clot
formation (coagulation) and factors that remove blood clots (fibrinolysis). "The relationship betwe...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
... If these platelets stick to each other and form a clot
that stopscritical blood flow to the heart or the brain, cardiac arrest or a stroke mayoccur. This leavesresearchers with a challenge: Can platelets continue to control bleeding withoutforming lethalblood clots? Fortunately, two different molecu...
Call To Needle Times After Acute Myocardial Infarction In Urban And Rural Areas In Northeast Scotland: Prospective Observational Study
...t). Thrombolytic treatment to try to dissolve the clot
is a matter of urgency and, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), should be given to patients within 90 minutes of their calling for medical assistance. In this week's BMJ, Dr John Rawles and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen at A...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
... when bloodflow to the brain is blocked by a blood clot
or when fat-filled plaque clogs thevessels leading to the brain.Although this study looked almost exclusively at whether a correlation existedbetween physical activity and stroke in white men, Lee says that theimplications of the research are likely ...
Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital
...rculatingin the blood to clump together and form a clot
at the site of an atheroscleroticplaque. The drug is infused continually in patients for a number of days untilthe threat of blockage diminishes. According to Greenbaum, the drug is easy toadminister, which could make it more attractive to s...
Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases
...treat. Also, there is a slight(1 percent) risk of clot
formation, which could lead to a heart attack In a typical procedure, the stent is implanted in the artery after theballoon has opened it up. However, it is becoming increasing common forcardiologists to automatically implant the stent before seeing...
Wake Up To Stroke -- Night Strokes Linked To Long Delays In Care
...rain -- hemorrhagic strokes -- are nottreated with clot
busters, because the drugs can increase the bleeding which canlead to death. "A substantial proportion of patients are asleep when the symptoms occur," saysRosamond. "When that happens, their delay time in getting to the hospital ismuch longer, sinc...
Emory Receives $14 Million Federal Grant To Coordinate 50-Site Brain Attack Prevention Trial
...ic stroke, occurswhen an artery narrows or a blood clot
blocks blood flow in an artery supplyingthe brain. A clot
can form because of sluggish blood flow through a vesselnarrowed by fatty, atherosclerotic deposits....
Balloon Procedure In The Brain? Longest Follow-Up To Date Shows Good Results
...e ofthe procedure, and another patient had a blood clot
near the site of theoriginal blockage an hour after undergoing the procedure. That clot
wassuccessfully dissolved with medication. During about three years of follow-up, two individuals in...
Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
...ntifieda compound with the ability to induce blood clot
formation. The compound,poly-n-acetyl glucosamine,...y of the proteins that arenormally associated with clot
formation, such as fibrin or thrombin....
Alga-Based Compound Promises Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
...y ofthe proteins that are normally associated with clot
formation, such as fibrin orthrombin. Produced in...cies that also promotehemostasis, but they contain clot
inducing proteins that are derived from humanblood. With such products there is a risk of disease t...
Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart
...d. Following injuries,platelets stick together and clot
to stop us bleeding to death. Too muchclotting wou...cur on the surfaces of platelets as theyprepare to clot
and become sticky. The numbers of sticky platelets in depressedpeople, they found, were 41 per cent ...
Study shows combining antiplatelet drug Abciximab with clot-buster is effective in treating heart-attack patients
...k. Nearly all heart attacks are caused by a blood clot
that obstructs the flow of blood to the heart, the...on of abciximab with reduced doses of reteplase, a clot
dissolving drug given in two injections separated by 30 minutes. Preliminary data show encouraging ...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
... offollow-up, 38 cases of venous thrombosis (blood clot
in a major vein) and 17cases of pulmonary embolus (blood clot
in a lung) developed among women in thestudy who were taking raloxifene. However, because these cond...
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