Tag: "aneurysm" at medical news
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...fects, including hemorrhagic (bleeding) strokes or aneurysm
(a leakingblood vessel in the brain) occurred in 15 individuals who had taken warfarincompared to three who had not. Most of the individuals with stroke had highblood pressure. "Physicians must first make sure that before prescribing thecombination...
Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An
Aneurysm Two Years Ago
..., motor and cognitive skills that were lostwhen an aneurysm
nearly took his life two years ago. Richards, who ...s on the side of an artery in Richards' brain. One aneurysm
(a weak spoton an artery wall which bulges like a tiny balloon) had already ruptured,allowing blood ...
Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Predictors of Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms
...identified diabetes as a risk factor for having an aneurysm
in a certainlocation of the brain arteries, (posterior circulation aneurysms) and priorpregnancy as a risk factor contributing to multiple aneurysms. The study looked at the medical records of 270 people who were residents ofOlmsted County, Minn. who...
Early Heart Repair For Marfan Syndrome Patients Critical To Survival
...be carefully monitored fordevelopment of an aortic aneurysm
-- a ballooning of the large blood vessel thatlead...howed that death rates from surgical repair of the aneurysm
were only 1.5percent when done early, compared to 12 percent among patients who underwentemergency r...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
...air, the coils are placed one at a time until the aneurysm
is filled, eliminating the risk of bleeding. Because the technique has such a fast recovery time (two to three days), it is also gaining favor as an alternative to surgery in cases where either can be used. Research studies to compare the two pr...
Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms
...r suspicion because they are much more abundant in aneurysm
tissuethan in healthy artery wall. They also attac...r key protein, collagen,allows an abdominal aortic aneurysm
to form and then to grow," Thompson says. He thought doxycycline might be a useful drug because thi...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
... "The standard surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm
is very good and hasbeen used extensively over the... "You must have normal aorta above and below the aneurysm
to anchor thedevice so that the blood flows through the stented graft inside it. Thisprevents blood ...
Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment
...in some cases aneurysms should not be treated." An aneurysm
is a widened, or ballooned, area of a blood vessel...es. Until recently, these analyses have shown that aneurysm
treatment is both advisable and cost-effective. However, said Johnston, these analyses were based on...
More bad news for cocaine users: Drug can triple risk of aneurysm
...he development of aneurysms in heart arteries. An aneurysm
is a ballooning-out of the wall of an artery. An aneurysm
in a heart artery may lead to a heart attack. An aneurysm
in an artery of the brain could burst and...
Study: Ripped aortas kill often, but new knowledge may aid survival
...the heart to fail, or make the aorta swell into an aneurysm
or even rip open. In fact, aortic dissections are the leading cause of death among people with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that weakens the aorta and produces unusually long limbs or other abnormalities in more than 100,000 Americans. ...
Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds
...ediately after using cocaine may cause an existing aneurysm
or arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain t...among cocaine users have found a high frequency of aneurysm
or AVM, he noted. Hypertension, particularly in those who had been prescribed medication but too...
Overstocked blood drains nations supply
...ctomy (surgery to clear blocked neck arteries) and aneurysm
repair. Before blood can be used in surgery, it mu...ommend only an ABO-Rh type and antibody screen for aneurysm
and AVM surgery and no type or screen for carotid endarterectomy. A transfusion performed after a t...
Older patients who need high-risk surgery fare better in experienced hospitals
...when undergoing heart valve replacement, abdominal aneurysm
repair, and surgery for lung, stomach or bladder cancer. For each of these procedures, death rates at the highest volume hospitals were between two percent and five percent lower than at the lowest volume hospitals.Hospital volume was least important...
Smaller aneurysms best left alone
...not to correct the problem with surgery unless the aneurysm
exceeds a certain size. The common hazards of surgery can be the greater threat unless the aneurysm
is larger than 5.5 centimeters in diameter, according to findings published in the May 9 issue of th...
Skin test may detect subarachnoid hemorrhage risk
...k skin biopsies from 21 patients with intracranial aneurysm
(average age 44) without signs of connective tissue disorders. Seventeen of them had suffered a subarachnoid stroke. They found that seven patients had connective tissue mutations. These tissue alterations were not found in 10 patients who did ...
Endovascular coils beat neurosurgery for treating brain haemorrhage
... are treated through the blood vessels than if the aneurysm
is clipped by surgery. The findings are published ... platinum coils via an artery and blocking off the aneurysm
reduced the relative risk of dependency or death by nearly a quarter and the absolute risk by nearly...
Screening men for aortic aneurysms justified
... death rates were 6% after elective surgery for an aneurysm
compared with 37% after emergency surgery--a more likely outcome for the men who were not screened. Alan Scott comments: "Our results indicate that substantial reductions in aneurysm-related mortality could be achieved by the implementation of a ...
Endografts help prevent deaths from abdominal aortic aneurysms
NEW YORK A ruptured aneurysm
in the abdominal aorta is one of the most challeng...he patients who suffer a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
do not live to see a physician," Dr. Williams said. "Those who arrive alive to the emergency room ar...
Uninsured face higher death risk from aorta problems
... problem even if the operation is done before the aneurysm
ruptures. The findings, published in the current ...tic dissection, can grow and eventually lead to an aneurysm
at the weakened spot. Patients whose aneurysms are found while they're still intact can have surgery...
UCSF vascular surgeons develop new technique to repair aortic arch aneurysm
...of-its-kind operation to repair a life-threatening aneurysm
in the patient's aortic arch, which carries blood from the heart. In an aortic aneurysm
the walls of the aorta, the primary blood vessels leading away from the heart, bulge out like a fill...