Tag: "angina" at medical news
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
... "Most patientssaw a significant decrease in their angina
scores after the procedure, andit appears that the benefit lasts over time. A six-month follow-up alsodemonstrated that patients treated with TMR displayed marked increase inblood flow to the heart. "These patients typically have had multiple ...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...R have seen an average 80 percentdecrease in their angina
score after three months," Lowe said. "Whenwe compare the scans of their hearts before the procedure and after threemonths, we can clearly see that more of the heart muscle is oxygenated andfunctional." During the procedure, surgeons gain ...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...on approved tirofiban forindividuals with unstable angina
(chest pain at rest) and non-Q-wave myocardialinfa...nd study, after 48 hours individuals with unstable angina
taking tirofibanhad a reduced risk of 32 percent compared to those receiving heparin. How often the...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
...o the medical management of patients with unstable angina
reducestheir risk of death by as much as 47%. Unstable angina
is currently the leadingcause of admissions to coronary care units, accounting for more than 1.4 mil...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...anagement of high blood pressure and chronicstable angina
(chest pain). It was withdrawn by the manufacturer because ofadverse drug-to-drug interactions. In all four case studies, patients were taking 50 to 100 mg of mibefradildaily to control their high blood pressure, and in most cases, also taking other...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...he largest everconducted on patients with unstable angina
or "acute coronary syndrome." Thecondition occurs...r use in angioplasty and for patients withunstable angina
in May 1998. The study was funded by COR Therapeutics Inc., ofSan Francisco, and Schering-Plough Re...
"Super" Aspirin Does Super Job In Fighting Heart Attacks
...cannot be given clot-busters --those with unstable angina
(indicating an impending heart attack), non-Q-wavemyocardial infarction (mild heart attack), or undergoing balloon angioplasty --may instead benefit from these platelet blockers. Other authors are Robert M. Califf, M.D.; Robert A. Harrington, M.D.; ...
More Evidence Of Possible Adverse Effects From New Hormone Use In Women With Heart Disease
... after their attack were hospitalized for unstable angina
within almost a year. That rate of hospitalizatio... at night. This difference in rates of unstable angina
was significantly higher in this group, compared to the other women, and they also had significan...
Artery Temperatures Identify Hot Spots On Plaque That May Rupture And Trigger Heart Attack
... the diagnosis. The plaques of patients withstable angina
averaged 0.190° F above the temperature in th...t attack patients, followed by those with unstable angina
andthose with stable angina. No correlation was found between the amount of narrowing in the blood v...
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Available To Discuss New Guidelines On Treatment Of Stable Angina
...aggravated by exertion or emotional stress. Stable angina
has a predictablepattern for a prolonged time. Ke...the ten most importanttreatment elements of stable angina
management: A -- Aspirin, anti-anginal drugs B -- Blood pressure control, beta-blocker drugs C -- C...
American Heart Association Comment: Abciximab In Patients With Refractory Unstable Angina In Relation To Serum Troponin T Levels
...rtery. This group of individuals who have unstable angina
-- severe chest pain, even atrest -- are most like.... This high-risk group of people who have unstable angina
are sitting on apotential time bomb -- one that could suddenly transform a narrowed coronaryartery i...
Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique
...lycerin to control pain than did acontrol group of angina
patients. The results are published in the June is...eatmentusually involves 35 one-hour sessions. "The angina
patients we treated with EECP have not found relief from any othertreatment -- from medications, ang...
NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke
...pidly identify whichof these patients has unstable angina
or a heart attack. Patients with a milder chest pain--possibly angina-- will be evaluatedwith MRI and traditional clinical evaluation. The stroke component of the study will be fully operational in the fall of 1999. Until that time, a pilot phas...
New medicare coverage makes TMR procedure more readily accessible to patients
with severe angina and no options
... 6, 1999) -- Relief from the debilitating pain of angina
isnow more readily accessible for an estimated 10 ...0 percent of patients,is a significant decrease in angina
pain. "This new technique holds new hope for patients with severe chest pain who haveno other option...
Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease
...ide levels of 500 mg/dl or fewer. They had stable angina
? meaning anychest pain they did experience was not disabling ? and among other criteria,they were able to complete at least four minutes of treadmill or bicycleexercise testing without measurable problems. "Until further long-term trials in ...
Heart valve disease increases risk of death, research shows
...icantly increases the risk of heart attack,stroke, angina
and even death in older adults. The aortic...valve disease somehowcause heart attacks, strokes, angina
and heart failure? The answers could leadto a new way to screen for heart vessel disease. "I...
Simple test predicts ability to grow new blood vessels: Breakthrough in battle against heart disease, diabetes, cancer
... United States, leading to anoxygen-starved heart, angina
and risk of heart attack. The human body is able togrow new blood vessels that compensate for the blocked vessels that cause heartattacks. These new vessels may also feed cancerous tumors and cause blindness indiabetes patients. A study at the Techni...
Positive outlook, sense of self-control can predict new coronary events, says Carnegie Mellon study
...298 patients were coronary artery disease,unstable angina
or chest pain, acute myocardial infarction or a failed treadmilltest. Their angioplasties were defined as successful primarily if the artery wasopened 50 percent. Angioplasty was also considered to be successful if theblockage did not reocclude while...
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology update guidelines for treatment of heart attack
... drugs were noteffective in patients with unstable angina
or a type of heart attack known as anon-ST-segment elevation heart attack. This type of heart attack may seem lowrisk at first, but, over a period of two years or so, it can be as lifethreatening as other kinds of heart attacks. The new guidelines in...
Laser heart treatment shown to be safe and effective at lowering pain associated with heart disease
...(101). The researchers found that after 12 months, angina
improved at least 2 classes,based on the Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina
scale, in 72 percent of theTMRpatients compared to 13 percent of the medically managed patients. "I...
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