Tag: "angina" at medical news
Who should have heart bypass surgery? New guidelines will help doctors, patients decide together
...as other treatments, such as medications tocontrol angina
and reduce cholesterol, and angioplasty to remove the blockagesin heart arteries. Though angioplasty has historically kept patients in thehospital for fewer days because it is not as invasive as bypass, new "fasttrack" bypass recuperation approaches ...
Cedars-Sinai part of study published in Sept. 30 New England Journal of Medicine
on laser procedure to relieve severe angina in cardiac patients
...tion(TMR) -- a procedure designed to reduce severe angina
in cardiac patientsunsuitable for angioplasty or c...nts to continue medical treatment. The severity of angina
was documented atthe study's onset as well as at three, six and 12 months. At 12 months, anginahad s...
Growing new blood vessels with a timed-release capsule of growth factor is a promising treatment for heart bypass patients, finds NHLBI study
.... Patients in the highest dose group were free of angina
(chest pain) but some patients in the placebo and low-dose group experienced chest pain. Simons and colleagues note that a larger (Phase II) multi-center study of this approach is currently underway....
Gene variant increases heart disease risk, even when cholesterol is normal
...n-mutation group. Coronary events were defined as angina
(chest pain), heart attacks or dying from heart at...he study group. Because most of those events were angina
(severe chest pain due to blockages), Scuteri says a separate analysis was done for heart attacks an...
Blood marker can signal trouble for individuals with heart disease
DALLAS, Nov. 9 -- Individuals with unstable angina
who have higher levels of a protein associated wit... attack or stroke. The study included 105 unstable angina
patients admitted to the Italian Hospital. Individuals with unstable angina
and high levels of CRP...
Housework questionnaire may more accurately reflect activity limitations related to heart disease in women
...ld Activities Scale on 30 women ages 39 to 85 with angina
-- chest pain caused when the heart cannot get enough oxygen-rich blood. Angina is often an indication that fatty plaque deposits have narrowed the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Exercise causes the body to put more demands on the heart, ...
Stress blocks effects of medications in heart disease
... Although 40 percent of all participants reported angina
after treatment, almost 90 percent of the more highly stressed patients did so. While patients overall showed an average of 5.5 fewer ischemic episodes after treatment, the more highly stressed persons averaged an improvement of only 4.4 fewer episo...
Growing blood vessels around clots in leg arteries may treat painful walking
...ws through clogged and narrowed arteries. And like angina
in a heart, this lack of oxygen-rich blood to muscles that need it produces pain. Leg by-pass surgery and angioplasty can help some patients, but most people with leg clots walk as little as possible to avoid the pain. Now, a novel therapy is be...
Encouraging one year results in vessel growth factor trial
...e, such as bypass surgery. The effect on patients angina
was also encouraging, Henry says. He reports that after one year, those in the high-dose group had less chest pain than the placebo group. The findings are encouraging, but certainly not conclusive, he says. On the other hand, its the best data ...
Wider use of beta-blockers after heart attacks could save thousands of lives at a reasonable cost, new study shows
... - are prescribed to treat high blood pressure and angina
pain, and they are used for heart failure and after heart attacks. They work by blocking the stimulation of certain receptors which reduces the heart rate and decreases the strength of the heart's contraction. The study projected the benefits in decr...
New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care
...er common cardiovascular conditions such as stable angina
and heart failure. The GAP project was designed to find out whether the tools and strategies could work at different kinds of hospitals, including academic medical centers, community teaching hospitals and non-teaching hospitals. It also wanted to te...
LIFE-SAVER: World's largest cholesterol-lowering trial reveals massive benefits for high-risk patients
...y had a heart attack 80 of every 1000 people with angina
or some other evidence of coronary heart disease ...he risk of being hospitalised because of worsening angina
typically, about 30 fewer admissions per 1000 treated for 5 years. The benefits increase throughou...
Five-week antibiotic treatment may improve cardiovascular function
...tibiotic improved vascular function in people with angina
who tested positive for Chlamydia pneumoniae in their blood. The research is reported in todays rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Coronary artery disease patients who tested positive for C. pneumoniae show...
Gene therapy to treat angina appears safe
...of the angiogenic protein for weeks. Treatment for angina
currently takes two approaches. One is drugs that...ion. In the placebo group the average duration of angina
was 27 months. In the gene-treated group the average duration was 56 months. The researchers deter...
Three-month antibiotic treatment reduces risk of future heart attack
...tions. Patients with acute heart attacks or severe angina
seem to benefit from treatment with a macrolide an...ied, or suffered a nonfatal heart attack, unstable angina
or a stroke. That difference was statistically significant. The action of clarithromycin seems to ...
Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care
...e variations in care persist. The same is true for angina
and heart failure, two other common heart conditio...AP heart attack project, and the heart failure and angina
projects now under way in other regions, is available at www.acc.org. Samples of the toolkit items, ...
Proven heart therapy used in only 25 percent of cases
...ut 715,000 Americans experience NSTEMI or unstable angina
each year. "Despite the fact that these drugs have been proven effective in preventing death and heart attacks, they are being markedly underutilized," said Duke cardiologist Eric Peterson, M.D., who presented the results of the study today (March 18...
As heart patients flock to alternative medicine, hazards may lurk
...ents who had been hospitalized for heart attack or angina
within six months before being surveyed by phone last year. It was designed by members of the U-M Cardiovascular Center and the U-M Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Center, one of the first centers of its kind in the nation funded by t...
African-American heart patients
...ans continued toreport worse functional status and angina
symptoms compared to whites. These differences persistedeven after adjusting for baseline characteristics and revascularization status. Said Duke cardiologist Eric Peterson, M.D., While there have been past studies looking at thedifferences in he...
Nicorandil could improve outcome for angina patients
...of coronary events in men and women who had stable angina
and additional risk factors for CHD. 5126 patients from 226 centres in the UK were randomly assigned 20 mg nicorandil twice daily or identical placebo in addition to standard antianginal therapy (-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, or long-acting ni...
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