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Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...worthit, because inserting a stent structure in an artery
has been proven toreduce the rate of recurrent blockages in the artery, Peterson said. But, depending on who is paying the bill, he said these procedures maybe a bad financial deal for the hospital. Medicare gives hospitals one price (from $10,0...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...or blocked or diseased coronary arteries: coronary artery
bypasssurgery or balloon angioplasty. In a bypass... routine surgicaloption for patients with coronary artery
disease. "Right now, the outcomes of coronary bypass are so good, and patientsfeel better righ...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...for blocked or diseased coronary arteries:coronary artery
bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty. In a bypas... routine surgicaloption for patients with coronary artery
disease. "Right now, the outcomes of coronary bypass are so good, and patientsfeel better r...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...self is completely blocked. A person whose artery
is 70 percent blocked or more has four times theri...method will not find blockages lower inthe carotid artery
where it emerges from the main artery
leading from the heart....
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
... New research suggests that patients with coronary artery
disease have abetter chance of long-term survival if they believe they have adequate help whenneeded from family and friends in performing daily tasks such as bathing ortaking medications. Researchers Steven Woloshin, MD, and colleagues at th...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...inues toclimb. In 1995 a total of 573,000 coronary artery
bypass procedures wereperformed at an average cost of $44,820 per surgery. In 1994 a total of 501,000bypass procedures were performed. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty procedures to open clogged bloodvessels were performed about 419,...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
... For individuals who have not experienced coronary artery
disease orstroke, aspirin therapy is not recommended unless there is a strong positivefamily history. "If one or both individual's parents or siblings have had aheart attack before 50, I would consider giving a baby aspirin (81 mg) a day,interrupted...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...id, appear to have an extra weaponagainst coronary artery
disease and stroke, according to a study in this month'sHypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. New research has found that the drug -- one of the most commonlyprescribed blood pressure medicines -- may help blunt blood clot...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...gh a thin flexible tube that isinserted through an artery
in the groin and threaded upward into the aorta. Once the balloon is in place, a pump is used to expand and contract it. Whenthe balloon expands, it helps improve delivery of oxygenated blood to all thebody's tissues and to the heart muscle itself. ...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...d cardiac catheterization, which confirmedcoronary artery
disease, and were prescribed medicine to control their disease.One month later, patients were interviewed about their medications,out-of-pocket medication costs and whether they had not taken their medicationsbecause of cost. After six months, doctor...
Cardiac Arrests Outside Hospital - Survival Could Be Improved By Better Public Awareness Of Symptoms
...lative and friends of patients with known coronary artery
disease. The author also draws attention to the proposed use of "intelligent" defibrillators by policeman, fireman and other lay first responders, such as security guards, airline cabin attendants and voluntary first aiders. Contact: Dr David Lipk...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...ny surgeons, still think thatif you have a blocked artery
in the leg, you need an operation.That's not necessarily true any longer." Frank Veith of the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine in New York City, president of the Society ofVascular Surgery, was the co-principal invest...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...lantation in certain patients with severe coronary artery
disease. Clinical results were reported today at ...tely 250,000 people suffer from end-stage coronary artery
disease and that number is growing by an estimated 20% each year. Many of these individuals can not...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
... certain group ofstroke patients, those with large artery
atherosclerosis, a disease in whichfatty materials...s 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,med...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
...se tracers in the diagnosis ofinfections, coronary artery
disease, and kidney diseases, among others. Manytimes, Wagner himself was the experimental subject. In 1983, his lab accomplished the first imaging of neuroreceptors in thebrain. Their pinpointing of the dopamine receptors inside the brain l...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
...crease in fat deposits in theiraortas -- the major artery
that carries blood from the heart. According toIlona Staprans, PhD, head of the SFVAMC Lipid Research Laboratory and principalinvestigator of the study, the small amount of added oxidized cholesterol (25milligrams a day), is equivalent to amounts fo...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...epartment, ErasmusUniversity. "But if the coronary artery
is already narrowed, there might not beenough rese... thenattempted to wash them from the arteries, the artery
contractions from most ofthe drugs decreased. However, two of the older drugs -- ergotamine anddihy...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
... barrier, administered carboplatin chemotherapy by artery
to attackthe patient's brain tumor and then waited two hours before giving intravenousSTS. "You have to open the gate to let the drug in and then wait until thegate is closed to give STS," Neuwelt said. Studies have shown that STS can cause...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...confirms that the first hours of unstable coronary artery
disease areassociated with a significant response from certain proteins," says the study'slead author Gilles Montalescot, M.D., Ph.D., of the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospitalin Paris. "There is an ongoing inflammatory process despite the use of commonclot...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...ts are significant,given the magnitude of coronary artery
disease worldwide. "From a global perspective, this is a huge clinical problem, with amillion patients presenting to U.S. hospitals each year with unstable angina,and similar numbers in Western European hospitals," Harrington said. "Ourfindin...
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