Tag: "aspirin" at medical news
New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care
...rough discharge. Among the items on the checklist: aspirin
and clot-busters soon after the heart attack; drug...re - got counseling on quitting smoking. Emergency aspirin
use went from 81 percent to 87 percent. Results showed GAP greatly benefited Medicare patients. The ...
Scientists analyze stroke studies from the past 50 years; Success rate of experimental drugs described as 'remarkably dismal'
...the past 50 years, only two were found beneficial: aspirin
and the clot-buster known as tissue plasminogen activator. In addition, only three of the 178 trials analyzed in the study can be considered definitive by today's standards, reflecting frequent deficiencies in trial design and conduct. "This gives us...
News tips from the care and outcomes meeting
...at 65 percent of the patients were advised to take aspirin
or warfarin. However, the drugs were used significantly less frequently in African-Americans, women and people over age 85. They were used much more often in heart failure patients who had suffered a heart attack and in those who had coronary arter...
Development of blood clots following long-haul flights prevented with single dose of enoxaparin sodium
...were randomly assigned to receive either 400 mg of aspirin
in one daily dose for three days (starting 12 hour...ison with the other two groups). However, in the aspirin
group, 3.6 percent of the 84 subjects had DVT, along with two superficial clots (p<.025), and in...
LIFE-SAVER: World's largest cholesterol-lowering trial reveals massive benefits for high-risk patients
...e additional to those of other treatments, such as aspirin
and blood pressure-lowering drugs, commonly used in patients at risk of vascular disease. Furthermore, none of the previous concerns about safety with cholesterol-lowering therapy was substantiated. HPS statistician Professor Richard Peto said: This ...
UNC-RTI study supports aspirin to cut heart attacks, federal task force urges doctors to discuss with patients
...inicians discuss the benefits and dangers of using aspirin
to prevent heart attacks with healthy patients at ...sk patients. Its been pretty well recognized that aspirin
is helpful to people who have had heart attacks or strokes by preventing or delaying future cardiova...
Low-dose combo no better than aspirin alone in secondary prevention
...e of the anticoagulant drug warfarin with low-dose aspirin
does not prevent second heart attacks or strokes better than aspirin
alone, researchers report in todays Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. A study ...
Researchers question conventional wisdom on 'mini-strokes'
...t.If some TIAs are not caused by blood clots, then aspirin
therapy, which makes the blood less likely to clot, cannot be expected to prevent them, he notes. In addition, our results may mean that patients with TIAs should not be included in randomized trials of drugs to prevent stroke, Olsen says. This is i...
Many patients with coronary artery disease still fail to use aspirin therapy
DURHAM, N.C. Despite substantial evidence that aspirin
saves lives and reduces the risk of heart attacks,...le with coronary artery disease still did not take aspirin
regularly. In the study, published in the March 15, 2002, issue of the American Journal of Card...
Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care
... were made in the rates at which patients received aspirin
and beta blockers upon admission to the hospital, and the rates at which they received aspirin
and smoking cessation counseling upon discharge. Medicare patients also saw a gain in aspirin
Use of invasive heart procedures decreases after the age of 75
...ls -- SYMPHONY and Second SYMPHONY (Sibrafabin vs. aspirin
to yield maximum protection from ischemic heart ev...romes). These trials compared the effectiveness of aspirin
to a new class of drugs that dissolves blood clots. Using this database, which included more...
Aspirin resistance increases risk of death
...t time, researchers have shown that people who are aspirin
resistant have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than people who are not aspirin
resistant, according to a study in todays rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American...
Elderly patients have a high risk of stroke within six months of a heart attack
...oke after a heart attack. Lichtman also noted that aspirin
at discharge was associated with reduced stroke admission rates. The risk of stroke among the 20 percent of patients who had at least four of the eight identified factors was four times higher than patients with none of these factors. Patients in t...
St. John's wort ineffective for depression
...s not mean it is safe. A product as gentle as baby aspirin
can be toxic at high doses, Davidson said. "Just because St. John's wort was found to be ineffective for this type of depression does not mean it is harmless to the body," said Califf. "Several studies have shown that St. John's wort interacts danger...
Solving the COX conundrum
...ocedure mimicked in the animal studies. In humans, aspirin
halves the chances of a heart attack complicating ...of aspirin. Indeed, an experimental formulation of aspirin
that only targets platelets was developed by FitzGerald in collaboration with the Bayer corporation ...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
...ore likely to form artery-blocking clots. Chronic aspirin
therapy is the most readily available way to count...w and coordinate their recommendations for chronic aspirin
use in patients with diabetes but without CHD. Develop and evaluate programs to ensure that every ...
Aspirin steps up as anti-inflammatory for arteries
...merican Heart Association. Researchers found that aspirin
can protect the blood vessels from dysfunction cau...xible and inflamed. Researchers wanted to know if aspirin
might protect against inflammation. Aspirin is widely used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, bu...
First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops
.... Approximately half of chronic COX-2 users took aspirin
for cardio-protective effects. Half of these user...oves useful to them, added Cox. COX-2 drugs aside, aspirin
therapy has been shown to confer numerous benefits, although use at too high a dose can put an indiv...
Zebrafish: Drug discovery of a different stripe holds promise in COX research
...nd prevent the activation of platelets. NSAIDs and aspirin
block both forms of the enzyme. COX-2 inhibitors leave the hazardous COX-1 products unaltered, thereby perhaps predisposing some individuals to a risk of heart attack. "We were impressed that COX inhibitors behaved much the same in zebrafish as in h...
Women with ovary disease may also have high risk for heart disease
...se, or were taking drugs such as contraceptives or aspirin
that can affect artery function. "Hopefully this study will inform cardiologists about an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in women," he adds. Hardiman notes that the evidence only indirectly links polycystic ovaries with an increased...
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