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Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots

A possible diagnostic use for clot-dissolving drugs such as tPA has been found by Medical College of Georgia researchers working to improve a test that identifies potentially deadly blood clots in the legs.... ..."This study is a fairly simple concept," says Dr. Vincent J.B. Robinson, nuclear cardiologist at MCG and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta and lead author of a study in the...

Rare heart problem decreases in clot-busting era

DURHAM, N.C. -- The incidence of cardiac tamponade, an infrequent but potentially fatal event following a heart attack, has not increased despite the widespread use of clot-busting and blood-thinning medications, according to an new analysis by Duke Clinical Research Institute investigators. Since bleeding is the major side effect of such medications, researchers said concerns with increased rate...

Insulin decreases inflammation, aids clot-busting drugs in heart attack patients, UB study shows

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Incorporating insulin into the mix of clot-busting and anticoagulation drugs administered to a patient suffering a heart attack significantly lowers the amount of inflammation in the blood vessels following the attack, a response that can improve a patient's chances of survival, a study conducted by researchers from the University at Buffalo has shown. ... The study is the first...

Stents combined with clot-busting drugs effective in limiting impact of deadly form of stroke

A small but promising study suggests that coupling the insertion of stents with injections of clot-busting tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) directly into blocked blood vessels that serve the brain is an effective way to either prevent or limit the damage from acute vertebrobasilar ischemic stroke, according to a team from Johns Hopkins....... The study's results, reported in the October issue o...

Expecting a laugh boosts stress-busting hormones

Irvine, Calif. -- Go ahead, laugh. In fact, look forward to the upcoming positive event. It does the body good....... Yes, even looking forward to a happy, funny event increases endorphins and other relaxation-inducing hormones as well as decreases other detrimental stress hormones, a UC Irvine College of Medicine-led study has found....... In previous studies, the scientists found that anticip...

Clot-busting stroke therapy appears safe for menstruating women

DALLAS, Oct. 4 In emergency stroke treatment, the clot buster tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can be safely given to women who are menstruating. However, it must be used with caution in those with a history of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, according to the first report of its kind published in the October issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. ... The drug is the only...

Clot-busting drugs linked to increased mortality in elderly

Boston, MAMore and more heart attack patients are getting thrombolytic therapy as a result of studies showing the clot-busting drugs can reduce the risk of dying. But a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers adds to the growing body of evidence that thrombolytic drugs may increase the overall risk of death for some patients, particularly the oldest and those with certain medical cond...

Study Finds Clot-Busting Drug Ineffective Or Even Harmful If Not Used Soon After A Stroke

. The clot-busting compound tPA, approved by the federal government for.use against strokes in 1996, has opened a new era in stroke treatment. Used.within a 3-hour window after a stroke, the drug improves the chances for a full.recovery from 33 percent to 50 percent. But a new study confirms that beyond.that 3-hour window, the drug can be ineffective or even harmful to patients..Wayne Cla...

Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta

.Heart attack survival in patients given thrombolytic therapy -- clot-busting.drugs -- is boosted dramatically when doctors also use a pump device that is.already commonly available in hospital emergency.rooms and cardiac intensive care wards to aid in the pumping of blood,.according to a study presented at the recent American College of Cardiology.meeting in Atlanta.. . To obtain the fin...

Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects

.NR 98-4857 (Hyper/Briefs) . DALLAS, Feb. 20 -- Diuretics, drugs that help lower blood pressure by.helping the body to eliminate excess fluid, appear to have an extra weapon.against coronary artery disease and stroke, according to a study in this month's.Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.. New research has found that the drug -- one of the most commonly...
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