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It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack

...nger to decide to give their patients a diagnostic catheterization compared to the Pacific region, Eisenstein said. ...ket costs like those related to the use of cardiac catheterization and angioplasty," Mark said. "This study shows that judging the balance between costs and quality of...

"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty

...entocor, Inc., Malvern, PA) administered in the catheterization laboratory before an angioplasty can prevent pl..., Philadelphia, and associate director, cardiac catheterization laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, recognizes the vast advantages of ReoPro&t...

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

...ssor ofmedicine and acting director of the cardiac catheterization lab at UCSF,suggests that angioplasty is emerging as a treatment of choice for mostemergency heart attack patients. However, Chou notes, "Many hospitals in the United States, especially inrural areas, do not offer angioplasties as an option. ...

Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina

...ld deliver to theirpatients -- from angioplasty to catheterization to heparin. The report saidpatients were followed for 30 days after treatment to assess the drug'slong-term effect. The results showed that patients tolerated the drug as well as aspirinor heparin, with similar side effects. All three drugs i...

Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital

.... "For large hospitals with active cardiac catheterization laboratoriesand other interventional capabilities, patients are given the drug right away,and they do well," Greenbaum said. "The problem is that the majority of peoplein the U.S. and the world first come to hospitals that don't have thesecapabiliti...

Low Socio-Economic Status Heart Patients Need More Than Just Aggressive Cardiac Procedures

...ve patients who were referred to Dukefor a cardiac catheterization and who then went on to receive either anangioplasty or bypass. Of these patients, 350 were of low SES, which wasdefined as having less than nine years of education and an annual income of lessthan $10,000. These patients tended to be older than hi...

Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors

...ells with the useof a non-surgical, interventional catheterization technique. Thistechnique also involves the infusion of tiny particles that cutoff the blood supply to the tumor, thus inhibiting cancer-cellgrowth. Colon cancer that has metastasized, or spread, can bemanaged with chemoembolization when systemic chem...

Alga-Based Compound Promises Less Bleeding On The Battlefield

...ethe cessation of bleeding associated with cardiac catheterization related toangioplasty and angiography, as well as in kidney dialysis. Pending full review and approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, theproduct will be available for general use....

Wake Forest researchers develop new technique to diagnose narrowed heart arteries

...rization, the MRI was just as effective as cardiac catheterization at diagnosing significantblockages in two main art... The MRI test cannot currently replace the cardiac catheterization as a"roadmap" to performing angioplasty or bypass surgery, but the researchersbelieve it has promise...

Dartmouth researchers urge caution in communicating results to public

...theterization). Third, the study implied cardiac catheterization was the best treatment andanything less was deemed inappropriate, an assumption the authors say isunfounded. "It is tempting to place the blame for what went wrong in the coverage ofthe -- study on reporters, science writers, and media editors and t...

Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die

...rization facilities was similar in both regions. A catheterization helpsphysicians pinpoint the location and extent o...earchers said this may bea result of the timing of catheterization in North America, where 80 percent ofthe procedures performed during the 30-day follow-up period of ...

Selective and nonselective beta-blockers equally effective in preventing sudden death

...or of internal medicine and director of thecardiac catheterization laboratory at the VA Medical Center. "The findings givedoctors more options in treating their patients and help us as we move into development of the next generation of these drugs." The selective beta-blocker used was metoprolol. The nonsele...

MRI breakthroughs could lead to new tests for heart disease

...rization, the MRI was just as effective as cardiac catheterization atdiagnosing significant blockages in the two main arteries of the heart. "MRI allows us not only to locate a blockage, but to determine whetherit limits blood flow enough to warrant treatment," said Hundley. "With furtherdevelopment, many pa...

Trauma patients need monitoring for infection risk

...sive procedures such as intubation, ventilation or catheterization also increased trauma patients' susceptibility to infection by creating sites of entry for bacteria. "We've seen a lot of progress in recent years in the treatment and survival of trauma patients, but the long recovery time in hospital leaves pati...

Mentally ill patients receive fewer cardiovascular procedures than rest of population, Yale study finds

...gery and 28 percent less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization than those without mental disorders. Whatever the reasons, Druss said, the fact that these differences could not be explained by measured clinical factors was cause for concern. "Patients with mental disorders are a vulnerable population who may be ...

Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals

...he pumping capacity of the heart's left ventricle, catheterization or heart imaging studies in certain patients, selected angioplasty or bypass surgery, and use of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors. Smoking cessation counseling, diet counseling, and referral for outpatient rehabilitation are also key strategies. Not ...

Beta-blocker shown to be ineffective in patients with advanced heart failure

...dicine at UT Southwestern, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center and co-author of the study. "Although the primary result in the BEST study is that bucindolol reduced all causes of mortality by 10 percent, it was not a significant reduction." The researchers...

University of Pittsburgh leads major national study on treating patients who have diabetes and heart disease

...f clinical services, associate director of cardiac catheterization labs and cardiology principal investigator of the Pittsburgh site. "The BARI 2D study will resolve ongoing questions about when coronary revascularization should be performed, or even if drug therapy without revascularization is the best option....

Gene therapy to treat angina appears safe

...ad author of the study and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories and the interventional cardiology training program at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. We think the growth factor gene used here restarts this natural response. This is a completely new and different approach. Angina is a ...

Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care

...ng capacity of the hearts left ventricle; cardiac catheterization or other heart imaging studies in certain patients; angioplasty or bypass surgery in selected patients to open or go around blocked arteries; smoking cessation counseling (smoking doubles the long-term risk of another heart attack) diet counseling...

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