Tag: "chest" at medical news
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...ated with the laser showed significant decrease in chest
pain(angina), compared to none of those receiving medical therapy. The heart laser system, which uses a carbon dioxide laser, was developedby PLC Medical Systems Inc., Milford, Mass. Results of the 12-center, Phase III clinical trial were...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
... for benign breast conditions or who were given chest
fluoroscopies during tuberculosis treatment in the 1920s. Such women received up to 2,500 times more radiation than a woman gets during a mammogram. Yet, he says, "theres still this unfounded concern about getting cancer from mammog...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
... Spain who had a heartattack, suffered intractable chest
pain, called angina, or had congestive heartfailure. The group was given 200 mg of aspirin daily, which is considered asmall dose by European standards. Twenty stroke survivors were also included inthe study. They received 300 mg of asprin per da...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
... 2, she had a CT exam, somefluoroscopy and several chest
x-rays, could you tell me what the actualdose was?,' no one can do that right now," said Kathleen Hintenlang,assistant radiation control officer at Shands hospital at UF and one offour researchers heading the project. "If the parent asks what the ri...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
.... A few hours later, the patient experiences some chest
painwith some EKG and blood enzyme changes. "Did that patient have another heart attack? Not all cardiologistswould agree," Mahaffey said. "So we must come up with ways we formulate ourdefinitions to ensure that everyone is following the ...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...rt. AEDs havepaddles that are pressed against the chest
to deliver the shocks that revive theheart. For each minute that passes after cardiac arrest, there is a 10 percentreduction in the chance of survival. Even with this information, the questions surrounding PAD aresignificant. Who should use...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...apy offers an alternative for patients with severe chest
pain who may need a heart transplant." This thera... muscle .TMR was developed to relieve debilitating chest
pain, called angina, in patients who are not candidates for angioplasty or bypass surgery. After si...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...ents at the end of their one year study, with less chest
pain and a reduction in hospital admissions. Campbell et al conclude that even though there are known benefits to the implementation of secondary care to patients with coronary heart disease, there seems to be plenty of opportunity for improving proc...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...or other treatments toremove blockages and relieve chest
pain is still unknown. The study found thatthe major benefits from the drug came immediately, but after a few months thosetreated with tirofiban were no better off than those receiving heparin. "As the author of the accompanying editorial in NEJM su...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
...tunately, most of theabnormalities detected on the chest
x-rays were in the very early stages. But weare co...o volunteered for the study. Each minerwas given a chest
X-ray and a breathing test, and answered questions related todemographics, medical and work historie...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...who presented in the Emergency Department (ED)with chest
pain and were sent home without a definitive diagnosis. Thesepatients are twice as likely to have an unplanned return to the emergencydepartment within 48 hours compared with all patients discharged from the ED. Furthermore, there is a statistically...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...e migraine drugs can tip the balance, resulting in chest
pain andeven heart attacks. For individuals whose ... several anti-migrainemedications after reports of chest
pain and heart attack in some patients givendrugs for migraine headaches. Manufacturers of some of ...
Six Football Players Died In 1997 Season: New Study
... the brain, whilethe other came from a blow to the chest
that caused the boy's heart to stop,"said Dr. Frederick Mueller, professor and chair of physical education, exerciseand sport science at UNC-CH. "Seven of the indirect deaths were heart-related,and one was from heatstroke." Mueller, chairman...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...ople who have had mild heart attacks orsuffer from chest
pain may be able to inject themselves with a drug at home toprevent a heart attack or episodes of chest
pain, say scientists. In a study and editorial in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...od flow to the heart. Patients typicallyexperience chest
pain and weakening of the heart muscle and the condition, ifleft untreated, can lead to heart attack and death. Although current treatments like aspirin and heparin are successful atinhibiting blood clots, they do not work in every patient. S...
Treatment For Cancer May No Longer Be As Grim As The Disease
... nerves nearthe liver's surface, patients may feel chest
or abdominal pain for up to a week. The California team have so far tested their treatment on a dozen patients. Nineof the twelve have been free of cancer for more than a year. Left untreated,liver cancer is invariably fatal. Schneider expects that s...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...s. Dr. McKennasaid thoracic surgeons started doing chest
operations using video technology inthe early 1990s. "I make one incision that's about two inches long and three other incisions thatare usually about half an inch to three-quarters of an inch," said Dr. McKenna."One incision is for the camera lens,...
Get Me To The ER On Time
...nutes," hesays. "While most people recognized the chest
pain as a symptom, they often think interms of a '...utes; pain spreading to the shoulders neck orarms; chest
discomfort with lightheadedness; fainting, sweating; nausea; orshortness of breath. Less common sig...
For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says
...sually, when patients come to emergency rooms with chest
pain, they are given a standard electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood is drawn to measurelevels of heart enzymes in the blood. However, there are times when the results of these tests areinconclusive, leaving physicians with little guidance as to...
"Super" Aspirin Does Super Job In Fighting Heart Attacks
...le with heart attacks and unstable angina-- severe chest
pain that is often a sign of impending heart attac... their treatment for either heart attack or severe chest
pain. Someindividuals in the study received only the platelet blockers while others weretreated wit...
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