Tag: "clopidogrel" at medical news
VA trial to weigh aspirin against other anti-clotting drugs in heart disease patients
... monitoring and frequent blood tests. Aspirin and clopidogrel
both work against platelets, blood cells that stick together and encourage clotting. Aspirin helps prevent platelets from clumping together. Clopidogrel prevents platelets from being activated, and while some studies show it works better than aspir...
Aspirin within two days of ischemic stroke reduces deaths
...use of other types of antiplatelet agents, such as clopidogrel
and ticlopidine within the first 48 hours of onset could not be made due to insufficient data. Conversely, anticoagulants have not been shown to reduce death or disability when used within 48 hours. "There is some evidence that a fixed dose of hepa...
Nursing home residents, minorities under-treated for recurrent stroke
...ners) like warfarin and antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel
and aspirin help prevent future strokes. However, little is known about the extent to which such therapies are given to nursing home residents, many of whom are admitted to recuperate after surviving an initial stroke. Past research suggests that bl...
CREST study finds cilostazol reduces restenosis by almost 40 percent
... Patients received standard therapy of aspirin and clopidogrel
(which prevents clot formation) plus cilostazol (a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor) or placebo after successful coronary stent implantation. Treatment with study medication (cilostazol or placebo) was continued for six months, when coronary angiograp...
Antiplatelet drug found to reduce risk of recurrent heart attacks and stroke is cost-effective
ORLANDO -- The antiplatelet medicine clopidogrel
is not only effective in reducing the risk of recu...-term use of clopidogrel. Specifically, the use of clopidogrel
in addition to aspirin produces a significant risk reduction in recurrent heart attack, stroke or ca...
Aspirin is most cost effective way to prevent heart disease
...e cost of cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) and clopidogrel
(an anti-clotting drug), finds a study in this wee...nd antihypertensive drugs, whereas simvastatin and clopidogrel
were the least cost effective. For instance, cost per coronary event prevented in a patient at 10% r...
For leg-bypass patients, drugs can save lives and limbs, but many patients go without them
... clots, mostly aspirin but also prescription drugs clopidogrel
and warfarin. The patient population studied was two-thirds male, and about one-third were smokers. Besides their severe, limb-threatening PAD, they had a high rate of other diseases, including hypertension (70 percent), diabetes (52 percent), hig...
Multi-center trial compares three medications in patients with heart failure
...ee medications -- warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin and clopidogrel
(Plavix)-- when investigators analyzed the primary endpoint, which was a combination of death, non-fatal heart attacks and strokes. However, the study was terminated early, so clinically important differences cannot be excluded with certainty, accord...
Low-dose aspirin and stomach ulcer medications better for heart patients with GI complications
...ause of previous bleeding ulcers be given the drug clopidogrel
(Plavix), which has been found to be marginally be...gastrointestinal bleeding and found those who took clopidogrel
had a 900 percent increase in recurrent bleeding from ulcers when compared to patients who took aspi...
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
... of these platelet inhibitory drugs -- cilostazol, clopidogrel
and aspirin -- has resulted in a significant reduc...of bleeding for patients who received aspirin plus clopidogrel
plus cilostazol versus those who received aspirin plus clopidogrel. There was also no significant ...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
... But the new finding could also help determine why clopidogrel
does not work in some people, and aid the search f...to find another way to thin the blood of so-called clopidogrel
low-responders and non-responders who have major cardiovascular risk factors. Previously, the U-M r...
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
Orlando: Adding the anti-platelet drug clopidogrel
to aspirin for the emergency treatment of heart at...nit (CTSU) of Oxford University, UK. Aspirin and clopidogrel
are anti-platelet drugs that prevent blood clots through different mechanisms. The use of aspirin fo...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...atients. 32.1 percent of black patients received clopidogrel
within 24 hours compared to 40.6 percent of white patients. 36.3 percent of black patients received cardiac catheterization within 48 hours of hospitalization compared to 49 percent of white patients. 17.5 percent of black patients received angiopl...