Tag: "clots" at medical news
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...is factor alpha) and a protein that promotes blood clots
(plasminogen activator inhibitor 1). These proteins are all manufactured by fat tissue and involved in atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in the linings of blood vessels. In addition, the scientists also looked at two "good" proteins, lep...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...eparating the two (auricles) and that allows blood clots
or thrombi to pass from the right auricle to the l...ut, on occasions, it stays open and, subsequently, clots
can pass from the right auricle (venous) to the left (arterial) and give rise to a heart attack or t...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...ent) knew treatment exists that can break up blood clots
and reverse the course of an ischemic stroke if patients arrive at a hospital soon after the onset of symptoms. Comparable figures were 84 percent for African-American and 79 percent for Hispanic women. "These data support the need for targeted educ...
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
...idogrel are anti-platelet drugs that prevent blood clots
through different mechanisms. The use of aspirin for the emergency treatment of heart attacks had been shown previously to reduce the risk of death and repeat heart attacks by about one quarter. The objective of COMMIT/CCS-2 was to see whether adding...
Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
...of the large or small arteries of the brain, or by clots
that block blood flow to the brain. They are often preceded by a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that shows symptoms similar to a stroke, typically lasts less than five minutes, and does not injure the brain. The ...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
...ve a test that identifies potentially deadly blood clots
in the legs. "This study is a fairly simple conce... to treat strokes and heart attacks, may help find clots
as well. When patients go to their doctor with symptoms such as swollen legs with tender spots, sho...
Patients with cancer have highly increased risk for blood clots
...with cancer have a 7-fold increased risk for blood clots
in the legs or lungs (venous thrombosis), according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. Studies that identify patients at highest risk of thrombosis are scarce, according to background information in the article. It is unclear what risks are ...
New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding
...er with a 50-year history of helping prevent blood clots
and strokes. The study, conducted by researchers a...ten quivers instead of beating, so blood pools and clots
in the upper chambers. The blood clots
tend to be large and can travel to the brain causing massive ...
UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots
...eck artery plays a critical role in creating blood clots
that greatly increase the risk of stroke. Dr. Mark Fisher, director of the UCI Stroke Center, and colleagues found that in the carotid artery, the primary source of blood to the brain, plaques form lesions that support the growth of the stroke-causin...
Early surgical treatment not always necessary for patients with brain haemorrhage
...s with brain haemorrhage. Only patients with blood clots
of 1cm or less from the brain surface had a better...rvative treatment. Patients with superficial blood clots
might benefit from surgery, but this beneficial effect needs to be established." In an accompanying ...
CT venography increases detection of dangerous blood clots
OAK BROOK, Ill. Recurring blood clots
in the lungs could be prevented with computed tomo... indirect CT venography (CTV) could identify blood clots
in the legs that have the potential to break free, travel to the lung and block an artery--a life-th...
Moderate alcohol intake may reduce risk of dementia in older women
...d, and alcohol may reduce the development of blood clots
and increase blood flow, thereby improving cognition." Espeland said alcohol also tends to increase levels of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" cholesterol, which might also reduce the risk for narrowed vessels in the brain. In addition, alcohol ma...
New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals
...from post-procedure infections and dangerous blood clots
to bedsores. The measurement tools, from the fede...s such as preventing hospital-acquired infections, clots
in intravenous lines and bedsores. These three potentially avoidable problems affected 3.5, 5.7 and ...
Getting pregnant while on the pill: Yet another health hazard of being overweight
... effects ranging from weight gain to risk of blood clots
and stroke," Holt said. "Today's pill dose is high enough for most women but may not be adequate for all." So does this mean that overweight women who don't want to risk an unplanned pregnancy should demand a higher-d...
McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder
...t to detect. Normally, when a person bleeds, blood clots
stop the bleeding. The clotting process (coagulation) requires both blood cells (platelets) and proteins (clotting factors). In bleeding disorders, blood platelets are not working as they should or there are too few platelets, or clotting factors, wh...
Potentially fatal toxicities occur with off-label use of cancer drugs
...en reported to have caused potentially fatal blood clots
in the legs and the lungs in over 190 cancer patie... Reports) data on the thalidomide-associated blood clots
on at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in early December. The Northwes...
Scientists study fish oil diet in bid to cut heart attack risks
... of the body function. Heart attacks are caused by clots
blocking inflamed arteries, so we will look at the effects of fish oils on inflammation and clot breakdown." The study, which is already underway, will draw in men to help them study the effects of fish oils on the body's blood vessels. The researche...
Mayo Clinic researchers announce promising next generation treatments for multiple myeloma
...xamethasone alone, particularly blood clots. Blood clots
occurred in about 18 percent of patients who took ...ceive blood thinners to minimize the risk of blood clots
when using thalidomide plus dexamethasone. "Based on this study, thalidomide plus dexamethasone has...
Researchers find ultrasound helps drug dissolve stroke-causing blood clots
...l ultrasound device to target stroke-causing blood clots
during the pilot study. The sound waves are belie... of tPA, the only approved drug for treating blood clots
in stroke victims. However, emergency room nurses began telling him that patients who had been moni...
Study clarifies impact of age on safety of warfarin treatment for atrial fibrillation
... for stroke. By leading to the formation of blood clots
that travel to the brain, the condition is believed to account for about 80,000 ischemic strokes a year and can increase a patient's overall stroke risk fivefold. Many patients with atrial fibrillation are treated with blood-thinning medications lik...
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