Tag: "congestive" at medical news
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...ered 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 day. A control group consistedof 200 peo...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...the greatest expected benefit, includingthose with congestive
heart failure. However, the researchers also rep... treatment of the 75,173patients in the study with congestive
heart failure or left ventricular ejectionfraction, 1,800 lives could have been saved in the first y...
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...e of the largest single diagnoses in cardiology -- congestive
heartfailure. The seven clinical trials, many of w....5and 5 million people per year are diagnosed with congestive
heart failure, andthat number is expected to increase to 7 million per year by the year 2010. Thecos...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
...d $8,205 at government-run hospitals. for congestive
heart failure, the cost was $14,161 at for-profits... crudesurvival rate for hip fractures, stroke, and congestive
heart failure, and weresecond to minor teaching hospitals for coronary heart disease. "Ov...
Low Educational Level Increases Risk For Congestive Heart Failure
...ys, "The same conditions that increase therisk for congestive
heart failure are, in general, the same ones for heartattack and stroke -- high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity andphysical inactivity. But one important addition that we found in this study isthe amount of education." He and researchers ...
A Note of Caution: Be Careful When Mixing Grapefruit Juice With Rxs
...rolling high blood pressure) Digoxin (for treating congestive
heart failure) Fexofenadine (for alleviating allergy symptoms) This inhibition occurs because an unknown substance in grapefruit juiceactivates one of the body's naturally-produced drug efflux mechanisms, known asP-glycoprotein, located in the intes...
Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
...sstrongest among a subset of patients - those with congestive
heart failure thatis not due to ischemia, or lack ...ely to die duringthat period. Among patients with congestive
heart failure, men more often than women tendedto be white. Atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the ar...
Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge
DALLAS, April 13 -- Women with advanced congestive
heart failure (CHF)live twice as long as their mal...hat is increasing dramaticallyin the population is congestive
heart failure, a condition in which the heartcannot pump enough blood to meet the demands of the bod...
Cure For Abnormal Heart Rhythm Available To More People
...itthat eventually may damage the heart and lead to congestive
heart failure, acondition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body'sdemands. The only way to control the condition of these patients is to find thesource of the abnormal beat in the heart and to destroy the culprit tissue b...
Two Beta-Blocker Drugs Equal In Treating Heart Failure
...ison of two beta-blocker drugs for thetreatment of congestive
heart failure found that an older, cheaper drug is..., also have been found to be effective fortreating congestive
heart failure (CHF). The newest beta-blocker, carvedilol,is the only one that has Food and Drug Adm...
Noninvasive test aims to prevent sudden cardiac death
...th's test presented results from 107 patients with congestive
heart failure. While fewer than half of these pati...tive alternans test in this group of patients with congestive
heart failure predicted complete freedom from life-threatening consequences. "One of the most depre...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
...are used primarily totreat high blood pressure and congestive
heart failure. These drugs block theactivation of angiotensin, which in its active form causes blood vessels toconstrict. When blood vessels are constricted, the heart has to pump harder toforce blood through the body. "The study demonstrates an u...
Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure
...led etanercept, evaluated in 18 people with severe congestive
heartfailure (CHF), is designed to inactivate tumo...vels are seven to eight times higher in peoplewith congestive
heart failure than in those with normal hearts," he says. "Since in laboratory animals TNF alone ca...
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent
...dosteronism;edematous conditions for patients with congestive
heart failure; cirrhosis ofthe liver accompanied by edema and/or ascites; essential hypertension andhypokalemia. It is not indicated for adjunctive therapy of heart failure as usedin the RALES study. Spironolactone is a pharmacologic aldosterone rece...
Primary care highly valued, but difficulty accessing specialists undermines patient trust, UCSF study finds
... had one of three age-related medical conditions - congestive
heartfailure, prostate disease, or stomach ulcers - and had a mean age of 67. Theybelonged to one of ten large medical groups in California. The researchers were impressed at the very high rates of approval given toprimary care physicians, said Grum...
New clinical trial to test promising U-M heart valve reconstruction operation for patients with serious heart failure
...nificantly improve the care ofpatients with severe congestive
heart failure, a condition rising in incidencein t... who have been diagnosed withClass III or Class IV congestive
heart failure. Even patients who are notcandidates for heart transplant, either because of age, diab...
Selective and nonselective beta-blockers equally effective in preventing sudden death
...tive ornonselective beta-blockers to patients with congestive
heart failure.Researchers found both types of drug...dden death. In a study of 26 patients with congestive
heart failure, researchersfrom UT Southwestern and Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center found nodi...
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent with new drug regimen
...dosteronism;edematous conditions for patients with congestive
heart failure; cirrhosis ofthe liver accompanied by edema and/or ascites; essential hypertension andhypokalemia. It is not indicated for adjunctive therapy of heart failure asused in the RALES study. Spironolactone is a pharmacologic antagonist ofa...
Patients with severe psoriasis suffer daily, study finds
...tudy, the researchers found thatonly patients with congestive
heart failure reported poorer physical functioningthan patients with severe psoriasis. Only patients with depression and chroniclung disease reported poorer mental functioning. "These results indicate that psoriasis can be physically and emot...
9th European Congress on Lung Disease
...turnal respiratory disorder,which can even lead to congestive
heart failure? What are the implications ofensuing daytime drowsiness, which lies at the root of many accidents? The issuesraised will also look at possible medical remedies using well-tried techniques. The spirit of adventure will not be forgotten a...
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