Tag: "deposits" at medical news
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...alth also can detect potentially dangerous calcium deposits
in the carotid arteries, the large vessels on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the brain. In a review of dental X-rays, they detected calcifications in the carotid arteries -- a sign of advanced atherosclerosis, a major cause of str...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...d to the brain. As we age, a plaque of fat,calcium deposits
and blood clotting material can form on the inner lining of thearteries, impeding the flow of blood to the brain. Stroke occurs when a piece ofthis plaque breaks off and lodges in a smaller blood vessel, shutting off theflow of blood to that part of ...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
... When atherosclerosis -- which is caused by fatty deposits
clogging theblood vessels -- occurs, the result ca...heimprovement was not seen. The presence of fatty deposits
in the vessels wasassociated with the success of the aspirin treatment. Aspirin blocks the f...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
... tirofiban helps prevent the development of plaque deposits
byblocking the aggregation of platelets -- which is a precursor to clotdevelopment." In their two-year investigation of 1,915 patients with unstable anginaor non-Q-wave myocardial infarction (which represents the middle ground,clinically spea...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
...dized cholesterol may increase the amount of fatty deposits
on blood vesselwalls. It is widely known that subs...terol diet developed a 100 percent increase in fat deposits
in theiraortas -- the major artery that carries blood from the heart. According toIlona Staprans, P...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...graphy. X-rays rely onthe presence of tiny calcium deposits
within tumors to sense tumors too small tocast a s... the other hand, microwaves do not require calcium deposits
fordetection. In the case of microwaves, a tumor's response is generated by itsentire cross section....
CT Scans Could Become Screening Tool For Heart Disease
...s a sign of atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits
that can block arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. Determining the extent of calcium buildup may prove effective at detecting the earliest stages of heart disease and predicting the risk of a future heart attack. Currently, most people ...
Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
...ton. "We also found Chlamydia inthe plaque, fatty deposits
in the blood vessels, of more than 70 percent of ourown patients, and that really piqued our interest. "Laboratory studies have also shown that injections of Chlamydiabacteria can cause rabbits to develop atherosclerosis and the progress of t...
Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
... bloodvessels. Twenty-eight percent of the plaque deposits
greater than 250 micronsthick, roughly four times ...ained blood vessels. Less than 3 percent of plaque deposits
between 100 and 250 microns had vesselsin them. "In our studies, the animals did not develo...
Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
... Ischemic heart failure results from fatty plaque deposits
building up inarteries supplying the heart with oxygen and reducing blood flow just as rust inold pipes cuts water flow, the physician said. High blood pressure and otherconditions that weaken heart muscle cause a related illness known asnon-ischemic...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
...o arterial blockage andreduced blood flow by fatty deposits
called plaque on blood vessel walls. Thiscondition significantly increases the risk of many forms of cardiovasculardisease including heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.Atherosclerosis can also contribute to other serious health cond...
Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke
DALLAS, May 7 -- Extensive fatty deposits
in the carotid arteries, the bloodvessels in the neck that supply blood and oxygen to the brain, may be a markerfor coronary artery disease, according to a study in this month's Stroke:Journal of the American Heart Association. Coronary heart disease...
Cholesterol Carriers Better Predictors Than Cholesterol For Second Heart Attack
...ithin two years. When apo B levels are high, apo B deposits
cholesterol on the inside surface ofthe plaque. Then it moves into the plaque, thereby increasing the size of thefatty deposit. Ordinarily, apo A-1 would pick up these cholesterol depositsbefore they enter the plaque. However, if apo A-1 levels ar...
American Heart Association Media Advisory: Cholesterol Lowering Margarines
...de theblood vessels, where it can build up to hard deposits
and cause atherosclerosis,the disease process that underlies heart attacks. "For people with elevated levels of cholesterol, the new margarines can providean effective 'boost' to a LDL-cholesterol-lowering plan prescribed by aphysician that includes ...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
...when leg blood vessels are obstructed by the fatty deposits
ofatherosclerosis. Many people now lose their leg... way toroute blood around arteries choked by fatty deposits
that prevent the heart fromgetting enough oxygen-rich blood. Heart attacks occur when the heart isd...
Walking cuts risk of heart attack in elderly men
...therisk of atherosclerosis -- the buildup of fatty deposits
that can clog heartarteries -- and of blood clots and irregular heartbeat, both of which cantrigger a heart attack. The study's findings may extend to younger men as well as women, according toSnell and Mitchell. They point to similar studies such a...
Heart valve disease increases risk of death, research shows
... Aortic sclerosis, the early buildup of calcium deposits
that causes thevalve to be thicker and more rigid ...s." Doctors already knew that when calcium deposits
reduce the size of theaortic valve's opening (aortic stenosis), the prognosis is poor without surgic...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...fundamental process driving atherosclerosis, fatty deposits
that may block bloodvessels. Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of heart attacks or stroke. The study's lead author, Paul Ridker, M.D., associate professor of medicine atHarvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital,...
New imaging method in development to show Alzheimer's progression
...k on anon-invasive method to show images of plaque deposits
in the brains ofAlzheimer's disease (AD) patients as the disease progresses. Currently, the onlyway to definitively diagnose both the plaque formation and the disease is toexamine the patient's brain after death. The laboratory studies are currently ...
Cholesterol lowering in elderly reduces heart disease and strokes
...arteries, or atherosclerosis, in which cholesterol deposits
build up invessel walls, including the coronary arteries that feed the heart. According tothe new report, two-thirds to three-quarters of those over age 65 have eitherobvious CHD or "silent" atherosclerosis. In the latter form, the person has nosym...
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