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Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...hadoccurred was uncertain. Anticoagulants, such as heparin
or danaparoid/Org 10172,prevent formation of clots...ergency situation such as stroke. Unfortunately, heparin
has potentially dangerous side effects, such as anincreased risk of bleeding. The LMW heparins and h...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...on. After seven days, individuals on tirofibanand heparin
(a blood thinner) had a 32 percent reduced risk of...ttack or ischemia compared to a group who received heparin
alone. In thesecond study, after 48 hours individuals with unstable angina taking tirofibanhad a re...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
...ime, we treat this condition with a combination of heparin
and aspirinbecause both of those drugs have unique...sted the effectiveness of tirofiban in addition to heparin
andaspirin [PRISM-PLUS]. They found that tirofiban -- in combination withheparin/aspirin --resulted...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...dose lamifiban with or without heparin,or standard heparin
alone therapy. All patients received aspirin. "The additive role of heparin
remains uncertain, but appears morefavorable with low-dose lamifiban," Moliterno says. After 30 days...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...down form of thecommonly used clot-dissolving drug heparin
-- could help stifle a clot-formingprotein that en... The scientists foundenoxaparin to be superior to heparin
in controlling von Willebrand factor.When released into the bloodstream, von Willebrand factor plays...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
... Although current treatments like aspirin and heparin
are successful atinhibiting blood clots, they do n... of action means patients alreadytaking aspirin or heparin
may be able to add Eptifibade to their regimen of drugtherapies, doctors said. The study re...
Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report
...e of thrombolytic agent, and theconcomitant use of heparin
or aspirin. In addition, we used a strict algorithmfor the management of blood pressure after beginning treatment with t-PA." In the current study, neither survival rates nor recurrent stroke ratesdiffered significantly between the t-...
UNC-CH study shows compressed air sleeve prevents blood clots during hip replacement
..., avoids the need for blood-thinning drugs such as heparin
andwarfarin. Those drugs also prevent clot formation and have been widely used formany years, the surgeons say, but they significantly boost the risk of dangerousbleeding in the hip or elsewhere. A report on the clinical study appears in the ...
One of the nation's top cardiologists available to discsuss findings of study
related to Medicare patients and high-volume hospitals
...undreds of patients, treating them with aspirinand heparin
and thrombolytics (clot-dissolving drugs), it becomes second nature.If, on the other hand, you see a patient once every other day, you may be lessfamiliar with the protocol. There is some evidence from other disciplines aswell that the more you do, t...
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology update guidelines for treatment of heart attack
...rly in thedeveloping world. The dose of standard heparin
(an anticlotting agent) should be loweredwhen used with fibrinolytic agents, which are clot-dissolving drugs such as TPAand streptokinase. In addition, new information was added on cardiac markers such as troponin,creatine kinase, and MB isoenzyme;...
Blood marker can signal trouble for individuals with heart disease
...eatment. These treatments might include prolonged heparin
therapy to prevent blood clots as well as coronary artery bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty to unblock blood vessels," Bazzino says. "An important finding of our study was that CRP may offer physicians an additional tool for predicting which pa...
Computerized prescription system reduces errors caused by bad handwriting
...ood thinner," Brill said. Dosage is critical with heparin
and the guidelines for determining the dose is being built into the Rush system now, replacing the calculations that physicians had to make on their own in the past. LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City (now part of the Intermountain Health Care system) d...
First large-scale clinical study establishes the efficacy of the new oral anticoagulant H 376/95
...t prophylaxis e.g. injectable low molecular weight heparin
or oral warfarin. Warfarin requires careful and r... promise as a replacement for low molecular weight heparin
and warfarin in the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in orthopaedic surgery." The METHRO II stu...
New data support the efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta
...able to that of warfarin or a low molecular weight heparin
compound, the standard anticoagulants in the US and Europe respectively." The European phase III trial, one of the largest ever trials of VTE prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery, included 2788 patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement ...
Stopping statins may cause rebound that triples risk of death
...ness of two blood-thinning drugs tirofiban versus heparin
in coronary heart disease patients hospitalized with accelerating heart pain. When admitted to the hospital, 465 patients had been taking a statin drug for six months. Statin therapy was continued in 379 patients and discontinued in 86. After the ...
Light-weight heparin has heavy-weight results in heart attack treatment
...e blood-thinner enoxaparin a low molecular weight heparin
plus a clot dissolver were significantly less lik...s compared to patients who received unfractionated heparin
(UFH), according to a Rapid Track article in todays Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Assoc...
Proven heart therapy used in only 25 percent of cases
...ence-based therapies as aspirin, beta-blockers and heparin
"when given early in this group of patients "can reduce the risks of recurrent heart attacks and death. So far in CRUSADE, these common therapies were given in more than 80 percent of patients As far as the GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors are concerned, 36 pe...
Novel anti-coagulant clears hurdle
...he most widely used agent is called unfractionated heparin
(UFH). According to Alexander, while it is an effective anti-coagulant, UFH is difficult to use since patient responses to the drug vary widely. During administration, it also requires careful monitoring to ensure therapeutic levels in the blood. ...
Molecular self-assembly techniques used to coat biomedical substrates
... ceramic biomaterials, water-soluble polymers, and heparin
into ultra thin films for unique biocompatible materials with well-organized interfaces. The work will be presented at the 223nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11 in Orlando. Biocompatible thin films have been successfully...
New synthetic antithrombotic drug could reduce dvt risk after hip surgery
...osis (DVT)-even when anti-clotting agents such as heparin
and warfarin are used. DVT from hip surgery can occasionally result in death due to pulmonary embolism (in around 0.1-0.4% of cases). Michael Rud Lassen from University Hospital Copenhagen, Hillerd, Denmark, and colleagues assessed the ability of fon...
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