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National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining

...pports the contention that the average size of the infarct -- the area of heart muscle damaged by the heart attack -- decreased over the study period. The smaller the affected area, the smaller the resulting disability. "These changes may be due to preventive efforts or to improvements in acute treatme...

Why trends in stroke death in 20th century appeared different to death from heart disease

...o such epidemic in stroke deaths. As both cerebral infarct and coronary heart disease are caused by atheroscl...nd colleagues estimated secular trends in cerebral infarct and haemorrhage throughout the 20th century, for England and Wales, with data from autopsy studies. ...

Trial opens new possibilities for improving survival with a novel heart attack drug

... patients to reduce the amount of tissue death, or infarct size, following treatment. The researchers, led by..., and Kenneth Mahaffey, M.D., found that while the infarct size remained the same in the treated and untreated groups, there was a greater than three times red...

JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003

...B and how these elements impact upon post-ischemic infarct size following stroke. TITLE: Tissue-type plasminogen activator induces opening of the blood-brain barrier via the LDL receptorrelated protein AUTHOR CONTACT: Daniel A. Lawrence Red Cross, Rockville, Maryland, USA. Phone: 301-517-0356 Fax: 301-738-07...

Some people with migraines have an increased risk for brain lesions

...een patients with migraine and controls in overall infarct prevalence (8.1 percent vs. 5.0 percent). "However... patients with migraine had a higher prevalence of infarct than controls [5.4 percent vs. 0.7 percent; more than seven times the risk]," the authors write. Pat...

Combination therapy does not appear to benefit cardiac patients before heart catheter procedure

...eplase plus abciximab produces better reduction of infarct size compared with abciximab alone in patients wit...n emission computed tomography (SPECT). "The final infarct size of the left ventricle, the primary end point of the trial, was 13 percent in the reteplase plus...

Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI

...ods are currently used to determine the size of an infarct by MRI, such as visual cues, but these estimates h...uma. Current methods for measuring the size of an infarct and assessing how much damage was done are highly subjective and arbitrary," said senior study autho...

'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI

.... 61.9 percent, respectively; and left ventricular infarct size was similar in both groups. Major adverse ca... to enhance myocardial reperfusion success, reduce infarct size, or improve clinical outcomes in the present trial. First, the device may not have been efficie...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...sion strategies seem equally effective in reducing infarct size and mortality. Therefore, thrombolysis is still a viable alternative to primary PCI, provided that it can be delivered within 3 hours after onset of chest pain or other symptoms. 11. Primary PCI compared with thrombolysis significantly reduced ...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...he size of the area of heart muscle scarred by the infarct and gauge the organ's ability to pump, will be con...to chemical signals released by the heart after an infarct that triggers a repair response from the bone marrow. Related clinical research under way in China...

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