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Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention

...symptoms and only three had a history of transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes, many had several risk factors for atherosclerosis. Interviews with patients who had carotid calcifications determined that 35 percent were obese; 34 percent had high blood pressure; 20 percent were taking blood thinners; 8 ...

"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty

...e agents to a broader spectrum of patients with ischemic heart disease," he said. Michael P. Savage, M.D., associate professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Jefferson Medical College, and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says

...27 percent reduction in either strokes ortransient ischemic attacks (TIAs) -- "miniature" strokes, which can last fromfew minutes to an hour or more -- among participants treated with the drug ascompared to those who received a placebo. The results were presented here today at the American HeartAssoc...

Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms

...t-busting drug, is an effectivetreatment for acute ischemic stroke if given within the first 3 hours of strokesymptoms. Patients treated with t-PA were up to 30 percent more likely torecover from a stroke with little or no disability. Since the study waspublished, the challenge has been informing the public...

Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin

...ation patients in the lowrisk category, about five ischemic strokes would be prevented among those takingaspirin and three major hemorrhages would occur. If these same patients weregiven warfarin instead of aspirin over a 1-year period, about 10 ischemicstrokes would be prevented, but the treatment might cau...

Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke

...therapy may not work. "If early treatment of acute ischemic stroke with an anticoagulant like heparindoes not ...inistered anticoagulantdrug for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of the trial was to discover the effectiveness of LMW heparinoid(danaparoid/Org ...

New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life

...ter than 90 percent probability thattreating acute ischemic stroke patients with the clot-busting drug t-PA co..."The use of t-PA for eligible patients with acute ischemic strokeappears to be a 'win-win' situation, with improved patient outcomes accompaniedby a net cost s...

Wine Drinkers Consume Heart-Smart Diets

...s showing wine-drinkers to have lower incidence of ischemic heart diseasemay be attributable not only to the w...uchinfluence a healthy diet has on the etiology of ischemic heart disease compared to the intake of wine, remains to beanswered in a prospectively designed stud...

Emory Receives $14 Million Federal Grant To Coordinate 50-Site Brain Attack Prevention Trial

...comes interrupted. The most common type of stroke, ischemic stroke, occurswhen an artery narrows or a blood cl...intracranial stenosis, is a leading contributor to ischemic strokeand TIAs, particularly in minorities. Stroke prevention in patients with intracrani...

Hardening Of The Aorta Increases The Risk Of Stroke

...kes or brief, stroke-like events called transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in the three years aftersurgery. Some 15 percent of patients with normal aortas died of various causesduring follow-up, and 22 percent of those with mild disease died. In patients with moderate disease, the incidence of stroke...

Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men

... factors. Researchers found that: Men with ischemic heart failure were 1.5 times more likely than women to dieduring the first 18 months of treatment. Men with non-ischemic heart failure were three times more likely to die duringthat period. Among patients with congestive heart failure, men more ofte...

New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk

...267 strokes, 83 percent of whichwere classified as ischemic stroke and 17 percent internal bleeding in or near... stokes were 4.5 times as likely tobe fatal as the ischemic strokes, which are caused by insufficient blood flowthrough the brain. "Although further und...

Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report

...ithin threehours of experiencing symptoms of acute ischemic stroke, "?were at least 30percent more likely to h...reatment. The study populationwas comprised of 624 ischemic stroke patients randomly assigned to receiveeither t-PA or placebo intravenously in the emergency de...

NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke

...first have a CT scan, to see whether the stroke is ischemic (caused by ablockage) or hemorrhagic (caused by bleeding in the brain). If the stroke isischemic, the patient may be eligible for treatment, but if the stroke ishemorrhagic, delivery of t-PA is dangerous because it can cause more bleeding. NINDS scie...

Mitral valve prolapse less common, less harmful than previously thought

...(45 years old or younger) with stroke or transient ischemic stroke(TIA or mini stroke) than it was among a control group of patients. The issueof a possible connection between MVP and stroke -- especially in young patients-- has been a long-standing controversy. The new study by Dan Gilon, M.D.,Robert Levine...

New study finds African-Americans less likely to receive stroke-saving surgery

...re at high risk forstroke as well as for transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), or 'mini-strokes.' The study examined men 45 years of age and older who were hospitalizedfor stroke or TIA at one of four VA hospitals between 1991 and 1994. Thepercentage of blacks and whites in the study was similar, acco...

Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease

...cholesterol-lowering drug went on to experience an ischemic event during the18-month study period compared to ...better than angioplasty plususual care in reducing ischemic events," the authors conclude. "It appears thatin patients with relatively normal left ventricular ...

Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment

... ongoing decline in the prevalence ofhypertension, ischemic heart disease and smoking. However, by the mid-1990s, even with the advent of endovascular stents,thrombolytic therapy, new imaging technology and improved antibiotics, thedownward trend flattened out and amputation rates began rising again. ...

'Thick' blood may increase stroke risk

...rchers identified 191 study participants as having ischemic strokes. Ninety-four were men and 97 were women. ...own to have a 1.7 times greater risk of developing ischemic strokethan those in the lowest quarter. Only one small previous prospective study hasbeen reported ...

Low doses of aspirin help prevent some strokes; high doses may increase risk for others

...and bleeds, and is more likely to be fatal than an ischemic stroke. "This is the first large-scale detailed st...t low doses of aspirin are linked to areduction in ischemic stroke risk and that heavy doses may increase the bleedingtype of stroke, especially among older wom...

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