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Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
... recent drug trials. Thesestudies examined whether lowering
cholesterol in people who survived a firstheart at... find areduced heart attack risk and evidence that lowering
cholesterol also lowered asurvivor's stroke risk. Each study used a different drug from a gr...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
...ing preeclampsia can betreated with blood pressure lowering
drugs, the only curative treatment for theoverall condition is immediate delivery. Dr. McNellis added that previous large studies failed to find benefitfor the aspirin therapy and have been criticized as not testing women who wereactually at...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...s as high as men. Attentionshould also be paid to lowering
cholesterol, smoking cessation, diet andexercise. ### NR 98-4883 (Circ/Sorensen) Media advisory: Dr. Dorup and Dr. Sorensen can be reached by phone at45-8949-6109. Dr. Vogel can be reached at (410) 328-8795. (Please do notpublish ...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...re may be attenuation in the benefit ofcholesterol lowering
below 125 mg/dL, Grundy stresses that these report...cording to the researchers, who expected continued lowering
of LDL to produce a corresponding reduction in heart attack risk. According to Grundy, "These three...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
DALLAS, Texas, July 7 -- As if lowering
risk factors for heart attack isn't headacheenough, researchers report that migraine sufferers with established heartdisease shouldn't take certain anti-migraine medications. Dutch researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American He...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...growth. Ross and his colleagues firstproposed that lowering
levels of the androgen most active in the prostate,called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), could possibly prevent prostate cancer. Ross'team was also the first to suggest that finasteride, which lowers the levels ofDHT by blocking the enzyme that converts ...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...to the newly infectedindividual can be provided by lowering
the viral load dramatically and perhapseven arresting the establishment of HIV infection." His great concern, he notes, is administration of drugs to persons who havebeen infected for several months or years. Many people may be without symptomsand...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...eart disease appeared undertreated withcholesterol lowering
drug therapy," the report concluded. At the 1989 start of the Cardiovascular Health Study, sponsored by theNational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 4.5 percent of the men and 5.9 percentof the women were using cholesterol-lowering drugs. By ...
High education plus heart attack: Sure-fire way to quit smoking
...eady exerted its major effect on smoking behavior, lowering
thelikelihood that highly educated persons would still be smokers unless they wereheavy, long-term smokers more heavily addicted to the habit. At lower levels of educational attainment, learning by heart attackdoesn't seem to work, the resear...
Ultrasound Measurement Of Neck Arteries May Help Doctors Identify Older Adults
At Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
...id. Such aggressive measures might include lowering
high blood pressure orhigh cholesterol levels further than in other patients, more strict control ofdiabetes, and perhaps medical or surgical intervention. Beginning in 1989, the Cardiovascular Health Study enrolled 5,201 menand women over th...
Intravenous Immunoglobulin Reduces Steroid Insensitivity, Hospitalizations Of
People With Severe Asthma, According To National Jewish Research
...ot toxic at all," Dr. Gelfand said. "In addition, lowering
the amount ofsteroids a patient takes reduces side effects and the patient's quality of lifeimproves dramatically." IVIG treatments cost several thousand dollars each month for people withsevere asthma, but many health insurance companies cover the c...
The American Heart Association Urges Caution On Cholestin
...o make some changes in their diet -- forexample by lowering
the amount of saturated fat they eat and by increa...e, cause few side effects and arevery effective at lowering
cholesterol levels, says Pearson. Many studies have reported that lowering
LDL cholesterol with stat...
Changes In Levels Of LDLc From Pre- To Post-Menopausal Years Not Valuable Indicator Of Heart Disease, Reports University Of Pittsburgh Researcher
...g the diet,reducing saturated fat and cholesterol, lowering
weight, increasing exercise andquitting smoking. There are also potent drugs to lower cholesterol levels;lower LDLc (<100 mg/dL); raise HDLc, or good cholesterol (60-65 mg/dL); andlower the systolic blood pressure (<120 mm Hg). Using a comb...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
.... In addition, patient compliance with cholesterol lowering
drugshas been low, leading to their reduced usefulness. Thus we believe a vaccineapproach to raising HDL, by which patients might receive treatment two to threetimes yearly, could offer significant benefits for reducing the risks ofatherosclerosis an...
Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
...ment therapy as the first line of drug therapy for lowering
highblood levels of cholesterol in postmenopausal ... was to highlight the mostimportant strategies for lowering
heart disease risk in women." Some of the panel's recommendations reflect new scientific kno...
Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly
... frequentmodifications were addition of handrails, lowering
shelves and making storagemore accessible. Assessment of the participants' functional change at the end of the18-month study showed that while all participants lost some ability to function,the control group declined more than the treatment ...
Diet Can Reduce Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
...scularrisk without use of conventional cholesterol lowering
Family Support A Factor In Cardiovascular Responses To Stress
...m the spouse is a very important factor interms of lowering
cardiovascular risk," says Dr. Kathleen C. Light, professor ofpsychiatry at UNC-CH. "It may be something that couples need to be aware of andto work on, especially if there's high blood pressure or heart disease present." For the new study, ...
Low Cholesterol Extracts A Price
...udy does not address the question of whether lipid lowering
isassociated with the onset of depressive mood and anxiety states," cautioned Suarez. "The only conclusions that can be drawn from these data are that healthyindividuals prone to depressive moods and anxiety exhibit low concentrations oflipids and li...
American Heart Association Media Advisory: Cholesterol Lowering Margarines
...lowering drugs may still provide the best means of lowering
LDLcholesterol levels. "Individuals who know that ...e including the new margarines in theircholesterol lowering
plan, especially if they are already taking medication. Individuals should not stop taking their me...
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