Tag: "pressure" at medical news
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...an uphill battle once they get inside a tumor. The pressure
exerted by the material surrounding tumor cells, c...bstacles. For example, it may be possible to lower pressure
by draining the interstitium inside tumors. In fact, Jain and his colleagues are currently working o...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
... additional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure
orheart disease. SPAF III studied the remaining 40 percent of atrial fibrillationpatients who had additional risk factors for stroke. The NINDS, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda,Maryland, is the nation's leading ...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...ns not smoking, keepingblood cholesterol and blood pressure
levels down and increasing physicalactivity. "The best way is to prevent the blood clot in the first place," says Fuster, whowas one of the first scientists to show that blood clots that cause heart attackare derived from platelet clumps on top of th...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...ve been thwarted by theblood-brain barrier, higher pressure
within tumors that excludes the material, alack of antibody specificity and the breakdown of the radioactive substancebefore it can reach the tumor. The 81C6 antibody presents clear advantages, said Bigner, because ittargets a tumor antigen c...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
...S, June 9 -- A type of drug that lowers high blood pressure
improves aperson's odds of surviving after a heart...els to constrict. When blood vessels widen, blood pressure
islowered. The study found that for every 1,000 individuals treated, five liveswere saved after 30 ...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...2 hoursafter their physicians switched their blood pressure
medication from mibefradilto other calcium channel...tates in mid-1997 for the management of high blood pressure
and chronicstable angina (chest pain). It was withdrawn by the manufacturer because ofadverse drug-...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
...k between discontinuingdrugs to control high blood pressure
and increased stroke risk, says lead authorAmanda ...Our study demonstrates that people with high blood pressure
have morethan twice the likelihood of having a stroke than people whose blood pressure
Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
... are far more susceptible than whites tohigh blood pressure
and associated heart disease and illustrates the r... heart disease, he says. Blacks develop high blood pressure
at an earlier age than whites and high bloodpressure tends to be more severe in blacks than in white...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...iskfactors for heart disease -- such as high blood pressure
or cholesterol --should not be prescribed this medication without a thorough evaluation showingthe patient is free of heart disease, she says. The researchers studied the coronary arteries' reaction to several anti-migrainemedications after reports o...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...scular disease (CVD) risk factors related to blood pressure
and physical inactivity are also reduced. Furthermore, the program is more effective when implemented in the classroom than when it is targeted solely at small groups within the class who show CVD risks. Called the Cardiovascular Health In Children...
Lack Of Data For New Heart Drugs Is Causing Concern
...sts. He believes that tests on drugs for highblood pressure
should continue after the drug is licensed. "I would like to seethe licensing agency be willing to license drugs only on the understanding thatthe company must continue controlled clinical trials after a licence is given." Author : Michael Day New S...
Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing
...education programs to help people lower high blood pressure
showdramatically better results than more laissez-...ograms did a better job of controlling their blood pressure
and, in turn, hadfewer strokes. Researchers compared the effectiveness of high blood pressure
Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High
DALLAS, August 11 -- People with high blood pressure
have elevated bloodlevels of collagen, a protein, ...erican Heart Association. How high blood pressure
contributes to organ failure has not beenunderstood. However, researchers from the University of Na...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...cent), knownheart disease (74 percent), high blood pressure
(68 percent), high cholesterol(59 percent), family history of heart disease (56 percent), diabetes (37percent), postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (11 percent), and prematuremenopause (1 percent). "If you gave physicians a quiz on these guide...
Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke
...ays.Physicians and surgeons in Canada, reacting to pressure
from hospital managersto cut costs, are screening more carefully to diagnose and monitor people withstrokes and have limited the time patients are in the hospital before and aftersurgery. Careful screening has led to an increase in the number of pat...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
.... "We know that physical activity can reduce blood pressure
and help slow thedevelopment of clogged arteries, ... alcoholconsumption, height and weight, high blood pressure
and diabetes and still foundthat physical activity by itself was associated with decreased risk of s...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...e risk factors, such as high cholesterol and blood pressure
levels andcigarette smoking, during young adulthoo...ase had aserum cholesterol of less than 200; blood pressure
of 120 systolic/80 diastolicor lower; no current smoking; a normal electrocardiogram; and no history...
Hypertension: Getting Pharmacists Involved Can Help
... In a study of 95 men and women whose blood pressure
remaineduncontrolled after three physician visits ...hose who saw a consultant pharmacist achievedblood pressure
control, compared with 20 percent of those who received medicalcare alone. The pharmacist i...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
...uggests that changes in temperature andatmospheric pressure
may be related to an increased risk of heart attac... noted a possible relationship between atmospheric pressure
andheart attacks. Extremes of pressure
were associated with increased risk ofheart attack regardles...
Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm
...t at dawn -- range from body temperature and blood pressure
regulation tointellectual performance, sleep and wakefulness. A report on the findings appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Science.Besides Sancar, authors are Randy J. Thresher, Yasuhide Miyamoto, AlekseyKazantsev, David S. Hsu, Claude Petit, Chr...
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