Tag: "strokes" at medical news
Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks
...ment strategy for hypertension can cut the risk of strokes
by around 25 percent and coronary events by around... we have seen so far. A reduction of 25 percent in strokes
and 15 percent in the incidence of coronary events can make a huge difference to high blood pressure...
Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
...e American Academy of Neurology. Eighty percent of strokes
are ischemic, caused by the narrowing of the large or small arteries of the brain, or by clots that block blood flow to the brain. They are often preceded by a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that shows symptoms s...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...drug is commonly used to prevent heart attacks and strokes
by keeping the platelets in the blood from sticking together. But it is known to be ineffective in some people, and cardiologists often struggle to find another way to thin the blood of so-called clopidogrel low-responders and non-responders who have...
Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
...risk of breast cancer, dementia, heart attacks and strokes
in women taking combination hormone therapy and increased risk of strokes
in women taking estrogen alone. Naughton and co-authors Alison Snow Jones, Ph.D., and Sally Shumaker...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...work. It will also help researchers looking into strokes
and will enable them to understand the way the brain recovers in stroke patients. The scanner will also benefit researchers carrying out work into mental illness and will play a major role in the University's research into schizophrenia. The scanne...
Researchers confirm Vioxx nearly doubled cardiovascular risks in cancer prevention study
...ng a cardiovascular "event" - heart attacks and/or strokes
- was almost double in patients who received the d...e cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks or strokes
until after 18 months of treatment. "In the first 18 months, the risks for the two treatments were s...
COX-2 product offers good and bad news in 'test tube' strokes
...te to simulate the aftereffects of a stroke. After strokes
and other injuries to the brain, levels of glutama...e lacking a docking point for the PGE2 experienced strokes
far more severe than normal animals. Andreasson is now trying to determine if these prostaglandins...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
...t-busting drugs such as tPA, already used to treat strokes
and heart attacks, may help find clots as well. When patients go to their doctor with symptoms such as swollen legs with tender spots, shortness of breath or passing out, they may get a simple blood test called the latex d-dimer, says Dr. Robinson. ...
Mount Sinai stroke prevention trial published in JAMA
...g medication currently under development, prevents strokes
and systemic embolic events in patients with nonva...icoagulation intensity, INR 2-3) in preventing all strokes
and systemic embolic events. Results showed that patients treated with ximelagatran (n=1,960) had a ...
Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke
...mber of potentially preventable fatal or disabling strokes
that accumulate as a consequence of the limitations and underutilization of warfarin," the authors write. (JAMA. 2005;293:690-698. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: This study was funded by Astra-Zeneca. For financial disclosure i...
New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding
...on for approval of the drug as an agent to prevent strokes
in patients with atrial fibrillation as well as to...warfarin and Exanta were equivalent for preventing strokes
and both were better than aspirin. The difference in quality of life measures among the three drugs ...
UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots
...n the United States today, and 80 percent of these strokes
are caused by blood clots. Study results appear online in Stroke, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association ( www.strokeaha.org ). "Plaque growth in the carotid artery is the most important surgically correctable cause of stroke," sai...
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
...paigns educating the public about how to recognize strokes
and get immediate help. "The success of this system depends greatly on people's ability to recognize signs and symptoms of a brain attack, or a stroke, and getting to the hospital, fast," Potter said. The authors also report reduced complications...
Survivors who stop taking aspirin increase risk of another stroke
...oke or TIA. Seventy-seven percent of the ischemic strokes
related to aspirin discontinuation occurred in the first eight days after aspirin was stopped; the other 23 percent occurred from day nine to 30. "Although the absolute risk of suffering a substantial stroke during a short period of aspirin disconti...
Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'
...e of patients. Their use will help prevent future strokes
and cardiovascular events and are most effective when started in the hospital." The second study, led by Schwamm, examined clot-buster and early aspirin use in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. Researchers monitored the percentage of ...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
...nt advances in stroke treatment. Some hemorrhagic strokes
can be treated effectively with surgery or catheter-based treatments that reduce disability from that condition, and remarkable advances also have been made in secondary prevention and rehabilitation in recent years, he said. "That's why we need a sy...
Reviparin effective in reducing risk of death after heart attack
...cent lower rate; and no significant differences in strokes
(0.8 percent vs. 1.0 percent). Reviparin treatment was significantly better when it was initiated very early after symptom onset at 7 days (less than 2 hours: 30 percent reduced risk; 30 of 1,000 events prevented; between 2 to 4 hours: 19 percent re...
Moderate alcohol intake may reduce risk of dementia in older women
...Espeland says. "Some cognitive problems are due to strokes
and blood vessels in the brain becoming blocked, and alcohol may reduce the development of blood clots and increase blood flow, thereby improving cognition." Espeland said alcohol also tends to increase levels of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" c...
New insight into link between homocysteine and stroke
...ncentrations to prevent stroke. Also, because many strokes
still occur in people without the gene variant and with near-average levels of homocysteine, the study does not indicate that testing for homocysteine or variations in the MTHFR gene would necessarily be helpful in risk prediction". (Quote by e-mail;...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2005
...itations. Participants had relatively few strokes, strokes
recorded were ischemic and not other forms of stroke; how alcohol affected the stroke rate was not studied; and the study could not clearly distinguish between different types of alcohol consumed by the participants. 3. S...
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