Tag: "vascular" at medical news
Asymptomatic cardiovascular changes are powerful predictor of future heart disease
...in time, the index of measures reflects cumulative vascular
burden that can more accurately point to later risk for coronary artery disease," Dr. Kuller continued. "Earlier interventions, perhaps with drugs to treat cholesterol and hypertension, as well as controlling diabetes and making modifications in exer...
Study reveals link between cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline
...ongly increase the risk of coronary heart disease, vascular
disease, stroke, and type 2 II diabetes. "What's bad for the body turns out to be bad for the brain," says Kristine Yaffe, associate professor of psychiatry, neurology, and epidemiology at UCSF and chief of geriatric psychiatry at the San Francisc...
News tips for Monday, November 8, 2004
...tudy found. German scientists isolated cells from vascular
segments of human umbilical cords and preserved them frozen. After 12 weeks the still-viable cells were expanded in culture and used to proliferate over heart valve "scaffolds" made of a porous polymer. Five heart valve constructs were grown for se...
New insights into muscle adaptation to exercise
...rance exercise and have better defined the role of vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in creating new blood vessels, known as angiogenesis, in the process. VEGF is a protein known to trigger blood vessel growth by activating numerous genes involved in angiogenesis. The researchers' new insights could p...
ACE inhibitors not needed for many heart disease patients, according to new study
...d a heart attack and others with coronary or other vascular
disease. ACE inhibitors are a type of drug called vasodilators, meaning they cause blood vessel walls to widen or relax, thereby lowering blood pressure; they are one of several classes of drugs that are recommended for treating high blood pressure. ...
MRI technique for measuring blood volume helps distinguish between abscesses and tumors in the brain
...itional necessary information, letting us know the vascular
needs of the tissue," said James M. Provenzale, MD, one of the authors of the study. Distinguishing between abscesses and tumors is a frequent problem for radiologists. "The distinction between abscess and tumor can be made by surgically removing...
Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks
...eart and Vascular Medicine, which brings heart and vascular
specialists together in one location. This multidisciplinary approach to heart and vascular
disease assures that not only the most advanced but also the most appropriate approach to treating e...
News tips for Sunday, November 7, 2004
...thelial progenitor" cells associated with improved vascular
function. 4:45 p.m. Abstract 1930 Early ECG identifies cardiac abnormalities in newborns. Should newborn infants be screened for heart rhythm abnormalities? Italian investigators, who previously had found increased risk of sudden infant death ...
Protein not only aids nerve development, but promotes blood vessel growth, too
...on, and promotes adhesion of endothelial cells and vascular
smooth muscle cells." "It makes sense that factor... well as axons, and is capable of functioning as a vascular
growth factor," they write. Understanding what factors induce blood vessel growth could have importa...
MRI improves treatment of deforming birthmarks
...ve the long-term success of treatment for low-flow vascular
malformations, according to a study published in t...vember issue of the journal Radiology. A low-flow vascular
malformation is a deforming birthmark or growth consisting of enlarged veins. While the majority of ...
New hope for ALS seen with genetic techniques, growth factors
... by providing them with a key support agent called vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF was first discovered as an agent that helps grow blood vessels. It has more recently been shown to support neurons. In both rodents and people, a low level of VEGF may be a risk factor for ALS . So Storkebaum a...
Researcher says screenings vital to reduce stroke rate
...g population of the elderly disabled by stroke and vascular
dementia ," writes James F. Toole, M.D., and colleagues from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in an editorial in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Toole, past president of the International S...
Mechanism found that 'protects' aggressive melanoma from angiogenesis inhibitors
...ade as endothelial-like cells by forming their own vascular
networks, called "vasculogenic mimicry." ...ffective in blocking endothelial cell formation of vascular
networks, but were unable to prevent vascular
networks formed by melanoma cells. Further ex...
Chest 2004 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine
...ediatric pulmonology, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular
disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiology, and critical care. "CHEST 2004 is an exciting time for health-care professionals, for it provides a comprehensive look at the year's most significant developments in...
CHEST 2004 registration open to media
...ediatric pulmonology, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular
disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiology, and critical care. Preview of ACCP evidence-based guidelines, including antithrombotic therapy, cough, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, aerosol, and atrial fibrilla...
Register early for the AIUM regional course, Sonography: A Broad Sweep, and Save
...information on obstetric, gynecologic, breast, and vascular
ultrasound studies, and the ever-present problem of repetitive motion musculoskeletal injuries in sonographers, sonologists, and radiologists who participate in scanning will also be discussed. Register online at www.aium.org and benefit...
AIUM regional course, Doppler Imaging 2004: From Basic Applications to New Frontiers
...rasound techniques and applications throughout the vascular
system. After completing this course, participants will be able to apply Doppler ultrasound principles in evaluation of peripheral vessels, abdominal organs, and pelvic pathology. Register online at www.aium.org for this course, which is in...
'Safe' levels of lead, cadmium
...moke that makes it more specific to PAD than other vascular
diseases," he said. ...
Flavonoid-rich dark chocolate boosts blood vessel function, study suggests
...actually gives us a "videoclip" of an individual's vascular
health, and can be helpful in determining whether ...f the artery to dilate] are indicative of improved vascular
health and a lower risk for heart disease," Engler says. "Arteries that are able to dilate more have...
Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility
...n hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) with or without vascular
and pulmonary complications, can occur with the use of infertility drugs. Reports of multiple births have been associated with gonadotropin treatment. Side effects in women using Gonal-f RFF Pen for infertility treatment may include headache, stoma...
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