Tag: "artery" at medical news
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...ent up even among those who had undergone coronary artery
bypass surgery," says Dr. Wali. The most important factor that directly affected recovery of the heart function was the length of time the patient was on dialysis. The study was not large enough to determine how long a person can remain on dialysis a...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...ical dataset ever used to study Lp(a) and coronary artery
calcium levels. In the latest study, scientists looked at the records of 1,288 subjects over the age of 40 -- 380 black women and 241 white women over 45; and 381 black men and 286 white men over 40 -- whose coronary calcium levels had been determine...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...researchers took ultrasound images of the brachial artery
of the arm before and after a tourniquet was applied and released to determine how the vessels responded. Healthy arteries will dilate to accommodate the increased blood flow, while diseased arteries are less responsive, the researchers said. In thes...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
... a stent is positioned to help keep the unblocked artery
open. "Angioplasty is known to save lives in the setting of a heart attack and saves more lives of women than men," said lead author Alexandra J. Lansky, M.D. "For every 1,000 patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions, an estimated...
Controversy in dyslipidemia guidelines
...ead to more people who are at low risk of coronary artery
disease being screened and prescribed statin therapy, which will increase cost for little overall benefit. Jacques Genest and colleagues, members of the Working Group on Hypercholesterolemia and Other Dyslipidemias, comment on the data used by Manue...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...nt between the two groups. Similarly, measures of artery
stiffness did not improve significantly in either ...ercise, or more intense exercise, may help reverse artery
stiffness, which is an underlying cause of hypertension as people age." High blood pressure forces t...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
.... Food and Drug Administration for use in coronary artery
bypass surgery, the most common open-heart surgery...ins are on Novadaq's scientific board. Coronary artery
bypass is done when blood flow to the heart is impaired because of blocked vessels that can't be unc...
Tops in technology: UH math professor honored for aneurysm work
...rch is very important in the treatment of coronary artery
disease and in aortic abdominal aneurysm," said John Bear, dean of UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. "We are very pleased that the AWC is honoring her with this award." Last year, Susan Hardin, an associate professor of biology and...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...rysm. An aneurysm is an outpouching or bulge in an artery
that usually forms at a branch point. The bulge re...e body, usually the leg, and is grafted to a brain artery
downstream from the aneurysm to maintain blood flow to that territory. This treatment therefore elim...
Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists
...ts. Too low a dose won't restore blood flow in the artery
and too high a dose could cause a bleed in the brain. "While we analysed only one sample from most of the batches albeit testing more than one vial and using two assays in most cases and therefore can't generalise from our results, there are potenti...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...er cardiac event for patients with stable coronary artery
disease, according to a University of Washington s...e in the arterial plaque of patients with coronary artery
disease. Some doctors have reasoned that removal of C. pneumoniae from the system could reduce the r...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...er cardiac event for patients with stable coronary artery
disease, according to a study funded by the Nation...e in the arterial plaque of patients with coronary artery
disease. This led to the investigation of whether antibiotics could be used to treat the bacteria a...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...otential to augment conventional therapies such as artery
bypass grafting and angioplasty. Ateriocyte's uni...tructions. In 2003, approximately 750,000 coronary artery
bypass graft (CABG) surgeries were performed worldwide and approximately 1.8 million balloon angiopl...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...onary atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of artery
walls from fat deposits) in young Korean War casua...nt increased likelihood of lesions in the coronary artery
(CA) and a 71 percent increased likelihood of lesions in the abdominal aorta. The presence of abdomi...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
... Among patients undergoing evaluation for coronary artery
bypass surgery, stroke neurologists are frequently...consulted when the patient also has severe carotid artery
stenosis (blockage of an artery
that supplies blood to the brain). In a small number of these cases,...
CABG in elderly patients
...s of age and older are being referred for coronary artery
bypass grafting (CABG). The authors found that, while the mortality decreased over the study period for both older and younger patients, the risk of postoperative stroke did not change among the older patients. The authors conclude that advanced pa...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...ad retrospective review of the effects of coronary artery
bypass grafting (CABG) on memory and other brain functions concludes that, while there may be transient short-term effects, the procedure itself probably does not cause late or permanent neurological effects. In an article published online April 25, ...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...n was surgically produced by constricting the main artery
carrying blood from the heart to create pressure and oxidative stress. Hearts of untreated mice with NOS3 doubled in size after three weeks and almost tripled in size after nine weeks. Those treated with BH4 or lacking in NOS3 developed milder hype...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
...holesterol disorders such as dyslipidemia. Carotid artery
distensibility was the only structural factor that significantly improved. It rose about 16 percent. Petrella said that the other factors may improve as patients are followed for one year. One in three American adults has high blood pressure and tw...
Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification
... report, the more likely they are to have coronary artery
calcification, a buildup of calcium in the vessels...mination and subclinical outcomes such as coronary artery
calcification. Such calcification is believed to be a measure of overall atherosclerotic plaque bur...
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