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NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease

...le for whom these methods do not work, or who have blockage throughout their bodies. Laughlin and Pompili are members of the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, a collaboration among Case, University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The center was established with the he...

Sex, gender and heart diseaseMUHC researcher leads Canada-wide team

...e cardiovascular system, resulting in blood vessel blockage and ultimately in heart attack. Once considered a predominantly male affliction, the disease is now understood to end the lives of an approximately equal number of each sex--approximately 80,000 Canadian's each year. GENESIS has received $1.5 million...

Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled

...ssels or an embolism (small blood clot) leading to blockage of the blood supply. Variables in the analysis included age, sex, and history of stroke, diabetes, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and smoking. Eighty-four percent of the rate control patients and 52 percent of the sinus rhythm control p...

Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries

...e coronary arteries had a greater chance of having blockage of those arteries, as detected on a stress imaging...an that we will see evidence of ischemia or artery blockage when a patient does a stress test," Berman said. "In most patients, the calcium buildup causes the ...

Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference

...ay be more significant than the degree of arterial blockage as a precursor to heart attack and stroke. The lipid content of vulnerable plaque is different from that of stable plaque, and areas containing vulnerable plaque are infiltrated by immune system cells called macrophages. This inflammatory process wea...

Avoiding amputation: Early infection intervention can save feet & legs

...hronic kidney problems. Nearly 40 percent also had blockage in the blood vessels of their legs, a condition called peripheral vascular occlusive disease. Nearly a quarter of the patients died within 31 months of their hospital stay. "This is a patient population in which a non-healing foot wound becomes an ul...

Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005

...e coronary arteries had a greater chance of having blockage of those arteries, as detected on a stress imaging test. The findings, reported in the June issue of Diabetes Care, show that analyzing a patient's metabolic profile in relation to their coronary calcium levels will help physicians identify patients...

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme

... not escape become trapped in the liver, causing a blockage and extreme damage, eventually leading to death. Those most at risk of schistosomiasis are school-age children, women, and those involved in occupations such as irrigation farming and fishing....

SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients

...ft surgery and later have a heart attack caused by blockage of the transplanted vein. Even after receiving the...han do patients whose heart attack resulted from a blockage in a natural coronary artery, according to a study in the August 2005 issue of Catheterization and C...

Anti-tumor activity also plays a critical role during eye development in the embryo

...signals that trigger the growth of pericytes. This blockage causes the network of blood vessels these cells nurture to degenerate. In the early embryo, this network, called the hyaloid vascular system, grows into the clear, jelly-like area of the eye called the vitreous, between the lens of the eye in front a...

Standardized guidelines improve outcomes in stroke care

...e diagnosis of ischemic stroke, characterized by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. The researchers compared rates of treatment in year one, which served as the baseline, to those in year two, after implementation of the standardized stroke care guidelines. In year two, 63 percent of patients received an ...

Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study

...ke, the subject of the IMS III study, results from blockage of a blood vessel. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding....

Updated guideline: Carotid endarterectomy beneficial for stroke prevention in some patients

...an 700,000 people in the United States per year. A blockage of a blood vessel is responsible for about 80 perc...troke in people who have severe (70 to 99 percent) blockage in their carotid artery. Nearly 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke will have a...

Stroke patients with mild symptoms may still need clot-dissolving drug

...wing" blood from nearby areas. But if the initial blockage affects the primary blood supply and is not removed, symptoms may eventually worsen. "Right now we can only recommend that physicians be a little more cautious in deciding against tPA treatment," he adds. "We can suggest that more attention be paid...

Most comprehensive USA clinical trial to date shows competing medicated stents work equally well

... bare-metal stents in preventing the recurrence of blockage in coronary arteries repaired via angioplasty. However, only two manufacturers produce drug-eluting stents, which are utilized in more than 750,000 coronary procedures annually, and study results have varied on whether one brand was more effective th...

Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention

...stop growing. They observed significant cell cycle blockage in non-mucinous ovarian cancer cells. Ginkgolides appeared to be less effective against the mucinous type of ovarian cancer cells. "While the detailed mechanism of ginkgo action on ovarian cancer cells is not yet well understood," Ye explained, "fr...

Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with heart disease

...le for whom these methods do not work, or who have blockage throughout their bodies....

Drug not effective in preventing bypass vein clogging

...and use them as conduits to reroute blood around a blockage in arteries supplying blood to the heart. The most common reason for subsequent failure of the grafts is the progressive narrowing of the vein, which is largely the result of a process known as neointimal hyperplasia. Since veins are structurally dif...

Study uncovers potential biomarker for lupus atherosclerosis

...nce assay] to identify those at increased risk for blockage of the coronary arteries so that we can start them on preventive treatments like cholesterol-lowering statins."...

Thyroid condition associated with increased heart failure risk among older adults

...peripheral arterial disease (PAD, partial or total blockage of an artery, usually an artery leading to a leg or arm), death, and cardiovascular-related death. Subclinical hypothyroidism was defined as TSH levels of 4.5-6.9 mIU/L (mild), 7.0-9.9 mIU/L (moderate), and 10 mIU/L or greater (severe). The authors ...

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