Tag: "clots" at medical news
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...ries in the lungs, including detecting small blood clots
not previously seen, but seeing more may have litt...arteries throughout the lungs, and to detect small clots
in those arteries, said J. David Prologo, MD, chief radiology resident at University Hospitals of Cl...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...fective in clinical trials in breaking apart blood clots
in coronary arteries, restoring blood flow to hear...ed version of t-PA. t-PA works by dissolving blood clots
and is most effective when administered within hours of heart attack symptoms. Using the data collec...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
Potentially deadly blood clots
are being missed in children, and more research an...he University of Alberta. "We don't think of blood clots
occurring in children, but they do," said Dr. Patricia Massicotte, a professor of pediatrics at the ...
Melbourne researchers develop safer and more effective 'aspirin'
...e than aspirin at preventing disease-causing blood clots
and has fewer side effects. Heart attack and strok...ians each year. They are typically caused by blood clots
that block blood flow to the heart or brain. Patients (except those stroke patients whose illness is...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...ar events. Also, women at particular risk of blood clots
should be discouraged from using HRT to prevent ca...isks that may make them prone to suffer from blood clots
should be discouraged from taking HRT at all. Review title: Gabriel Snchez et al: Hormone replacemen...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...ion following CT perfusion were able to have their clots
removed successfully by interarterial administration of tPA and the MERCI (corkscrew) procedure. In MERCI, the blood clot causing the stroke is removed by threading a corkscrew-like device through a catheter fed through the groin. While MRIs are cons...
Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks
...rs of a stroke's onset, tPA can break up the blood clots
that cause 80 percent of all strokes (known as ischemic). This can restore blood flow in the brain, and reduce or prevent the risk of permanent damage. But tPA also carries a 1-in-15 risk of causing intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding) that can be fata...
Test predicts risk of blood clots in women receiving tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer
...ermine which women have an increased risk of blood clots
when taking tamoxifen for the management of breast...or V Leiden (FVL) are at increased risk for blood clots
when pregnant or taking oral contraceptives or estrogen replacement therapy. In the new study, resea...
Heart scan surprises: CT reveals many non-heart problems, too
...ncer in 16 patients to potentially dangerous blood clots
and aneurysms in 10 patients. The results are bein...per part of their aorta, and one patient had blood clots
threatening to block arteries in his lungs. Since the upper part of the abdomen is visible when ima...
Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds
...ion is to make the blood more clottable, and blood clots
in the brain can cause a stroke. "This study provides yet another reason why it's important to treat sleep apnea," Dr. Bradley said. "It also raises the question of whether people with sleep apnea should be put on aspirin therapy or given other anti-...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...p, often leading to rupture and formation of blood clots
that could plug the blood vessel. A variety of technologies are now being investigated for their potential to detect vulnerable plaque before rupture or to study how plaques develop and rupture. This is believed to be the first documentation that th...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
... an additional risk factor for postoperative blood clots
in the veins," says Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D., a M...nd during and after the surgery. The risk of blood clots
prior to surgery and after surgery is explored in several articles in the current issue of Mayo Clin...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
... formation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in which clots
that can form deep in muscles during extended periods of inactivity can break loose to cause heart attacks or stroke, be evaluated. The researchers plan to refine their analysis to include other complicating factors as well as additional complication...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...mended in some high-risk patients to prevent blood clots
and blood vessel spasms during and after the procedure. The Michigan patients were much more likely to have their angioplasty performed soon after being treated for an emergency condition: heart attack, cardiac arrest or cardiogenic shock, a dangerou...
Defective clotting factor clears arteries
...ht of injury in the factor XII-deficient mice, the clots
detached from the blood vessel wall before they could grow large enough to impede blood flow. Consistent with these findings, studies in humans have shown that elevated levels of factor XII in the blood have been associated with increased coronary ar...
SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients
...coated stents and devices to protect against blood clots
that break loose during vein-graft procedures. Surgeons are also finding ways to expand the use of arteries rather than veins for bypass surgery. More needs to be done, however. "We're treating more and more heart attack patients who have vein-graft ...
Halt NSAIDs use before gum surgery, Case researchers say
...lieve inflammation in arthritis and prevents blood clots
associated with heart disease, can result in increased bleeding during surgery. While previous studies have shown increased bleeding during other types of surgeries, Case researchers published their finding on one of the first studies to examine the...
New anti-blood-thinning drug not as safe as protamine
... is infused during the procedure. Heparin prevents clots
from forming in the heart-lung machine, which oxygenates and pumps blood for the body while the heart is stopped for surgery. Since protamine's emergence in the early 1960s, no drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rever...
Promising therapies for haemophilia & heart disease
...lotting is an intricately balanced process. Blood clots
in the heart or brain can result in a heart attack or stroke. Our studies in mouse models have shown that inhibition of P-selectin reduces atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the work of our collaborators shows that the events leading to...
Standardized guidelines improve outcomes in stroke care
...reatment for DVT (deep venous thrombosis, or blood clots
in the leg) by the second hospital day, smoking cessation counseling prior to discharge, receipt of cholesterol-lowering medication at discharge, and receipt of anticlotting medications at discharge. Results showed patients were more likely to recei...
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