Tag: "coronary" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...wo to four times more likely than others to have a coronary
event even though their low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels are similar to those in the general population. Since most patients with diabetes die from some vascular complication, Medical College of Georgia researchers set out to determine the ...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...raction went 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 dia...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...between increased levels of Lp(a) and increases in coronary
calcium, a leading indicator of coronary
atherosclerosis. "We know from prior research that elevated plasma levels of Lp(a) are an independen...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...on and the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary
heart disease (CHD), heart failure (HF), and stroke are increased in the black compared with the white population in the United States. There is little cardiovascular outcome data for blacks with hypertension treated with the common therapies of ang...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...For every 1,000 patients treated with percutaneous coronary
interventions, an estimated 56 deaths are prevented for women compared to 42 deaths prevented for men. There is a larger absolute benefit for women because of their higher risk profile." Lansky is director of clinical services for interventional c...
Controversy in dyslipidemia guidelines
...nes may lead 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 b...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
... Joel Dyels celebrated his 72nd birthday by having coronary
bypass surgery at Stanford Hospital. He also becam...y the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in coronary
artery bypass surgery, the most common open-heart surgery in the country with more than 300,000 pati...
Tops in technology: UH math professor honored for aneurysm work
...c's research 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 biol...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...n clinical trials in breaking apart blood clots in coronary
arteries, restoring blood flow to heart and saving heart muscle. The doses of some of the drugs in this class are determined by a calculation that includes body weight, which must often be estimated in emergency situations. The amount of drug adminis...
Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems
...ipant also had at least one sibling with premature coronary
heart disease (such as blocked arteries) that had ...is translates into a 4 percent increase in risk of coronary
heart disease for every one-unit increase in BMI. Indeed, obesity was found to have the greatest imp...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...-eluting stents. Despite the fact that symptomatic coronary
disease afflicts men and women equally, only 33 pe..."The prevailing opinion has been that percutaneous coronary
interventions including drug eluting stents are more dangerous in women and don't provide the same b...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...ck or other cardiac event for patients with stable coronary
artery disease, according to a University of Washi...pneumoniae in the arterial plaque of patients with coronary
artery disease. Some doctors have reasoned that removal of C. pneumoniae from the system could reduc...
New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health
...health problem and health behaviour. For example, coronary
heart disease tends to be perceived as a 'male disease' even though it is the leading cause of mortality amongst women in the UK. (One study found that 30 year old women with chest pain were much less likely than 30 year old men to be given a cardia...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...ck or other cardiac event for patients with stable coronary
artery disease, according to a study funded by the...pneumoniae in the arterial plaque of patients with coronary
artery disease. This led to the investigation of whether antibiotics could be used to treat the bac...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...nd associate professor of medicine and director of coronary
care services at Case Western Reserve University. ...erial obstructions. In 2003, approximately 750,000 coronary
artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries were performed worldwide and approximately 1.8 million balloon ...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
... may be identified by a risk score calculated from coronary
heart disease factors like obesity, sex, age, chol...ublished in 1953 described a high rate of advanced coronary
atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of artery walls from fat deposits) in young Korean War cas...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
...L, Minn. Among patients undergoing evaluation for coronary
artery bypass surgery, stroke neurologists are fre... a detour or "bypass" around the blocked part of a coronary
artery to restore the blood supply to the heart muscle. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is another rela...
CABG in elderly patients
...e 80 years 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 adva...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
A broad 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 Apr...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
... of natural effects includes the ability to expand coronary
arteries, which improves blood flow, and to help regulate the strength of the heart's contraction, notes cardiologist David Kass, M.D., a specialist in enlarged hearts, or hypertrophy, and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicin...
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