Tag: "heart" at medical news
Use of hydrocortisone reduces incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
...pass graft (CABG) surgery and is even higher after heart
valve surgery and combined valve and bypass surgery, according to background information in the article. AF is associated with increased illness, including increased risk of stroke and need for additional treatment, with prolonged hospital stay and i...
Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications
... diabetes. These complications, which can include heart
disease, stroke, eye damage, chronic kidney diseas...of macrovascular problems, or those related to the heart
and large blood vessels, in people with diabetes vs. people with normal blood sugar levels is as fol...
Approval to start US BTT pivotal trial
...T trial will involve up to 140 patients at leading heart
transplant hospitals in America. "The aim of the...and efficacy of the VentrAssist in patients on the heart
transplant list whose heart
deteriorates before a donor heart
is available." "The target clinical ...
Call for greater use of comparative effectiveness studies to help advance disease management
...hypertensive therapies on the relevant outcomes of heart
attack and stroke.2,3 In osteoporosis, similar methods are now being applied to compare therapies on the basis of fracture. REAL life results in osteoporosis REAL, a retrospective cohort study, included 33,830 women newly treated with once-wee...
Study finds lack of health insurance may be associated with increased rates of stroke
...e into a higher risk for myocardial infarction, of heart
attack. We speculate that this may relate to the relative importance of hypertension as a risk factor for stroke, says Angela Fowler-Brown, MD, MPH, the lead author, a physician in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Dea...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...the negative effects of obesity on everything from heart
disease and diabetes to possible links with cancer... pressure, and a three minute step test to measure heart
rates. In addition, a full cholesterol test (known as a lipid panel) and random (non-fasting) glucos...
London asthma sufferers get space-based help
...been diagnosed with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart
disease or angina as well as for those who live or work in London. The service has operated in the Borough of Croydon, the largest borough by population, since July 2005 and has received a positive response with 80 percent of users saying it has help...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
...ed age and have highly diseased lungs and impaired heart
function, making them poor candidates for invasive surgery. The same conditions can also make it difficult for patients to be treated with EBT, which directs focused beams of radiation at a tumor to destroy the abnormal cells. Conventional EBT the...
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
...until Monday, 3/26, 4 p.m. CT) Treating congenital heart
defects in babies still in the womb is a high-risk...-year period (most often to avert hypoplastic left heart
syndrome, a life-threatening condition in which most of the structures on the left side of the heart...
Jefferson scientists find that plavix appears to be safe during and after heart bypass
...-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after off-pump heart
bypass surgery or having the patient bleed excessi...o aspirin, will not worsen bleeding after off-pump heart
bypass surgery. The researchers led by David Whellan, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Je...
Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type
...new Mayo Clinic study shows. In fact, if you are a heart
patient seeking care in an urban center, or a cent...e them -- known as off-label use -- such as severe heart
attacks. The FDA recently issued warnings about an increased risk of delayed development of blood cl...
Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial
...duce coronary events and death among patients with heart
disease. ACC.07 is the premier cardiovascular medi...unstable angina (chest pain) or who had suffered a heart
attack. Patients were randomized to receive 300 mg of succinobucol (a novel, first-in-class anti-ant...
Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations
...#1028-68) Although anemia is a common problem in heart
failure patients, the medications the patients take to control their heart
failure are not the cause of the anemia, according to researchers at Jefferson Medical College. Nor ...
MERLIN TIMI-36 study provides new safety and efficacy data for unique anti-anginal therapy
...in the composite endpoint of cardiovascular death, heart
attack and recurrent ischemia (the primary efficac...nti-anginal therapy, does not significantly reduce heart
rate or blood pressure. The MERLIN TIMI-36 study evaluated the safety and efficacy of ranolazine in...
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...one in determining who is mostly likely to develop heart
failure, according to the latest study from cardio...ins. Each year, nearly 300,000 Americans die from heart
failure. Experts say that racial disparities have long been known to exist in who actually develo...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
... -- In an era of increasing death and illness from heart
and blood vessel disease -- which also can impair ...herapeutic hybrid molecule that helps improve both heart
and kidney function. Addressing kidney blood vessel disease in addition to heart
vessel disease is a...
Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone
... times per week. About 38 percent had a history of heart
attack, 33 percent had diabetes, 71 percent had hi... and non-coated stents in their ability to prevent heart
attacks and deaths. At a median follow-up of almost five years, the rates of death, nonfatal hea...
Clevidipine during heart surgery improves blood pressure control
...e than standard treatments for patients undergoing heart
surgery, during a presentation at the American Col...s to high blood pressure. Shortness of breath from heart
complications is much different from shortness of breath caused by pulmonary complications, carrying...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
Whether a patient is awaiting a heart
transplant or living with chronic heart
failure, cardiologists are continuously looking for new therapies that address short-term and/or lon...
Disease management programs improve long-term outcomes
More than 30 percent of patients who suffer heart
failure die within one year, but education and sup...ul in both reducing hospital visits and increasing heart
failure patients' chances of long-term survival. ACC.07 is the premier cardiovascular medical meeti...
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