Tag: "stroke" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...y 37 percent and risk of a first nonfatal or fatal stroke
by 24 percent, regardless of their cholesterol or glucose levels. That is significant, since people with diabetes are two to four times more likely than others to have a coronary event even though their low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels are...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
... study found a 10 times higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke
in patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy when compared to the general population," Dr. Prologo said. It is imperative that "clinicians consider the risk-benefit ratio of therapy in patients with previously undetectable small clots in the peri...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...ive in reducing high blood pressure and preventing stroke
in blacks. "These findings confirm ALLHAT's original conclusion that diuretics should be the preferred initial therapy for high blood pressure," Davis said....
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...ive in reducing high blood pressure and preventing stroke
in blacks. Based on this study finding, the authors conclude that as the initial drug for treating high blood pressure, ACE inhibitors work less well than alternatives in black patients. "This analysis confirms and extends to all races ALLHAT's orig...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...onary 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 angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or calci...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
... whether over or under was responsible for death, stroke
or major bleeding within 30 days of treatment. "Like previous studies, our analysis showed that about five percent of the patients in ASSENT-2 received incorrect doses of t-PA," Mehta said. "What is so fascinating is that we found the nearly same exc...
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
... this study is clear: to reduce heart disease and stroke
deaths in older people with chronic kidney disease, we need to target and control traditional risk factors," said Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., director of NHLBI's Epidemiology and Biometry Program and a study co-author. Manolio added that many proven,...
Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
MIAMI BEACH The use of statins before or after a stroke
helps improve patient recovery after an ischemic s...., April 9 16, 2005. Patients on statins before a stroke
were 1.6 times more likely to have a favorable outcome compared to patients never exposed to statins...
Women not given same tests for stroke
...e some standard tests to help diagnose the type of stroke
and determine treatment, according to research tha...005. "Previous studies have shown that the rate of stroke
is lower in women than in men, but women have worse outcomes than men they are more likely to die o...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
...crease in the risk of death from heart disease and stroke
Enlarged waist and high triglycerides were a better predictor of cardiovascular risk in women compared to the metabolic syndrome criteria in this Danish study. Fat is bad even for the fit: Study links body fatness and increased cardiovascular ris...
Melbourne researchers develop safer and more effective 'aspirin'
...clots and has fewer side effects. Heart attack and stroke
are the leading cause of death and disability in t...flow to the heart or brain. Patients (except those stroke
patients whose illness is caused by bleeding into the brain) are usually treated with aspirin, but t...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...imaging of the brain in determining and predicting stroke
outcomes. Results will help better identify patien...logical Surgeons. The research, which examined 372 stroke
patients, is significant because it allows doctors to customize stroke
treatments based on the degre...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
...ing evaluation for coronary artery bypass surgery, stroke
neurologists are frequently consulted when the pat...gle surgical event may decrease subsequent risk of stroke
or death. While combining these procedures has become more routine, a recent Canadian study, publish...
CABG in elderly patients
...er and younger patients, the risk of postoperative stroke
did not change among the older patients. The authors conclude that advanced patient age should not on its own deter a decision to perform CABG if there is a clinical need for it and that older patients undergoing elective procedures may experience o...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
... to the importance of these results for predicting stroke
risk, they may point the way to risk-reducing inte... group of researchers showed that survival after a stroke
caused by intracerebral hemorrhage has not improved in more than a decade. Mortality is high immedia...
How medical research is taking care of your heart
...lt dies from the disease every three minutes - and stroke
is the country's third biggest killer, claiming 70,000 lives each year. The event is set to outline the pioneering progress made in the treatment of heart conditions. Professor Moncada, FRS, Director for the Wolfson Institute for BiomedicalResearch a...
Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems
...myotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, stroke
and more. The drug is being tested in early clinical trials for some non-HIV-related conditions. "Last year we discovered that SIV triggers some of the same biological pathways of cell death and inflammation as these other diseases," says Sheila Barb...
ASU researchers team with Kinetic Muscles, Inc. to develop robotic arm for stroke rehabilitation
...uscles, Inc., have developed a robotic arm to help stroke
survivors regain the ability to perform basic task... currently has a device for hand rehabilitation in stroke
survivors on the market. There are two key benefit phases for stroke
victims in the project develop...
Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks
... emergency physicians say they're unlikely to give stroke
patients the only FDA-approved drug shown to impro...ialists work with emergency physicians to diagnose stroke
and choose the best treatment. In fact, the authors predict that tPA use will increase as hospitals...
Diabetes medication pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve predictors of cardiovascular risk
...all reduction in the incidence of heart attack and stroke
for people with type 2 diabetes." Carotid intima-media thickness occurs in the inner lining of a person's neck arteries, and is a strong indicator for cardiovascular risk because that is where cholesterol rich atherosclerotic plaque accumulates. A ...
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