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High blood pressure a greater risk for stroke and heart disease in Asia says new study
...ore strongly related to coronary heart disease and stroke
in Asia, as compared with Western countries such a...d with a 72% greater risk of having a haemorrhagic stroke
in Asian groups, compared with 49% in Australia and New Zealand. Recent data suggest that hypertensi...
New study results suggest better outcomes with the CYPHER Stent than brachytherapy
...c Events (MACE), including death, heart attack and stroke
at nine-month follow-up (10.0 percent compared to 19.2 percent; p=0.015) by significantly decreasing the need for TLR procedures (8.5 percent versus 19.2 percent; p=0.004). "The results from the data presented today at TCT continue to build on our b...
Beta blockers should not remain the first choice treatment for high blood pressure
...ntihypertensive drugs. They found that the risk of stroke
was 16% higher with beta blockers than with other ...he team looked at atenolol separately, the risk of stroke
was 26% higher than for other drugs. In seven other studies involving 27, 500 people, they also foun...
'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury
...and ventral frontal cortex. In 25 to 30 percent of stroke
patients, injuries in these regions lead to a cond...cute in the days and weeks immediately following a stroke
but can become a chronic problem. Approximately 90 percent of all cases of spatial neglect are linke...
Three-year SAPPHIRE and US carotid feasibility trials demonstrate durability of carotid stenting
...arotid artery stenting (CAS) for the prevention of stroke
versus carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in high risk s...ure Guidewire System maintained a low incidence of stroke
after the first 30 days for the duration of the three-year follow-up in the USFS and SAPPHIRE. In t...
Study finds government advisories on fish consumption & mercury may do more harm than good
...-sixth, then risks from coronary heart disease and stroke
would increase. For example, among 65 to 74 year ...ng to become pregnant would substantially decrease stroke
and coronary heart disease risks. Much of this benefit appears to be associated with getting people...
Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent is cost effective vs. bypass surgery
...ance of death, heart attack, revascularization and stroke
were examined. Initial hospitalization costs, accounting for physician fees, room and ancillary charges, and repeat procedures, were $7,700 less (29 percent) for CYPHER Stent than for CABG, at $26,419 and $34,119 respectively. Total one-year costs, w...
Dipyridamole, ASA and warding off stroke
...trolled clinical trial of antiplatelet therapy for stroke
and myocardial infarction in high risk patients, c... by the current evidence." Given the frequency of stroke
and TIA and the devastating consequences, preventing recurrence is important for patients and their ...
Most comprehensive USA clinical trial to date shows competing medicated stents work equally well
...se cardiac events, such as myocardial infarction, stroke
or death, following interventional treatment). The STENT registry is a partnership of the Dickson Institute for Health Studies at Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), the Sanger Clinic (a CHS-owned practice where Dr. Simonton is employed), and the Caro...
Diabetes and depression can be a fatal mix
...ression and the heightened risk of heart attack or stroke
are increases in the ability of platelet cells to clump together inside of blood vessels, an increase in inflammatory markers, and changes in heart rhythms....
Walking and sports linked with heart health benefits in Japan, too
...rts activity tend to have lower levels of ischemic stroke
and coronary heart disease, according to a new stu...etween time spent walking and the risk of ischemic stroke
in addition to an inverse relationship between sports participation and risk of coronary heart disea...
Study reveals hormone can reduce food intake, body weight
...yrocketing diabetes rates and heightened heart and stroke
risks. Clearly, by attacking the obesity issue, we may be able to prevent many other life-ending illnesses."...
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...ion show "Six Feet Under," AVMs can lead to deadly stroke
and neurological problems. Brain surgery can be risky, and cutting off the blood supply to the vessels via embolization does not cure the problem. Daniele Rigamonte, M.D., professor at Johns Hopkins and senior author of the study, says that image-gui...
Study establishes link between air pollution, ischemic strokes
BOSTON -- The risk of ischemic stroke
which results when a blood clot travels to the br...s, found that risk of hospitalization for ischemic stroke
was one percent higher on days with relatively high levels of air pollution, compared with low-air p...
Botox injections effective for treating stroke spasticity
...tulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) over one year after a stroke
can improve muscle tone and reduce pain in the arm...ment that makes a difference in the daily lives of stroke
patients and the people who care for them," said Allison Brashear, M.D., professor and chairman of n...
Clinical trial in China to test whether early blood pressure reduction improves stroke outcomes
...blood pressure lowering on death and disability in stroke
patients. The INTERACT trial aims to provide relia...be limited by the narrow time window for use after stroke
onset, avoidance of its use in patients at high risk of clotting, and it's expense. "Blood pressure...
Food for thought for winter, holidays
...educe the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke
and heart disease. The comprehensive study of the quantity and quality of antioxidants in fruits, was reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry . Researcher: Joe A. Vinson, Department of Chemistry, University of Scranton, Phone...
Hispanics urged to take charge of their heart health
PHILADELPHIA (November 3, 2005) Heart disease and stroke
account for nearly 30 percent of all deaths among ...s and health care professionals. Heart disease and stroke
rank as the number one cause of death among Hispanic Americans. Age, heredity, tobacco smoke, physic...
New drug could substantially reduce deaths from heart attack
...pidogrel reduced deaths, repeat heart attacks, and stroke
by 9% when compared with placebo, and led to a 7% reduction in deaths alone. They also found that patients allocated clopidogrel had a 14% reduction in repeat heart attacks during the scheduled treatment period. The results also show that the treatme...
Penn researchers utilize MRI for early diagnosis of schizophrenia
...ally been used to diagnose physical anomalies like stroke
or tumors, but it has not been helpful for diagnosis of psychiatric diseases." Davatzikos says, "MRI produces images which are traditionally read mostly by radiologists. Now, we can do a quantitative reading of these images - bringing out information...
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