Tag: "strokes" at medical news
Heparin antibodies may pose risk in heart surgery patients
...the risk for heart attacks, heart rhythm problems, strokes
and other complications. "While it is too early to recommend universal testing for the antibodies, our study is the most definitive evidence to date that heparin antibodies increase the risk for death and complications associated with cardiac surgery...
Hormone aldosterone is promising target for stroke treatment
A bi-polar hormone that can contribute to strokes
and minimize their damage is emerging as a therape... of blood pressure the number-one risk factor for strokes
stroke incidence is not declining and aging baby boomers likely will cause rates to spike, says Dr....
Inflammatory markers may help predict stroke risk in middle-aged people
...f the JAMA/Archives journals. An estimated 700,000 strokes
occur each year in the United States, making strok...cause of neurologic disability. Almost a third of strokes
occur in people under the age of 65, according to background information in the article. Measuremen...
New blood test may improve risk assessment for ischemic stroke in middle aged adults
...on strategies and potentially reduce the number of strokes
that occur each year," said Richard B. Lanman, MD,...g-term disability. Each year approximately 700,000 strokes
occur, 88% of which are ischemic strokes. While elevated cholesterol levels are directly linked to h...
New data shows ACTOS reduced heart attacks by 28 percent in people with type 2 diabetes
...cantly reduced the combined risk of heart attacks, strokes
and death by 16 percent in high-risk patients with...S significantly reduced the risk of heart attacks, strokes
and death by 16 percent (P =0.027). ACTOS, an insulin sensitizer belonging to the thiazolidinedione...
Aspirin reduces stroke risk in women, not men
...in increases the risk of bleeding, or hemorrhagic, strokes
in men with no effect on women. For the more commo...lysis demonstrated its effectiveness in preventing strokes
in women, and it is already known to reduce heart attacks in men. "While we've known that aspirin is...
Mayo Clinic study: People with heart failure at significant increase for death from stroke
...of follow-up. "This research shows that preventing strokes
has the potential to improve survival among patients with heart failure, and that stroke prevention should be among our key priorities for patients newly diagnosed with heart failure," says Veronique Roger, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Roch...
Statins reduce the risk of stroke and death after carotid artery surgery
... that patients who are at risk of heart attacks or strokes
need to talk to their doctor about taking statins. Though the drugs do have some side effects, including muscle and liver problems, the benefits may outweigh the risks for many people. "They really appear to be powerful drugs that have far-reaching e...
Study establishes link between air pollution, ischemic strokes
...m a public-health perspective the actual number of strokes
[we're talking about] could be significant," says ...ndings, demonstrating that incidence of clot-based strokes
also increase, is in keeping with our earlier data showing a relationship between air pollution and ...
Three-year SAPPHIRE and US carotid feasibility trials demonstrate durability of carotid stenting
...emboli protection is effective in preventing major strokes
during carotid stenting. 30-day stroke rates were... Approximately two-thirds of the minor ipsilateral strokes
that occurred in these trials resolved with time....
Sexes differ in their immune reactions to burnout on the job and depression
...related diseases, like diabetes, heart disease and strokes
compared with their non-burned out and non-depressed counterparts. All these linkages were obtained after taking into account a host of physiological factors well known to be associated with CRP and fibrinogen levels. Even though burnout and depress...
Moderate alcohol consumption can act as a 'blood thinner'
...of heart disease but higher rates of bleeding-type strokes
than abstainers. A potential mediator of these tw...tions. "Heart attacks far outnumber bleeding-type strokes
in the United States," he said, "but in some countries such as Japan, they have much higher rates of...
Hodgkin disease survivors face higher risk for stroke later in life
...atients surviving childhood Hodgkin disease suffer strokes
later in life at rates about four times that of th...utpatients with cancer, little research had linked strokes
later in life to cancer. Testing that hypothesis on all survivors of childhood cancer was too imprac...
No reason to fear very low LDL
...w levels of cholesterol and higher rates of death, strokes
caused by bleeding, and other health issues. Rather than assessing the safety of statin treatment itself, this analysis looked at the effects of various levels of LDL by comparing the results for patients who were all taking the same high doses of at...
Eyes may provide window to future strokes
...s for seven years, tracking which participants had strokes
or transient ischemic attacks, also called mini-strokes. For those who died during the study, researchers examined the cause of death to determine whether stroke was involved. Those with eye blood vessel damage were 70 percent more likely to have a s...
I think, therefore I fall
...o have Alzheimer's disease or who have had several strokes
also sometimes have a similar disorder, he said. The abnormal gait sometimes begins, as it did with this patient, shortly after a fall, though many patients have never fallen but are literally paralyzed by the fear that they might fall. Patients shuf...
Lancet publishes proactive study: Diabetes treatment reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes
...uces the combined risk of non-fatal heart attacks, strokes
and deaths by an additional 16% on top of standard...eatening events including non-fatal heart attacks, strokes
and deaths. The primary endpoint was reduced by 10% but had not reached statistical significance by ...
Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy
...rsys in a stroke animal model. About 80 percent of strokes
are caused by clots that cause ischemic brain injury similar to that of cerebral palsy. The MCG researchers have evidence that the healing benefit of stem cells comes from nourishing factors they secrete. The cells seem attracted by chemokines, gro...
Post-stroke tests not used often enough, especially in women
...o suffer ischemic strokes. About 88 percent of all strokes
are ischemic, which means they're caused by blood ...in women, though a higher percentage of men suffer strokes
at any age. The new paper is the fourth from U-M researchers to show gender differences in some asp...
Elevated GGT enzyme may predict risk of death from cardiovascular disease
...ver, the association with hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes
was not statistically significant. GGT proved a strong predictor of cardiovascular death, third behind smoking and hypertension but ahead of high levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides. Ulmer cited two mechanisms that might explain w...
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