Navigation Links
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery
Date:10/19/2010

that time we can make a recommendation to change the practice guidelines," Sun said.

In the study, patients taking aspirin did not have a higher rate of readmission due to infection, bleeding or fluid accumulation in the chest and around the heart, Sun reported.

The patients taking aspirin also tended to be older, and more likely to have hypertension, diabetes, peripheral artery disease and a history of coronary artery disease. Even though the aspirin group was on balance sicker than the non-aspirin group, they still did better, Sun noted.

"This corroborates other research that shows, as simple as it seems, aspirin is effective," said Dr. Vincent Bufalino, president and CEO of Midwest Heart Specialists outside Chicago.

In a second study, researchers in Finland found that patients who were not taking statins before undergoing coronary bypass surgery were twice as likely to die as people who were taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Researchers identified 1,034 patients aged 42 to 81 undergoing bypass surgery. Of those, 703 were prescribed statins before surgery while 331 were not.

About 2.7 percent of patients given statins died in the month following surgery, compared to about 5.1 percent of those not given statins.

During the year after surgery, about 4 percent of those given statins died, compared to nearly 11 percent of those not taking statins, the researchers reported.

Statins are a widely prescribed class of drugs designed to lower cholesterol. For heart patients, cholesterol-lowering isn't necessarily the aim, Bufalino said. Research has shown statins can also reduce inflammation that can lead to blood clots, which can cause heart attacks and stroke.

It's common practice at U.S. hospitals for cardiac surgery patients to be prescribed statins before leaving the hospital, Bufalino said.

"There's been pretty convincing evidence that treating these people early and treating them regardles
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
2. Alternative to Statins Shows Promise
3. Statins may slow progression of multiple sclerosis, new study finds
4. Statins May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis, New Study Finds
5. Do Statins Lower Male Sex Drive?
6. Statins Wont Lower Colon Cancer Risk
7. Statins decrease risk of clot-related diseases
8. Some statins have unintended effects and warrant closer monitoring, study finds
9. Too Many Stroke Patients Go Without Statins
10. MSU team studies connection between statins, tendon ruptures
11. Statins associated with lower cancer recurrence following prostatectomy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery
(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of ... kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for ... games to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust ... kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers ... to have it lead the wedding dress industry into the ... dresses for the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen ... focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a ... business invites its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, ... a Valentine’s Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. ... Sale to Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released its ... of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , Many ... a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of gorgeous ... wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , AngelWeddingDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ) ... PGA Merchandise Show to bestow a Juvent Sports Achievement ... golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated and congratulated McKitrick ... win. She won her first amateur tournament in 1979 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3
... disease is usually accepted as a hazard of aging, ... are a consequence of aging// or not. Researchers at ... Research Institute have now conducted a study that proves ... Alzheimer's. ,Harmful beta amyloid aggregates accumulate when ...
... the number of drug users who completed the treatment for drug ... number of people enrolling// for the treatment in this period. Drug ... had been coerced into it by the criminal justice system than ... a British study of the outcome of treatment for drug addiction, ...
... in the American Society, not only among women but also ... under pressure to have a good physique may suffer from ... with weightlifting. ,“Men see these idealized, muscular men ... up,” said Tracy Tylka, author of the study and assistant ...
... time for one to undergo an operation.// ,A ... has analysed the outcomes of over 90,000 operations carried out ... best time to have an operation, as they had found ... have published their study in the journal Quality and Safety ...
... announced that it will be publishing a peer-reviewed ... is. RESPeRATE, a over-the-counter// therapeutic device that is ... to treat hypertension, the study says. ... (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/539099) of Medscape (NASDAQ:WBMD), is authored by William ...
... research in mice has found that though they do not ... were able to differentiate the cells// in the sebaceous glands ... how a sebaceous gland is formed. ,In new ... Fuchs, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Rockefeller University, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Aging Critical For Alzheimer's Disease 2Health News:Aging Critical For Alzheimer's Disease 3Health News:Men Take to Unhealthy Practices to be More Muscular 2Health News:Surgeries Performed In The Morning Have Less Post-Op Complications 2Health News:New Treatment Mooted For Blood Pressure 2Health News:'Blimp1' Gene Linked To Oily Skin 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is a ... by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or "roll." ... of any shoe type and allows the user to ... against sprains. With customers in physical therapy, podiatry, and ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & Exchange ... shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase the number ... As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal year that ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... of Directors has approved a share repurchase program. The ... $300 million of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. ... opportunities remain top priorities as we continue to pursue ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4
This optimal design addresses low-cost, simple, non-invasive ankle distraction....
A straightforward, versatile approach to arthroscopically assisted pin placement in either the ankle or wrist....
... The BTA stat Test is ... the qualitative detection of bladder ... diagnosed with bladder cancer. This ... an aid in the management of ...
ThyroTest by ThyroTec, Inc. is a rapid immunoassay, similar to a rapid pregnancy test. By using 2 drops of blood from a finger stick and 5 drops of diluent, a qualitative TSH level is inicated in min...
Medicine Products: