Navigation Links
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who are resistant to aspirin are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or to die, a new Canadian study says.

People who are aspirin-resistant have platelets -- the cells in blood responsible for clotting -- that aren't affected in the same way as platelets in people who respond to aspirin.

Publishing in the Jan. 18 online edition of the British Medical Journal, researchers at McMaster University Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton reviewed 20 studies that included 2,930 people with cardiovascular disease who'd been prescribed aspirin to prevent formation of blood clots. About 28 percent of the patients in the studies were aspirin-resistant.

The analysis revealed that 39 percent of aspirin-resistant patients suffered some sort of cardiovascular event, compared to 16 percent of other patients.

The researchers also found that other blood-thinning drugs, such as Clopidogrel or Tirofiban, did not provide any benefit to aspirin-resistant patients.

Currently, there is no agreed-upon method for identifying aspirin-resistant patients, and there is ongoing debate about why a person may be aspirin-resistant in the first place.

The authors of this latest study said more research is needed to figure out the best way to identify aspirin-resistant patients.

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about the use of aspirin to reduce stroke and heart attack risk.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: British Medical Journal, news release, Jan. 18, 2008

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin, Hormone Therapy Combo Can Shorten Lives of Prostate Cancer Patients
2. New, No-Swallow Fasprin(R) Reduces Problems Associated with Daily Aspirin Regimen
3. AUDIO from Medialink and Bayer: Lifesaving Benefits of Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Maintained with Naproxen Sodium
4. AUDIO from Medialink and Bayer: Is Your Pain Reliever Undermining Your Aspirin Therapy?
5. Discovery Health CME Explores the Benefits and Risks of Aspirin in Aspirin Therapy: Maximizing the Benefits
6. Overlooked Mutation Can Spur HIV Drug Resistance
7. HIV drug resistance risk in mothers reduced by combination of common drugs
8. Video and Photo: Tasigna(R) Receives US Approval Providing New Hope to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients With Resistance or Intolerance to Existing Therapies
9. Genetic approach provides new insight into trastuzumab resistance in breast cancer
10. Cell skeleton may hold key to overcoming drug resistance in cancer
11. Molecular fingerprint of breast-cancer drug resistance can predict response to treatment
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a ... area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom ... of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result ... more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic ... many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping ... released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , ... Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, ... announced the five finalists of Lyme Innovation ... More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), ... is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, ... , Inc. Patients are no longer limited to ... EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: