Navigation Links
Delayed angioplasty -- big bucks, no bang
Date:11/5/2007

ORLANDO, FL In a subset of patients suffering heart attack, adding stents to clot-busting medical therapy after the optimal treatment window ends isn't justified, say researchers from Duke University Medical Center.

In a follow-up to last year's widely reported Occluded Artery Trial (OAT), which reported that catheterization didn't seem to prevent second heart attacks if it were used more than 3 days after the initial heart attack, a group of Duke researchers looked more closely at 951 patients to see if there were other benefits from the procedure.

Their findings were presented today at a late-breaking trials session of the American Heart Associations annual meeting in Orlando.

Each year, about one million people suffer heart attacks in the United States, and studies suggest that for many of them, the best treatment is speedy use of clot-busting drugs or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a catheter-based procedure that uses stents and balloons to open up blocked arteries. Ideally, the procedures should begin within 12 hours of the initial attack. But in real life, that doesnt always happen because patients delay seeking help and arrive at emergency departments too late for timely care.

Last year, OAT researchers who had followed 2,166 heart attack patients for up to five years told the American Heart Association annual meeting that PCI applied 3 to 28 days after the initial attack apparently didnt make any long-term difference in preventing second heart attacks, death, or development of heart failure.

All participants in OAT had experienced heart attacks, were considered high-risk, but were stable with one completely blocked artery. All of the patients received state-of-the-art drug therapy, but half also got the late PCI.

Focusing on a representative subset of 951 patients in the OAT trial, Dr. Daniel Mark, a cardiologist and director of outcomes research at the Duke Clinical Research Instit
'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Gailiun
michelle.gailiun@duke.edu
919-724-5343
Duke University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Whiplash may produce delayed jaw pain
2. Umbilical cord clamping should be delayed, says expert
3. Melanoma Diagnosis Often Delayed for Rural Poor
4. Whiplash May Result in Delayed Jaw Pain
5. 2 drugs equally effective for heart patients undergoing angioplasty, Mayo study finds
6. On 30th Anniversary, Angioplasty Celebrated as Modern Medical Breakthrough in Stopping Heart Attack
7. Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study
8. Are women at greater risk from angioplasty?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Quintessa Medical Spa is happy to offer patients the latest ... specifically for the elimination of excess tissue under the chin, referred to as submental ... Wisconsin to offer this innovative treatment. , Developed by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Kybella was approved ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s announcement of the reinstitution of National Prescription ... Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. On ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... New research finds some distinct differences in the way mesothelioma behaves in ... Mesothelioma website. , Researchers with the National Institutes of Health, the FDA, and ... occurring between 1990 and 2010. Two percent of these cases (207) occurred in people ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... August 5th 2015 - “Learn How to Make Money in the Booming Homecare Business.” ... Los Angeles CA 90010. , The event will be hosted by ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... After conducting ... , St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, N.Y., has hired Gerard ... , With more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, Walsh is an expert ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Quintessa MedSpa Offers Nonsurgical Double-chin Elimination 2Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 3Health News:Study Finds Mesothelioma Behaves Differently in Younger People, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Upcoming Business Seminar at 1Heart Caregiver Services Headquarters Los Angeles California 2Health News:St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Hires New Chief Executive Officer 2Health News:St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Hires New Chief Executive Officer 3Health News:St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Hires New Chief Executive Officer 4Health News:St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Hires New Chief Executive Officer 5
... help explain why and how certain cancers develop, an ... canine and human cancer patients. ,Dr ... Veterinary Medicine and Science at The University of Nottingham, ... of human and canine cancersuch as breast cancer and ...
... Tamil Nadu textile city Tirupur, which has nearly 720 ... hazardous waste. ,According to a study commissioned ... Board, an estimated 8,33,365.75 tons of hazardous waste is ... to as the Textile Valley of India, discharges nearly ...
... a day, the Australian police finally announced that the ... being charged with providing reckless support to terrorists ... ,His cousin Sabeel Ahmed 26, who worked at ... accused of having information that could have helped police ...
... A distraught Kate Moss has taken refuge at a ... Pete Doherty. ,The Croydon-born supermodel is staying ... learning about the Babyshambles frontman's infidelity. ,Moss ... after claims that he slept with a South African ...
... fashion industry charter to keep ultra thin models off ... since May , when France elected a new government, ... of fashion, leaders of both France's powerful couture world ... up by the Health Ministry in January amid mounting ...
... of self-obsession till now; as she was seen sporting a ... pop art figure Andy Warhol . ,The ... to involve in social service after finishing jail term, was ... star was present at a screening of Michael Moore's latest ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation 2Health News:Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case 2Health News:Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case 3Health News:Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case 4Health News:No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... -- Big Cloud Analytics, Inc. (BCA), a leading provider ... working with Intel Corporation to showcase Internet of ... Healthcare Technology Alliance. The recently formed alliance is ... technology companies and academic institutions. Its purpose is ... in rapidly evolving and growing areas of health ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Cleave Biosciences today announced that the ... the company a key patent providing the protection ... This newly issued patent, "Fused pyrimidines ... 9,062,026, allows for claims on the composition of ... inhibitor of p97, a critical enzyme that controls ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), the ... obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced ... August 6, 2015, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time to ... 30, 2015, and to provide an update on the ... the Maestro® System. Conference Call Details ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Big Cloud Analytics Develop Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with Intel Supporting Launch of Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance 2Big Cloud Analytics Develop Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with Intel Supporting Launch of Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance 3EnteroMedics to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Company Update Conference Call 2EnteroMedics to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Company Update Conference Call 3
... Feb. 22, 2011 OrbusNeich today announced that 12-month follow-up ... A ccelerated L ining I nhibits ... issue of EuroIntervention demonstrated good clinical ... (ST) for the company,s Genous Stent. Target vessel ...
... An Illinois high school hockey coach is taking ... Tim Johannes, who coaches at Stevenson High School, ... wearing helmets with the risk of sustaining a concussion, ... Shockwave System is a three-step system, starting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Published Data From e-HEALING Registry Demonstrate Good Clinical Outcomes With Low Incidence of Repeat Revascularization and Stent Thrombosis for OrbusNeich's Genous™ Stent 2Published Data From e-HEALING Registry Demonstrate Good Clinical Outcomes With Low Incidence of Repeat Revascularization and Stent Thrombosis for OrbusNeich's Genous™ Stent 3Shockwave System Developed to Aid Concussion Detection 2
... A lower cost alternative to Equalizers, the patented ... between two different vessel configurations. With the push ... be quickly and easily adjusted for test tubes ... Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled Comfort Pick one ...
... Expandable Tip System A lower cost alternative ... to perform multi-sample transfers between two different vessel ... knob, tip spacing can be quickly and easily ... 96 well plates. Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled ...
... Expandable Tip System A lower cost alternative ... to perform multi-sample transfers between two different vessel ... knob, tip spacing can be quickly and easily ... 96 well plates. Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled ...
... Well Plate Capability The Equalizer 384 ... Equalizerexpandable and equal tip spacing, choice of two ... In addition, this model allows you to evenly ... and accessing many gels and for use with ...
Medicine Products: