Navigation Links
Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
Date:11/27/2007

Glucose, insulin and potassium mix spells trouble in first three days, study shows

TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- An infusion of glucose, insulin and potassium, a treatment thought to help people right after they have had a heart attack, actually increases the immediate risk of heart failure and death for some patients, a new study shows.

Previous research has produced mixed results, with smaller studies supporting the use of GIK therapy, as the treatment is known, and one larger study showing no effect on the death risk 30 days after a heart attack.

However, patients with an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, a type of heart attack commonly known as STEMI that shows a particular electrical pattern, should not be given the infusion right away because that increased risk lingers for them in the first three days after diagnosis, the researchers said in a statement.

"GIK therapy increased levels of glucose, potassium, and net fluid gain post-infusion, all three of which predicted death after adjusting for multiple confounders. Adjusting for glucose, potassium, and net fluid gain eliminated the apparent increase in mortality at 3 days observed with GIK infusion, suggesting a direct association with these factors. Administration of GIK infusion within 4 hours of symptom onset yielded no benefit compared with later initiation," the authors wrote.

Their report is published in the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The research team, which included scientists from Argentina and Emory University in Atlanta, analyzed data from two separate trials of almost 23,000 STEMI patients. Although the researchers found no difference in outcome at 30 days and six months, when they looked at the first few days following a heart attack, they discovered an increased risk of both heart failure and death in the patients who received the infusions. In the first three d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients
2. Polyanalgesic Consensus Panels New Treatment Guidelines Via Intraspinal Infusion for Severe Chronic Pain
3. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
4. HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations
5. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
6. Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women
7. Novel Cooling Therapy May Have Aided Injured Football Player
8. Less than one-third of women aware of landmark hormone therapy study, Stanford researcher finds
9. More than 10,000 Medicare Patients in Montana Could Be Hit by Proposed Cuts to Home Oxygen Therapy; Access to Power Wheelchairs Would Also Decrease
10. This October, the American Physical Therapy Associations National Physical Therapy Month to Focus on Nations Obesity Epidemic
11. Discovery Health CME Explores the Benefits and Risks of Aspirin in Aspirin Therapy: Maximizing the Benefits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Cooking ... of 3.1 out of 5. This score reflects slightly ... level of product specialization, low switching costs and a ... reduced by the low availability of substitutes for cooking ... price of steel and aluminum, key inputs in the ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... “Many people become overwhelmed by the thought ... and phone calls with insurance companies,” The Jones Firm ... free eBook on pedestrian and bicycle accidents . ... bicycle auto accident claims assures the injured individual that ... handling their case while they focus on recovering. ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Parker ... for the best in heating, cooling and plumbing ... 24 hour emergency services in 2014 with regard ... know that Arizona is known for its incredibly ... that understands the intricacies and details of a ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 The report “Nintedanib ... 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet ... colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a drug which ... rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib (BIBF-1120), ... of refractory CRC in the US, Europe, and ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses ... selection of black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, ... available at discounted prices, up to 70% off. ... three weeks only. You know, we have thousands of frequent ... our new items can visit our website for more details. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cooking & Warming Equipment Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 2Health News:Cooking & Warming Equipment Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 3Health News:Guide to Handling Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents Released By The Jones Firm, Featured in Recent Article 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2
... of adults , , MONDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Teens ... the risk of elevated blood pressure, a new study finds. ... said study senior author Dr. Susan Redline, director of the ... Cleveland. , "In adults, there has been evidence that less ...
... a Phase II Early Career Award from the Wallace H. ... device that uses light to detect skin cancer without the ... will support Tunnell,s work for the next two years to ... additional clinical trials. He previously received one of 23 Phase ...
... Shows Alarming Trends in Cosmetic Surgery and Health Risks ... ... YWCA USA today released a new,report that reveals the impact of ... and interpersonal,relationships of American women and girls. The report, Beauty at ...
... Care,Initiatives (ECI - HC Innovations, Inc., OTC Bulletin ... two year contract with HIP Health Plans of,New ... practices into,Medical Homes. The contract is part of ... improved care for health plan members by,developing a ...
... close-up views of how strands interact could be key, researchers ... frizzy or flyaway, nearly everyone puts up with an unruly ... trained their microscopes on hair to find out why it ... new study, said to be the first of its kind, ...
... 18 The American Medical,Association (AMA) Foundation awarded ... Jodie Totten, who grew up in Sitka, Alaska ... Totten will receive a,$5,000 scholarship to help defray ... annually supports a medical student who graduated,from a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens 2Health News:Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens 3Health News:New probe to detect skin cancer receives more funding for clinical trials 2Health News:America's Beauty Obsession Poses Serious Consequences for Women and Girls, Report Reveals 2Health News:Enhanced Care Initiatives (HC Innovations, Inc.) Contracts with HIP and GHI to Create a Medical Home Network Project with Support from the Commonwealth Fund 2Health News:Enhanced Care Initiatives (HC Innovations, Inc.) Contracts with HIP and GHI to Create a Medical Home Network Project with Support from the Commonwealth Fund 3Health News:Enhanced Care Initiatives (HC Innovations, Inc.) Contracts with HIP and GHI to Create a Medical Home Network Project with Support from the Commonwealth Fund 4Health News:Science May Banish Bad Hair Days 2Health News:AMA Foundation Presents the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship to Promising Medical Student From Southeast Alaska 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com ... Disposable Syringe Industry of 178 pages providing ... intelligence library. The 2014 Market ... is a professional and deep research report ... analysis, the report introduces Disposable Syringe basic ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  The American Diabetes Association ... target for people with diabetes and that all ... doses of statins, in keeping with recent changes ... the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American ... the most recent changes to the Association,s annual ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014  Medical ... success. As the key link between the medical device ... grow even more in the coming years as the ... According to research by benchmarking firm, ... MSLs can gain an important edge is by harnessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4Role of Medical Science Liaisons Evolving in Medical Device Sector 2
... FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 16, 2011 Medical Imaging ... highlighted in Imaging Economics,  Best of ... imaging centers and radiology practices. In ... the magazine noted that Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16, 2011 Today,s historic signing of ... innovators and improves U.S. competiveness globally by aligning new ... said John Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive ... Lechleiter joined other key leaders at President Obama,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Highlighted in Imaging Economics' Best of 2011 Radiology Facilities Issue 2A Win for Innovation: President Signs America Invents Act 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: