Navigation Links
Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk
Date:11/6/2007

The cholesterol-busting drugs could be lifesavers, study suggsts

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery reduces a patient's risk of stroke, U.S. researchers report.

The study, from the Cleveland Clinic, included more than 5,200 patients who underwent bypass between early 1993 and late 2005. The overall incidence of post-operative stroke one year after surgery was 3.3 percent (181 strokes).

"Patients discharged on statin therapy were more likely to have a lower low-density cholesterol (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) and were significantly less likely to suffer a post-operative stroke at one year," the researchers wrote.

They also said that age, peripheral vascular disease and kidney disease were independent predictors of stroke, heart attack or death. The use of both statin and ACE inhibitors significantly reduced risk, they found.

"These data suggest that a discharge regimen including statin therapy may reduce post-operative morbidity and warrants prospective validation," the researchers concluded.

The study was to be presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association annual meeting, in Orlando, Fla.

More information

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has more about CABG.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Nov. 6, 2007, presentation, American Heart Association annual meeting, Orlando, Fla.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk
2. Research to shed new light on how statins benefit heart patients
3. Statins reduce loss of function, keeping old lungs young - even in smokers
4. Better Prostate Cancer Survival for Men Taking Statins
5. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
6. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
7. Billy Graham Home After Hospitalization:
8. Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing
9. Going on After Loss
10. Discover The Mutter Museum After Dark
11. Cialis Eases Erectile Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due ... up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away ... a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics ... significant unmet needs, today announced the closing of ... shares of common stock, at the public offering ... shares in the offering were offered by GBT. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dublin ... addition of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy ... This report focuses on the ... review, including its applications in various applications. The report ... includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Va. , June 24, 2016 The ... set of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical ... (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, ... the "value" of new medicines. The recommendations ... does not appear on the drug label, a prohibition ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: