Navigation Links
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes
Date:7/14/2008

When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

MONDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed blood-thinning drug heparin is associated with an increased risk of serious bleeding in patients who have suffered a cardioembolic stroke, new research shows.

But another thinning agent, warfarin, did not seem to have any harmful effects in the same group of patients.

This finding led the authors of a study published online Monday and in the September print issue of the Archives of Neurology to suggest that warfarin appears to be safe and could be started at any time while a patient is hospitalized.

According to the American Heart Association, a cardioembolic stroke occurs when a clot or other particle originally forms in the heart then travels to a narrowed artery in the brain.

This type of stroke represents about one-fifth of ischemic strokes, those which involve reduced blood flow to the brain, the researchers said.

Although current guidelines don't recommend giving anti-clotting therapy right after a cardioembolic stroke, most patients with this condition will end up needing such therapy. The question is when, and with what drug.

Warfarin can do the trick but often takes days to reach effective levels so, in the interim, is combined with other therapies.

For this study, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reviewed the records of 204 patients who had had a cardioembolic stroke and were admitted to the hospital between 2004 and 2006.

Eight patients received no anti-clotting therapy at all; 88 received aspirin (a blood thinner) alone; 35 received aspirin and warfarin; 44 received heparin intravenously with warfarin; and 29 received a full dose of enoxaparin, a low-molecular-weight heparin then warfarin.

Participants who did not get full doses of heparin or enoxaparin inste
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. DNA Direct and Iverson Genetics Announce Partnership to Provide Personalized Patient Reports for Warfarin Dosing Test Results
2. AHRQ Announces Guide to Help Patients on Coumadin(R)/Warfarin Therapy
3. Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin
4. AutoGenomics Receives FDA Clearance for its INFINITI(TM) Warfarin Assay
5. Drug interactions with warfarin
6. WHO Creates New Surgical Tool to Make Operations Safer Everywhere
7. VHA Foundation Launches National CEO Patient SafetyNetwork, Starting From the Top to Make Patients Safer
8. Making the Outdoors Safer for Communities: the American Academy of Dermatology Announces 2008 AAD Shade Structure Program Grant Recipients
9. New Technology Promises Safer Organ Transplants and Soft Tissue Surgeries
10. Penn research offers road map to safer pain control, cost savings during colonoscopies
11. Social Networking Sites Safer Than IM or Chat Rooms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 The Europe Well Intervention Market report ... with analysis and revenue forecast. The well intervention services market ... in 2013 to $3.4 billion by 2018, at a CAGR ... TOC of the Europe Well Intervention Market report, to get ... a glimpse of the segmentation in the Europe well intervention ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Operators and ... billion in fuel costs now that model ... current GHG standards are phasing in ... upon themselves to install new features into ... reduction technologies , 2.    Efficient driveline components which ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have concluded that ... live anthrax during a safety mishap last month. ... officials have announced a moratorium on the transfer of ... In a report issued Friday, the CDC outlined ... a similar incident doesn,t occur again. Last month, as ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... CT (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell ... that Joshua Corday has joined the organization as ... fundraising professional with deep experience securing gifts and ... served as Annual Giving Director for NewYork Presbyterian ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Biostimulants are widely ... in turf and ornamentals. These also help turf and ... length of roots. Turf, ornamentals, and flowers appear healthy ... this usage has increased from the last few years. ... and ornamentals is Europe, with around 40% share in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Europe Well Intervention Services Market is Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Europe Well Intervention Services Market is Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 2Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 3Health News:CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 3Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... 6 percent of U.S. hospital emergency departments are fully ... of novel H1N1 (swine) flu expected this winter, the ... In a joint policy statement published in Pediatrics ... Department," pediatric emergency medicine specialists and others provide recommendations ...
... Federal stimulus funding is helping a Kansas State University ... Their research is creating a clearer picture of a ... chronic diseases like cancer. Katsura Asano, K-State associate ... from the National Institutes of Health,s National Institute of ...
... so-called junk DNA to be cut and pasted within genetic ... therapies. The study by researchers at the University of ... in which shifted genes have a significant effect on the ... antibody genes can enable the immune system to target infection ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 21 Within the first three seconds ... in many first encounters, from the first day of school to the ... help you exude confidence, so follow these helpful tips to get yourself ... go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/crest/39172/ , , ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 Eli Lilly and Company ... on the Human Rights Campaign,s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for 2010. ... the Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) ... organization,s efforts related to creating an equitable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...
... , , ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 21 ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ABBOTT PRISM ... HIV-1/HIV-2. This test can be used by laboratory professionals to screen ... type 1 Groups M and O (anti-HIV-1) and type 2 (anti-HIV-2), and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Photos: Fall's First Impressions 2Health News:Lilly Receives 100 Percent Rating on Corporate Equality Index Survey 2Health News:Abbott Receives FDA Approval for First Fully Automated Blood Screening Test for HIV-1/HIV-2 2Health News:Abbott Receives FDA Approval for First Fully Automated Blood Screening Test for HIV-1/HIV-2 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... DIEGO , July 11, 2014 Neurelis, ... Corp. ("Biotie") to end the option held by Biotie ... commence further development of NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for pediatric ... Over the past year, Biotie has advanced ... in preparation for the pivotal clinical work required for ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  Breg, Inc., a premier provider of ... FreeRunner™ knee brace with new innovations to help ... return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending design acts ... support when patients need it most, and the ... Patellofemoral issues are the most common cause ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  BC Technical, the largest nationwide, non-OEM ... , Inc., a leading provider of Siemens Nuclear Medicine ... agreement naming BC Technical as the authorized provider of ... MiE and BC Technical announced today that the two ... Technical as the service and systems provider for MiE,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... Calif., June 2, 2011 DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: ... Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy ... opportunities.  Dr. Stauffer and DURECT have entered into a ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020717/DRRXLOGO ) "We appreciate all ...
... SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2011 Biocept, Inc. today ... a poster at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the ... Chicago, Illinois June 3-7. The poster presentation is based ... logy C ell E nrichment and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DURECT Announces Resignation of Chief Medical Officer 2Biocept and Academic Collaborators to Present Poster at ASCO on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) 2Biocept and Academic Collaborators to Present Poster at ASCO on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) 3
... In the specialty areas of ... intensive care work, it is ... your practice. Alokas motorized TEE ... and Tissue Harmonic Echo technology ...
Super High Density, multi-frequency, convex array transducer for scanning during craniotomies. Same footprint as the UST-987-7.5 but with stronger penetration for deep cavernous tumors and other deep...
... The 5548 is our High Penetration ... frequencies ranging from 3 to 8 MHz. ... transducer, offering Pure Harmonic Detection with 4 ... superficial or deeper vessels. The high color ...
... The UST-MC11-8731 is a perfect alternative ... are used to seeing more of a ... of the transducer in the hand., This ... shaped convex intraoperative transducer. The UST-MC11-8731 nestles ...
Medicine Products: