Navigation Links
A Benefit In Disguise

New research shows smoking actually helps arteries stay open following a procedure to repair blocked blood vessels in the legs.Researchers // who conducted the study say they do not recommend smoking, but say the findings suggest the increased level of carbon monoxide in the blood stream may be beneficial in preventing restenosis, or re-narrowing of the arteries.

Peripheral artery disease(PAD) is a narrowing or blockage in the arteries that causes an insufficient flow of oxygenated blood to the arms and legs. Doctors treat PAD with angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure where a balloon is threaded to the site and inflated. However, 60 percent of treated patients’ arteries re-narrow within a year.

For the study, researchers looked at 650 patients with PAD who underwent angioplasty. The patients were asked if they smoked and if they did, how many cigarettes a day. At six months and 12 months, the treatment sites were measured to check for re-narrowing of the arteries.

Researchers reported that in patients who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day, the rate of re-narrowing was 16 percent at six months and 29 percent at one year and it was also observed that non-smoking patients had a re-narrowing rate of 28 percent at six months and 45 percent at one year.

Thus researchers suggest that studying carbon monoxide therapy in this patient population may be worthwhile.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Benefit of colonoscopy
2. Benefits in fertility procedures
3. Women Benefit More from Quitting Smoking than Men
4. Benefits of Vitamin Supplements Unclear
5. Antidepressants May Benefit Heart Patients
6. Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
7. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
8. Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned
9. Stroke Patients May Benefit By Wearing Cooling Helmets
10. Benefits Of The Worlds Most Widely Used Beverage
11. Drug In Asthma inhaler Found To Counteract Benefits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson ... Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. ... the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the ... Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families ... to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in ... investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and ... more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), ... Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach ... 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: