Navigation Links
Drug-coated heart stents under scrutiny, after study

Barcelona: Experts from Spain are not too comfortable with the outcome of drug coated heart stents, once thought to be a saving grace//, could carry a risk of formation of fatal blood clots. The drug-coated stents were brought into the market in 2000 as an upgraded version of bare-metal stents.

It is estimated that almost 6 million people worldwide have the drug-lined versions of the stents, which are designed to ensure the arteries are maintained without blocks, after the deposits have been cleared. They have bee regarded as a long-term health investment in preventing future heart attacks and surgeries.

A Swiss-Dutch study monitored 8,146 patients, which revealed that those sporting drug-coated stents were susceptible to the risk of thrombosis, which can lead to death in occasional cases. It was observed that the underlying difference between bare stents and drug coated stents, allowed the natural growth of tissues over the stent, whereas in the latter, the drugs inhibited the growth. This is good as well as bad news.

With bare stents, there were all chances for a thick growth of cells that could prove harmful. But it is desirable to have a thin lining of tissues, which the improvised stents lined with drugs do not afford. The exposed metal on this drug-coated stents could act as a potential clot magnet.

Dr. Salim Yusef, professor of medicine and director of cardiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada said "It's time to stop and re-evaluate. Having done six million of these procedures, isn't it a terrible indictment on us that we don't have long-term safety data on these?"

Though these findings have cast aspersions on the safety of these stents, it might be while before the drug-coated stents really find themselves out of demand.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
2. Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease
3. And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!
4. And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!
5. Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis
6. Eat greens to have a ever green heart
7. Asthma! A new warning for heart disease
8. Protein in urine foresees heart disease
9. One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.
10. Risk of heart disease begins in teens
11. Beer vitamin protects heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Drug coated heart stents under scrutiny after study

(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... According to an article ... see if they could reach a consensus on the steps that need to be ... the group reached 90 percent consensus on a series of steps that each surgeon ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... negligence is now available online at ( http://www.lawline.com/cle/course/its-a-wonderful-life-if-you-receive-the-right-meds-a-discussion-of-pharmaceutical-negligence ). Mr. Brown’s ... rating from the nationwide audience. The course focused on the challenges ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... As part of their company mission, Dallas pet sitting company Park ... to the longevity of their business. It is for that reason they are ... (NAPPS) annual Presents 4 Pets supply drive. Presents 4 Pets is a ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Transfinder, a software company based in Schenectady, ... up 16 percent year-over-year for the first six months ended June 30, 2015 compared ... Transfinder to beat last year’s record-revenue mark of $10.4 million. , “We know what ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Topsfield, MA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 ... ... of this year’s “HARMONY 2015”, one of the industry’s premier thought leadership symposiums, ... Connecticut, November 5 and 6. The event attracts over 250 “C”-level executives, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 3Health News:Re-Broadcast of Nationally Renowned Trial Attorney Jason T. Brown's Lecture on Pharmaceutical Negligence Now Available 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 4Health News:Transfinder Closes First Half of 2015 with Record Revenue 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Announces Speaker Line-up for “HARMONY 2015” 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Announces Speaker Line-up for “HARMONY 2015” 3
... Registration for Nov 14-15 Conference - including ... http://www.CHADD.org , WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 ... Adults with,Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, will host its 20th ... Anaheim, CA. The,three-day CHADD conference offers an ...
... Intent.com Features the Best-of-Web Content, Blogs and a Supportive Online ... ... Wellness, SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 23 Whether you want ... or help bring,about world peace, a new site, Intent.com, can help you ...
... (NYSE Alternext US: FIT), a leading provider of ... it,will report financial results for the third quarter ... after the market closes. The company will also,hold ... the results. Participating,in the call will be Dr. ...
... USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer,Center announced that Judy and ... to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School ... Judy and Larry Freeman Cancer,Day Hospital, an outpatient ... USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. Larry Freeman is the founder ...
... 23 Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) provides,a unique ... via its,animal health study sponsorships. In 2009, MAF ... both individuals and groups, are invited to,sponsor or ... gift of $3,000 or,more per study. The complete ...
... LifeSync Corporation,announced it has entered into a ... 12,000 members in 20 states, for the sale ... products., Shelley Hartman, President of LifeSync Corp., ... with MAGNET. MAGNET is a major supply chain,leader ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CHADD to Host International Conference on AD/HD in Anaheim, CA; Olympian Bruce Jenner to Keynote 2Health News:Intent.com Launches Premier Wellness Site & Social Network 2Health News:HealthFitness Corporation to Report 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:USC Cancer Center Announces Contribution By Larry and Judy Freeman 2Health News:Unique Way to Help Your Favorite Animal - Morris Animal Foundation's 2009 Sponsorship Guide Provides Nearly 200 Options 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR ), a company ... and physician groups, today reported financial results for the ... "In the second quarter of 2015, Semler reported continued ... quarter over quarter revenue growth of 8%, and quarter ... units of 18%," said Doug Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., chief executive ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... India , July 31, 2015 ... CRM solutions for video, data and cloud computing ... with a leading pharma giant for Internet of ... different IoT applications offered on subscription model. ... Pharma giant is striving for business innovations ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... that it will release its second quarter 2015 financial ... 6, 2015.   In conjunction with the release, the ... community at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ... results of the quarter and other business developments. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Semler Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Magnaquest Signs a POC With a Leading Pharma Giant in Europe to Manage Subscription Management and Billing for Internet of Things (IoT) 2IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2
... BETHESDA, Md., May 14 Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... for diabetes therapy, and a provider of technical ... and pharmaceutical companies, today announced that, on May ... new, independent Director, Thomas B. Peter, to begin ...
... in ACR20 responses over placeboPRINCETON, N.J., May 14 ... today announced that the MDX-1100 Phase 2 proof-of-concept ... receiving methotrexate successfully met its primary endpoint. The ... randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial indicated that ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Spherix Elects New Independent Director, and Elects Chairman of the Board 2Spherix Elects New Independent Director, and Elects Chairman of the Board 3Medarex Announces Primary Endpoint Achieved in MDX-1100 Anti-IP-10 Antibody Phase 2 Trial for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2Medarex Announces Primary Endpoint Achieved in MDX-1100 Anti-IP-10 Antibody Phase 2 Trial for Rheumatoid Arthritis 3Medarex Announces Primary Endpoint Achieved in MDX-1100 Anti-IP-10 Antibody Phase 2 Trial for Rheumatoid Arthritis 4
... 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 ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: