Navigation Links
Enoxaparin To Become The Standard Treatment During Procedures For Blocked Arteries

In a new study by researchers from the University of Kentucky being claims to one day change the standard treatment for preventing blood clots during procedures so// as to open up blocked arteries that feed the heart.

According to Dr. Steven Steinhubl, the co-chairman and senior author of the study that is to appear in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has claimed that the drug ‘Enoxaparin’, that has been studied has the potential to become a standard treatment during the procedures of stent and angioplasty. Explaining that the current standard of care is to give patients unfractionated heparin, he however cautioned that more research is necessary to come to a definitive conclusion.

Steinhubl, an interventional cardiologist and researcher at UK's Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute, said that while elective stent and angioplasty procedures to clear blocked arteries are generally safe, a small percentage of patients will experience significant bleeding due to the procedure that can increase the cost and duration of the hospital stay and, in rare instances, even cause death.

In the study, researchers examined Enoxaparin to determine if it is a safe and effective anti-clotting drug, carrying less risk for bleeding following the procedure than unfractionated heparin.

The study found that major bleeding was cut by more than half in patients receiving Enoxaparin. It also showed that doctors were much more likely to achieve the targeted level of blood thinning for their patients with Enoxaparin compared with unfractionated heparin.

"Bleeding following a stent placement or angioplasty is an event that is not only dangerous for patients, but also carries a financial burden for the health care industry as a whole," Steinhubl said. "Millions of these procedures are successfully performed at hospitals across the United States each year. It is important that we make what has become a relatively sa fe procedure even safer by finding a drug that will effectively prevent blood clots and not put patients at risk for unnecessary bleeding. This study, which was designed to test the safety of Enoxaparin, is one of the first steps we as cardiologists are taking to reach that goal."

Source-Eurekalert
VI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Overweight children Dont Necessarily Become overweight adults
2. Girls Who Undergo Genital Mutilation Can Become Infertile
3. Genetic Tests Could Become As Affordable As Blood Tests
4. Obesity Among Children May Become a Major Problem
5. Manned Mars Mission May Become A Reality
6. Malaria Detecting Watch May Become A Health Hazard
7. Children Of Alcoholics Tend to Become Drug Abusers In Adulthood
8. Kerala To Become Testing Center For US Bound Nurses
9. Himachal Pradesh Fails To Become Health Tourism Center
10. Cancer Treatment To Become Less Expensive
11. India Can Become Major HIV Drugs Producer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, ... their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report ... The report contains up to date financial data derived from ... of major trends with potential impact on the market during ... market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... . ... ... ... Astellas is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: