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:5/29/2017)... ... May 29, 2017 , ... Commercial ... This is because businesses don’t just need to protect the lives of people ... theft of personal information, physical inventory, assets and company records too. Further, businesses ...
(Date:5/29/2017)... ... ... The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued ... virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels undetectable to ... Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health announced today in Nature Medicine that they’ve created ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... Florida Pain Relief Group, ... Jorge Fernandez-Silva, M.D., has joined its new Melbourne pain clinic. , Dr. ... minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage many types of pain. , ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... senior citizens who visit a doctor for colds or respiratory issues that are not ... that excessive time pressure on doctors may be largely responsible for the problem both ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... May 27, 2017 , ... From May 21-23, hearing healthcare ... three-day event was held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel in Syracuse, New York. ... and network of independent hearing healthcare providers to help them stay ahead in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced today the ... April 1, 2017 .   GAAP diluted earnings per ... prior year period as the sale of the blood ... diluted EPS of $0.50 increased 6.4%.  Revenue of $715.4 ... Excluding the effects of blood screening and the acquired ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... , May 10, 2017 Radiology has become ... its costs have also spiraled to the number one ... to radiology than ever before as the most complete ... a patient with lower back pain an MRI may ... reason for pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... May 9, 2017  Demonstrating its commitment to ... directors for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of ... Biopharmaceutical companies will now have to meet new ... be eligible to join PhRMA. "By ... is sending a clear message that being a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: