Navigation Links
Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients

Cholesterol-lowering drugs that help prevent heart disease also appear to cut the risk of a heart attack and other complications after angioplasty.// Angioplasty, an alternative to bypass surgery, allows doctors to open clogged coronary arteries without major surgery by inserting a tiny balloon to the narrowest point and inflating the balloon. But 3 of every 5 patients who go through the procedure will suffer a major setback within 4 years. Some patients suffer heart attacks, others need repeat angioplasty or bypass surgery.

A new study, involving 1,456 patients in 12 countries, has found that cholesterol-lowering drugs could reduce the risk of these complications by 30%, compared with patients taking a placebo. The risk reduced by 40% in patients with more than one clogged artery, and by 45% in patients with diabetes. None of the patients had previously taken the drugs, called statins, and all of them had had their first angioplasty within the previous 8 months.

Statins reduce cholesterol by slowing cholesterol production. Several large studies demonstrated that the drugs prevent heart attacks and heart-disease deaths. Cardiologist Robert Harrington of Duke University said the results are anything but surprising. "It's more evident that statins are good for people with heart disease. we must tell patients undergoing angioplasty that we must start you on a statin."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Statins reduce heart attacks
2. Statins Found To Be Helpful For Patients With Arthritis
3. Long-Term Benefits Of Statins Questioned
4. Statins Not Effective In Treating Calcific Aortic Stenosis
5. Statins Gives New Hope for Increased Survival Rate of Heart Failure Patients
6. The Effects of Statins Questioned
7. Statins Taken For Reducing Cholesterol Found To Reduce Death Rate Associated With Heart Attack As Well
8. Study Finds No Link Between Statins And Breast Cancer Risk
9. Statins Reduce Deaths And Strokes After Carotid Surgery
10. Statins reduces cardiovascular risk but no cancer risk.
11. Statins Prescribed To Those Who Are At a Risk Of Developing A Heart Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... Date aired: ... http://www.ageofautism.com/legal , Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, researcher and advocate welcomed ... radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 ... ... Kevin Thibodeau has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the medical device company, ... said Vixiar Chairman Robert Storey. “Kevin has a strong track record in ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission ... accreditation for its specialty care services. Albertsons Companies is the largest national ... service for pharmacy patients. , Accreditation by ACHC reflects Albertsons Companies’ dedication and ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The JPR Group, a public relations and ... will be assisting HackensackUMC Mountainside with its public relations efforts, effective January 2017. ... towns. The firm will be working closely with HackensackUMC Mountainside’s internal marketing operations. ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... People with type 2 ... is as easy as checking the nutrition label on foods for grams of ... Despite being sugar-free, proteins can influence — either positively or negatively — insulin ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... --  The Harrington Discovery Institute at University ... has announced the 2017 recipients of Harrington Scholar-Innovator ... whose research shows promise to advance the standard ... – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery ... medicine: to advance early breakthroughs into the clinical ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , January 16, 2017 According to the ... Controller, Multi Display , Smart Display, Graphic LCD Controller), Application (Industrial ... 2022", published by MarketsandMakets, the market is expected to grow from USD ... a CAGR of 9.68% between 2016 and 2022. ... ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... 16, 2017 The ... Type (Methyl, Ethyl, Hydroxyethyl, Hydroxypropyl, Carboxymethyl Cellulose), ... Surface Coatings & Paints), Region - Global ... market was valued at USD 4.51 Billion ... USD 6.41 Billion by 2021, at a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: