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Hypertension develops early, silently, in African-American men

... pressure and stiffness brachial blood pressure carotid artery blood pressure carotid artery thickness and stiffness They found the ... and then calculates the central blood pressure. carotid artery pressure. ...

2 carotid artery stenting studies show results comparable to AHA guidelines

... Washington D.C., October 23, 2007 - Two carotid stenting trials examining patient outcomes ... Heart Association (AHA) for patients treated with carotid artery surgery. The results of these studies were ... An interim analysis of patients treated with carotid stents in Abbotts CAPTURE 2 (Carotid ...

Blood pressure response to daily stress provides clues for better hypertension treatment

... such as enlargement of the pumping chamber of the heart and signs of carotid artery disease. "If you have a tendency to have high blood pressure or if you are obese, we can see the inner layer of the carotid getting thicker than normal people your age," says Dr. Gaston Kapuku, ...

LSUHSC awarded $10M+ COBRE grant

... is designed to fill major gaps in our knowledge regarding the process of carotid plaque instability and rupture resulting in stroke. "In the state of ... highest mortality rate for stroke when compared to all states and D.C. carotid artery disease is an important cause of cerebrovascular disease and ...

Triage technology with a Star Trek twist

... conditions. With the help of Washington University, researchers have found that best place to capture strong readings vital signs is on the carotid artery, although strong signals have been obtained from the head, chest, abdomen, even a foot. Researchers are also testing whether readings could ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... families, members younger than age 20 suffered a stroke and five strokes resulted from Moyamoya disease, a rare stroke disease in which the internal carotid arteries become occluded. The main function of smooth muscle cells is to contract in response to the stretching from pulsing blood flow. Vascular ...

Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels

... The work has already led to clinical advances, and more may be on the way: Dr. Abboud defined the identity of a sensor in the nerve endings in the carotid artery in the neck that rapidly lowers blood pressure when stimulated. A clinical trial is now underway to see if people who are hypertensive can ...

Scientists find link between inflamed gums and heart disease

... care of your teeth and gums can greatly reduce your risk of developing serious diseases." To reach this conclusion, the scientists examined the carotid arteries of 35 otherwise healthy people (median age 46) with mild to moderate periodontal disease before and after having their periodontal disease ...

Damage inflicted during cardiac attacks more widespread, MSU researchers find

... at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting in New Orleans. In recent medical trials, Abela and his team of researchers tested carotid arteries in a laboratory by injecting cholesterol crystals into them. "Cholesterol has been shown to expand when crystallizing and then be ...

LSUHSC awarded patent for compound inhibiting cancer and other diseases

... anemia, sarcoidosis, syphilis, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Pagets disease, vein occlusion in the eye, infections of the retina, hyperparathyroidism, carotid obstructive disease, chronic uveitis/vitritis, mycobacterial infections, Lyme disease, systemic lupus erythematosis, psoriasis, myopia, optic pits, ...

Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research

... Leuven and his colleagues imaged 60 Crohns patients and 122 healthy controls for signs of arterial hardening; they found that the thickness of the carotid artery, a common marker for plaque buildup, was increased in Crohns disease. They next examined the subjects HDL (high density lipoprotein, the ...

Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference

... and a recent Chief of Staff at Cedars-Sinai. Sessions on Thursday, Oct. 4, will address coronary artery disease (part 1), mitral valve and carotid artery disease, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, and the future and new techniques. Fridays sessions look at coronary artery disease (part 2), ...

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

... implanting cell fragments extracted from the carotid body in the striate area of the brain. The carotid body is a small structure located at the bifurcation of the carotid artery, at the level of the neck. Its function is ...

Bare metal stents deliver gene therapy to heart vessels with less inflammation in animal studies

... detected gene expression with significantly lower restenosis in the carotid arteries of animals with the experimental stents, compared to control ... that encodes for a protein, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), in the carotid artery studies, because of iNOS's ability to control cell damage in blood ...

Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension

... IIA/100g of body weight once a day for two weeks. After the two-week treatment period, mean arterial blood pressure was measured in the right carotid artery. To examine the microvascular actions of tanshinone IIA researchers applied it topically to the hamsters¡¯ cheek pouch or mice cremaster ...

Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

... such procedures as organ transplant surgery or balloon angioplasty, CO provides potent protective effects against organ rejection or blockage of the carotid arteries. But, with these latest findings, explains senior author Leo Otterbein, PhD, it now appears that carbon monoxide can also be used to ...

Minorities, uninsured less likely to receive care at high-volume hospitals

... and Development patient discharge database. The procedures included elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, esophageal cancer resection, hip fracture repair, lung cancer resection, cardiac valve replacement, coronary angioplasty, pancreatic ...

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

... The procedure, called distal microcirculatory protection, is commonly and successfully used during angioplasty in vein grafts and stenting in carotid arteries. The study, published in the March 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the devices were successful in ...

Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise

... often following the onset of LVDF abnormalities. The brachial (arm) and carotid (neck) arteries were tested for intima-media thickness and arterial ... pressure, blood glucose or cholesterol disorders such as dyslipidemia. carotid artery distensibility was the only structural factor that significantly ...
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