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Dual treatment for stroke leads to improved recovery rates, reduced mortality

... that stroke patients who receive both intravenous thrombolysis a minimally invasive treatment that dissolves ... blocks an artery in the brain were treated with thrombolysis in combination with endovascular interventions, ... cohort of 30 consecutive patients treated with thrombolysis at a comparable facility where endovascular ...

Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy Procedure Adoption to Accelerate Due to More Aggressive Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis, According to Millennium Research Group

... the ATTRACT (Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal With Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis) trial, which will compare catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) to PMT in the treatment of iliofemoral DVT, will not be completed until approximately 2014, early experience with PMT in this indication is ...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

... traditional 'clot buster' treatment (thrombolysis) that has been the mainstay of hospital heart attack care for the past two decades. In some areas thrombolysis may be given by ambulance staff if travel times to a heart attack centre are likely to be very long, and research is continuing to identify the ...

Individualized stroke treatment available for patients, though underutilized

... blood clots. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the most common cause of adult disability. To be effective, intravenous thrombolysis must be administered less than three hours after the onset of stroke symptoms. Unfortunately, and despite efforts to educate the public on the ...

Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients

... emergency case systems, but only there." Now the researchers are devising possible new trials with variations on the theme. "We haven't used thrombolysis [clot-busting] in combination with an anticoagulant," a drug that prevents formation of clots, Böttiger mused. "We could try heparin or other ...

Research highlights new approaches to prevent blood clots

... Treatment typically consists of anticoagulants that help prevent clots from forming, medications that dissolve blood clots, catheter-directed thrombolysis (a surgical procedure where clot-dissolving medication is directed toward the blood clot), and thrombectomy, the surgical removal of a blood clot. ...

Phase II Trial of Experimental Anti-Coagulant Reports Safety and Outcomes Data

... C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D., principal investigator, chief of clinical research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) data coordinating center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass. "We studied four different doses and ...

First Major Medical Meeting Convening for MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Cancer, Stroke, Fibroids, Other Conditions

... Health Network, Toronto, Canada "This sort of focused meeting is how MRI started a generation ago. This could be as big or bigger. For stroke thrombolysis it could be the most important meeting in the country. The pieces are coming together for the breakthrough techniques of the next decade. MRgFUS 2008 ...

LA BioMed to honor 3 of its legendary

... than 20 grants and research awards to study new techniques for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cerebrovascular thrombolysis and angioplasty. In 1997, he was honored by the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999, he received ...

Heart and stroke death rates steadily decline; risks still too high

... the hospital quickly for the appropriate treatment is crucial to saving lives. We know that timely angioplasty to open blocked coronary arteries, or thrombolysis when primary angioplasty is not available or appropriate, is making a difference. The development of more hospitals into primary stroke centers and ...

Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes

... of an analysis of patients with diabetes enrolled in randomized controlled trials that evaluated ACS therapies. Patients with ACS in 11 independent thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group clinical trials from 1997 to 2006 were pooled, including 62,036 patients (46,577 with ST-segment ...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

... States a procedure called Ultrasound Assisted thrombolysis to destroy a deadly blood clot in a patient ... to Dr. Chamsuddin, ultrasound assisted thrombolysis incorporates use of a tiny catheter that houses ... dissolve the clots. "Ultrasound assisted thrombolysis uses a catheter that houses an ultrasound wire ...

DVT Treatment Vacuums Away Blood Clots – Prevents Disabilit

... hospital stay, thus reducing costs. The current standard catheter-directed thrombolysis treatment uses a clot-dissolving drug only and, although highly effective, ... well as increasing their stay in the ICU. Although the catheter-directed thrombolysis technique has been available for about a decade, many DVT patients don’t ...

Angioplasty plus stenting better than thrombolysis for elderly patients with AMI

... angioplasty experienced major bleeding, compared with 17% of those in the thrombolysis group. As a consequence, there was a trend toward shorter hospitalizations ... the rate of recurrent MI during 6-month follow-up was 14% in the thrombolysis group and 2% in the percutaneous intervention group, the Israeli ...

Many Drug Tests on Animals are Badly Flawed, a Study Warns

... if required. Corticosteroids, which were used to treat head injuries and respiratory illnesses in babies, Antifibrinolytics to treat bleeding, thrombolysis and Tirilazad for stroke and Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. But found that there was no consistent agreement between the animal and human studies. ...

Stroke In The Right-Brain Can Remain Undiagnosed

... The researchers found that compared with individuals with right-brain stroke, more patients with left-hemispheric events were treated with thrombolysis and more were admitted to hospital within 3 hours of stroke onset. The researcher states that their study suggests differences in medical ...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

... "were getting better really fast." At that point, he decided to initiate a pilot study to determine if ultrasound could boost the clot-busting or thrombolysis ability of tPA, he explained Friday during a news briefing at the 27th International Stroke Conference in San Antonio. Alexandrov uses a hand-held ...
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