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Task Force Recommends Using Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease When the Benefits Outweigh the Harms

... decreases first heart attacks in men and first strokes in women. The more risk factors people have, ... potential gastrointestinal bleeding. Ischemic strokes occur as a result of an obstruction within a ... against using aspirin to prevent either strokes or heart disease in men under 45 or women under ...

Stents Can Treat - Not Just Prevent - Strokes, Suggests Early Research

... part of the brain is cut off. About 85 percent of strokes are ischemic, meaning they're caused by a blocked ... stroke every year. The remaining 15 percent of strokes are hemorrhagic and are caused by a broken blood ... on 16 patients who received stents to treat their strokes as part of a single center Investigational Device ...

Portable CT Increases Chance of Stroke Survival and Recovery

... clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain. Such strokes can be treated with thrombolytic therapy using a ... brain before administering tPA. One out of six strokes is caused by bleeding rather than clotting. ... extremely adverse effects in those patients whose strokes are instead due to bleeds." Before a ...

Stroke Study Reveals a Key Target For Improving Treatment

... Such clots cause 80 percent of the 15 million strokes that occur each year worldwide. Five million ... and 5 million more are permanently disabled, by strokes each year, according to the World Health ... as a preventive agent. First, they induced strokes in the mice, then gave some of the mice a dose of ...

Heart Disease Treatment Breakthrough

... - we might see a fall in the number of people suffering heart attacks, strokes and other problems relating to arterial damage and the clogging up of the ... attack or stroke, half of all heart attacks and three quarters of all strokes occur in people who do not have raised cholesterol. Large scale ...

New Aspirin Recommendation Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes, Says Partnership for Prevention

... the value of regular aspirin use in preventing heart attacks and strokes among many adults, the head of Partnership for Prevention said today. ... that regular aspirin use reduces first heart attacks in men and first strokes in women. The recommendation applies to men between the ages of 45 and 79 ...

Statins Lower Stroke Severity, Improve Recovery

... Previous researchers had shown a lower death rate and improved function in strokes when people had used statins. The Mayo team found that statin used in this cohort also decreased the severity of the strokes and significantly improved overall outcomes. The researchers say this ...

Results of NeuroThera Effectiveness and Safety Trial - 2 (NEST-2) Presented at International Stroke Conference 2009

... A post-hoc analysis in patients who had moderate to moderately severe strokes revealed a statistically significant treatment effect. These encouraging ... analysis of 434 patients who suffered moderate to moderately severe strokes showed a favorable outcome in 51.6% of patients in the TLT group compared ...

New Phase II Data Show Safety of Once-Daily Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor, DU-176b, Comparable to Warfarin in Patients With Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

... in the body by blocking peripheral arteries. Approximately 90,000 strokes in the U.S. result from atrial fibrillation.(2) Patients with atrial ... having a stroke.(3) These patients also tend to have more serious first strokes than those without atrial fibrillation, resulting in higher mortality ...

Daiichi Sankyo Initiates Phase III Trial of Its Investigational Factor Xa Inhibitor, DU-176b, in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

... organs in the body by blocking peripheral arteries. About 90,000 strokes in the U.S. are caused by atrial fibrillation.(1) Patients with atrial ... having a stroke.(2) These patients also tend to have more serious first strokes than patients without atrial fibrillation, resulting in higher mortality ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Meets With FDA to Discuss Next Steps For VIA-2291 and Phase 3 Outcome Trial in Cardiovascular Disease

... potential, and yet there still exists a significant unmet medical need in heart disease, particularly in patients at high risk for heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular death," said Larry Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "VIA-2291 specifically targets the ...

Large, Long-Term Study Shows Avandia Has No Increased Overall Cardiovascular Risk Compared to Other Commonly Used Diabetes Medicines

... or 2.9 percent versus 56 out of 2,227 patients or 2.5 percent) (hazard ratio=1.14, 95 percent confidence interval=0.80 to 1.63) Fewer strokes (46 events or 2.1 percent versus 63 events or 2.8 percent) (hazard ratio=0.72, 95 percent confidence interval=0.49 to 1.06) None of ...

SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease

... significant differences between PCI and CABG surgery in rates of death or myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack), although there were more strokes in patients treated with CABG surgery. The rate of repeat revascularization was higher in the PCI group, although most procedures in the PCI group ...

Complications and Costs for Obesity Surgery Declining

... as ulcers, dumping (involuntary vomiting or defecation), hemorrhage, wound reopening, deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, heart attacks and strokes remained relatively unchanged. With the exception of the 19 percent rate for dumping, which is especially a risk in gastric bypass surgery, rates ...

SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Many Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease

... significant differences between PCI and CABG in rates of death or myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack), although there were significantly more strokes in patients treated with CABG. The rate of repeat revascularization was significantly higher in the PCI group (13.7 % v. 5.9%), although most ...

AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents

... who required a repeat angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (roughly 23 percent) and in the percentages of patients who suffered strokes or major bleeding (about 3 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively). The results were not affected by age, gender, race, ethnicity or other factors. ...

Risk of Stroke, Heart Disease in Women Lowered by Mediterranean Diet

... meat, refined grains, and sweets. During the study's 20 years of follow-up, researchers found 2,391 incidents of coronary heart disease, 1,763 strokes and a combined total of 1,077 fatal heart attacks and strokes. Fung and her colleagues used data from 74,886 women ages 38-63 who participated ...

New Analysis Estimates Numbers of Older U.S. Adults Who May Benefit From Statin Therapy

... it. Determining the most effective ways to do that is paramount." In JUPITER, researchers explored whether statin use reduced heart attacks, strokes and death in patients who did not have cholesterol levels that would dictate cholesterol-lowering treatment, but had elevated levels of hsCRP, an ...

Gene Therapy Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Laboratory Study

... red blood cells to tend to deform, clump and break apart. The resulting clogged blood vessels can lead to cognitive dysfunction by causing small strokes in the brain and cause damage to kidneys, liver, spleen and lungs. The only permanent cure for the disease is a bone marrow transplant to give ...

Do You Know You're Having a Stroke?

... that better public understanding of stroke symptoms will lead to a faster response and better outcomes. What you should know strokes can happen quickly or can occur over several hours, with the condition continually worsening. The thrombus or clot that is causing the stroke can ...

Seniors Can Be Heartened by New Study on Statins

... risk for a heart attack could benefit from taking statins. This could transform the way we prevent heart disease." About half all heart attacks and strokes occur in people who do not have elevated cholesterol. This study showed that a daily dose of a statin called rosuvastatin can prevent heart attacks ...

SCAI: CARDia Data Find Diabetic Patients With Complex Heart Disease Can Safely Choose PCI

... did just as well as the surgery patients on the primary endpoint of death, heart attack, and stroke. In addition, the PCI patients experienced fewer strokes and less bleeding. This finding differs from earlier trials comparing PCI and surgery in these patients, perhaps because drug-eluting stents have ...

HUYA Bioscience Int'l Announces Pre-IND Outcome for HBI-3000 - Promising Anti-Arrhythmia Compound Sourced From China

... was well tolerated. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a serious type of arrhythmia found in approximately 2.2 million Americans and about 15 percent of strokes occur in people with AF(1). Ventricular Arrhythmia (VA), a severely abnormal heart rhythm, will cause death unless treated immediately. ...

ATHENA Clinical Results with Dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Highlighted at the World Cardiology Congress

... a blood clot forms in the atria, it can exit the heart and block an artery in the brain, resulting in a stroke. Consequently, about 15 percent of all strokes result from atrial fibrillation. The most common symptoms of atrial fibrillation include palpitations (a rapid, irregular, "flopping" movement or ...

ATHENA Clinical Results for Dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Highlighted at the World Cardiology Congress

... a blood clot forms in the atria, it can exit the heart and block an artery in the brain, resulting in a stroke. Consequently, about 15 percent of all strokes result from atrial fibrillation. The most common symptoms of atrial fibrillation include palpitations (a rapid, irregular, "flopping" movement or ...

Landmark ATHENA Study Findings With Multaq(R) (dronedarone) Shows 24% Reduction In Cardiovascular Hospitalization or Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

... a blood clot forms in the atria, it can exit the heart and block an artery in the brain, resulting in a stroke. Consequently, about 15 percent of all strokes result from atrial fibrillation. The most common symptoms of atrial fibrillation include palpitations (a rapid, irregular, "flopping" movement or ...

Thoratec Announces FDA Approval of HeartMate II(R) for Bridge-To-Transplantation

... quality of life as compared to baseline status. -- The incidence of major adverse events with comparable definitions -- including infections, strokes and bleeding requiring surgery -- was significantly lower than what was clinically observed in the previous BTT study of the HeartMate VE ...

Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Enrollment is Complete for the Largest Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes Trial - The RE-LY(TM) Study

... still accounts for approximately 15 percent of all strokes. Approximately 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. More than 150,000 of these strokes are fatal, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 500,000 Americans survive a stroke each year; there are ...

Zetia Does Not Reduce Carotid Plaque Size When Added to Zocor

... Zetia reduces cholesterol 15 to 20 percent in most patients, no trial has been completed yet that has ever shown that it can reduce heart attacks and strokes -- or even that it reduces the growth of the fatty plaques in arteries that can cause heart problems. The Enhance trial "was designed to show that ...

Younger Adults Increasingly Treated for Heart Disease-related Conditions

... "The good news is that younger patients are taking medications that control conditions that, if left untreated, could lead to heart attacks and strokes - indicating that physicians are screening patients more regularly and treating these precursors more aggressively than in the past. The bad news is ...

Two Abbott Studies Reaffirm Carotid Artery Stenting as a Safe and Effective Treatment to Reduce Risk of Stroke

... death in the United States and the number one cause of disability in adults, according to the American Heart Association. Approximately 25 percent of strokes are caused by carotid artery disease. Clogged carotid arteries in the neck can cause ischemic stroke, the most common type. More than 700,000 ...

Lipitor Significantly Lowered Hospitalization Costs for Patients with Heart Disease, Two New Analyses Show

... evaluation of the Incremental Decrease in Endpoints through Aggressive Lipid Lowering (IDEAL) trial. "The economic impact of heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. alone totals more than $400 billion in medical care and lost productivity annually." New IDEAL Health Economic Analysis In a new ...

New Analysis of Data from WHI Provides Reassurance With Respect to Coronary Heart Disease For Newly Menopausal Women Considering Hormone Therapy

... vaginal bleeding to find out the cause. -- Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or dementia. Using estrogens with or without progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer and ...

Mircera Effective in Stabilising Haemoglobin Levels in Elderly Patients With Kidney Disease on Dialysis

... less than their healthy counterparts of the same age -- More likely to have heart disease than healthy patients -- More likely to have strokes than their healthy counterparts -- At increased risk for death from cardiovascular events About the WCN Clinical Analysis Today's ...

Presentations at 2007 European Stroke Congress Highlights New Direction for Viprinex (ancrod)

... showing that fibrinogen plays a significant role in influencing stroke outcome. Ancrod directly targets fibrinogen and has the potential to treat strokes by rapidly lowering fibrinogen levels," said David E. Levy, MD, Vice President of Clinical Development for NTI. "We are aggressively ...

Frova Phase III Study Data Demonstrates That Short-Term Prevention Treatment Reduces Frequency and Severity of Menstrual Migraine

... significant underlying cardiovascular disease. FROVA should not be given to patients with cerebrovascular syndromes including (but not limited to) strokes of any type, as well as transient ischemic attacks. FROVA should not be given to patients with peripheral vascular disease including (but not ...

Hypertension Vaccine CYT006-AngQb Achieves Strong Blood Pressure Reduction During Important Early Morning Period When Most Adverse Cardiovascular Events Occur

... weight chemical compounds. Many pharmaceutical drugs are small molecules. Stroke: a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Most strokes are caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain; others are caused by bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts (see ...

Corgenix Reports New Clinical Data Correlating AtherOx Technology With Vascular Disease

... with adverse outcomes or complications such as new angioplasty, stent replacement, failure of coronary artery bypass grafts, heart attacks, strokes and even cardiovascular death. Luis Lopez, MD, Corgenix' Chief Medical Officer said "Interestingly, data from this study suggests the combined ...
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