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Research Favors Aspirin In Prevention Of Pre-Eclampsia

...pirin. The same result was seen for women taking antiplatelet drugs, which like aspirin prevent blood clotting. ...slow blood flow. Says Askie: "Our data show that antiplatelet agents produce moderate but consistent reductions in pre-eclampsia and its consequences. This inform...

New Blood Thinner May Work Without Bleeding Risk

...an early and strong efficacy signal for this novel antiplatelet compound. This is encouraging, particularly in light of the fact that this patient population requires advanced therapies and is difficult to treat.” Moliterno presented the study findings to thousands of cardiologists Saturday at the opening of th...

Study Finds Astaxanthin Is Potent Inhibitor of Oxidation in Cell Membrane Model

...arly aspirin and aspirin in combination with other antiplatelet agents represent the “second big wave” of preventi...iable segment of the population are 'resistant' to antiplatelet therapy and remain relatively unprotected. More potent antiplatelet therapies, or increased doses of...

Lack of Evidence on Treatment for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

...rs also recommend statins to lower cholesterol, or antiplatelet medicines, such as aspirin. Patients treated only with drugs, which may need to be taken for a lifetime, can experience diminished kidney function due to RAS. That can lead to sickness and death, and these patients may be at increased risk of heart d...

ACTOS Linked to Several Cardiovascular Benefits

...ents such as metformin, sulfonylureas and insulin; antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, and lipid-modifying medicines such as statins and fibrates). This study focused on two key endpoints: a primary combination endpoint of seven different macrovascular events including both disease and procedural endpoints; and...

Risk Of Death Increases With Sudden Withdrawal Of Medications

... patients who had heart attack, and stopped taking antiplatelet drugs within 30 days of having //a drug-coated wit...n seven patients in our study stopped taking their antiplatelet medication within the first 30 days of receiving a drug-eluting stent (DES), even though they were p...

Stop spending on new treatments; allocate funds to improve the existing treatments.

...2 case studies one with statins and the other with antiplatelet drugs. This was to prove that more money was spent on developing new drugs that saved less number of patients and prevented fewer strokes. Statistics showed that health care services showed discrepancies in case of minorities and disenfranchised p...

Aspirin May Protect Against Hyperglycemia With Diabetes

...the combination of its effects (anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet aggregation, antioxidant agent) aspirin may represent a valuable drug for protection of endothelial cells from the deleterious effects of hyperglycemia associated with diabetes....

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

Research shows that using antiplatelet medication called clopidogrel before coronary angi...r was published in the latest issue of JAMA. Dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention using a combination of drugs such as ticlopidin...

Angioplasty plus stenting better than thrombolysis for elderly patients with AMI

...h the routine use of coronary stents and intensive antiplatelet therapy is associated with better outcomes than treatment with tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA). However, they emphasize that their findings "apply only to a center that specializes in this reperfusion technique and is equipped and staffed wi...

Simple Stroke Prevention is Best

Aspirin appears to be a better treatment than the antiplatelet drug ticlopidine for preventing recurrent strokes ..., "Aspirin is much less expensive than other major antiplatelet agents, is readily available, easy to use, and relatively safe." Blacks are about twice as likely a...

Guard against heart attacks

...Ds. The effect was strongest in chronic users. The antiplatelet effect of naproxen appears to be brief and researchers say only persistent use may provide cardiac protection. Researchers point out that the study does not compare the use of naproxen versus the commonly suggested course of aspirin for patients at ...

Plavix Gets FDA Okay for New Indication

The antiplatelet medication Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) received US Food and Drug Administration approval for use in acute coronary syndrome. People with acute coronary syndrome are at high risk for heart attack, typically because they have unstable angina, or hea...

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