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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

A minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) procedure was performed at Pittsburgh while the patient was awake. The operation was done under thoracic epidural anesthesia. This approach may help in discharging the patient early from the hospital. Dr. Zenati from the team of docto...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

...nts in postmenopausal women with existing coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT At...pausal women with angiographically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

...nts in postmenopausal women with existing coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT At...pausal women with angiographically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--...

Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke

... stroke." A hemorrhagic stroke results when an artery wall ruptures and prevents blood flow to the heart and brain and causes paralysis....

Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover

...Assessment included severity of symptoms, coronary artery disease risk factors, short form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, and social activities questionnaire," the researchers say. They were later given scores on the basis of their own perception of their health status. Patients were significantly less likely ...

Beer vitamin protects heart

...steine in the blood and hence the risk of coronary artery disease. Folate from beer may contribute to the protective effect of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease in population(s) with generally low folate intake from other nutrients. Beer is produced from barley and hops with the addition of bre...

New FDA Approved Drug To Treat Migraine

... advised for patients with ischemic or vasospastic artery disease. This drug is introduced by the pharmaceutical company, Pharmacia. Results of controlled clinical trials demonstrated that Axert was highly effective and well tolerated. Axert is now an exciting new migraine therapy from Pharmacia, proven ...

Depression and heart failure

... failure. The link between depression and coronary artery disease is well established and generally have a worse outcome. They screened 357 patients diagnosed with heart failure for depression. They found depressive symptoms in 35.3%,with 13.9% being classed as// suffering from major depression. Patients ...

Surviving surgery

...3 per cent. This operation clears blockages in the artery serving the brain, which would otherwise raise the risk of stroke. But various kinds of cancer surgery, such as removal of the lung or oesophagus, are linked with 8.6 per cent to 13.7 per cent mortality. However, without this surgery the patient mig...

Coronary stent leads to complications

...a stent - a tiny metal device, inside the coronary artery to keep it open. But the very act of placing a stent in the artery irritates the vessel walls and may promote formation of a clot - ironically, the actual problem whic...

Way to monitor blood pressure

... pulse pressure during exercise, the less able the artery was to expand to the demand for increased blood flow. This strains the heart and raises the risk of heart attack or stroke....

Surgery a safety in senility

...owed by stenting - inserting steel mesh to keep an artery open, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery to improve blood flow through arteries. The patients were assessed after six ...

Vitamin C for the heart

...rdless of their diet or smoking habits. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a form of atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty build-up accumulates inside the arteries and obstructs blood flow. In PAD, blood flow in the legs and feet is impaired, which can cause lameness and pain. PAD is also associated w...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease is underdiagnosed and treated in many cases, say US doctors. In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the arteries in the legs and arms become blocked with the same kind of fatty deposits...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

... less anxious group had similarly impaired uterine artery blood flow. One of the study authors, Dr Vivette Glover, a reader in perinatal psychobiology, said the size differences recorded were small - around 12%. But she said research had indicated that even small variations could have a potentially seriou...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

...e the course of treatment for people with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to the results of two preliminary studies. CAD occurs when fatty deposits narrow the arteries that supply blood to the heart, and can lead to chest pain and heart attack. In the first study, researchers identified interleu...

An effective way to treat angina

...an be treated by angioplasty, to open up a blocked artery to the heart, or bypass surgery to short-circuit a vessel blockage.// Angina can relieved by another, less invasive, method by increasing blood flow to the heart. Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) involves delivering measured pulse waves t...

Heart disease starts early

...e highest level of the blood's pressure within the artery walls and corresponds to the contraction of the heart's main pumping chambers (ventricles). Higher insulin resistance was related to a higher systolic blood pressure in the the15-year-old boys. Researchers also found that insulin resistance in adole...

Cardiac diseases develop early

...e highest level of the blood's pressure within the artery walls and corresponds to the contraction of the heart's main pumping chambers (ventricles). Higher insulin resistance was related to a higher systolic blood pressure in the the15-year-old boys. Researchers also found that insulin resistance in adole...

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

...ysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease and artery blockage. The researchers suggest that there is nothing to stop doctors putting their heart patients on this vitamin research, for it seems to be an effective and inexpensive way of keeping the blood flowing through the coronary arteries....

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