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Surviving surgery

...t mortality of 1.3 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 t...

Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

...combo treatment improved HDL levels, caused artery blockages to recede and significantly lowered heart complications compared with an inactive placebo. // Both lowering LDL, the "bad" cholesterol, and raising HDL help lower the risk of cardiac "events" such as heart attack. Brown, a researcher at the Univers...

New device for detecting artery blockages

...ial stroke involves looking, by ultrasound, at any blockages in the carotid arteries that serve the brain.// ...echnique was found to be equally good in detecting blockages of the carotid arteries. If its use were more widespread, it could really help people avoid the risk...

The 'lazy man's yoga"

...e body. According to Thai massage practitioners, blockages in energy lines are the roots of many illnesses. They say that stimulating the flow of this energy is the key to better health and the healing of serious health afflictions. "There are meridians on the arms that are connected to organs and the enti...

Drug-Coated Stent

...nt had a consistent treatment effect." Both future blockages and other medical problems were avoided. Investigators suggest the results show both improved effectiveness and safety and perhaps they will alter the future of coronary treatments....

Stronger Backing for Drug-Coated Stents

...stents. An additional 450 patients with comparable blockages were treated with bare metal stents. Sixty-eight percent of the patients in this trial did not meet the selection criteria of previous clinical trials. Results of the one-year study show 9.7 percent of patients who received drug-eluting stents had a...

Drug-Coated Stents – Proven to be More Effectiv

...stents. An additional 450 patients with comparable blockages were treated with bare metal stents. Results of the one-year study show 9.7 percent of patients who received drug-eluting stents had a major adverse cardiac event, compared with 14.8 percent of patients treated with bare metal stents. Only 3.7 perc...

Identifying Heart Disease Early

...heart measure may be more likely to develop deadly blockages in their arteries.// The researchers looked speci...functioning were significantly less likely to have blockages when compared to those with impaired functioning. Childhood risk factors for heart disease, however,...

Grafting arteries to restore blood flow is best for survival

...dical Center, US, have found that patients who had blockages in multiple of coronary arteries have more life span when they undergo arterial grafts that will restore blood flow to all areas of the heart. Incomplete artery grafting may not increase the lifespan of the patients sufficiently outside the hospital ...

Dental X-ray to predict risk of stroke

...ey pass through the region of the neck. The artery blockages usually come out in the images as white patches and spots. The researchers feel that the study brings into focus the role the dentists play in determining the overall health of the patients and not just limited to taking care of their oral health. ...

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

...andable metal stents have also been used to bypass blockages in the bile ducts, thereby sparing the patient more invasive procedures and long periods of hospitalization, says Dr. Baron in his report published in the May 31st issue of the The New England Journal of Medicine....

Angina to be treted by gene therapy

...ontrolling the growth of cells in arteries to stop blockages returning. "But the practical problem of getting tiny molecules of DNA into thousands of cells in an artery wall is huge. "However, our techniques certainly show promise. Hopefully this new phase of research will bring our aim one step nearer." The w...

Women and Black Patients have less chances to survive a Heart Attack

...erization, a diagnostic procedure used to identify blockages in the heart's circulation commonly performed in patients after a heart attack, was also used less frequently in women and black patients with a heart attack. "What concerns me most is that we found persistence of an elevated risk of death among A...

Women may not be tested often after stroke

...caused by blood clots traveling to the brain or by blockages in the carotid arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. One in every seven people who has a stroke will have another one within a year. The study looked at the use of tests that can cut that risk, by assessing the potential for blood clo...

Leisurely Pursuits Tune The Brain

.... They may also create needed detours around brain blockages in response to the demands of daily life, much in the way a commuter is able to find quicker routes home. Edited IANS ...

Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation

...nergy. The laser precisely targets and vaporizes blockages without damaging the surrounding artery thereby re...n as the SilverHawk plaque excision system, shaves blockages from artery walls with a tiny rotating blade and removes them from the body. But he adds that such p...

Trans-radial Angiograms: A Boon For Cardiac Patients

...rteries from the groin for injecting a dye to make blockages visible. "Conventionally, this has been done through an artery in the groin - the femoral artery. Newer techniques that are now available include trans-radial and CT (computerised tomography) angiography," Chugh told IANS. He says the trans-radia...

Surgery Simulators Offer Better Surgeons And Safer Surgeries

...n performing an interventional technique to repair blockages in the legs. The presentation is scheduled for presentation on Thursday, April 20, 9:35 a.m., at the 126th annual meeting of the American Surgical Association in Boston. The double-blinded study also found that residents trained on simulators perf...

Clopidogrel Allergy Can Be Tackled By Methodical Desensitization

...tion that is vital to prevent the formation of new blockages in coronary stents. "Allergic reactions can be quite frightening to patients and physicians, and can lead to discontinuation of the medication," said the study's lead author, Nicholas E. Walker, MD, a cardiology fellow at the University of Iowa, Io...

New Test to Diagnose the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

...n angiogram of the artery, using dye to show where blockages exist. But, Kramer said, 'if you are following a patient over weeks and months, you don’t want to do multiple angiograms if you don’t have to, and certainly not x-rays or CT scans because of the radiation and contrast dye involved.' Yet another reaso...

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