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New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

If a blood vessel in blocked the related tissue experiences ischemia, a state of low oxygen supply that slowly kills the tissue. They are referred as Ichemia / Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs during heart attacks. Understanding Ischemia / Reperfusion leads to the development of ...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

...sion of atherosclerosis, the disease that leads to blocked arteries, than are people who are infection-free. The findings are reported in the current issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.One link between infection and atherosclerosis may be inflammation, Kiechl says. When an infection occur...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

...sion of atherosclerosis, the disease that leads to blocked arteries, than are people who are infection-free. The findings are reported in the current issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.One link between infection and atherosclerosis may be inflammation, Kiechl says. When an infection occur...

Blocked viens block eye sight

...your sight but even your eye". The pressure due to blocked veins is so painful that the eye may have to be removed. Researchers at the Stanford University California have devised a new instrument that uses a plasma to shoot tiny bullets of blockage-dissolving drugs into a clogged vein.// The tiny blood ve...

Recouping blood flow after a stroke

.... They took over the blood supply function of the blocked vessel that had caused the stroke. This research may provide new ways of limiting the damage to the brain in human stroke, by harnessing the brain's own self-healing power....

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...se (PAD), the arteries in the legs and arms become blocked with the same kind of fatty deposits - plaque - which cause coronary artery disease. The best way of treating it is very simple - keep walking. While the disease makes walking painful, regular exercise does actually increase the ability to walk with ...

Hydroxyurea derivatives kill colon cancer cells

...er implants in mice. One of the compounds, EPH116, blocked the tumor growth at doses that did not appear toxic. EPH116 brought considerable cancer cell death, but did so by as yet unknown mechanisms. In the laboratory, EPH116 and its relatives also showed activity against small cell lung cancer and malignant...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

... range from drugs to surgical procedures that open blocked arteries and improve blood flow to the heart. But the success of these treatments has created another problem. This latest treatment option is still in early testing, but relies on the use of genes to produce proteins called growth factors that s...

An effective way to treat angina

.... They can 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 ...

Lancing tumours into the body

...ea of microbots floating free in the body. If one blocked a blood vessel,” for example, it could be disastrous.He also says that Ishiyama’s prototypes might be too long to safely navigate some of the tighter turns in blood vessels.While Ishiyama concedes that his swimming machines won’t replace standard too...

New technique to diagnose heart disease

...eart problems.//The usual technique for diagnosing blocked arteries that are the cause of heart disease involves injecting a dye into the vessels and then taking X-rays. But researchers at University of Cleavland have learned that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) gives results that are equally effectiv...

Cut your puff's

...tack patients who were given angiograms before the blocked artery was opened with balloon angioplasty or stenting. The average clot size of those who smoked a cigarette in the six hours before their heart attack was 25 square millimetres.In those who had smoked a cigarette between six and 24 hours before the...

Herbal treatment not to be sneezed at

...y sneezing, itching in the nose and sinuses, and a blocked nose, and is caused by allergens, often pollen, that get into the nose and cause a hypersensitive reaction. Antihistamines are the standard treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis. While they successfully reduce sneezing, they are less effective for...

Failure of Drug-Coated Stent

...asty, a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded into a blocked artery and inflated, flattening fatty plaques agai... of arteries cleared in this way eventually become blocked or narrowed again, so doctors may insert stents - sometimes coated with drugs - in order to keep the...

Microscopic lens monitors heart problems

...microscopic lens that can be inserted into a newly blocked artery as a blood flow monitor. It allows the focussing of ultrasonic waves from an outside generator onto the walls of the artery. The waves can measure how the blood is flowing and so give a very early indication of any problems that might be devel...

Smart Plastic As Surigical Thread

...ed to make vascular stents, devices that hold open blocked arteries to allow easy blood flow. Stents made of thermoplastic polymer material with a memory could be inserted as a small thread or string and would then spring to a designed shape and size one it is warmed by the body, said Langer....

Herbal treatment should be estimated

...y sneezing, itching in the nose and sinuses, and a blocked nose, and is caused by allergens, often pollen, that get into the nose and cause a hypersensitive reaction. According to the author, antihistamines are the standard treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis. While they successfully reduce sneezing, t...

Comparing heart disease treatments

...heart disease. There are two treatment options for blocked coronary arteries. //Bypass surgery involves grafting a new vessel in place of the blocked section. Stenting involves introducing a metal device into the artery to keep it opened up. Research...

Enduring anti-clotting treatment avails heart patients

... a balloon and then a device called a stent into a blocked coronary artery.// It's often life-saving, for it opens up the artery again. However, one complication that often occurs when such percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) take place is clotting. Previous research has shown the advantage of tackl...

Heart disease in women being under-treated

...had suffered heart attacks or chest pain caused by blocked arteries, or had undergone bypass surgery or angioplasty. It was found by the researchers that only one third of these women who should have been taking beta blockers, were taking it and only half the women who qualified for cholesterol-lowering drug...

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