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White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...atients should get an immediate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood flow to their hearts. ...one bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty to open clogged vessels such a risk of death was cut by half. "A normal white blood cell count is in the range of 3,...

Blocked viens block eye sight

... tiny bullets of blockage-dissolving drugs into a clogged vein.// The tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina drain into a single vein. "If this central vein becomes blocked, you get a build up in blood pressure in all the smaller veins" says Forrester, an opthalmologist at the University of Abe...

Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

...90% in some patients. The study of 160 adults with clogged heart arteries and low HDL (good) cholesterol showed that 3 years of the combo treatment improved HDL levels, caused artery blockages to recede and significantly lowered heart complications compared with an inactive placebo. // Both lowering LDL, t...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

...rt of the body to reroute blood around narrowed or clogged arteries in the heart. A buildup of substances such as fats or plaque causes this narrowing, known as atherosclerosis. In the new study, Scottish researchers compared hospital records for 25,229 coronary artery bypass operations performed in Scotti...

Stent shows promise in keeping arteries open

...angioplasty, doctors guiding tiny balloons through clogged heart arteries, then inflate them briefly to open up blood flow. Frequently, the arteries squeeze shut again. In recent years, doctors have often left behind tiny wire coils, called stents, to support the arteries open. However, about one-quarter of ...

Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients

...ernative to bypass surgery, allows doctors to open clogged coronary arteries without major surgery by inserti...risk reduced by 40% in patients with more than one clogged artery, and by 45% in patients with diabetes. None of the patients had previously taken the drugs, c...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...and Europe who had undergone angioplasties to open clogged coronary arteries. Patients were eligible if they had their first angioplasty procedure within the previous six months. In an angioplasty, a balloon-tipped catheter is guided by X-rays to the site of a main artery blockage that keeps blood from the ...

Treating acne with laser

...e follicle and skin bacteria multiplies within the clogged pores. Acne develops on those areas of the skin where sebaceous glands are most numerous: the face, scalp, neck, chest, back, and upper arms and shoulders. Acne typically begins in adolescence, although onset in the twenties or thirties is common. O...

Angioplasty Should be the Standard

...n they are treated with angioplasty to open up the clogged blood vessel that caused the attack than when they are treated with a clot-busting drug therapy called fibrinolysis. Danish investigators provide evidence reversing conventional wisdom. Their study involved around 1,500 heart attack patients at 24 h...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

...ing relative offers the promise of helping prevent clogged arteries and reducing harmful cholesterol.// Corn oil and other food products with this heart-healthy strain as an ingredient could appear on supermarket shelves in the world within four years. The breakthrough after 10 years of research could lea...

Cholesterol-lowering drug Found To greatly Reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack

...n be caused by high blood pressure, valve disease, clogged arteries or even an infection. In a recent study it was seen that heart failure patients who took statins ( work by reducing inflammation, helping to better control the heart ventricles, or by decreasing an overactive sympathetic nervous system )we...

Exercising To Music Found To Boost Brain Power

... surgery, angioplasty or other procedures to treat clogged arteries. The volunteers said they felt better emotionally and mentally after working out with or without the music. But their improvement on the verbal fluency test doubled after listening to music on the treadmills. Thus specialists say exercise ...

A Reduction In Calories Found To Yield More Benefits

...utting calories can drastically reduce the risk of clogged arteries, diabetes, high cholesterol and high bloo...riglyceride levels can lead to atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries, which can be a precursor to heart attack or stroke. Researchers studied two groups of ind...

Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open

...p vessels open after balloon angioplasty opens the clogged artery. Everolimus also has promise in preventing heart and kidney rejection after transplantation....

The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low

...ients fare better after having a procedure to open clogged arteries than female patients, say researchers based on results // from a recent study. The study, conducted in Taiwan, looked at mortality rates and other factors among a group of about 870 men and about 160 women who underwent balloon angioplasty ...

The Efficacy Of Newer Stents Questioned

People who undergo a balloon angioplasty to open a clogged artery often receive a stent as well a small, wire-mesh device inserted into the artery// to keep it from closing. The problem with older stents, however, has been that they can trigger an immune response from the cells in the walls of the artery tha...

Angioplasty The Much Preferred Treatment Of Choice For Heart Attacks

...n they are treated with angioplasty to open up the clogged blood vessel that caused the attack than when they are treated with a clot-busting drug therapy called fibrinolysis. Danish researchers involved around 1,500 heart attack patients in their study from 24 hospitals without angioplasty services and fi...

Alcohol Consumption After Heart Surgery Questioned

...t the rate of reblockage following surgery to open clogged arteries.// Researchers evaluated 225 men after they had undergone a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), a procedure to open blocked arteries with a stent. Less traumatic than bypass surgery, a stent opens the artery but may cause ...

Metabolic problems related to clogged arteries

...first direct association of faulty metabolism with clogged arteries// and blood pressure, drawing parallels from an animal study. Atherosclerosis or clogged arteries happens in the process where fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calciu...

Teens with diabetes may be already having cardiac problems

...therosclerosis at a young age. Atherosclerosis or clogged arteries happens in the process where fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium etc are deposited on the inner lining of the arteries. This build up is called plaque. Plaques can reduce the blood flow, and if they stop blood fro...

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