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Former French PM Rocard Discharged from Kolkata Hospital

...e (CMRI) Hospital. A brain scan revealed a blood clot and he was rushed into surgery after a hurriedly called conference with French doctors in Paris. Rocard is scheduled to leave for France later this week in a special aircraft flown in from Paris. Rocard, an elder statesman of French centre-left p...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

... to plug the site of injury in the form of a blood clot (thrombus). In arterial disease, altered platelet aggregation can block blood vessels and cause heart attack or stroke. Platelet aggregation involves the binding of many molecules to platelet integrin alpha-IIb beta 3, and blockade of this binding...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...f this inner layer predisposes the artery to blood clot formation which has been a recent concern with drug eluting stents. The researchers found that the endothelial layer was partially restored at 14 days and completely restored at 28 days post-balloon angioplasty in the group treated with the herpes vi...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...ge, I had suffered a heart attack. "I'd suffered a clot caused by the fertility treatment I had undergone. I remember lying in my hospital bed, desperately worried. Not for my health, but because I thought that theyd never let me have IVF again, and I'd never become a mother." With relatively small provis...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...embolism. Thrombo-embolism occurs when a blood clot (from a deep vein thrombosis) in a leg vein breaks...d by prolonged immobility, which can promote blood clot formation in veins. One study within the project examining flights in particular found that those...

Angioplasty may Damage Kidneys

...nto the bloodstream presumably made up of bits of clot and fatty plaque material from the blockage. The goal of the current study was to count the particles and determine if they are associated with impaired kidney function after the procedure. In 28 angioplasty cases, researchers used a protection dev...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...d Assisted Thrombolysis to destroy a deadly blood clot in a patient suffering from deep vein thrombosis. ...the heart. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually found in the legs. These clots can, in turn, form in superficial veins in de...

Study Offers Clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...ole, he said, but it is also possible that a blood clot temporarily blocks a major artery of the heart, then dissolves before being detected during coronary angiography. The most common symptom of broken heart syndrome was chest pain, in 70 percent of patients, followed by shortness of breath in 33 perc...

Researchers Develop Model That Aids in Treating Stroke Patients

... to explain the mechanism of how tPA gets into the clot and subsequently breaks it up. The researchers found that at 33 degrees Celsius, clots exposed to tPA lose only 8.8 percent of their mass, compared with 12 percent at 37 degrees Celsius. So, if youre administering therapeutic hypothermia and tPA ...

Repeat of Heart Attack can Be Prevented by Fish Oil Supplements

...They cut blood fats, reduce the chances of a blood clot and block dangerous heart rhythms that might otherwise prove fatal. However, the guidelines only suggest pills for patients who have had a heart attack in the previous three months and are not getting enough oily fish in their diet. Experts drawing...

More Than 270 Medicines in Testing for Heart Disease and Stroke

...heart muscle. A new anticoagulant that regulates clot formation to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation. A vaccine that may be able to promote 'good' cholesterol by preventing the transfer of 'good' cholesterol to 'bad' cholesterol....

New Small Vessel Neurovascular Retrievers for Use in Stroke Patients

...s provide an additional mechanism for securing the clot during retrieval. The Merci K Mini Retriever fur...ts, especially those who have "failed" intravenous clot dissolving drug therapy or who could not be treated within the three hour limit established for intr...

Simple System Accurately Predicts Weight-loss Surgery Risk

...age, blood pressure and risk of developing a blood clot in the lungs. Physicians using the system can ea...atients who have had a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs, or are at risk for developing an embolism are at elevated risk. "When talking to pat...

Dental X-rays of Carotid Artery Cannot Estimate Stroke Risk

... to the brain bursts or becomes clogged by a blood clot or some other mass. Panoramic radiography is a procedure used in dental practice for detecting dental disease. According to the JADA article authors, a trend toward using panoramic x-rays to identify stroke-prone patients has become a much-debated he...

New Invention to Detect Blood Clots

...octor suspects head injury. There could be a blood clot which can lead the patient to disability or death....ence, this wonderful invention can help detect the clot and save a precious life. In case of head injury the CAT scan is the usual diagnostic method for d...

Intravenous Delivery of Clot-busting Drug Still Best Intervention for Ischemic Stroke

...s, the most common type of stroke, are caused by a clot that blocks blood flow in an artery to the brain. The panel emphasized the importance of public education on the symptoms of stroke, which include: ? Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body ? Sud...

Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots

...tial or full blockage," Leach explains, "the blood clot ‘organizes’ into a more solid lesion, forms connective scar tissue and can develop small vessels in an attempt to restore blood flow. This was very difficult to diagnose correctly using previous techniques." "We don’t fully understand why this happ...

Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots

...tial or full blockage," Leach explains, "the blood clot ‘organizes’ into a more solid lesion, forms connective scar tissue and can develop small vessels in an attempt to restore blood flow. This was very difficult to diagnose correctly using previous techniques." "We don’t fully understand why this happ...

Inquiry into Past NHS Treatment Disaster

...is a disorder where the blood takes longer time to clot due to the absence or limited amount of one of the proteins essential to clotting. Former ways of treatment were the transfusions of blood or blood products from pooled blood plasma collections of various donors. Due the risks of transmission o...

Proteins in Microparticles Identified in Women With Preeclampsia

...from the placenta contain a protein that regulates clot formation (plasminogen activator inhibitor-1). They also found that microparticles contain soluble Flt-1, which inhibits blood vessel growth, and that microparticles contain extremely high levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-2, a placental prot...

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