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Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

... people with it are at an increased risk for blood clots and stroke. While some experience no symptoms and most others seem to suffer little more than weakness or shortness of breath, atrial fibrillation is now recognized as a major source of strokes and a precursor to potentially fatal deterioration of ...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

..., heart attack or sudden coronary death) and blood clots (venous thromboembolisms) in the combined hormone therapy group compared to the placebo group. However, rates for cerebrovascular disease, breast or other cancers, fractures and overall deaths were not significantly different in these two groups. T...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

... pulmonary thromboembolism the formation of blood clots in the vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. Furthermore, this blockade results in very little pathological bleeding, which can often occur when the clotting process is disrupted. The results suggest that modulation of the interact...

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

...ular heart beats and have a tendency to form blood clots in the upper chambers (atria) of their hearts. These clots can then travel to the brain, block vessels and cause a stroke. One way of reducing the risk of th...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...esulted in increased risks to the mother (cancers, clots and hyperstimulation) and to the unborn child, as well as an explosion in multiple births. Today, the twin birth rate is 23.6 per cent for IVF mothers, compared with between one per cent and two per cent in the general population. Not only are they m...

Pneumonia Patients Develop Heart Risks

...ed a cytokine that promotes the formation of blood clots and that decreases the efficiency of the heart. Physicians who take care of patients with pneumonia or with acute coronary syndromes need to be aware of the possible concurrence of the two diseases in an individual patient, said Dr. Musher. Fast ...

Frostbite can Be Treated by Bloodclot Drug

...ed to heart attack or stroke victims to bust blood clots may help treat severe frostbite and reduce the risk of amputation, according to a study published Monday. While treatment for other areas of critical care has grown significantly in the last 25 years, it has largely remained the same for combating...

Adherence of Nanoparticles to RBC- Very Effective Drug Delivery Method

... broad variety of conditions such as cancer, blood clots and heart disease. Dr. Steven R. Goodman, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, said this study dealing with the attachment of nanoparticles to red blood cells may also have important implications for future treatment of hematologic disorders. This fusi...

Childhood Strokes Linked to Whiplash, Other Traumatic Injury

...jury can lead to small tears, which generate blood clots that travel to the brain and cause a fourth of all...and other hormones also increase the risk of blood clots that can break off and get to the brain. Jordan asks parents, coaches and other caregivers to watc...

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

...t in a deep vein, usually found in the legs. These clots can, in turn, form in superficial veins in deep veins. While blood clots in superficial veins rarely cause serious problems, clots in deep veins (deep vein thrombosis) requi...

Studies Reveal Inappropriate Use Of Drug-Coated Stents

...ues found the risk of death, heart attack or blood clots more than doubled 30 days after drug-eluting stents were used in patients with conditions such as acute heart attack. But the overall complication rate was relatively low at 2.5 percent, despite their use in high-risk patients. Says Dr. Charles D...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

... breast cancer and estrogen can cause deadly blood clots in the "lungs, legs, heart and brain." Class Matters Low income "trans men" also face challenges in their transition from females to men. Born Raquel Samantha Hall, 20-year-old Kels never felt comfortable in his body. "My body never felt rig...

Pregnancy Becomes Safe for Some Women Who Take Low-dose of Aspirin Daily

...women by reducing inflammation or preventing blood clots from forming. "Whilst the benefits of anti-clotting therapy are modest, they are important as, if given to women at risk of pre-eclampsia they could potentially result in many thousands less women who experience a bad pregnancy outcome," New Scient...

25,000 Needless Deaths Each Year Due to Failure to Tackle Blood Clots in Hospital

...ssly each year due to the failure to prevent blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE) in UK hospitals , say experts in this weeks BMJ. Their warning follows the publication of official guidelines on the issue last month by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which ...

Researchers Develop Model That Aids in Treating Stroke Patients

...temperature dependent, to see how well it broke up clots at temperatures ranging from 30 to 39.5 degrees Ce...ealthy donors to form 226 small clots, exposed the clots to fresh-frozen human plasma and tPA at various temperatures, then measured how much mass the clots ...

Research may Yield Improved Treatment for Diseased Lungs

... accumulates, blood flow is blocked and tiny blood clots form. There are treatments, but no cure, for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Naomi Chesler, a UW-Madison assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is leading the project, which is supported by roughly $2 million in grants from the National In...

Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury can Be Predicted Using MRI

..., swelling, soft tissue and ligament injury, blood clots or herniated discs. Dr. Fehlings study included 100 patients with traumatic cervical SCI. The group consisted of 79 men and 21 women between the ages of 17 and 96. Complete motor and sensory SCI was seen in 26 patients, incomplete SCI was seen in 5...

Use Caution With All Pain Medications, Warns Experts

...ition to the side effect of increasing the risk of clots in the bloodstream, COX-2 inhibitors can also reduce blood flow through the kidneys and raise blood pressure. For short-term pain in some people, a narcotic pain reliever such as tramadol (Ultram), codeine, or fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic) may be an op...

New Study Reinforces Aspirins Effectiveness Against Heart Disease

...d by platelets sticking together and forming blood clots (thrombosis) that block blood flow within arteries, resulting in a heart attack. By inhibiting clotting, aspirin keeps platelets from sticking together by specifically blocking an important enzyme, COX-1. The study was conducted by a team of resear...

Aspirin Therapy for Heart Disease Found More Effective for Men Than Women

...ick together and this slows the formation of blood clots that cause a heart attack or stroke. "This does happen in women, but it doesn't happen in as many women and it's not as effective," Dorsch said. The testing device uses an optical sensor to "see" what percentage of the platelets in the blood sampl...

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