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Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

...effective and inexpensive way of keeping the blood flowing through the coronary arteries....

Stent shows promise in keeping arteries open

A new approach to keeping heart arteries flowing smoothly after angioplasty shows surprising success in early testing. Doctors released the longest follow-up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. //In testing on 50 patients over 3 years, they found it to be 100 percent effective. More ...

Microscopic lens monitors heart problems

...the artery. The waves can measure how the blood is flowing and so give a very early indication of any problems that might be developing. The lens system might also be applicable to other internal problems, such as the detection of small tumours....

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

...roat area. A one-way valve keeps stomach acid from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage to the// pharyngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. Ten smokers and ten non-smokers were tested by imaging the relex ...

How Safe is Air Travel For Heart Patients

...Walking frequently through the cabin to keep blood flowing to his extremities Wearing below-the-knee compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis Avoiding alcohol and drinking lots of other fluids to remain well hydrated...

A ray of hope in Angioplasty dilemma

A new technique to keeping heart arteries flowing easily after angioplasty shows fantastic success i...ll of the areas treated with the Cordis stents are flowing freely. Sousa projected an X-ray of one of the patient's hearts, showing a wide, obstruction-free ar...

Diabetic Amputation May Reduce If Free Screenings Are There

...ure in the arms to determine how well the blood is flowing and whether further tests are needed. Additionally during Legs For Life, interventional radiologists screen for related vascular diseases, including abdominal aortic aneurysm, and carotid artery disease that can lead to stroke. Source: Newswise ...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement- a revolution in Cardiac Surgery

... organs of the body. // It prevents the blood from flowing back inside the heart from the rest of the body. The effective functioning of the heart depends on the proper functioning of the aortic valve. The aortic valve can be defective in some cases, leading to a compromise in the same. The defect can be pr...

Drug-Coated Stents Work Better In Diabetic Patients After Angioplasty

...ter to insert drug-coated stents to keep the blood flowing after angioplasty in people who have diabetes//. The study author Dr. Manel Sabate, a consultant in cardiology at San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid said that the results of this study are noteworthy since diabetics are known to have poorer p...

A Novel Method For Measuring Interstitial Fluid Pressure In Cancer Tissues

...titial space by convection (i.e. by streaming of a flowing fluid) rather than by diffusion. Increased tumor IFP causes inefficient uptake of therapeutic agents by decreasing convection. Cancer cells are therefore exposed to a lower effective concentration of therapeutic agents than normal cells, reducing tre...

Servings of fruits can help reduce the risk of stroke

... A stroke is caused when the blood suddenly stops flowing to the brain. A stroke can result from vessel blockage (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke). The damage can lead to paralysis, speech problems, loss of feeling, memory, coma and possibly death. Ischemic stroke, which is responsible for...

Running Water Restored In Chinese City

...g for damage caused by the benzene spill, which is flowing toward a city in the Russian Far East. Officials in Khabarovsk were preparing emergency plans including the possible shutdown of its water system. Meanwhile, authorities in southwest China, where another chemical plant accident had sparked fears of ...

Safe Drinking Water To Be Made Available

...tations that are affected by a variety of problems flowing from poor quality of water supplied. These include excess fluoride, excess salinity and excess iron among others. For ensuring linkage of water with health and environment, Manmohan Singh said, that both linkages will be effectively addressed through...

Stress Can Cause Hair loss at 16

..., we work on the direction the lymphatic system is flowing to ease the toxins out. This also stimulates the hair follicles and helps in hair growth," Shah pointed out. How was this different from a head massage? "In a massage, you're agitating the scalp. In detoxification, you're relieving the scalp," Sha...

Travel-Related Blood Clots Can Be Reduced By Using Flight Stockings

...ed, gentle pressure and are designed to keep blood flowing properly. Lead researcher Mike Clarke, Ph.D., and his team uncovered strong evidence that flight stockings work. The review found that compression stockings reduce the risk of symptomless DVT to one to three cases per 1,000 long-haul passengers, do...

Angola Warned of Recurrent Cholera Outbreaks

...where the water is pumped from heavily used rivers flowing through densely populated urban areas into ancient, broken tankers for distribution throughout the city. Following the end of the 27-year civil war in 2002 Luanda’s population has exploded to between 4 and 7 million. Godley said, "A great majority o...

Atherosclerosis and its Mechanics

...chanical force, the so-called shear force of blood flowing through vessels, also influences the orientation of stress fibers in endothelial cells. A laminar flow of blood prompts stress fibers to orient in the healthy direction, while disturbed and low blood flows caused stress fibers to form in an unhealthy...

Current Cooling Devices Ineffective in Preventing Brain Injury

...cooling enough of the brain." The amount of blood flowing through brain tissue determines the extent of the .... But they thought the tremendous volumes of blood flowing through the brain would prove much more resistant. While the brain only accounts for about 2 percent...

Existing Brain Cooling Not Beneficial To Trauma Patients

...ooling enough of the brain." The amount of blood flowing through brain tissue determines the extent of the .... But they thought the tremendous volumes of blood flowing through the brain would prove much more resistant. While the brain only accounts for about 2 percent...

Health Minister Slams State Health Governments

... the GST arrangements they have this river of gold flowing into their coffers." With this move the commonwealth could demand states reduce waiting lists or introduce preventive health measures. Health economist John Deeble, the father of Medicare, said the shortages of doctors had caused increases in wage...

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