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High-risk Patients Need Better Guidance on What is and Isnt a Heart Attack

...y do not. In particular, high-risk patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) - which causes a reduction in the blood supply to the heart, usually felt as angina - are given varying advice from doctors, health organisations and drug manufacturers about how to use the drugs (sublingual nitrate GTN sprays) pr...

Investigational Drug Being Pursued for the Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke

... Viprinex(TM) (ancrod), for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke at the 16th annual European Stroke Congress...nce of definitive safety and efficacy of ancrod in ischaemic stroke in the six-hour time window." NTI is moving forward with two international, randomized, do...

New Research Shows That Flu is a Trigger of Heart Attacks

...men and 52.2% women), and 23,000 died from chronic ischaemic heart disease (IHD) (40.1% men and 59.9% women). The peaks in deaths from both AMI and IHD coincided with the times when influenza epidemics and acute respiratory disease (ARD), which often accompanies flu, were at their height. They found that the c...

Statins Aid Survival in Lung Patients, Say Experts

... COPD sufferers in fact had a sub-clinical form of ischaemic heart disease and statin treatment could improve their survival," Soyseth says. They monitored the impact of statins on 845 COPD patients whose symptoms had worsened over a three-year period after they had been released from hospital. AN...

Inherited Ischaemic Stroke More Common in Women Than Men

More women than men inherit ischaemic stroke, irrespective of traditional vascular risk ...he relation between the sex of patients who had an ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack and history of stroke in their mothers, fathers, and siblings. ...

Stroke Linked to High Pollution Levels

...tants. However similar results were not seen in ischaemic stroke where the arteries of the brain become thic...o death is much longer, or much more variable, for ischaemic stroke than for intracerebral haemorrhage. "Another possibility involves the effects of inhaled p...

Stroke Risk Greatest At Early Morning And Early Evening

...nd that occurrence during sleep is most common for ischaemic strokes. This new study confirms that finding. How...mation is required about the different subtypes of ischaemic stroke - there are several different types, each with very different causes."...

Use Of Viagra May Affect Eyesight

...condition which is known as non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy occurs in only one eye, and it is also known by the name ‘naion’. This is also called the stroke in the eye. Men who do not have a history of heart attacks do not run a very high risk of contracting this disease. The Viagra was la...

Atrial fibrillation predicts for acute ischaemic stroke

...evere stroke andearly death in patients with acute ischaemic stroke One of the commonest cardiac arrhythmia is atrial//fibrillation. The risk of thromoembolic complicationsfollowing atrial fibrillation is nearly seven timesmore than those with normal sinus rhythm. Previously,studies have shown that AF is prese...

A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

...d visceral disease. Three patients had significant ischaemic heart disease. Each treatment cycle consisted of 10 to 12 mg/m2 of mitoxantrone on day 1, followed by 20 mg/m2 of vinorelbine on days 1 through 8. This cycle was repeated every 3 weeks. The patients also received 12.5 mg daily of prednisone. A tota...

Migraine & Juvenile stroke could be associated

...patients, less than 46years of age with first-ever ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack and 160 strictly sex- and age-matched controls, in the study. They excluded patients who were...

Sensible drinking staves off strokes

... says small amounts of alcohol can protect against ischaemic strokes - caused by blood clots blocking arteries - which account for 8 out of 10 cases of the brain attack.// Alcohol thins the blood, so can prevents the formation of clots. It may also affect the way cholesterol is carried in the bloodstream, re...

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