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New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

If a blood vessel in blocked the related tissue experiences ischemia, a state of low oxygen supply that slowly kills the tissue. They are referred as Ichemia / Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs during heart attacks. Understanding Ischemia / Reperfusion leads to the deve...

Gene HPA-2 Met linked to cardiac arrest

...nd more prone to form clots that fatally block the vessel serving the heart. They found that men who died of a heart attack or coronary heart disease prematurely were also more likely to carry HPA-2 Met. However, the majority of men in this study had other risk factors, like smoking or diabetes. But it do...

Grains do good

..., if you want to cut your risk for heart and blood vessel disease and cancer, researchers say. Fruits and v...had a 23% lower risk of dying from heart and blood vessel disease, and a 21% lower risk of dying from cancer. The first item listed should be whole-wheat ...

A new growth factor identified

...ave identified a growth factor that triggers blood vessel formation within the endocrine glands. In Californ... a specific protein called VEGF triggers new blood vessel growth throughout the body. This has been investigated as a treatment for heart disease. Since tumor...

Coronary stent leads to complications

...act of placing a stent in the artery irritates the vessel walls and may promote formation of a clot - ironically, the actual problem which the procedure is supposed to prevent.// Till date, it has been thought that clot formation inside a stent was quite a rare event, affecting one per cent of patients. I...

Recouping blood flow after a stroke

...took over the blood supply function of the blocked vessel that had caused the stroke. This research may provide new ways of limiting the damage to the brain in human stroke, by harnessing the brain's own self-healing power....

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...ents. Four drugs that disrupt angiogenesis - blood vessel formation - have been shown for the first time to be effective. It also provides the first indication that the drugs, known as angiogenesis inhibitors, vary in effectiveness depending on the stage of cancer targeted. // Senior researcher Dr Dougla...

Detecting brain aneurysms

...of a blood vessel. This involves all layers of the vessel wall. Aneurysms pose a risk to health due to their...nal and thoracic aorta, and brain. Potential blood vessel problems in the brain can be detected by non-invasive techniques, but only if they are above a certa...

Wound healing made faster

...types of cells including muscle, bone, skin, blood vessel and fat cells. "Our wound healing complex has more universal application than other systems," he says.While initial trials will focus on skin grafting for burn and accident victims, the researchers also hope to use the wound-healing complex in treat...

Depression disturbs heart rate

...g, if you like - of the heart. It influences blood vessel size, blood pressure and the heart's ability to contract. A healthy heart is one with a high HRV. The fact that depression lowers HRV points to an important mind-body mechanism. Clearly, it may be essential to treat depression as well as heart proble...

An effective way to treat angina

...to the heart, or bypass surgery to short-circuit a vessel blockage.// Angina can relieved by another, les... Japan, reveals that three out of four known blood vessel growth factors have their levels raised during EECP. Eleven individuals with angina, average age 60,...

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

... involves inserting a small balloon into the blood vessel and then inflating it to push the walls of the vessel apart. The problem is that in 20 per cent of cases the vessel re-blocks - a process called restenosi...

Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease

...od vessels of cows. Endothelin-1 is a potent blood vessel constrictor, and overproduction of the compound is thought to be a key factor in why arteries clog with fatty deposits. The pigments are not present in white wine or rose, and they seem to be less potent when they are present in grape juice. In the...

The way you talk matters a lot

... he had ruptured the carotid artery, a vital blood vessel supplying the brain, eyes and other parts of the head. Dr Mathieu Zuber, a neurologist at Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris, who reported the case, said long styl oid processes( a slender, pointed bone which runs from both sides of the skull under the e...

Moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia

...ard off dementia, which is often caused by a blood vessel problem. Another possibility is that low levels of alcohol could stimulate the release acetylcholine, a brain chemical believed to facilitate learning and memory....

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

...ure.// Coronary artery bypass surgery uses a blood vessel from another part 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 hospita...

Sensible drinking staves off strokes

...isk of the build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessel walls. But larger amounts, especially if drunk in one go, increases blood pressure, the main risk factor for stroke. Dr.Redahan led researchers said:"To help reduce your risk of stroke - watch your alcohol intake - that is no more than 2/3 units a ...

Alcohol decreases risk of dementia

...s a day - reduces cardiovascular risk. Since blood vessel disease also affects the brain, might alcohol also protect against dementia. According to this study, the report on alcohol is part of the long-running Rotterdam Study, which is following over 5,000 people aged 52 and older. Those who drank alcohol...

Foremost gene therapy for chest pain

...d a gene for a growth factor that stimulates blood vessel generation into 70 men and women with angina. A further 20 people acted as controls. The gene therapy proved safe - the gene itself, introduced via a virus 'carrier', stayed in heart tissue. What's more, there were small but significant increases i...

Failure of Drug-Coated Stent

...nce restenosis, during which cells from inside the vessel grow around the stent, partially obstructing the vessel and putting patients at risk of a heart attack. The stents used in his experiment had a relatively ...

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