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Brain Infarctions Found In Patients Suffering From Migraine

A new study shows people who suffer from migraine headaches may be at risk for brain // lesions and infarctions, which are areas of the brain where the tissue has died. Researchers studied nearly 400 randomly selected adults, ages 30 to 60. They grouped the patients into categories of having mi...

Brain Infarctions Found In Patients Suffering From Migraine

A new study shows people who suffer from migraine headaches may be at risk for brain // lesions and infarctions, which are areas of the brain where the tissue has died. Researchers studied nearly 400 randomly selected adults, ages 30 to 60. They grouped the patients into categories of having mi...

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

...ears. The researchers found that 7.8 percent of the group had evidence of strokes that do not cause any noticeable symptoms -- known as silent lacunar infarctions -- in which blood flow is blocked in one of the arteries leading to areas deep within the brain. An additional 1.6 percent of the study group had expe...

'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

...of premature death, according to a Duke University Medical Center study. These silent heart attacks, also called non-Q-wave unrecognized myocardial infarctions (UMIs), often go undetected because they don't cause any pain and don't leave behind telltale irregularities that can be detected on electrocardiogram...

Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

...se taking aspirin alone. "When we consider the risk for patients, combination therapy prevents 28 strokes, 17 of them disabling, and six myocardial infarctions [heart attacks] per 1,000 patients a year, at a cost of 20 major bleeds, three of which would be fatal," Connolly said. The bottom line, he said, i...

Delusions associated with consistent pattern of brain injury

...of delusions as well as strategies to treat delusions." Examples of Various Research Reviewed In one study, nine patients with right hemisphere infarctions at a stroke rehabilitation unit had frequent delusion. While size of the stroke did not correlate when compared to the control group, the presence of ...

Exposure to secondhand smoke reduced

...trends in CHD. At 1999჻� levels, passive smoking caused between 21,800 and 75,100 CHD deaths and between 38,100 and 128,900 myocardial infarctions annually. Treatment costs ranged from $1.8 to $6.0 billion per year. If recent trends in the reduction in the prevalence of passive smoking continue f...

Study confirms increased heart attack deaths in NYC ambulance diversions

...tions research and statistical techniques to reach their conclusions. The authors examined data about all 9,743 adult patients who died of myocardial infarctions in New York during the study period of January 2, 1999, to December 31, 2000. Diversion status data from 58 New York hospitals was obtained from the N...

Vitamins E and C supplements not effective for prevention of cardiovascular disease in men

... mean (average) follow-up of 8 years, there were 1,245 confirmed major cardiovascular events," the researchers report. There were 511 total myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), 464 total strokes, and 509 cardiovascular deaths, with some men experiencing multiple events. A total of 1,661 men died during follow...

Florida study finds barriers to angioplasty for life-threatening heart attacks

... to hold open the artery. The procedure is the recommended treatment for the most serious and deadly of heart attacks known as ST-elevation myocardial infarctions or STEMIs, according to guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Studies show that rapid access ...
Infarctions in Medical Technology

Long Term Data Presented at EuroPCR 2009 from Randomized Study Attest to Durability of Results of OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM) Compared to Drug-Eluting Stents

...tiplatelet therapy at the time of both thromboses. There were no thrombotic events in the Genous treated group at any time period (0.0%). Myocardial infarctions (MI) increased from years one to two in the Taxus patients to 6.3%, while the MI rate in the Genous patients remained steady at 3.1%, all of which we...

Patient Receives vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield in First-Ever Vulnerable Plaque Clinical Trial

... Scientific Council of the International College of Angiology. Recent studies have shown that most "culprit" lesions in heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions (MI) narrow the vessel lumen by less than 50% prior to the infarct, and only 15% of acute, or sudden, MIs arise from lesions that are more than 60% na...

XTENT Announces Positive Six-Month CUSTOM III Trial Data Presented at EuroPCR Meeting

...tors of disease complexity. For the primary endpoint, MACE at 30 days, the rate was 2.2 percent, consisting of two in-hospital non Q-wave myocardial infarctions (MIs). At six-month follow-up the MACE rate for CUSTOM III was 7.8 percent. There were zero deaths, zero Q-wave MIs, two non Q-wave MIs, or 2.2 percen...

Northfield Laboratories Inc. Presentation at FDA/NIH Workshop on Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers

...verse events, providing new data on cardiac events. He stated that in order to reconcile the disparity between the low number of reported myocardial infarctions (MIs) and the high incidence of abnormal EKGs and elevated cardiac enzymes, Northfield established an independent Cardiac Subcommittee of the IDMC to ...

Smokefree Workplace Law Reduces Heart Attacks 59% Among Nonsmokers, New Research Shows

...asured whether or not there was a change in admissions for acute myocardial infarctions in patients with no history of previous cardiac events or key risk factors ...nd Pueblo, Colorado showed a 40% and a 27% overall drop in acute myocardial infarctions following the implementation of smokefree workplace laws in those cities. S...

GSK and Adolor Announce Preliminary Results from Phase 3 Safety Study of Alvimopan (Entereg/Entrareg)

...mpleted Study 014 showed an increase in myocardial infarctions and all CV SAEs reported by patients treated with ...high risk for CV disease. Five of seven myocardial infarctions occurred at two investigational sites. Additionally, the incidence of myocardial infarctions does not appear to be linked to the duration of do...

XTENT Announces Promising Six-Month Custom II Trial Data Presented at EuroPCR Meeting

...us aspirin. At six-month follow-up, the MACE rate was 9%. Early adverse events (in hospital) occurred in five patients, including four myocardial infarctions and one death. At six months, four additional patients (4%) underwent target lesion revascularization. Angiographic and IVUS results demonstrated in-s...

Low-Density Cholesterol Subfractions: Not all LDL-C Particles are Created Equal

... identifying a patients risk of cardiac events. In 1988, a study on cholesterol lipids and CAD noted that 75 percent of patients who suffer myocardial infarctions have normal levels of HDL-C and LDL-C (Castelli, Can J Cardiol 1988 4A:5A). These insufficiencies have led to the revision of the guidelines and add...

New Point-of-Care Methods to Measure Coronary and Cerebrovascular Risk

...le for more than half of the disease burden of the United States, with an annual cost of over $100 billion. This includes over 1.5 million myocardial infarctions annually. Atherosclerosis technically occurs in everyone 25 and over, but most remain asymptomatic for decades. This underscores the need to identif...
Infarctions in Medical Dictionary

Infarct

... White infarctions (anemic infarcts ) affect solid organs ... Red infarctions (hemorrhagic infarcts ), generally affect the ... infarct - Hemorrhagi...

Diastole

...e cardiac information. ... which is the usual rhythmic contraction, following each dilation ( diastole ) ... Patients with right ventricular infarctions (RVIs) present unique challenges to ... with blood during diastole and are dependent upon pressures in the aorta ... ...
Infarctions in Biological News

Incidence of stroke decreases over last 50 years

...nce for occurrence of stroke or death. The researchers found that the age-adjusted annual incidence of clinical stroke and atherothrombotic brain infarctions (ABI) in participants age 55 to 94 years decreased over the 3 periods. The incidence of clinical stroke decreased significantly. Across the 3 periods...
Infarctions in Biological Technology

Stem Cell Company t2cure Appoints Dr Rueck Head of Clinical Operations

...tra Rueck. "t2cure's clinical candidates have demonstrated their capacity to increase the regenerative potential of tissue damaged by acute myocardial infarctions and other cardiac or peripheral vascular diseases." Prior to joining t2cure, Dr Rueck was a project leader with ratiopharm's Biogenerix AG, Mannheim...
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