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Alternative Drug Better Treats Heart Arrhythmia
A medication considered the standard for preventing stroke in heart arrhythmia patients may not be as effective as an anti-clotting drug that also boasts fewer side effects.
Too Many Hospital Blood Tests
Taking a diagnostic blood test while hospitalized is a fairly routine process. Most don't think twice about them. But for heart attack patients, such tests could lead to hospital-acquired anemia.
Exercising Clogged Leg Arteries
Recreational activities such as golfing, hiking and swimming might do more than provide for a fun family weekend. They also appear to cut your risk of peripheral arterial disease, the narrowing of leg arteries.
Neurology Residents At Ease With Clot Busters
Clot busting drugs reduce stroke disability, yet patients often don't receive the treatment. It appears that graduating neurology residents are becoming more comfortable with using the drug.
Human Platelet Creation to be Attempted
Inherited bleeding and clotting disorders are not well understood. Scientists hope that a study to create human platelet cells, which could aid chemotherapy patients in need of platelet transfusions, will provide insight into platelet function.
Signature Genetic Material Leads to Stroke
Strokes can be tough to treat. Scientists have discovered a common genetic thread with plaques that can build up and lead to stroke. It could be a key piece of the puzzle in new treatments.
Southeastern United States Leads the Way With Sepsis Reports
There's the traditional "stroke belt" across the southeastern United States where death from stroke is much higher. But new research suggests there also is a "blood stream infection belt" that very closely mirrors the stroke belt.
Low Blood Pressure During Dialysis May Lead to Clots
It's been known that low blood pressure while undergoing kidney dialysis is linked to some nasty side effects. Now the risk of blood clots has been added to that expanding list.
Diesel Fuel Linked to Heart Attack
Compared to any number of dangerous situations someone can find themselves in, driving a car fueled by diesel hardly seems risky. But exhaust fumes may be deceptively nipping at heart health.
From the Brain to the Heart
There are countless cell types, but heart cells remain a hot commodity in regenerative medicine. That's because doctors suspect they can be used to replace lost tissue in injured hearts.