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2011-08-29 20:27:55

There is great under-use of proven therapies for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to results presented today from the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological) study. “The study indicates a large gap in secondary prevention globally," said Dr Salim Yusuf, lead author and Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University, Canada. "We found extremely low rates of use of proven therapies in all countries, but these...

2011-08-29 14:02:34

A global study in 17 countries A global study in 17 countries led by McMaster University researchers has found too few patients are using drugs proven to give significant benefits in warding off a heart attack or stroke. This is true in high income countries, like Canada, as well as middle and low income countries, say the international team of researchers who conducted the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological) study. The study was published today in the medical journal, The...

2011-08-29 11:25:57

A large-scale trial finds that apixaban, a new anticoagulant drug, is superior to the standard drug warfarin for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. Moreover, apixaban results in substantially less bleeding and also results in lower mortality. The results were presented by Duke University Medical Center researchers at the European Society of Cardiology in Paris, France, today, and published simultaneously online in the New England Journal of...

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2011-08-11 06:18:07

A systematic review published in The Cochrane Library did not find compelling evidence to support the routine use of aspirin in women being treated for IVF. The researchers reported that taking aspirin during an IVF cycle did not seem to increase a woman's chances of becoming pregnant. The use of aspirin during IVF treatment is controversial. Part of the thinking behind any potential benefit is that aspirin may improve the blood flow to the womb and ovaries. However, there are also concerns...

2011-07-28 14:42:00

BALTIMORE, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby boomers likely remember the iconic orange-flavored St. Joseph Aspirin used in their childhood. Today, St. Joseph Aspirin has tapped Ken Osmond to help promote the brand as something that can be "Good for You Again" as part of a doctor-recommended, low dose aspirin regimen to help prevent strokes and heart attacks. Best known as Eddie Haskell from "Leave it to Beaver," Ken will serve as a spokesperson in a multimedia campaign featuring a...

2011-07-26 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare, the makers of new Bayer(®) Advanced Aspirin, is demonstrating its commitment to fast relief with the launch of Speed Up Your Relief, a new campaign that drives donations to the American Red Cross. Proven to relieve pain twice as fast* as previous Bayer Aspirin tablets, Bayer Advanced Aspirin is leveraging its new role as the "Official Pain Reliever of Major League Baseball" to turn fast strikes into...

2011-07-20 21:16:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRILINTA(TM) (ticagrelor) tablets to reduce the rate of heart attack (myocardial infarction [MI]) and cardiovascular (CV) death in adult patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), compared to clopidogrel. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/astrazeneca/50355/ BRILINTA,...

2011-07-20 16:04:00

Boxed warning says daily aspirin doses above 100 milligrams decrease effectiveness SILVER SPRING, Md., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the blood-thinning drug Brilinta (ticagrelor) to reduce cardiovascular death and heart attack in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) ACS includes a group of symptoms for any condition, such as unstable angina or heart...

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2011-07-20 13:40:00

A new study has found that if heart disease patients stop taking aspirin it could raise their heart attack risk, reports BBC News. Researchers said that users stop taking aspirin against medical advice, which puts them at a 60 percent greater risk of a non-fatal heart attack. The findings come from a U.K. database of about 40,000 patients who had been prescribed the drug by their doctor. For the 1,000 patients that took part in the study, there were about four extra cases of non-fatal...

2011-07-13 13:32:46

According to new study in the American Journal of Medicine A study published in the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine, reports that among hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease, chronic self-reported use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an increased risk of adverse events during long-term follow-up. Long-term NSAIDs use is common for treatment of chronic pain. Researchers from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.