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2011-11-16 09:32:58

Among patients with stable cardiovascular disease who have a genetic variation that diminishes the response to the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel, tripling the standard daily dosage of this medication resulted in improved platelet reactivity, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. "Variants in the CYP2C19 gene influence the pharmacologic and clinical response to...

2011-11-09 20:30:00

Positive RAPID GENE results presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Spartan Bioscience today announced data from the RAPID GENE study showing that point-of-care DNA testing successfully identified patients carrying the CYP2C19*2 gene at the time of cardiac catheterization. Cardiologists were then able to prescribe antiplatelet therapy according to the patientâs genotype. This personalized medicine approach...

2011-11-09 22:42:38

Tailored therapy for anti-platelet drugs using a novel point-of-care genetic test provides improved response to medications compared to current standard of care A clinical trial of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stable angina showed that a strategy of rapid genotyping followed by selective administration of prasugrel to carriers of a common genetic variant (CYP2C19*2) resulted in a decreased rate of high on-treatment...

2011-10-11 18:04:16

Fewer deaths and myocardial infarctions in unstable angina pectoris and NSTEMI / AMNOG procedure has passed the first practical test Since the start of 2011, the active ingredient ticagrelor can be prescribed in Germany in addition to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) to avoid blood clots in patients with acute ischaemia of the cardiac muscle. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now examined whether ticagrelor offers advantages to patients with acute...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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