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2014-03-31 12:07:41

In an analysis of almost 11,000 patients, an assessment of equations that help guide whether a patient should begin taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) found that observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risks were similar, suggesting that these equations are helpful for clinical decision making, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The American...

2014-03-31 08:29:45

RARITAN, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced today it is adding three new clinical trials to its EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program for XARELTO(®) (rivaroxaban), the most studied and broadly indicated oral Factor Xa inhibitor in the world today. The additional trials will evaluate rivaroxaban for the treatment or prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in pediatric and other patient...

2014-03-31 08:28:47

First patient enrolled in largest planned phase 3 study evaluating a novel oral anticoagulant in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients undergoing electrical cardioversion PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has started enrolling patients into the ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study, which will evaluate the efficacy and safety of its investigational oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor...

2014-03-31 00:21:42

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) is currently investigating and accepting cases involving testosterone replacement therapy and any resulting cardiac event such as a heart attack, stroke, blood clots and even death. Testosterone lawsuits are being filed on behalf of victims and their families across the county. In January 2014, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was investigating the safety of testosterone replacement drugs...

2014-03-29 23:01:20

The symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) often go away on their own, but they are a warning that a person is at greatly increased risk for a true stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 The term mini-stroke is often used to describe transient ischemic attack (TIA), a type of stroke. The "mini" has led to a lot of confusion about the true severity of this condition, according to the March 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "Because of what the term implies,...

2014-03-29 23:00:49

Women in awful pain from a kidney stone passing through a ureter must not be rushed into a surgery or lithotripsy (ESWL), as these procedures are traumatic to the body, and a new study from the University of Alberta suggests that patients with a history of kidney stones may be at a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke. Fine Treatment notes Dr. Allen’s Device dissolves any type and size of kidney stones in a gentle and side-effects-free way. London, GB (PRWEB) March 29, 2014...

Marriage Can Be Healthy For Your Heart
2014-03-29 05:44:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Apparently marriage is good for your heart in more ways than one, as new research presented Saturday at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) suggests that men and women lucky enough to have found wedded bliss are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than their divorced, single or widowed counterparts. According to The Telegraph, lead investigator Dr. Carlos L. Alviar and his...

2014-03-28 23:25:45

http://www.DrugNews.net is the web’s largest source for prescription drug warnings, research, side effects and legal news. Visit the DrugNews Center today. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The prescription drug safety center DrugNews.net is announcing new information on the site for patients taking testosterone replacement therapies, or “low-T” drugs. An industry-backed group is asking that recent studies suggesting a link with heart attacks be retracted*. DrugNews provides the...

2014-03-28 12:26:29

Supera Stent Addresses Growing Need in the U.S. to Treat People with Blocked Blood Vessels and Restore Blood Flow in the Upper Leg ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott today announced that its Supera(®) Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when fat and cholesterol buildup causes arteries outside of the...

2014-03-28 11:28:10

Study Highlights: -Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than 50 percent. -Less than a third of stroke survivors maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time. Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. For the study,...


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Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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