Information needed to decide about cardiovascular treatment in primary care
- Specialized focus. Hewitt, Allison // Pharmaceutical Executive;Nov97, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p104
Focuses on the information contained in the report entitled `The U.S. and Worldwide Markets for Interventional Vascular Devices and Therapies,' released by New Medicine. Worldwide market for the vascular devices; Information on estimate and analysis of procedure and diagnostic tests.
- Varicose veins...made invisible. Kotz, Deborah // Good Housekeeping;Mar93, Vol. 216 Issue 3, p130
Focuses on varicose veins and several medical procedures that are available to ease the physical symptoms and mask them. Activities that are linked to the condition; Range of treatment; How to determine if treatments are of benefit. INSET: You should know....
- Fish oil helps angioplasty. Levin, Arthur A. // HealthFacts;Apr92, Vol. 17 Issue 155, p2
Comments on a new study in `Circulation' which finds that people who take fish oil supplements before and after angioplasty increase their likelihood of benefiting from the procedure. Angioplasty and the treatment of angina; Details of the procedure; Previous studies which investigated the value...
- Many generalists overestimate cardiovascular risk and the benefits of therapy. // Modern Medicine;Jun96, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p48
Presents the abstract of the study entitled `Differences in Generalists' and Cardiologists' Perceptions of Cardiovascular Risk and the Outcomes of Preventive Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease,' by Friedmann, Brett et al published in the February 15, 1996 issue of the `Annals of Internal...
- Thromboembolism patients at risk are under-protected. // RN;Mar92, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p115
States that although venous thromboembolism can often be prevented, prophylactic measures are too often ignored. Study; Use of low-dose heparin, intermittent calf compression, warfarin and more; Details.
- How should heparin be administered to combat DVT? // RN;Dec92, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p81
Cites a report in the `Annals of Internal Medicine' which shows that subcutaneous heparin injections are more effective than continuous intra venous infusion for treating deep vein thrombosis. Lower risk of major hemorrhage.
- ACE inhibitor may improve survival after MI. Rodman, Morton J. // RN;Dec92, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p83
Cites the findings of a multi-center study published in the `New English Journal of Medicine' which indicates that long-term administration of the ACE inhibitor captopril (Capoten) appears to improve survival in patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction. Reduction of risk of...
- Researchers discover vitamin E slows atherosclerosis. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;1992, Issue 63, p8
Reports that megadoses of vitamin E may slow the development of atherosclerosis, according to researchers at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Amount of vitamin E given patients in clinical study; Reduction in oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or `bad'...
- Fish oil blocks reblockage after angioplasty. // Prevention;Jul92, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p23
Reports that heart specialists recommend taking fish oil to keep arteries clear longer, especially after balloon angioplasty. Results of a study performed by doctors at Laval University and the Quebec Heart Institute in Canada; Significantly less artery reblockage when taking fish-oil capsules;...
- A strike against stroke. Gutfeld, Greg; Sangiorgio, Maureen // Prevention;May93, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p26
Highlights studies that are being done on a number of drugs that may be able to limit the damage done by a stroke, or perhaps stop one. Clot-busting drugs recently reported in the October 1992 issue of `Prevention'; Streptokinase, urokinase, and tissue plasminogen activator; Drugs' success rate.