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Precision nano 'drones' deliver healing drug to subdue atherosclerosis

Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, if a recent study...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Common antidepressant increased coronary atherosclerosis in animal model

A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Low Testosterone not just in males: Testosterone, atherosclerosis and obesity may be linked in females

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that the androgen receptor confers protection against diet-induced atherosclerosis, obesity and dyslipidemia in female...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Obesity may not reliably predict atherosclerosis in Mexican-Americans

Blood sugar, insulin resistance and blood pressure may be more reliable indicators of atherosclerosis among Mexican-Americans than obesity, finds a new study.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Poor Statin Response Linked With Atherosclerosis Progression CME/CE

: A new study demonstrates that 1 in 5 patients with cardiovascular disease receiving a statin fail to have a significant response to treatment, which results in progression of coronary atheroma.  
medscape.org
over 6 years ago
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Common antidepressant increased coronary atherosclerosis in animal model

A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Coronary artery atherosclerosis is the primary cause of heart attacks.  
eurekalert.org
over 6 years ago
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About HeartScore

The need to estimate total cardiovascular risk in apparently healthy individuals has since 1994 been strongly advocated by the joint recommendations from The European Society of Cardiology, European Society of Hypertension, European Atherosclerosis Society and other societies.  
heartscore.org
over 6 years ago
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Angioplasty with paclitaxel coated balloon reduces restenosis in peripheral artery disease

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty using a paclitaxel coated balloon notably improves arterial patency at one year when compared with the same procedure using a standard uncoated balloon in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Dressings and topical agents for arterial leg ulcers | Cochrane

People with blood circulation problems in their legs can develop leg ulcers. The majority of ulcers result from poor blood flow in the veins and are treated by compression. Arterial leg ulcers occur because of poor blood supply to the legs when there is a block in a leg artery or narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Without treatment of the underlying poor arterial blood supply, ulcers take a long time to heal or may never heal. These ulcers are treated by covering them with dressings, or using creams or ointments (topical agents), or both to promote healing and protect the ulcers from infection. A variety of types of dressings can be used depending on the overall aim of the treatment. The intention is to select dressings to reduce ulcer pain, manage exudate if present (the fluid that can leak from these ulcers) and promote healing.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Boston Scientific's Innova Bare Stent for Peripheral Artery Disease FDA Approved |

Boston Scientific received FDA approval to introduce its Innova vascular stent in the United States for treating narrowing or occlusions within the superfi  
medgadget.com
over 6 years ago
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PROPATEN heparin-bonded vascular graft for peripheral arterial disease | Advice | NICE

NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on the PROPATEN heparin-bonded vascular graft for peripheral arterial disease.  
nice.org.uk
about 6 years ago