Search results for 'arrhythmias or arrhythmia or (fibrillation or fibrillate or fibrillated or fibrillates)'
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- Determination of omega-3 fatty acids in heart tissue
... acid (DHA), the main components of fish oils, are highly effective in preventing sudden cardiac death, death from heart disease, and certain arrhythmias. Investigations involving individual heart cells have shown that EPA + DHA prolong the refractory state of the cells by interacting with fast-acting
01/09/05, 5033 bytes
- Parkinson’s treatment questioned
... some symptomatic relief in severely disabled patients, but should be avoided in patients suffering from postural (orthostatic) hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, confusion, frequent falls, and dementia. Consideration should be given to slowly withdrawing selegiline from such patients over a four- to
11/21/05, 5051 bytes
- Herbal heart remedies
- Herbal heart remedies NEW YORK, NY. Herbal medicines have been used to treat congestive heart failure, hypertension (systolic), arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, angina, and cerebral and venous insufficiency (impaired blood circulation in the brain and legs). Researchers at the Albert Einstein College
03/02/04, 4731 bytes
- High homocysteine levels associated with stroke
... adjusting for other variables known to affect stroke risk such as age, high systolic blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, heart disease, and atrial fibrillation. (Editor's note: Homocysteine levels can be safely reduced by supplementing with folic acid, vitamin-B6 and vitamin-B12). Bostom, Andrew G.,
03/02/04, 3960 bytes
- Fish prevents stroke
... reduction of ischemic stroke risk of 44% compares to a stroke risk reduction of 21% by taking a daily aspirin and a risk reduction (in atrial fibrillation patients) of 64% by taking high-dose warfarin. High-dose warfarin, unfortunately, confers a significant risk for serious internal bleeding. CATEGORY
03/02/04, 4992 bytes
- Stroke patients may be better off at home
... as high among hospitalized patients as among those treated in the community; this held true even after adjusting for age, sex, ethnicity, atrial fibrillation, prior heart attack, independence in living prior to stroke, type of stroke, and clinical indicators for stroke severity. The researchers are
03/02/04, 4097 bytes
- New guidelines for prevention of heart disease and stroke
... for people with specific risk factors for coronary heart disease only. Doses of 75-160 mg/day are as effective as higher doses. Patients with atrial fibrillation should take 325 mg/day of aspirin for stroke prevention if under the age of 65 years while those over 65 years should be anticoagulated with
03/02/04, 4021 bytes
- Aspirin and warfarin in stroke prevention
... involved 2206 stroke patients who had suffered an ischemic stroke within the previous 30 days. Patients whose stroke was due to surgery or atrial fibrillation were excluded from the trial. Half the participants were assigned to receive 325 mg aspirin daily for the two-year duration of the trial. The
03/02/04, 4358 bytes
- Pain killers and warfarin – A lethal combination?
... ? BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Warfarin (Coumadin) is effective in the prevention of blood clots (thromboembolism) and is frequently prescribed for atrial fibrillation and other conditions requiring anticoagulation. It is a highly toxic drug and its actual level in patients must be monitored frequently. The
11/21/05, 5650 bytes
- Benefits of a daily aspirin
... internal bleeding. At least 150 mg may be required though to get an immediate effect. A recent European trial observed that patients with atrial fibrillation who had had a previous stroke reduced their risk of a serious cardiovascular event from 18.4 to 15.3 per cent by taking a daily aspirin. The researchers
03/02/04, 4103 bytes