Echocardiography and nuclear imaging are used for provocative “stress” testing of the heart. When combined with other forms of stress, both can identify the presence of coronary artery-obstructing lesions that… [ Get More Details ]
Effectiveness of treating ischemic stroke victims with rt-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset
A study of the effectiveness of treating ischemic stroke victims with rt-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset found an estimated impact on long-term health outcomes of 564 quality-adjusted life-years saved… [ Get More Details ]
According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 146 new medicines are being developed for heart disease and stroke. They include 17 for stroke, 16 for congestive heart failure,… [ Get More Details ]
Effectiveness of an oral pharmacologic agent in preventing venous thrombosis
An oral pharmacologic agent has been demonstrated to be at least as effective as an injectable anticoagulant in the prevention of venous thrombosis following hip replacement.
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The use of ACE inhibitors in hypertensive patients 80 years of older was associated in this study with a 30% reduction in the rate of stroke and a 64% reduction… [ Get More Details ]