Health News

Statins Didn't Alter the Mind
There has been some uncertainty about statins potentially causing mental confusion and impairment. Researchers have looked at the relationship again.
Mixed Results for Plavix-Aspirin Combo
The blood thinners clopidogrel (Plavix) and aspirin both help save lives of heart patients by preventing clots. When used together, however, results have been mixed.
Bypass Patients Less Likely to Take Meds
Medication after heart surgery is often a key part of recovery. Interestingly, individuals who receive more invasive cardiac surgery may be the least likely to follow up with preventative medication.
Aspirin for the Heart: Go Uncoated
Taking low-dose aspirin daily has been touted for years to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some people show resistance to this therapy in blood tests, but why?
Platelet Inhibitor No Match for Plavix
Doctors are always looking to help patients with the latest technology and newest medications. But sometimes, the tried and true method may be the best way to go for heart attack patients.
Generic Plavix on the Way
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials today approved generic versions of blockbuster blood thinner Plavix ( clopidogrel bisulfate).
Generic Plavix Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved generic versions of the blood thinning drug Plavix ( clopidogrel bisulfate), which helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by making it less likely that platelets in the blood will clump and form clots in the arteries.
Coronary Clot Aspiration Safe Long Term
After certain types of heart attacks, doctors often use stents to prop open the arteries. Another method that may be used involves removing blood clots through thrombus aspiration (TA), but studies have shown mixed long-term results.
Your Heart Loves Aspirin
Following a heart attack, most patients can expect to take a blood thinner and aspirin to reduce their future cardiovascular risk. Recent findings suggest varying doses of aspirin successfully lower this risk.
Drugs Prevent Stroke and Expensive Surgery
Price tag doesn't always signify the success of a treatment. An expensive surgical procedure designed to prevent recurrent strokes does not appear to be any more effective than simply taking medication.