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Patient's Mood During Medical Procedure May Affect Outcomes

Posted 3 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 – A patient's mood while undergoing a medical procedure can affect the results, a new study suggests. "Our study shows that mood matters," said lead researcher Dr. Elvira Lang, an interventional radiologist in Boston. The research included 120 women and 110 men (average age 55 years). The study participants each underwent a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter ...

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 – Kengreal (cangrelor) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent blood clots from forming during angioplasty. Angioplasty involves inflating a balloon inside a clogged artery to improve blood flow. This is typically followed by insertion of a stent, a small mesh tube designed to keep the artery open. Some 500,000 people in the United States have ...

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

Posted 12 May 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 – Patients who quit smoking when they have angioplasty – a heart blood vessel-opening procedure – have better outcomes, a new study finds. Quitting smoking was associated with less chest pain and better quality of life, researchers reported. "It's a no-brainer. Stopping smoking seems like a relatively easy way to increase your chances of getting the best outcomes from ...

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