pulmonary hypertension

Former Miss Puerto Rico is terminally ill


September 20th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has left her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her ... Read more...

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Argentine province to produce Viagra for free distribution


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The government of the central Argentine province of Santa Fe will manufacture the drug sildenafil, better known under the brandname Viagra, and will distribute it ... Read more...

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Healing damaged liver tissues


December 5th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Damaged liver tissues, which cause scars, can bring on cirrhosis -- where the organ is unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting agents. ... Read more...

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Hormone may help reverse serious pulmonary condition


September 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The hormone estrogen may help reverse pulmonary hypertension, which mainly affects women, research shows.It is a rare and serious condition that causes a progressive increase in ... Read more...

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Living at high altitude ‘cuts risk of dying from heart disease’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): A new study has found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart disease and tend to live longer than others.The ... Read more...

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Dangerous, deep blood clots should be treated aggressively: Docs


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association is urging doctors to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug helps young people with congenital heart disease


March 11th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use-helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise, scientists have ... Read more...

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Gene therapy can treat pulmonary hypertension: Study


October 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher has discovered that gene therapy could be useful in treating pulmonary hypertension.Pulmonary hypertension is a devastating, life-threatening condition, which results in an ... Read more...

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How sex hormones influence right heart function


October 20th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed human sex hormones influence the structure and function of the right ventricle (RV) of the heart.The researchers found that in women receiving hormone ... Read more...

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Potential treatment for pulmonary hypertension discovered


August 12th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Researchers at University of Alberta have discovered potential treatment for a deadly disease called pulmonary hypertension.Pulmonary arterial hypertension, which is high blood pressure in the lungs, currently has ... Read more...

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11 Year Old Marcelas Owens Supports Health Care Reform


March 17th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mar 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Marcelas Owens, an 11 year old Seattle boy grabbed the attention of the entire nation and became the subject of headlines recently, after he appeared in ... Read more...

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Miss India Worldwide UK trying to find pulmonary hypertension cure


March 10th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 10 (ANI): Beauty and brains come together in the case of recently crowned Miss India Worldwide UK, Niharica Raizada who continues to be engaged with her job in stem cell ... Read more...

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Scientists tracking biomarkers of pulmonary hypertension


December 31st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Scientists from Johns Hopkins Children's Centre are conducting a study to identify several biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (IPH).IPH is a progressive and highly lethal condition in children ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram’s wife was taken abroad against doctors’ advice


October 27th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 27(ANI): Several doctors who were treating Huma Waseem, the wife of Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram, in Lahore have said that Huma was taken abroad against their advice."A panel of ... Read more...

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Key protein behind pulmonary arterial hypertension identified


October 26th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): In a groundbreaking discovery, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have identified a key protein that promotes the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension in humans and ... Read more...

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Cellular crosstalk contributes to asthma, pulmonary hypertension


August 18th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Crosstalk between cells lining the lung (epithelial cells) and airway smooth muscle cells could be linked to lung diseases, such as asthma and pulmonary hypertension.Already, it is known ... Read more...

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Baby boy with stomach in his chest, hole in heart kept alive with Viagra


August 18th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A baby boy born with multiple complex conditions is being kept alive on Viagra.Three-and-a-half weeks old Owen Bloomfield, born with his stomach in the chest, a hole in ... Read more...

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‘Dex’ can improve high altitude exercise capacity


August 12th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Taking dexamathasone, popularly known as dex, may improve exercise capacity in some climbers, according to Swiss researchers. Dexamathasone has been used for years to treat altitude-related symptoms in ... Read more...

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Drug that treats altitude-related symptoms in mountaineers ‘also boosts exercise capacity’


August 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Swiss researchers has revealed that a drug commonly used treat altitude-related symptoms in mountaineers can also improve their exercise capacity at high altitude.Dexamathasone prophlyactically is popular among climbers ... Read more...

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Viagra saves life of tot with rare heart condition


July 1st, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (AN): Despite being given just a few weeks to live by doctors, a little boy with a serious heart condition has managed to survive, courtesy anti-impotence drug Viagra.Little ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea increases risk of heart disease


May 5th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Obstructive sleep apnea - or periodic interruptions in breathing throughout the night - heightens risk of heart and vascular disease, besides thickening the patient's blood vessels, says a ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea raises heart disease risk


May 5th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea, or periodic interruptions in breathing throughout the night, can increase the risk of several forms of heart and vascular disease, researchers have found.What's more, the ... Read more...

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Brit baby girl saved by Viagra


December 20th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 20 (ANI): A baby girl born measuring the length of a pencil and weighing only 1lb 10oz is breathing life because of Viagra.Ellie Prior had undergone four major operations ... Read more...

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Antioxidant deficiency contributes to pulmonary hypertension


September 24th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Researchers from Cleveland Clinic have found that deficiency of antioxidants in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels in the lungs may contribute to pulmonary hypertension.During the ... Read more...

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Viagra could also help prevent heart attacks, stroke: Study


August 27th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A breakthrough by researchers into regulating a single enzyme may lead to new drug therapies, involving Viagra, that will help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Led by Queen's ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may help heart-lung disease patients


May 20th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A drug developed to fight cancer may prove effective in treating patients with heart-lung disease, says a new study.Researchers from the University of Chicago have suggested ... Read more...

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