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Source: US FDA  Jan 18, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert regarding the possibility of an increased risk of death associated with the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The FDA's communication follows a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association ...
Source: Staff Writer, Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2019
Firibastat By Quantum Genomics is an oral antihypertensive drug that has proved  to be safe and effective and well-tolerated  in  the NEW-HOPE, a phase 2b clinical trial focused on an understudied and underserved patient population composed largely of overweight or obese, high-risk, hypertensive racial minorities. Firibastat is the first brain aminopeptidase A inhibitor. It selec...
Source: Cleveland Clinic  Dec 31, 2018
Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown, for the first time in humans, that choline is directly linked to increased production of a gut bacteria byproduct that increases the risk of blood-clotting events like heart attack and stroke. However, the research also showed that adding a low dose of aspirin may reduce that risk. In a small interventional study, the researchers provided oral choline, ...
Source: Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine  Dec 29, 2018
The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodeling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance—which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure—from natural dietary fiber. "You are what you eat," as the proverb goes. But to a large extent our well-being also dep...
Source: University of Tennessee Health Science Center  Dec 18, 2018
Scientists have identified a key player in blood pressure regulation and have shown that switching it off reduces blood pressure in mice. Their study ends much uncertainty about the contribution this molecule makes to high blood pressure and could lead to the development of new drugs. High blood pressure affects millions worldwide and is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke. Blood pressu...