Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease

Date:
March 11, 1998
Source:
American Heart Association
Summary:
When blood vessels malfunction because of excessive fatty buildup, aspirin may prove to be beneficial in making them work correctly again, say researchers in a study published in a recent issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

DALLAS, March 3 -- When blood vessels malfunction because of excessive fatty buildup, aspirin may prove to be beneficial in making them work correctly again, say researchers in a study published in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Related Articles


When atherosclerosis -- which is caused by fatty deposits clogging the blood vessels -- occurs, the result can be damage to the endothelium that lines the inside of the vessel. When there is damage to the lining -- known as endothelial dysfunction -- the vessel may not contract properly, leading to other potential problems.

In this study, researchers found that when aspirin was given to 14 patients with atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction, there was a strong tendency for improved function of the diseased blood vessels. In the five patients who only had risk factors, but no excessive fatty buildup, the improvement was not seen. The presence of fatty deposits in the vessels was associated with the success of the aspirin treatment.

Aspirin blocks the formation of cyclooxygenase-dependent vasoconstrictors, substances released by the vessel that control its constriction and relaxation. The benefit of aspirin on vascular function can be related to blocking the negative effects of these substances and restoring normal function of the vessel.

Aspirin may now provide another way for physicians to fight back against heart disease, according to the researchers, who are based at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD. They add that these findings can partly explain why aspirin has beneficial effects on the rate of heart attacks as proven in other studies.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by American Heart Association. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

American Heart Association. "Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 March 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980311074627.htm>.
American Heart Association. (1998, March 11). Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 26, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980311074627.htm
American Heart Association. "Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980311074627.htm (accessed November 26, 2014).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Health & Medicine News

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

From Popcorn To Vending Snacks: FDA Ups Calorie Count Rules

From Popcorn To Vending Snacks: FDA Ups Calorie Count Rules

Newsy (Nov. 25, 2014) — The US FDA is announcing new calorie rules on Tuesday that will require everywhere from theaters to vending machines to include calorie counts. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Daily Serving Of Yogurt Could Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Daily Serving Of Yogurt Could Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Newsy (Nov. 25, 2014) — Need another reason to eat yogurt every day? Researchers now say it could reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Madagascar Working to Contain Plague Outbreak

Madagascar Working to Contain Plague Outbreak

AFP (Nov. 24, 2014) — Madagascar said Monday it is trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe -- that has killed 40 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo. Duration: 00:42 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Are Female Bosses More Likely To Be Depressed?

Are Female Bosses More Likely To Be Depressed?

Newsy (Nov. 24, 2014) — A new study links greater authority with increased depressive symptoms among women in the workplace. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins