The results of two international studies carried out at dozens of trial centers worldwide show for the first time that eltrombopag is a safe and effective treatment for children with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia – a rare bleeding disorder where the blood does not clot as it should, due to low numbers of blood platelets.
More than 7 million people visit emergency departments in the US yearly with chest pain, which sometimes, but not always, indicates heart attack. Now, a new test can reduce the stress of waiting and wondering by providing a fast and accurate assurance that a heart attack is unlikely.
Every year, nearly 1 in 500 babies are born with pulmonary hypertension, a potentially fatal heart and lung disease. Now, the first ever guidelines for diagnosis and treatment have been published in the journal Circulation.
The number of fatalities caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, unintentional injuries and diabetes – the five leading causes of death in the US – has fallen, according to a report published in JAMA.