Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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9/10/2010
Stenting Riskier for Older Patients With Blocked Carotid Artery

But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds

9/9/2010
Recurring Stroke Risk Higher for Some Hispanics

Mexican-Americans with atrial fibrillation twice as likely to suffer second stroke, study shows

9/8/2010
Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

9/8/2010
Many Heart Patients Place False Hope in Angioplasty

In non-emergency scenarios, the artery-opening procedure won't prevent heart attack, experts note

9/1/2010
Double-Dose Plavix Benefits Certain Patients, Study Finds

And higher-dose aspirin is no more effective than low dose, researchers say

8/30/2010
Clues to Heart Attack, Stroke Risk From Fat-Filled Artery

Prior history of blood flow problems, diabetes, narrowed arteries raises odds, study finds

8/25/2010
Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol

These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

8/25/2010
Migraine With Aura Linked to Small Rise in Heart, Stroke Risks

Experts say individual risk is low, more research is needed

8/20/2010
Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol

Strategy helped those with cluster of unhealthy heart risk factors, study found

8/19/2010
Binge Drinking, Hypertension a Deadly Combo

They greatly increased risk of dying from stroke, heart attack, South Korean researchers found

8/17/2010
Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing

'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

8/16/2010
Hostile, Competitive Types May Be Harming Their Hearts

Italian study finds personality linked to a thickening of neck artery wall

8/13/2010
Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

Plus, fewer deaths seen in group taking no-brand-name diuretics after 8 to 13 years

8/12/2010
Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine

Study found people preferred pills to the antioxidant-rich sweet to lower blood pressure

8/10/2010
Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows

Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

8/4/2010
Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

8/4/2010
Vitamin B May Not Guard Against Second Stroke, Heart Attack

Jury still out on the vascular benefits of supplementation, experts say

7/30/2010
Experts Support FDA Panel's Backing of New Blood Thinner

Brilinta, which got nod from agency advisors Wednesday, would be welcome option, docs say

7/29/2010
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

7/27/2010
Longer Time Frame for Clot-Busting Drug May Help Beat Stroke

Expanding the time limit from 3 to 4.5 hours doesn't appear to delay treatment, study suggests

7/26/2010
Stroke Prevention Treatment Varies Widely Across U.S.

Choice of surgery, stenting or drugs to open neck artery may depend on where you live, study finds

7/25/2010
Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health

People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find

7/22/2010
Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol

High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

7/19/2010
Could PCBs Help Boost Blood Pressure?

Study suggests a link, but cause and effect remains unclear, experts say

7/15/2010
Stroke Risk May Rise First Hour After Drinking

But moderate drinking still appears beneficial over time, researchers say

7/15/2010
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use

Health risks posed by an unauthorized change of medications could be great, experts say

7/12/2010
New Guidelines Urge Use of MRI Over CT Scan in Stroke Patients

American Academy of Neurology now says diffusion MRI best for detecting blockage

7/12/2010
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

7/12/2010
Sleep Apnea Could Raise Heart Risks for Older Men

From middle age to age 70, the sleep-time breathing disorder could pose a hazard, study suggests

7/8/2010
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low

Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

7/2/2010
Complications Shorten Stroke Patients' Lives

Pneumonia, 2nd stroke can shave another 2 years off life span, researchers find

6/29/2010
Latest Study on Diabetes Drug Avandia Finds No Heart Risks

Report in direct contrast to other new research that found the opposite

6/28/2010
Diabetes Drug Avandia Ups Heart Risk, Reviews Conclude

Two studies published in advance of FDA hearing on drug's fate

6/25/2010
Reverse in Death Rates Seen for Urban, Rural U.S. Residents

City dwelling has gained advantage over country living since mid 80s, data shows

6/25/2010
Diabetes May Double Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

People with the condition account for 10% of deaths from cardiovascular disease, study suggests

6/24/2010
Most Americans Get Too Much Salt

Much of it comes from processed foods that don't taste salty, CDC experts say

6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/22/2010
More Evidence That B Vitamins Alone Won't Counter Heart Risks

Heart attacks, strokes not reduced in those taking B12 and folic acid supplements, study finds

6/18/2010
Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk

And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

6/18/2010
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors

Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

6/10/2010
Lack of Insurance Could Raise Inpatient Death Risk

In study, hospitalized uninsured more likely to die from heart attack, pneumonia than insured

6/8/2010
Common Pain Relievers Raise Heart Risk for Healthy Folks

Safety of drugs like Advil and Aleve differ, study finds

6/8/2010
Female Caregivers Face a Heavier Toll: Study

More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds

6/7/2010
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again

Experimental program is found to improve functioning by a third

6/4/2010
Low-Dose HRT Patch May Lessen Stroke Risk

Study suggests that patches offer better odds than hormone therapy in pill form

6/3/2010
More Than Quarter of Stroke Patients Reach ER Within 'Golden Hour'

But many don't get critical clot-busting drug, study finds

5/28/2010
Ultrasound Helps Spot Stroke Risk in Symptomless Patients

Screen may allow doctors to identify those who would benefit from surgery, study finds

5/27/2010
Laser Used to Blast Away Cells Causing Irregular Heartbeat

Treatment worked in people and pigs in study, but more research needed

5/27/2010
Too Many Stroke Patients Go Without Statins

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors risks another attack when doctors fail to prescribe the meds, study shows

5/27/2010
Experts Advise At-Risk Diabetics to Begin Daily Aspirin Later

In a change, heart & diabetes groups push age threshold up from 40, to 50 for men, 60 for women