Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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3/12/2010
Variable Blood Pressure a New Stroke Risk Factor?

Big ups and downs in readings may call for specific treatments, experts say

3/10/2010
High Natural Estrogen Might Raise Women's Stroke Risk

The link seemed especially strong for overweight females, study found

3/9/2010
Botox Approved for Spasticity in Stroke Victims

A common aftereffect of stroke

3/8/2010
Bleeding Alert Sounded for Stroke Drugs

Medication combination raises risk 10-fold, small study finds

3/8/2010
Stroke Risk Runs in the Family

Study found if parent had brain attack by 65, chances of same quadrupled for their children

3/4/2010
Potassium-Rich Foods Do a Heart Good

And another study confirms power of raw fruits, vegetables to protect against stroke

3/4/2010
Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

Lack of benefit for heart disease, most common stroke is puzzling, expert says

3/3/2010
You Can't Exercise Away TV's Toll on the Heart

Heavy screen time in youth means trouble by mid-40s, despite activity levels, study finds

3/2/2010
Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease

Ankle-brachial index, and resulting aspirin therapy, may not be needed for healthier patients

3/1/2010
Cutting Salt Could Prevent Almost 500,000 Heart Attacks

Government-industry collaboration would work better than a "salt tax," study finds

3/1/2010
Clot Buster More Critical for Female Stroke Victims

Study found they fared worse than men if not given tPA within three hours of attack

3/1/2010
Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries

Low-fat, low-carb, Mediterranean regimens all help the heart, study finds

2/26/2010
Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain

Study findings could have implications for autism, stroke and other conditions

2/26/2010
Current Blood Thinners Face Tough Competition

Studies provide more evidence that newcomers hold mettle against warfarin, aspirin

2/26/2010
New Clues to Lupus' Link With Heart Disease

Antibodies could play key role, study finds

2/26/2010
Stents May Be Effective Weapon Against Stroke

One study finds they are equal to artery-clearing surgery, but another trial does not

2/25/2010
Wii-Gaming Could Aid Stroke Rehab

Physical therapy centered around the high-tech games surpassed standard exercises, study finds

2/25/2010
Coffee Drinking May Lower Stroke Risk

Study finds a 27 percent reduction, but experts say link not yet proven

2/25/2010
Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke

In rats, treatment boosts blood vessel and nerve cell growth, researchers say

2/24/2010
Happy Marriage Cuts Men's Risk for Stroke

Single men, unhappy husbands had higher incidence of dying in study

2/24/2010
Strokes Up Among the Young, Down Among the Old

Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are to blame, expert says

2/23/2010
Tests to Measure Safety of Anti-Clotting Drugs of Limited Value

Can't predict which patients are at risk for excessive bleeding during surgery, study finds

2/22/2010
Patients Do Better at Hospitals That Follow Stroke Guidelines

Chances of survival were higher, study shows

2/22/2010
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'

It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/16/2010
Genetic Risk Score Doesn't Spot Heart Trouble in Women

But family history of early cardiovascular disease a risk factor, study found

2/15/2010
After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence

Aggressive care and follow-up are key to preventing further problems, experts say

2/11/2010
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk

But these sweet findings aren't conclusive, researchers say

2/10/2010
Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aren't sure why two conditions are connected

2/8/2010
Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment

More get recommended therapies, study finds

2/3/2010
Immigrants at Lower Stroke Risk Than Long-Term Residents?

Canadian study found new arrivals tended to be healthy

2/1/2010
Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

2/1/2010
Poor Mental Functioning May Predict Stroke

Men who scored lowest on test also had worst outcomes, study reports

2/1/2010
Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability

Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

1/21/2010
As Obesity Increases, So Does Stroke Risk

Especially high rate among blacks may have genetic cause, researcher says

1/21/2010
FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug

Meridia shouldn't be used by those with history of heart problems, agency says

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/18/2010
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil

Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

1/15/2010
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study does not clarify whether exposure from scans raises risk

1/14/2010
Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat

Study found husbands more vulnerable than wives, black men affected most of all

1/14/2010
More Evidence That Statins Cut Stroke Risk

Benefit linked to cholesterol-lowering effect, study suggests

1/14/2010
New Anti-Clotting Drug Outperforms Plavix

Trial shows Brilinta boosts patient outcomes with no added bleeding risk

1/12/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Best Way to Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

Emphasis needed on getting patients to keep taking their meds, researchers say

1/11/2010
More Aggressive Treatment for Weekend Stroke

Patients more apt to get a clot-dissolving drug than on weekdays, study found

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/16/2009
New Stroke Tool May Predict Early Recurrence

Averting second, possibly deadly, attack is long-term goal, researchers say

12/15/2009
Boosting Kids' Stroke IQ May Save Lives

Children taught to recognize symptoms will call for help, experts say

12/14/2009
Antidepressants May Raise Women's Stroke Risk

But the bump in odds is small and shouldn't worry most users, researcher says