Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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12/3/2009
Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills

Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

12/1/2009
Birth in South Raises Stroke Risk for Life

Death rate highest for lifelong residents of 'stroke belt,' study finds

11/26/2009
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly

But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

11/25/2009
Salt Really Does Boost Health Risks

Links to stroke, cardiovascular disease may make a case for population-wide reduction, review finds

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/24/2009
Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack

More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

11/23/2009
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women

Older males saw their odds drop by 63 percent with moderate-to-high intensity workouts

11/23/2009
Vioxx Problems Known Years Before Recall

Study points up weaknesses of drug approval process in United States, researcher says

11/19/2009
Kidney Transplant, Sleep Disorder May Add Up to Trouble

Heart disease, stroke more likely for organ recipients with sleep apnea, study finds

11/17/2009
The Mummies' Curse: Heart Disease

Finding suggests atherosclerosis is as old as the pyramids, and not an ill of the modern world

11/17/2009
Obesity Rolling Back Gains in Heart Health

Studies show risk factors rising among children and adults, with many denying they have a problem

11/17/2009
Heartburn Drugs Can Thwart Popular Blood Thinner

Combination can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, U.S. officials say

11/16/2009
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease

But further trials are needed to prove this conclusively, researchers say

11/16/2009
Migraine Increases Likelihood of Stroke

But risk is highest for women with aura, researchers find

11/16/2009
Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate

Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

11/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men

Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

11/16/2009
Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health

When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/10/2009
Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots

Study raises more concerns about common treatment for chemo patients

11/10/2009
Common Infections May Contribute to Strokes

But researchers not exactly sure how pathogens raise risk of brain attack

11/4/2009
Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?

Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

11/2/2009
Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Use of Aranesp should be reserved for the most seriously ill, experts say

10/30/2009
Fructose May Raise Blood Pressure

Drinking more than two sweetened sodas a day boosts risk of hypertension, study finds

10/29/2009
Stroke Centers May Offer Best Shot at Recovery

Specialty facilities are more apt to give needed treatment, and faster, study finds

10/28/2009
Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk

Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

10/27/2009
Sleep Apnea Episodes May Trigger Irregular Heartbeat

Study found 18-fold higher incidence of atrial fibrillation, other arrhythmias

10/26/2009
Where You Put on Pounds May Influence Clot Risk

Big hips in women, wide waists in men spell trouble, study finds

10/20/2009
Genes May Link Hip Fractures and Heart Disease

Risks for breaks rise if a brother or sister has heart failure or stroke, study finds

10/20/2009
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Depressed Heart Patients

Those who took them with antidepressant fared same as those who didn't

10/20/2009
Leg Clots May Not Travel to Lungs

Research refutes danger from deep vein thrombosis, but experts urge caution

10/19/2009
Micardis Given Wider Approval

For cardiac patients who can't take an ACE inhibitor

10/16/2009
10/9/2009
Stretching Test May Reveal Arterial Stiffness

Flexibility exercises belong in cardiovascular workout, experts say

10/5/2009
Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100

Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

10/1/2009
More Stroke Victims Get Clot-Busting Therapy

But many others get to hospital too late to benefit, study finds

9/29/2009
Mini-Stroke Found to Precede 1 in 8 Strokes

Expert urges reliance on other predictive tools, but not all agree

9/28/2009
Autoimmune Disorder Linked to Stroke, Heart Attack in Women

Smoking, birth control pills raise risk higher, research finds

9/24/2009
Women With Atrial Fibrillation Face Rougher Road Than Men

Attention to gender differences, though, can make a difference, study contends

9/24/2009
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find

Tests in mice and men link sugar to hypertension and say time of day may matter, too

9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/18/2009
Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men's Lives

Smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol cut 10 years of life, study finds

9/17/2009
Childhood Stroke More Common Than Thought

Study finds double the incidence reported previously

9/15/2009
Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation

Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

9/14/2009
Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease

Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

9/14/2009
Drug Offers Hope Against Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

As yet unapproved, darusentan works in different way than standard medicines

9/2/2009
Stroke May Be Striking at a Younger Age

Almost half of cases occur before 65, study finds, many younger patients not getting rehab

8/31/2009
Oldest Heart Patients May Get Most From Warfarin

In atrial fibrillation study, blood-thinning drug best for those at highest risk of stroke

8/31/2009
Harm Begins With a Few Cigarettes, a Little Smog

Levels of toxins in air don't have to be high to be hazardous, studies find

8/30/2009
Surgery Better Than Angioplasty for Narrowed Neck Artery

British study finds a reduced risk of stroke afterwards