Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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4/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease

Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

4/6/2010
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay

Women who walked for 2 or more hours per week cut risk by 30%, study found

4/2/2010
Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks

4/1/2010
Overactive Thyroid Linked to Stroke in Young Adults

People with hyperthyroidism should have it treated to reduce their risk, experts say

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/25/2010
Mexican Americans Have Low Rates of Calling for Stroke Help

People who live alone and women also less likely to call 9-1-1, research shows

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/22/2010
Plavix Can Help Cut Death Risk in Certain Heart Patients

In study, people with heart attack, heart failure who didn't undergo angioplasty fared better with the blood thinner

3/22/2010
Light Drinking Good for the Heart

Two studies confirm previous evidence that it reduces mortality

3/22/2010
Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care

Black patients less likely than whites, Hispanics to receive all recommended measures, research shows

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/15/2010
Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm

New studies suggest promising new ways to ease atrial fibrillation

3/15/2010
Aspirin Alone Works Best to Prevent Clots a Year After Stenting

Adding Plavix didn't boost outcomes after 12 months, new study finds

3/15/2010
2 Drugs Fail to Prevent Diabetes in the Overweight

Diovan, Starlix also had limited or no effect in shielding users from cardiovascular woes, study finds

3/15/2010
Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk

Skin ailment boosts odds for heart attack, stroke, and inflammation may be key, researchers say

3/15/2010
Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble

Another study suggests that stress weighs heavily on the hearts of police, firefighters

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/15/2010
More Evidence That Swings in Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk

Findings could help spur change in how hypertension is treated, experts say

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