Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

8/28/2009
Ankle Circulation Could Warn of Future Strokes

Quick test may detect peripheral artery disease, research shows

8/27/2009
How Bad Feelings Can Harm Your Health

Studies show impact of apathy, hopelessness on cardiovascular disease

8/25/2009
Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report

And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

8/24/2009
Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake

Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

8/20/2009
Heart Risks Rise With Smokeless Tobacco

Increase is small but worth noting, expert says, as product use grows

8/14/2009
Device May Offer Alternative to Warfarin for Arrhythmia

Implantation in people at risk for stroke could reduce medication use, study suggests

8/10/2009
Study Ties Mini-Strokes to Memory Loss

Effects appear to differ from those of full-blown stroke

8/9/2009
In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

8/6/2009
Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

Preventive measures urgently needed, researcher says

8/6/2009
Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

7/28/2009
More Dairy, Calcium in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life

Study beginning in 1930s suggests link, but experts unsure

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/23/2009
Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

Program to improve focus got mixed results, researchers say

7/22/2009
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

Findings may help explain location of deadly builups

7/20/2009
Vein Condition May Mask Serious Clot Disorder

Superficial vein thrombosis linked to deep vein thrombosis, study says

7/14/2009
Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact

People who exercise prior to attack do better, study finds

7/10/2009
Effient Sanctioned for Angioplasty Patients

To reduce the risk of blood clots

7/9/2009
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year

7/9/2009
Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say

7/8/2009
Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure

Get plenty of it in your diet, researchers say

7/7/2009
Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss

Hong Kong researchers implicate silent infarcts in glaucoma

7/1/2009
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

Eight of 10 states with highest number of obese adults are in the South, report says

6/25/2009
Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

People with less access to health care may deteriorate most, study finds

6/17/2009
Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial

Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say

6/17/2009
Calling All Heart Patients

Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

6/17/2009
New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

6/17/2009
Stroke Damage Is Less in Rats Given Opioids

Drugs induce a state of hibernation that improves recovery, study shows

6/15/2009
Psoriasis Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Death

Inflammation looks like common thread, researcher says

6/4/2009
Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

Better diagnosis, treatments behind decrease, researchers say

6/1/2009
Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

If full-blown stroke occurs, it often comes within a day, study shows

5/29/2009
Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies

For those with no history of heart disease, risks may outweigh benefits, research suggests

5/28/2009
Window for Stroke Treatment Opens Wider

Clot-busting drug found effective 4.5 hours after symptoms begin