Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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

Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

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

5/28/2009
Brain Can 'See' Objects Through Touch

Tactile input plays a key role in visualization, study finds

5/28/2009
Compression Stockings Offer Little Benefit After Stroke

Risk of blood clots not affected by their use, new research shows

5/26/2009
Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say

5/26/2009
Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

New study strengthens prior research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

5/20/2009
When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER

Urgency needed in only one-third of cases, study says

5/15/2009
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks

30-year study in Norway sheds light on 'tremendously adverse' effects of tobacco use

5/12/2009
Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk in Peripheral Artery Disease

But findings limited by lack of studies on subject, researchers note

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/8/2009
Not All Caregivers Are Stressed and Depressed

Some discover satisfaction in challenging role, survey finds

5/8/2009
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues

Society should consider ways to mitigate the effects, experts say

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Consider TIAs an Emergency, Groups Urge

Experts say risk of full-blown stroke is higher than once thought

5/7/2009
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

5/6/2009
Plavix, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky Combination

Patients with stents should discuss the use of these meds with their doctor, cardiac group says

5/5/2009
Urine Test Predicts Vein Clot Risk

Those with elevated albumin levels were more likely to get DVT, pulmonary embolisms

4/30/2009
Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk

Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too

4/24/2009
Lowered HRT Use May Have Cut Heart Attacks

But women didn't experience a similar drop in strokes, study finds

4/15/2009
Blood Pressure Drug May Not Ease Irregular Heartbeat

Despite earlier promise, valsartan fails to deliver against atrial fibrillation, researchers say

4/15/2009
Scientists Spot Stroke Genes

Chromosomal region contains two suspect variants that raise risk for brain attack

4/15/2009
Acetaminophen, Cholesterol Drugs May Help Fight Stroke

Statins could help prevent attack, while painkiller might minimize damage, studies find

4/13/2009
Screening Lowers Stroke Risk for Sickle Cell Kids

But access to the tests is limited for children living far from centers, experts say

4/13/2009
Aspirin Linked to Brain Microbleeds

Significance unclear, expert says

4/2/2009
Daily Naps May Raise Older Women's Death Risk

Addressing where the drowsiness comes from may be the solution, researchers say

3/31/2009
Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems

Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

3/31/2009
New Device 'Fingers' Heart Risk

Fingertip sensor tracks changes in blood flow, predicting odds for heart attack

3/31/2009
Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

3/30/2009
Omega-3s of No Added Benefit to Heart Attack Patients

Standard therapy wipes out any protection the supplement might provide, study finds

3/30/2009
Statin Might Help Fight Blood Clots in Veins

Cholesterol-lowering Crestor cut risk by 43%, study found

3/30/2009
New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

It could replace anti-clotting drug warfarin for many patients, researchers say

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/25/2009
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight

Favorite melodies encourage brain healing, study suggests

3/20/2009
Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others

3/19/2009
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking

Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men

3/16/2009
Study Questions Screening for Leg Vessel Blockages

Current guidelines may be set too high to catch disabling peripheral artery disease, experts say

3/16/2009
Experts Revise Guidelines on Daily Aspirin for Heart

Lower dose appears safe and effective against heart attack in men, stroke in women

3/16/2009
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

3/13/2009
Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women

And ovary removal is another reproductive factor linked to cardiovascular trouble, research shows

3/12/2009
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics

Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

3/11/2009
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

3/5/2009
Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting

Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

3/5/2009
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

2/27/2009
Even Mild Strokes Can Do Harm

But many people ignore the 'whisper' of trouble

2/27/2009
Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later

What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows