Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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2/20/2009
Laser Therapy Disappoints in Stroke Trial

Treatment targeting damaged brain areas did not bring significant reductions in disability, researchers say

2/20/2009
New Advances May Treat Stroke Faster, Better

Innovations include 'brain stents' and a clot-busting drug delivered directly to the brain

2/20/2009
Few Stroke Patients Get Clot-Busting Drug

tPA can reduce disability, but less than 3% of Medicare patients receive it, study shows

2/20/2009
Coffee or Tea Consumption May Lower Stroke Risk

Drinking more of either beverage seems to bestow benefits, studies show

2/19/2009
Know the Warning Signs of Stroke? Most Don't.

People at greatest risk seem to know the least, survey finds

2/19/2009
More Fast-Food Joints in Neighborhoods Mean More Strokes

Analysis is interesting, but doesn't prove cause and effect, researcher says

2/19/2009
B Vitamins Might Lower Stroke Risk

But jury is still out on their value, experts note

2/19/2009
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29

2/19/2009
Fast Arrival at Hospital After Stroke Pays Off

These patients were twice as likely to get clot-busting drug, study shows

2/18/2009
Genetics May Help Fine-Tune Warfarin Dosage

Formula that includes DNA data proves faster, more accurate in early tests

2/18/2009
Working With Robots May Help After a Stroke

People who lost use of a hand recaptured movement, study finds

2/18/2009
Silent Strokes More Common in Younger People Than Thought

The symptomless events are 5 times more prevalent than full-blown stroke in people under 65, MRI study shows

2/18/2009
ER Less Likely to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Folks

New research finds misdiagnosis risk goes up as age goes down

2/17/2009
Exploring Genetic Link Between Migraines, Cardiovascular Trouble

Suspected variant is not a player, but two genotypes might be, study finds

2/16/2009
Coffee Drinking Lowers Women's Stroke Risk

Two or more cups a day boosts protection for nonsmokers, study finds

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

2/13/2009
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia

Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say

2/10/2009
Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke

Raft of studies points up many of the differences in care, incidence of brain attacks

2/9/2009
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good

Study finds they don't reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer

2/9/2009
2/5/2009
Quick Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes

Rapid action cuts death rate, costs, length of stay and risk of recurrence, study finds

2/2/2009
Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster

Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

1/30/2009
Top 10 Heart-Stroke Advances for 2008

AHA says research looked at smoking bans, acute care, diabetes control and childhood obesity

1/22/2009
New Brain Hemorrhage Guidelines Stress Quick Action

Hospitals with more expertise handling these attacks also boost survival outcomes

1/22/2009
Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities

Study found healthy older adults were better able to carry out daily tasks

1/21/2009
Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked

Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

1/20/2009
Angioplasty Via Wrist May Be Safer

It's seldom used but entails lower risk, speedier recovery, researchers say

1/15/2009
Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

1/15/2009
Newer Contraceptives Don't Increase Heart Risk

But more research is needed because they may lead to blood clots, study says

1/14/2009
Blood Flow Measurement Boosts Stent Outcomes

Technology reduces deaths, complications, but may be too costly for some centers, experts say

1/13/2009
Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

1/12/2009
Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline

1/11/2009
Doctors Re-Examine Blood Thinners to Prevent Strokes

They're effective, but must be used with caution, experts say

1/8/2009
Inflammation Markers May Help Predict Stroke Risk

They should be used when assessing traditional risk factors, experts say

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/30/2008
Optimal Warfarin Dosing Improves Anticoagulation Control

Increasing time within the therapeutic range of utmost importance, study finds

12/23/2008
Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix

Younger patients with the mutation faced higher odds of heart attack, death, studies found

12/18/2008
Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke

Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

12/18/2008
Bat Saliva-Based Stroke Drug Disappoints in Trial

But the study's design may be to blame for desmoteplase's poor showing, researchers say

12/17/2008
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk

Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

12/16/2008
Small Doses of Carbon Monoxide Might Help Stroke Victims

Mouse study showed it reduced brain damage after attack

12/16/2008
Program Aids Hospital Compliance With Stroke Guidelines

Goal is to improve use of treatments proven to cut post-illness complications

12/16/2008
Children of Centenarians Face Lower Heart Risks

Finding adds weight to belief that longevity runs in families

12/15/2008
Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior

Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

12/15/2008
Deaths From Heart Disease, Stroke Down 30%

Medical advances, not lifestyle changes, are source of the improvement, AHA says

12/11/2008
Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes

And those conditions take toll on the heart, study says

12/11/2008
Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

12/4/2008
Robotic Device Could Help Stroke Patients

Through exercise, it seems to boost activity in a key region of the brain

12/2/2008
High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods

Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says