Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/30/2008
Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually

These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

10/29/2008
Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease

CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

10/23/2008
Exercise Improves Stroke Outcome

Attacks are also less severe among people who are active, researchers say

10/18/2008
Low Blood Pressure During Surgery Boosts Stroke Risk

Tighter control of levels may prevent complications, study suggests

10/17/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Prevent First Heart Attack, Stroke

Study contradicts current recommendations; expert suggests change

10/14/2008
Heart Docs Often Fail to Order Tests Before Angioplasty

Cardiac stress tests show whether a patient even needs the procedure, experts say

10/10/2008
Ginkgo Prevented Stroke Damage in Mice

But it's not clear if the popular extract would be effective in humans

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/8/2008
Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease

Small study finds their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble

10/5/2008
Spiriva Safe, Effective for COPD Patients

However, treatment does not slow disease progression, researchers say

9/29/2008
Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding

That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

9/26/2008
Anemia Drugs Linked to Stroke Study Deaths: FDA

Procrit, Aranesp already bear warning labels due to cancer concerns, experts note

9/25/2008
Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

Those greater than 13 millimeters in width twice as likely to burst, study finds

9/25/2008
Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

Intensive medical treatment can prevent stroke, study says

9/25/2008
Surgery Unneeded in Most Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Cases

Study says drug therapy better option for 95% of patients, since stroke risk is low

9/23/2008
Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Vary Widely

Fivefold difference in 10 North American sites

9/23/2008
Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians

More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

9/23/2008
Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor

Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/16/2008
3-D MRI Helps Detect Patients at High Risk for Stroke

Technique accurately found bleeding within walls of diseased carotid arteries

9/15/2008
Stem Cells Ease Stroke-Like Brain Damage in Mice

The strategy might someday help humans recover from similar events, scientists say

9/15/2008
Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say

9/15/2008
Later Use of Clot-Buster After Stroke Possible: Study

tPA can be safely given beyond the current 3-hour limit, international researchers find

9/9/2008
Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke

Study finds the therapy can be given in tandem with clot-dissolving drug

9/6/2008
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing

Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke

9/5/2008
Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms

But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

9/3/2008
Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk in Older People

Atorvastatin as beneficial in those over 65 as in younger patients, study says

9/3/2008
Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue

Bryostatin may also work in patients with Alzheimer's and traumatic injury, study says

8/29/2008
Antipsychotic Drugs Boost Stroke Risk

And patients with dementia face a more than 3-fold danger, study finds

8/28/2008
Treadmill Workouts Help Stroke Survivors

Function improved even after conventional therapy, study found

8/28/2008
Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

8/27/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke

Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

8/26/2008
When Communication Is Lost

Aphasia is like a prison, but new research offers hope of escape

8/25/2008
Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners

It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots

8/21/2008
Strokes Can Strike the Youngest

Brain attacks can even happen in the womb, and new guidelines address issue

8/21/2008
Scientists ID New Proteins in Programmed Cell Death

Findings may lead to novel drug targets for stroke, infectious diseases, study says

8/19/2008
Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart

In fact, new study hints they might be hazardous

8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/14/2008
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette

There's a nine-fold increase for two packs a day, study finds

8/13/2008
HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

8/11/2008
Stroke Risk Plummets With Healthy Lifestyle

Quitting smoking, eating properly and exercising protects your brain, study finds

8/8/2008
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure

Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

8/7/2008
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children

Even in high-risk cases, Danish study finds rate similar to that of kids in general population

8/7/2008
Many Miss Out on Stroke Treatment

Less than quarter of victims get to hospital quickly enough to limit damage, study shows

8/6/2008
GI Bleeding After Stroke Raises Death Risk

Triples mortality rate while still in hospital, study finds

8/4/2008
Blood-Thinner Plavix Works Harder in Smokers

But the finding certainly isn't any reason to start or continue smoking, researchers say

8/3/2008
Video Consultations Effective for Stroke Treatment

Using audio, imaging, telemedicine proves superior tool for decisions in remote areas

8/1/2008
Taking Depression to Heart

Physical symptoms of the mood disorder are linked to thickening arteries