Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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5/20/2008
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note

5/20/2008
Ted Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor

Doctors find malignant glioma in tests after seizure

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/18/2008
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

5/17/2008
Sen. Edward Kennedy Hospitalized After Seizure

His carotid artery was cleared of a partial blockage last fall

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/15/2008
Statins May Help Older Women Control Irregular Heartbeat

The cholesterol-lowering drugs showed some benefits in preliminary trial

5/15/2008
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/14/2008
Clot-Busting Treatment Improves Bleeding Stroke Outcomes

Low dose tPA dissolved masses 2 to 3 times faster, dramatically boosting survival

5/13/2008
Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Study finds higher levels of protein that increases levels of damaging blood fats in users

5/13/2008
Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery

Experts note doses of the blood-pressure drugs given in the study were probably too high

5/12/2008
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought

5/9/2008
Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk

Carotid bruits linked to increased odds of heart attack, death, study finds

5/8/2008
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help

Rehab with therapist had more benefit than those using robotic devices, study finds

5/6/2008
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Long-term study, involving women, deals another blow to homocysteine theory

5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

5/2/2008
Simple Steps Lead to Better Blood Pressure Control

Veterans' facility reports improvement in patients within 18 weeks

5/1/2008
Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries

Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows

4/28/2008
HRT Increases Stroke Risk

Timing of hormone therapy did not matter, study finds

4/24/2008
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke

Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds

4/22/2008
New Drug-Coated Stent Does Well in Early Trial

But doctors want more data, and device not yet approved for use in U.S.

4/22/2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia

Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

4/17/2008
Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

But the absolute risk to patients remains very low, expert says

4/15/2008
Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke

Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

4/15/2008
4/14/2008
New Benefits From Old Heart Measures

Statins lower blood pressure, DASH diet cuts cardiovascular risk, studies find

4/10/2008
Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait

Harness offers partial support as patients re-learn to walk

4/10/2008
Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study

Study of doctors shows 7 eggs a week raise risk of dying

4/9/2008
Stenting as Good as Surgery for Stroke Prevention

Three-year follow-up of study shows similar results

4/4/2008
Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes

Aggressive action is safe and may cut risk of disability, death, study finds

3/31/2008
Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure

Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

3/31/2008
ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug

Study focused on more than 17,000 people with coronary artery disease or diabetes

3/31/2008
Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

Doctors debate worth of lipid-lowering agent that combines 2 medications

3/27/2008
Depression After Stroke Can Be Debilitating

Prevents return to work almost as often as physical disability does, study shows

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

3/20/2008
Happy Marriage, Happy Heart

Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

3/19/2008
Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease

Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

3/19/2008
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

3/14/2008
Melt-Away Stent Works Well in Trial

Absorbed harmlessly in the body, it could replace traditional metal stents

3/11/2008
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

3/7/2008
Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure

Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

3/6/2008
Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure

Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

3/6/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Reducing inflammation helps blunt cardiovascular threats, study suggests

3/3/2008
Stress Can Help Trigger Stroke

Study found a clear association, but no such link for depression

2/28/2008
Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians

Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

2/28/2008
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Doubles Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Eye disease carries same risk as other circulatory problems, experts say

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/23/2008
More Risk Factors, Less Access to Care Behind Higher Stroke Rates in U.S.

Europeans less likely to have an attack, study finds

2/22/2008
New Stroke Therapies Show Promise

Clot buster works longer than thought, lowering blood pressure limits damage, and vacuum device sucks up clots safely for 8 hours