Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

2/22/2008
Stroke More Prevalent in U.S. Than in Europe

Poor Americans fare worse; risks, health-care system cited as factors

2/22/2008
Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory

Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

2/21/2008
Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk

Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

2/21/2008
Daytime Dozing Might Raise Stroke Risk

Sleep apnea could be the connection, experts say

2/21/2008
Fish Oil Flounders, But Fiber Might Lower Stroke Risk

Pair of studies examine effect of diet on stroke prevention, outcomes

2/21/2008
New Stroke Treatments Reduce Brain Damage, Improve Recovery

Caffeine-alcohol mix plus clot-busting drug proves potent resource as does body cooling with fever reducer

2/20/2008
More Evidence of Danger From Heart Surgery Drug

Anti-bleeding agent Trasylol tied to increased death, complications, studies find

2/20/2008
Mammograms Might Spot Stroke Risk

Calcifications in breast arteries upped chances of cardiovascular trouble, study finds

2/20/2008
In-Hospital Stroke Deaths Rise on Nights, Weekends

Staffing changes may be to blame, experts say

2/20/2008
Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

Study finds both went up simultaneously in recent decades

2/20/2008
Music Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes

Study finds enhanced alertness, mood in those who listened just a few hours a day

2/20/2008
Stem Cells Repair Stroke Damage in Rats

Study suggests same technique might one day work in humans

2/19/2008
Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends

Study suggests staffing, systemic issues behind difference in mortality rates

2/19/2008
Hypertension a Health Challenge for Women

Too many don't have their blood pressure under control, researchers say

2/12/2008
Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk

Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates

2/11/2008
High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women

State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

1/25/2008
FDA Will Wait for Trial Results on Vytorin

Early findings saw no medical benefit; heart expert calls it 'second-line' medication

1/25/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug Trial Shortened by Bleeding Problems

But study author says medication could help many avoid stroke

1/23/2008
Advanced Therapy Aids Stroke Patients

Procedure brings clot-busting drugs right to site of blood clot, study reports

1/22/2008
Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications

A person's gene profile seems to dictate response, study finds

1/22/2008
Another Study Links Western Diet to Heart, Health Risks

But it also found that diet soda doesn't protect against metabolic syndrome

1/22/2008
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

1/17/2008
Gene That Creates Cerebral Cortex Discovered

Could led to treatments for neurological damage from injuries, disease

1/15/2008
Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble

1/14/2008
Cholesterol Drug Zetia Doesn't Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Results might also pertain to Vytorin, which contains Zetia, experts say

1/11/2008
Vitamin C May Play Role in Stroke Prevention

Experts suspect that healthy diet and lifestyle are at root of reduced risk

1/7/2008
Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Risk

But experts are split on the need for supplements

1/7/2008
High Levels of Stress After 9/11 Raised Heart Disease Risk

Cardiovascular problems surfaced in people with no history of heart trouble

1/2/2008
Restless Legs Syndrome May Cause Heart Problems: Study

Patients face twice the risk of stroke, heart disease compared to people who don't

12/27/2007
High Blood Triglycerides Linked to Stroke Risk

Boosted concentrations of these fats doubled the odds, researchers say

12/26/2007
Temporary Amnesia, Confusion Raise Stroke, Dementia Risk

Dutch study suggests these lapses need to be taken more seriously

12/19/2007
Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

12/18/2007
U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling

But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says

12/17/2007
Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Just a 30-minute walk most days reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/12/2007
Statins Can Boost Brain Hemorrhage Risk After Stroke

For most patients, small risk is outweighed by the benefits, experts say

12/11/2007
Stroke Rehab Technique Has Lasting Results

Constraint-induced movement therapy improves strength and quality of life, researchers say

12/10/2007
Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Researchers find pronounced effect in those over 40

12/4/2007
Newer Anticlotting Drug Safe, Effective for Heart Surgeries

Bivalirudin lowers bleeding risk for patients undergoing bypass, study finds

11/30/2007
Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers

High blood-fat levels not always linked to higher stroke risk, studies show

11/29/2007
FDA Mulls Cutting Salt in Processed Foods

Experts agree Americans eat too much sodium, but differ on need for regulation

11/27/2007
Low Testosterone Might Shorten Men's Lives

Study finds it's linked to higher death risk, but replacing the hormone may not help, experts say

11/26/2007
Low Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol May Slow Stroke Recovery

A meat-linked compound may also hinder progress, study finds

11/21/2007
Global Warming May Trigger Rise in Heart Deaths

Hotter temperatures mean more ozone, and more strain on hearts, researchers say

11/21/2007
Researchers Spot Link Between Heart Disease, Income

As paychecks declined, blood markers of inflammation rose

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/18/2007
Mini Strokes: Major Health Threats

90% of people miss out on critical early treatment period, study finds

11/15/2007
Inflammation Can't Explain Depression's Link to Heart Disease

Other factors must be at play to raise women's risk, researchers say