Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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11/6/2007
Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk

The cholesterol-busting drugs could be lifesavers, study suggsts

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/4/2007
Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women

The condition, which is symptomless, can lead to heart attack and stroke

10/31/2007
Brain MRIs Find Hidden Neurological Problems

Blocked blood vessels most common discovery, researchers report

10/26/2007
Natural Protein May Hurt Vision

High homocysteine levels already linked to heart, brain trouble, experts say

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/17/2007
Oral Thermometers Can't Assess Exercise Heat Stroke

Use a rectal thermometer instead, experts urge

10/10/2007
Statin Benefits Persist After Treatment Stops

Lower death rates seen up to a decade later, study found

10/9/2007
Speedy 'Mini-Stroke' Care Pays Off

It cut odds of a later, major stroke by 80%, researchers say

10/8/2007
Family Infighting Hurts the Heart

Spats with spouse, kids, others boosts cardiovascular dangers, study finds

10/1/2007
Antibiotic Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Minocycline improves patient outcomes if given with 24 hours, study finds

9/30/2007
Communities Can Speed Stroke Care

Everyone has a role to play in saving lives, experts say

9/26/2007
Guidelines Seek to Boost Study of Critically Ill

Barriers around informed consent are impeding lifesaving research, experts say

9/24/2007
In-Flight Clot Risk Low for Most People

Odds of 'economy class syndrome' are about 1 in 5,000, research shows

9/24/2007
Study Offers Insights Into Sensory Perceptions

Woman who suffered stroke starting experiencing sounds as bodily sensations

9/20/2007
Link Between Air Pollution, Stroke Gets Clearer

Fine particles in lung spur dangerous clots, research shows

9/19/2007
Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types

Work with mice might lead to treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's

9/19/2007
'Cosby' Star Tackles a Silent Heart Threat

Family deaths get Phylicia Rashad talking about peripheral artery disease

9/19/2007
Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

9/14/2007
FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Manufacturer calls Evista a valuable tool, but critics say its heart risks outweigh benefits

9/14/2007
Pill Equals Injection in Preventing Clots After Hip Replacement

Study found no difference between the two protective treatments

9/13/2007
Drug-Coated Stents Go Head to Head

Data analysis suggests sirolimus-coated model is safer

9/13/2007
Novel Cooling Therapy May Have Aided Injured Football Player

Lowering Kevin Everett's body temperature helped protect his spinal cord, doctors say

9/12/2007
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart

It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

9/11/2007
Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients

Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

9/11/2007
Bypass 'Off-Pump' Boosts Women's Outcomes

And another study suggests vitamin E protects their hearts

9/9/2007
Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much

Fatty meal has immediate, negative effect on heart health, research shows

9/7/2007
Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Blood Thinner

New gene-linked formula should stop trial-and-error warfarin dosing

9/6/2007
Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety

High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

9/6/2007
Barbershop Talks Cut Black Men's Prostate Cancer Risk

Innovative program is making a difference for this high-risk group, founder says

9/5/2007
Drug, Pacemaker Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Studies suggest new weapons against dangerous atrial fibrillation

8/30/2007
Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk

Almost 40% of patients stopped taking drugs in Italian study

8/28/2007
U.S. Initiative Seeks to Boost Hispanic Stroke Awareness

Community-based education effort to stress recognition of symptoms, emergency procedures

8/27/2007
Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes

Interrupting the drugs for even a few days can negatively impact recovery, study finds

8/27/2007
Study Points to Cause of Vioxx Heart Risk

The drug ups levels of a protein linked to clotting, researchers say

8/20/2007
Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk for Chinese Men

Findings probably apply to males of other ethnicities, researchers say

8/17/2007
Vision Restoration Therapy Might Improve Sight for Trauma, Stroke Victims

In-home computer device shows promise in stimulating affected brain areas, study shows

8/16/2007
FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner

Gene variations dictate how quickly a patient metabolizes warfarin, officials say

8/14/2007
Study Details Heart Risks to Diabetics

From angina to severe heart attacks, the death rate is higher than for non-diabetics

8/14/2007
Nursing Home Residents at Highest Heatstroke Risk

They're most vulnerable to die from an attack, French study finds

8/13/2007
Antioxidants No Magic Bullet for Heart Disease in Women

No substitute for conventional medicines or a healthy lifestyle, study finds

8/10/2007
Warfarin Trumps Aspirin in Preventing Stroke in Elderly

Incidence of bleeding was also lower than expected, study found

8/9/2007
Women With Migraines at Higher Risk of Stroke

And smoking and oral contraceptives heighten that risk, study finds

8/8/2007
Once-Promising Stroke Drug Fails in Trial

Experts differ on the reasons why NXY-059 showed no effect

8/8/2007
Antihypertension Drugs Help People Over 80

Results were so good that a major trial was stopped early

8/8/2007
Avastin Plus Chemo May Raise Clot Risk

But the cancer drug's benefits may still outweigh the risk, experts say

8/2/2007
'Whispering Stroke' Can Cause Lasting Damage

Attacks with mild symptoms are too often ignored, experts say