Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

7/28/2007
CDC Offers Travelers' Health Guide

Latest Yellow Book features section on avoiding blood clots on planes

7/26/2007
Diesel Fumes Help Clog Arteries

Researchers track the way particles trigger inflammation

7/24/2007
FDA Panel OKs Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But critics say Evista's heart risks outweigh its benefits

7/24/2007
Cardio Monitoring Device Falls Out of Favor

The pulmonary artery catheter doesn't help patients, detailed studies show

7/20/2007
New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure

But cost, safety issues could keep Diovan, Tekturna from most patients, experts say

7/18/2007
Combining Drugs Doesn't Improve Arterial Disease Outcome

No overall benefit seen when blood thinner, antiplatelet agent used together, study finds

7/17/2007
Health Tip: Before You Use a Blood Thinner

Tell your doctor about your other meds

7/16/2007
No Danger Found in Blood Thinner-Statin Combination

Study detects no increase in heart attack, stroke, death

7/13/2007
Hospitalized Patients at High Risk of Vein Clots

But only half get clot-preventing treatments, researchers say

7/6/2007
Older Folks Often Ignore Summer Heat Warnings

Pride, cost concerns may play a role, study finds

7/5/2007
One-Fifth of Hospitals Give Bad Emergency Advice on Stroke

Too often, personnel do not tell callers to phone 911, study finds

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

6/29/2007
Lung Trouble May Raise Heart Risk

Inflammation may be factor linking the two problems, study suggests

6/29/2007
Some High-Carb Diets May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Stay away from white breads and processed baked goods, experts advise

6/29/2007
Opening of Kidney Arteries Brings Dangers

Microscopic 'debris' is left behind with these angioplasties, study finds

6/25/2007
Methamphetamine Tied to Heart Problems

Animal studies show the drug damages coronary and blood vessels

6/20/2007
Estrogen May Lower Younger Women's Heart Risk

Findings differ from prior HRT study involving those over 60

6/20/2007
Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke

Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

6/19/2007
Clot-Busting Drug May Help Treat Frostbite

Easing blood flow avoids amputations, researchers say

6/18/2007
Pre-Diabetic Changes Double Heart Disease Risk

These early blood sugar trends can be lethal, study finds

6/15/2007
Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

6/11/2007
Diabetes Cuts 8 Years Off Life

It boosts heart disease risk as well, new research shows

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/4/2007
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure

The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils

6/4/2007
High-Tech Imaging Might Advance Heart Disease Diagnosis

Two technologies assess cardiac function and arterial health at once, developers say

6/1/2007
Folic Acid Supplements Cut Stroke Risk

Their effect on other heart outcomes is less clear, study finds

6/1/2007
Biodegradable Stent Successful in Human Trial

Could be the future of these artery-opening devices, German researchers report.

5/31/2007
Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities

Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

5/31/2007
TV Ads on Stroke's Warning Signs Can Improve Care

Better education gets people to the hospital more quickly, study finds

5/29/2007
Rheumatoid Illness, Smoking Can Harm Heart's Aorta

And that can increase risks for aneurysm and heart attack, experts warn

5/20/2007
Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet

More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

5/17/2007
Aspirin May Cut Pregnancy Complication Risk

Daily use lowers odds for the dangerous spike in blood pressure called preeclampsia

5/17/2007
U.S. Stroke Rates Vary Widely by States

And many victims aren't getting to a hospital fast enough for treatment, studies find

5/15/2007
Migraines May Heighten Risk of Vision Problems

Study finds link among middle-aged people with history of the headaches

5/14/2007
'Light' Cigarettes Take Heavy Toll on Blood Flow

Smoking them constricts vessels just as much as regular brands, study finds

5/14/2007
Anxiety Ups Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Stressed-out had double the odds for poor outcomes, study found

5/11/2007
Higher Dose of Clot-Buster Is Better Before Artery Procedure

Twice as much Plavix halves the number of deaths, heart attacks, study finds

5/11/2007
Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs

Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

5/11/2007
Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?

Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

5/10/2007
Heavy Drinking May Trigger Irregular Heart Rhythm

Atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke, heart attack, experts warn

5/8/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Best for Preventing Heart Attack

Higher doses no more protective and increase risk of stomach bleeding, study says

5/4/2007
Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk

45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

5/4/2007
Statin Helps Keep Second Strokes at Bay

Lipitor study supports use of cholesterol-lowering drugs after attacks