Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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4/25/2007
Rural Patients Benefit From Phone-Guided Stroke Therapy

Experts from larger centers instruct on use of powerful clot-busting drug

4/20/2007
Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts

Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

4/20/2007
Newer Form of Heparin Better at Preventing Clots After Stroke

Enoxaparin cut the risk by additional 43 percent, study found

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/19/2007
Heavy Drinking in College May Harm Heart

But moderate amounts of alcohol could be healthy, study shows

4/13/2007
Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

4/12/2007
FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Vioxx Successor

Merck's new painkiller Arcoxia shows cardiac risk, committee says in 20-1 vote.

4/11/2007
Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/9/2007
Patient Questionnaire Can Gauge Heart Failure Risk

23 points can help spot who's in gravest danger, experts say

4/9/2007
Study Questions Value of Stents for Blocked Heart Artery

More improvements may be needed to boost patient outcomes, experts say

4/9/2007
Meth, Cocaine Abuse Boosts Stroke Risk

The drugs trigger spasms in blood vessels, researchers say

4/8/2007
Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women

But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

4/6/2007
Gene Marker May Predict Diabetes Risk

'Telomeres' at chromosomes' ends shorten as disease nears, experts say

4/6/2007
Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Those without coverage more likely to forego routine physical exams

4/4/2007
Ibuprofen May Boost Aspirin Users' Heart Risk

Study of arthritis patients needs to be confirmed, experts say

4/3/2007
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in Younger Women: Study

But it can still increase stroke and breast cancer risk, researchers add

3/30/2007
Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

3/28/2007
Common Gene Defect Raises Stroke Risk

One in four northern Europeans carries the variant, researchers say

3/28/2007
MRI Technique Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

It tracks cholesterol-like molecules to show points of artery weakness

3/26/2007
More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study

Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn

3/26/2007
Drugs as Good as Angioplasty for Stable Heart Disease

A new study found no difference in rates of death or heart attack

3/26/2007
Drugs That Boost HDL Cholesterol Not Ready for Prime Time

But researchers say the concept remains valid in fight against heart disease

3/26/2007
Early Use of Cholesterol Drug Boosts Outcomes After Angioplasty

A second study suggests statins prevent plaque buildup in arteries

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/20/2007
Artery Disease Poses Immediate Risks

1 of every 7 patients suffers serious event, including death, within one year, study finds

3/19/2007
Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries

10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

3/15/2007
Treating Sleep Apnea Could Lower Stroke Risk

Some people with the breathing disorder have undetected brain lesions, experts say

3/13/2007
Women Benefit Less From Clot-Busting Stroke Drug

But the finding is no reason to change how doctors use tPA, experts say

3/13/2007
Obese More Likely to Be Kept in the Hospital After Stroke

Study suggests they suffer more from these attacks than leaner patients

3/12/2007
Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85

But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says

3/9/2007
FDA Tightens Warnings on Anemia Drugs

Higher-than-recommended doses can be fatal to kidney, cancer patients

3/9/2007
Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix

People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

3/8/2007
Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health

Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

3/8/2007
Weekends Worst Time for Stroke

Short-term death rate was 14% higher than on weekdays, Canadian study finds

3/7/2007
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say

3/7/2007
Lipitor Approved for Additional Uses

To reduce risks of heart attack and stroke

3/7/2007
EKG Predicts Heart Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Even minor abnormalities can signal future trouble, study finds

3/6/2007
Cheney's Blood Clot Highlights Fairly Common Condition

Deep vein thrombosis can be life-threatening if not treated promptly, doctors say

3/2/2007
Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study

Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

3/2/2007
Vacuum Method Breaks Up DVT Blood Clots

Lingering deep vein clots can cause serious trouble, doctors warn

3/1/2007
One Family's Gene Defect May Help Explain Heart Disease

Finding supports the notion of a 'metabolic syndrome,' scientists say

3/1/2007
Cholesterol Management Key for Patients at Risk for Stroke

Adhering to guidelines could prevent many attacks, study finds

3/1/2007
Drink a Little, Live a Little Longer?

Another study suggests that light alcohol intake, especially wine, boosts health

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Infected Gums Can Harm the Heart

Periodontal treatment improves blood flow, study finds

2/26/2007
Many Stroke Patients Have High Cholesterol

Getting levels under control could prevent many of these attacks, experts say

2/26/2007
New Beta Blocker Drug Reduces Heart Risks

Coreg cut heart attacks, strokes compared to older drug, company-funded study found

2/26/2007
Heart Experts Issue Guidelines on Use of Celebrex

Cox-2 painkiller should be last resort because of cardiovascular risk, American Heart Association says