Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

2/23/2007
Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/21/2007
Many Stroke Patients Affected by Hospital Errors

More must be done to reduce these potentially damaging events, researchers say

2/20/2007
'Off-Pump' Bypass Won't Prevent Post-Op Mental Decline

Cognition levels were similar to patients who'd used heart-lung machine, study found

2/20/2007
Blood Pressure Numbers Warn of Heart Rhythm Risk

Difference between high and low readings can point to abnormal heartbeat, research shows

2/19/2007
Lowering Cholesterol Lowers Women's Stroke Risk

Start paying attention to this risk factor when young, experts urge

2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/16/2007
Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor

It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

2/15/2007
Religious Faith May Speed Stroke Recovery

Belief, sense of community may improve coping skills, researchers say

2/15/2007
Warm Weather Smog May Boost Stroke Risk

Findings are similar to those already found for heart attack

2/13/2007
Blood-Letting Treatment Might Help Some Heart Patients

It appears to reduce harmful iron stores, especially for younger people

2/13/2007
Trial Looks at Timing of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Attack Patients

Findings lean toward using them later, not sooner

2/12/2007
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say

2/9/2007
New Painkiller Causes Fewer GI Problems

But it's a cox-2 drug, which have been linked to heart problems, experts note

2/8/2007
Invasive Drug Therapy for Strokes Produces 'Miraculous' Response

Experimental treatment requires injecting medication directly into a clot, researchers report

2/8/2007
Hospital a Big Factor in Black Patients' Stroke Care

Centers with a high percentage of minority patients had worse outcomes, study found

2/8/2007
Carotid Artery Surgery Brings Higher Than Expected Risk

Odds for stroke, heart attack especially high for black patients, study finds

2/8/2007
Beauty Shop-Based Stroke Outreach Works

It improved black women's knowledge of key warning signs, researchers say

2/8/2007
Better Control of Diabetes Could Reduce Stroke

Most patients didn't manage their symptoms before attack, study found

2/8/2007
Majority of Americans Ignore Stroke Symptoms

More than half of those affected didn't seek help, study finds

2/7/2007
Robot Hand May Speed Stroke Recovery

It helps patients regain ability to grasp, pinch objects, designers say

2/6/2007
Heart Surgery Drug May Boost Death Risk

Aprotinin had already been linked to kidney and heart failure, researchers note

2/5/2007
Brain Stents Might Help High-Risk Stroke Patients

Encouraging findings need to be confirmed in a larger trial, experts say

2/2/2007
Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke

Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

1/31/2007
Air Pollution Poses Heart Risk to Postmenopausal Women

And the higher and longer the exposure, the bigger the threat, study finds

1/31/2007
Experts Issue Blood Clot Treatment Guidelines

They could help manage threats such as deep-vein thrombosis

1/30/2007
Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost

Better blood flow appears to improve mental function, research shows

1/29/2007
Neurological Disorders Strike Millions

New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

1/29/2007
Ex-NFL Linemen Prone to Heart Disease

Excess weight and inactivity are the key reasons, study says

1/25/2007
New Test May Predict Stroke Risk After 'Mini Stroke'

But one expert isn't sure the scoring system is ready for wide use

1/15/2007
Combining Heart and Stroke-Prevention Surgeries Raises Death Risk

Researchers say more investigation is needed into linking the procedures

1/12/2007
Heart Association Urges Americans to Start! Walking

Program also recognizes companies that foster healthy work environments

1/11/2007
Cardiologists Issue Guidelines for Stent Use

Goal is to reduce blood-clot risk in heart patients getting drug-coated devices

1/10/2007
Experimental Drug Tackles Inherited High Cholesterol

But study was small and the compound has downsides, experts caution

1/9/2007
Blood Test May Predict Risks for Heart Patients

But some specialists say study findings won't have immediate impact on practice

1/9/2007
Milk Blunts Heart Benefits of Tea

It wipes out the valuable effects of antioxidants, study finds

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
Heart Association Kicks Off Walking Campaign

'Start!' asks employers to encourage regular exercise for workers

1/8/2007
New Source of Stem Cells Discovered

Amniotic fluid cells don't come with ethical concerns that surround embryonic cells, researchers say

1/4/2007
Liver Sugars May Help Control Triglycerides

The blood fats are a major cause of artery-clogging illness

12/28/2006
Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers

Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

12/26/2006
Stroke Incidence Has Declined for 50 Years

But, 30-day mortality rate has decreased significantly only for men, study finds

12/22/2006
Women More Likely to Inherit Risk of Stroke

A 40 percent greater link if one close relative suffered a stroke, study finds

12/15/2006
FDA Strengthens Warning on Heart Surgery Drug

Cardiovascular, kidney risks mean Trasylol should only be used in special circumstances