Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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12/5/2006
2 Studies Find Drug-Eluting Stents Risky Without Blood Thinner

Heart patients with such stents face higher sudden-death risk, cardiologists report.

12/4/2006
Doctors Divided Over Loss of Experimental Cholesterol Drug

Pfizer compound sought to raise 'good' cholesterol, but trial revealed unacceptable death rate

12/4/2006
Drug-Eluting Stents Risky Without Blood Thinner, Study Suggests

Despite clotting dangers, the devices are still the best option, some cardiologists say

11/30/2006
Health Tip: Warning Sign of a Major Stroke

'Mini' episode may predict a more severe attack

11/28/2006
Statins Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Those Without Heart Disease

But the drugs didn't reduce threat of coronary heart disease or overall death

11/17/2006
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life

Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

11/15/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Can Keep Leg Arteries Clear

They may work equally well in lower, upper body, study finds

11/15/2006
Dark Chocolate Helps Keep Blood-Clotting Dangers at Bay

More sweet news for those who love the antioxidant-rich candy

11/14/2006
Many Younger Stroke Survivors Lack Good Medical Care

Insurance woes raise their risk for second stroke, experts warn

11/13/2006
Anticoagulant-Antidote Pairing Passes 1st Human Safety Test

Medication system could prove a significant advance for heart-disease patients

11/13/2006
Diabetes Drug Curbs Arterial Thickening

Actos may be another weapon against heart disease, study finds

11/10/2006
3 Million Worldwide Die From High Blood Sugar

Risk kicks in before glucose reaches diabetic levels, experts note

11/7/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Stroke Risk

Actual risk is low but still 4 times that of general population, study finds

11/5/2006
For Many Women, Daily Aspirin Can Protect the Heart

But not every woman is a candidate for the therapy, so check with your doctor first

10/31/2006
Stroke Rehab Technique Improves Arm, Hand Function

The therapy involves limiting the use of the 'good' arm

10/27/2006
Proper Care Prevents Deep Vein Clots in Elderly

These leg clots can move to the lung and prove fatal, experts say

10/25/2006
Blood Test Gauges Clot Recurrence Risk

Some patients with deep vein thrombosis need longer drug therapy, study shows

10/23/2006
Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs

But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

10/18/2006
Surgery Better Than Stents at Stroke Prevention

French trial focused on patients with blocked arteries who showed symptoms

10/18/2006
Brain Protein Could Limit Stroke Damage

Mouse study shows G-CSF works even if given days after an attack

10/18/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Stroke

Seek immediate medical help if someone has these warning signs

10/14/2006
Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems

Left untreated, it can contribute to ills ranging from diabetes to heart trouble

10/9/2006
Stroke Symptoms Common But Often Unreported

Study suggests 18 percent of U.S. adults miss or ignore the warning signs

9/28/2006
Vitamin D Compound May Fight Blood Clots in Cancer Patients

Calcitriol helped cut the risk of this complication, researchers say

9/28/2006
Post-Stroke Depression Undertreated

Only 1 in 5 patients get antidepressants, study finds

9/25/2006
Stroke Trials' History Shows Bias Toward Good News

Negative findings are less likely to be published, researchers say

9/21/2006
Polluted Air Might Increase Stroke Risk

High hourly rates more than double the chances of an attack, study says

9/19/2006
High Levels of Lipoprotein Spell Cardiac Trouble in Women

In large study, risk was even greater if women also had high LDL cholesterol

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/31/2006
Exercise: The Antidote for a High-Fat Meal

Even a mild workout reverses arterial damage, study suggests

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/28/2006
Long Work Days Linked to High Blood Pressure

Risk is higher for those with little job control, study suggests

8/23/2006
New, Deadly Relative of Marfan's Syndrome Discovered

Causes weakness of blood vessels throughout the body, researchers say

8/23/2006
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke

And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

8/18/2006
Strokes May Follow 'Body Clock'

They usually strike in morning or early evening, study finds

8/17/2006
Any Tobacco Use Raises Heart Attack Risk

That includes smoking, chewing and secondhand exposures, study finds

8/16/2006
U.S. Stroke Bill Could Top $2.2 Trillion by 2050

Lost earnings from younger victims a major factor, study finds

8/15/2006
Heart Drug May Help Reopen Arteries After Stroke

Small study says low-dose argatroban used with intravenous rtPA may improve outcomes

8/15/2006
Blacks, Hispanics Hospitalized More Often for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Many cases could have been prevented through better outpatient care, U.S. group finds

8/11/2006
ACE Inhibitors Good for Hardened Arteries

While some doctors still debate the practice, new research finds benefits

8/10/2006
Pigeons Provide Clues to Post-Op Artery Re-Closure

The birds have genetic predisposition to 'over-exuberant' tissue growth, researchers say

8/9/2006
Statin Drugs Cut Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Cholesterol-lowering meds effective even in patients without heart disease, study finds

8/8/2006
Just a Little High-Saturated Fat Can Be Hard on the Arteries

Researchers find that even one high-fat meal reduces effects of 'good' cholesterol

8/4/2006
New Guidelines Out on Use of Anti-Clotting Therapy

Groups say stroke risk should be main determinant in treating patients with atrial fibrillation

8/4/2006
Gene Variants Found to Raise Stroke Risk in Younger Women

Finding could lead to test to spot variants in high-risk women

8/3/2006
Sleep Apnea Increases Stroke Risk in Elderly

But therapies exist to treat the condition, researchers report

7/27/2006
Men at Higher Risk of Recurrent Blood Clots

Deep venous thrombosis often occurs in the legs and can be fatal, experts warn

7/25/2006
Does Clearing Plaque From Brain Artery Ease Depression?

Inserting stents improved blood flow, but some question whether the surgery deserves the credit

7/25/2006
New Test Identifies Blood Clot Risk

Could help spot people in need of blood-thinning therapy, study says