Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

7/18/2006
Journal Editor Criticizes Authors of Migraine Study

Research on link to heart risk was OK, but writers' financial interests were not revealed

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

7/12/2006
Raloxifene Doesn't Raise Heart Disease Risk

But women with heart disease faced stroke risk when using it as breast cancer preventative

7/11/2006
Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Women's Stroke Risk

Large, 10-year study shows big benefit to exercise and healthy diet

7/10/2006
New Markers Won't Help Docs Assess Heart Risks

Blood levels of C-reactive protein, other markers, add little to known risk factors, study shows

7/10/2006
Experts: Screen Most Older Adults to Prevent Heart Attacks

Panel advises regular arterial exams for even healthy Americans

7/5/2006
Epidemic of Deadly Atrial Fibrillation is Here

Data suggests more than 5 million have potentially dangerous abnormal heartbeat

6/30/2006
Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death

Developing the type 2 form of the illness is like aging 15 years, researchers say

6/29/2006
Two Technologies Together Spot Clogged Vessels

Noninvasive cardiac MRI plus contrast enhancement worked better than angiography, researchers report

6/29/2006
Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery

Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

6/27/2006
Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure

Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

6/26/2006
Low-Fat Dairy Products May Fight High Blood Pressure

The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

6/26/2006
Women's Heart Care Varies Widely By Hospital

New survey finds a 40% difference between best, poorest performers

6/23/2006
Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think

59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

6/22/2006
Late-Life Job Loss Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older workers could benefit from stress reduction after layoffs, researchers say

6/21/2006
Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat

The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

6/20/2006
Heart Drugs May Help Shield Brain Cells From Stroke

Digoxin and digitoxin show early promise in rat studies

6/19/2006
Veggies Do a Heart Good

Mice fed 30% vegetable diet were thinner with clearer arteries, study found

6/13/2006
High Blood Sugar Can Be Deadly After Heart Attack

Death was 15 times more likely in some patients with hyperglycemia, study found

6/9/2006
Aspirin-Plavix Combo Disappoints in Heart Arrhythmia Trial

It's less effective than warfarin in preventing strokes, researchers say

6/8/2006
Stroke Patients' Family Caregivers Need More Support

Health-care professionals can help make sure they're prepared, experts say

6/1/2006
Mild Heart Disorder Raises Stroke Risk

Slight reduction in pumping ability found to cause the problem

5/31/2006
New Computer Scan Superior at Spotting Lung Clots

But a doctor's judgment is still a vital resource, study finds

5/26/2006
Study Compares Brain Aneurysm Treatments

Both 'coiling' and 'clipping' work well over long term

5/20/2006
Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure

Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

5/19/2006
Early Treatment Helps People With Prehypertension

Medication slowed progression to hypertension, researchers say

5/18/2006
Adding Drug to Aspirin May Better Prevent Second Stroke

But the daily regimen is more expensive than aspirin alone, an expert notes

5/16/2006
Airline Cabin Conditions Not Linked to Blood Clots

But risks for long-distance travelers are real, study authors say

5/12/2006
Technique Eases Patient Allergy to Plavix

About 2 percent of people are allergic to the heart drug

5/11/2006
EMS Stroke Response Good in Poor Neighborhoods

But another study found poverty boosts stroke risk

5/9/2006
Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care

Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

5/8/2006
Corticosteroid Drugs May Boost Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk

These meds are commonly used by asthmatics, arthritis sufferers, researchers note

5/8/2006
Ultrasound Can Help Predict Heart Attack Risk

Atherosclerosis in neck artery is key warning sign, study finds

5/5/2006
Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines

Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

5/5/2006
Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients

But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

5/2/2006
Surprising Report on Statins Won't Deter Doctors From Using Them

They see great value in administering the cholesterol drugs to heart patients

4/27/2006
Gene May Help Spur Deadly Brain Aneurysms

One variant was 14 times more common in people with weakened brain vessels

4/25/2006
New Technology Spots Aneurysms Faster, Safer

Computed tomography angiography improves on standard angiogram, study suggests

4/24/2006
Triple Drug Regimen Can Reduce Stroke Damage

Study finds quicker recovery, less loss of function

4/20/2006
Publicly Funded Medical Research Pays Off

It saves thousands of lives and generates billions of dollars, U.S. study shows

4/11/2006
Estrogen Therapy Doesn't Cause Breast Cancer: Study

But treatment isn't risk-free, so women should consult their doctors, experts say

4/11/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Prevent Stroke, Heart Attack

Review of the data suggests ACE inhibitors are lifesavers

4/10/2006
Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble

Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note