Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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3/30/2006
Infections May Trigger Dangerous Blood Clots

Respiratory, urinary tract problems linked to deep vein thrombosis, study suggests

3/30/2006
Too Many Ignore Symptoms of Mini-Stroke

Only 1 in 10 sought emergency treatment in British study

3/24/2006
Fish Not a Proven Heart Protector: Study

But the presence of omega 3 fats confers a likely benefit, experts say

3/23/2006
Symptom Awareness, Alert Friends Speed Stroke Care

In study, urging by a loved one cut time-to-treatment by 80%

3/16/2006
Foods Fortified With Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk

The B vitamin might work by reducing an amino acid in the blood, study finds

3/14/2006
Carotid Stenting Safe Alternative to Surgery

Propping open this vital vessel can help prevent strokes, experts say

3/14/2006
Test to Predict Heart-Attack Risk Underused

Younger, healthier patients who would benefit don't get the exam, study says

3/14/2006
Anti-Clotting Drugs May Improve Heart Attack Care

Arixtra and Lovenox extend survival, lower post-attack events, studies show

3/13/2006
Doctors Rethinking Aspirin-Plavix Combination

Blood-thinning regimen can double death risk if used to prevent first heart attack, study finds

3/13/2006
Aggressive Statin Therapy May Reverse Atherosclerosis

Crestor not only inhibited but reduced plaque build-up on artery walls, researchers say

3/13/2006
Folic Acid Supplements Won't Lower Heart-Attack Risk

Two studies suggest folate and B vitamins are not as heart-healthy as thought

3/10/2006
More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots

Low cabin pressure might also be to blame, but more study is needed, experts say

3/9/2006
Blood Pressure Dropping Globally

Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

3/9/2006
Studies Highlight Problems With Anti-Clotting Drug

Warfarin is tough to prescribe and use, doctors say

3/7/2006
Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors

Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

3/3/2006
Diabetes May Roll Back Victories Over Heart Disease

Growing epidemic threatens America's health, study finds

3/2/2006
Restraint Therapy Improves Function for Stroke Patients

And the technique can be used years after a stroke occurs, study finds

2/28/2006
Overactive Thyroid Tied to Irregular Heart Rhythm

But other heart problems aren't linked to trouble with the gland, study suggests

2/19/2006
A Lifesaving Stroke Drug That Few People Get

Despite its effectiveness, hurdles often block the use of tPA, experts say

2/17/2006
Stroke Guidelines Help Improve Care

American Stroke Association's program boosts hospital performance, study finds

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

2/17/2006
Oxygen Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Therapy might extend the time that patients have to receive drug therapy, study says

2/17/2006
Birth-Control Patch May Boost Risk of Blood Clots

But a second study found no heightened risk, officials report

2/17/2006
Drug Abuse Raises Brain Hemorrhage Risk

A fifth of younger patients showed evidence of pot, cocaine or other drug use, study finds

2/17/2006
Stroke Risk Remains Higher in Ex-Smokers

The finding challenges the notion that their long-term risk drops to that of never-smokers

2/17/2006
Medicare's Payout for Stroke Lagging Behind Cost

Payment gap could mean cutbacks in quality of care, experts warn

2/16/2006
Stroke Survival May Depend on Staying Cool

Maintaining normal or lower-than-normal body temperature could be key, study suggests

2/16/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics at Higher Stroke Risk

Their odds of an attack double soon after diagnosis, study finds

2/16/2006
Kids Can Be Key to Emergency Stroke Care

Educating them on the warning signs could save lives, researchers say

2/16/2006
When Stroke Hits, Call 911

Ambulances are your best bet for rapid care, studies show

2/13/2006
Estrogen Therapy of No Value to Heart Health

But it may offer some protection to younger postmenopausal women, study finds

2/13/2006
Most Stroke Patients Miss Out on Clot-Busting Drug

Far too many wait too long to seek care, researchers say

2/8/2006
New Stroke Drug Could Reach More Victims

Widens treatment window from three hours to six, study finds

2/7/2006
Low-Fat Diets Don't Protect Postmenopausal Women

Trio of studies found no effect on risk of breast and colon cancer, or heart disease

2/5/2006
Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack

New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

2/3/2006
Obesity Raises Pregnancy Risks

Weight-related dangers threaten both mother and newborn, panelists conclude

2/2/2006
Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk

Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

1/31/2006
Women More Aware of Heart-Disease Risk...

... But treatment still doesn't equal that of men, studies find

1/26/2006
Fruits and Veggies Protect Against Stroke

Three daily servings are good, five or more are better, study finds

1/23/2006
Aspirin Therapy Safe for Some Brain Hemorrhage Survivors

Study found users had no increased risk for repeat attacks

1/20/2006
On-the-Job Stress Bad for the Heart

British study links it to increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease

1/17/2006
Aspirin Protects Men and Women Differently

Fewer strokes for women, fewer heart attacks for men, study found

1/16/2006
1/11/2006
Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks

In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

1/10/2006
Obesity Alone Boosts Heart Disease Risk

Research also finds other risk factors are undertreated

1/6/2006
Blood Thinners May Have Contributed to Sharon's Stroke

Israeli prime minister, who underwent more brain surgery Friday, was given blood thinner after suffering a minor stroke in December

12/21/2005
Strict Blood Sugar Control Cuts Diabetes Heart Risk

Odds of heart attack, stroke fell by more than half in type 1 patients, study found

12/20/2005
Impotence Points to Heart Problems

Major study shows erectile dysfunction ups risk of cardiovascular trouble

12/20/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/19/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk