Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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12/8/2005
Stroke's Deadly Toll: 2 Million Brain Cells Each Minute

Statistics on stroke's impact show how urgently immediate help is needed

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/5/2005
Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk

Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

11/15/2005
High-Dose Lipitor Equal to Lower-Dose Zocor

But study found Lipitor did reduce risk of some cardiovascular events

11/13/2005
OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack

The higher the dose of NSAIDs, the greater the risk, study finds

11/9/2005
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Stroke, Death

Study provides first real link to troubled nighttime breathing

11/4/2005
Plavix Helps Heart Attack Patients Survive

Clot-buster lowered risk of second heart attacks, strokes and death in large trial

11/3/2005
Merck Wins 2nd Vioxx Lawsuit

Unlike first case, plaintiff failed to prove drug caused his heart attack

11/3/2005
New Treatment Helps in Stroke Recovery

Alternate applications of heat and cold improved function in paralyzed arms, hands

10/28/2005
Botox Helps Stroke Patients

Injections improved muscle control and eased limb pain, study found

10/27/2005
Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk

More were admitted to hospital when breathing conditions were bad, study found

10/18/2005
Beta Blockers Less Effective Against High Blood Pressure

But don't stop taking them, experts say

10/17/2005
Drug Improves Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes

Study found pioglitazone cut risk for heart attacks, strokes

10/14/2005
Booze Thins the Blood

Alcohol's effect can be both good and bad, study finds

10/13/2005
Stenting Can Open Blocked Brain Arteries

Study finds short-term benefits for stroke patients; longer-term research needed

10/11/2005
Keeping an Eye on Stroke Risk

Tiny aneurysms in retina help identify patients in danger, study finds

10/6/2005
A Parent's Stroke Often Affects Children

Behavioral problems, depression can be common reactions, study finds

10/6/2005
Study Suggests More May Benefit From Clot-Busting Drug

Right now, tPA is reserved for patients with more severe attacks

10/4/2005
Cardiovascular Trouble Hits Some Native Americans Hard

Montana study found the disparity between Indian, white death rates is growing

10/3/2005
9/30/2005
The Lowdown on Bad Cholesterol

Experts see gains in ever-decreasing levels, with even 'normal' people benefiting from statins

9/27/2005
Gene Raises Young Women's Stroke Risk

The discovery could lead to a test and even treatment, researchers say

9/26/2005
Stroke Tests Underused for Women

Not enough are getting key post-attack screens, study finds

9/26/2005
Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke

Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

9/23/2005
Genes May Sway Blood Pressure Drugs' Effectiveness

Finding could lead to more tailored antihypertensive drug treatment

9/23/2005
Menopause May Boost Salt-Linked Hypertension

Hormonal changes can make women more sensitive to salt, raising blood pressure over time, study finds

9/22/2005
Web-Based Stroke Care Aids Rural Patients

Doctors consult with experts at larger centers via the Internet

9/16/2005
9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/12/2005
Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk

Five or more drinks per day raises odds for dangerous irregular heartbeat, study finds

9/12/2005
Why Cholesterol Is Such a Killer

It crystallizes, then breaks on artery walls, new research reveals

9/9/2005
Obesity Tied to Fatal Blood Clots

Study finds risk is particularly great for those younger than 40

9/8/2005
Caregivers Need Help With Stroke Survivors

Study found personal and professional support eased perceived burden

9/7/2005
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces Brain Damage After Stroke

French study finds less loss of nerve cells, preserving mental function

9/5/2005
Using Anti-Clotting Drug Before Angioplasty Cuts Risk

Plavix nearly halved odds for death, second heart attack, study found

9/4/2005
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Beat Back Heart Attack

Modern meds like ACE inhibitors protect better than older agents, study finds

9/1/2005
Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk

Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

8/26/2005
When Communication Skills Are Lost

Aphasia is a disorder that impairs the ability to speak, read or comprehend

8/15/2005
Blood-Thinner Warfarin Underused in Heart Attack Patients

Review says teaming it with aspirin halves the risk of a second attack

8/8/2005
Treatment Forms Promote Better Care for Stroke Patients

They outline optimal regimens for use by caregivers in hospitals, study reports

8/5/2005
Exercise Cuts Risk of Stroke

Even moderate levels of activity produce results, study finds

8/4/2005
Breast Cancer Risk with HRT May Be Lower Than Thought

Risk is lowest with estrogen-only therapy, study suggests

8/4/2005
Women Smokers Married to Smokers at Higher Stroke Risk

It's a six-fold greater risk than for women smokers with nonsmoking spouses, study says

7/28/2005
Right-Brain Strokes Often Missed

More subtle symptoms difficult to detect, studies say

7/28/2005
Statins Help Some Stroke Patients

Cholesterol-lowering drugs seem to reduce risk of complications, studies find

7/27/2005
Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly

Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

7/23/2005
New Hope for Those With High Blood Pressure

Novel drugs and devices promise to improve hypertension management

7/19/2005
Key Tests Predict Women's Heart Risk

Specific cholesterol screens plus a blood protein work best, study finds

7/18/2005
Cardiovascular Dangers Cut Across Race, Gender

High cholesterol plus hypertension a killer combo for everyone, experts say

7/11/2005
Newborns' Stroke Risk as High as Elderly's

Many of these disabling events go unnoticed, however