Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

Date Posted
Article Title
7/11/2005
Newborns' Stroke Risk as High as Elderly's

Many of these disabling events go unnoticed, however

6/24/2005
Even Infants Can Suffer Strokes

The brain attacks strike seemingly healthy babies, experts say

6/24/2005
Snuff, Chew Tobacco Raise Heart Death Risk

Study suggests oral cancer not the only threat to users' health

6/22/2005
Way to Predict Stroke after 'Mini-Stroke' Found

Speech disturbance and weakness on one side are the primary predictors, study finds

6/20/2005
Have Stockings, Will Travel

Compression hose cuts in-flight blood clot risk 12-fold, study finds

6/19/2005
Twins Study Suggests Possible Alzheimer's Risk Factors

They include childhood health and whether you've had a stroke

6/16/2005
Odds of Second Stroke Are High

Minor stroke increases risk of another attack by 43 percent, study finds

6/16/2005
Experts: Specialized Stroke Centers Needed

Guidelines now in place for facilities that treat challenging cases

6/13/2005
Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk

Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

6/9/2005
More Studies Link Painkillers to Heart Problems

Research builds on earlier findings surrounding anti-inflammatory drugs

6/9/2005
Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech

It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

6/2/2005
Experts Say No to Estrogen After Hysterectomy

Its risks outweigh any benefit for older women, task force finds

5/31/2005
Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk

Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

5/25/2005
Magnetic Stimulation May Improve Stroke Recovery

Better hand function noted in small-scale trial

5/24/2005
Warfarin Cuts Stroke Risk After Irregular Heartbeat

Study suggests patients continue drug even if heart rhythm is under control

5/23/2005
Mouse Study Casts Doubt On CRP Heart Disease Test

But one expert dismissed the finding as "not important"

5/19/2005
Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit

Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

5/19/2005
Blacks Have Higher Death Rate from Stroke

Residents of southeastern U.S. also at greater risk of brain attack, research finds

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk

Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

5/17/2005
Experimental Drug Reverses Brain Injury in Rats

Finding could lead to new treatments for traumatic brain injury and stroke

5/12/2005
Virtual Reality Games Help Stroke Survivors

They improve walking, brain function, new study finds

5/9/2005
Effective Stroke Drug Underused

Only 2 percent of patients are getting the lifesaving therapy, study finds

5/3/2005
Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks

Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

5/2/2005
Excess Weight, High Cholesterol Tax Older Women's Arteries

More evidence exercise can protect the female heart after menopause

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/26/2005
Combo Artery Surgery Needs More Study

Researchers suggest more trials to determine safety of combined surgeries

4/25/2005
Antiplatelet Drug May Help Aspirin Prevent Stroke

Clopidogrel-aspirin combination reduces formation of tiny clots, study finds

4/22/2005
Experts Downplay OTC Painkiller Risks

Much more study is needed to determine serious heart hazards

4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

4/12/2005
Minor Misdosage of ER Clot-Busting Drugs May be OK

Patient characteristics probably cause poor heart attack outcomes, study suggests

4/12/2005
Statins Seem to Help Stroke Patients

The cholesterol-lowering drugs cut mortality rates, study finds

4/5/2005
Diuretics Best for High Blood Pressure

Large study found they beat out newer drugs when treating blacks and whites alike

4/5/2005
Study Questions Ibuprofen Ban Before Surgery

The drug's effects on clotting may be too brief to matter

4/1/2005
New Techniques Safely Remove Deep Vein Clots

They're also quicker, saving health-care costs, studies find

3/30/2005
Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention

It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

3/30/2005
Researchers Find Potential Key to Preventing Heart Attack Damage

In mice, the drug cyclosporin shields cardiac cells from destruction

3/28/2005
Artery Cells Can Produce Heart Disease-Linked Protein

C-reactive protein discovery a new insight into killer illness

3/21/2005
Most Migraines Won't Raise Women's Stroke Risk

Small increase in risk seen in migraines with aura, however

3/21/2005
Genes Help Predict Sickle Cell Stroke Risk

It's a big improvement on current tests, researchers say

3/19/2005
High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat

25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

3/15/2005
Racial Disparities Persist in Heart Care

Studies point up gaps in many areas of cardiac treatment

3/14/2005
White Blood Cell Counts Hint at Heart Disease Risk

High levels in women indicate greater chances of cardiovascular trouble

3/10/2005
Consumer Drug Ads Facing Their Moment of Truth

Less show, more show-and-tell seen in wake of drug safety hearings

3/9/2005
Computer-Alert System Reduces Blood Clots

When prompted, physicians must decide whether to give preventive treatment

3/8/2005
Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

More study is needed before guidelines should be changed, researchers say

3/7/2005
Minor Stroke a Major Warning

Full-fledged brain attack likely within a week, study finds

3/7/2005
Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Stroke Risk for Women

But the drug only cuts heart attack risk in older women, study finds

3/4/2005
Double Carotid Artery Procedures Can Be Safe

Placing stents in both arteries at once won't significantly increase risk, study says

3/2/2005
B Vitamins May Cut Fracture Risk After Stroke

Folate and vitamin B12 caused five-fold drop in breaks, study finds