Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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5/14/2004
Hookah Smoking Not Safer Than Cigarettes

Water pipes carry just as many health risks, expert says

5/11/2004
Heredity Cuts Both Ways With Heart Disease

Family history can hurt, good gene can help

5/7/2004
Some With Sickle Cell Disease Face Stroke Risk

Neurological screening recommended for patients with this variety of blood disease

5/7/2004
Artery-Clearing Surgery Can Prevent Stroke

Study finds risk halved in people with no symptoms

5/1/2004
Weather Changes Can Affect Stroke

While relationship remains questionable, there are some links

4/28/2004
Stroke Risk May Hit a High When Mood is Low

Study found a 40 percent greater chance of trouble among depressed people

4/27/2004
Bone Builder Linked to Heart Disease

Higher levels of bone density regulator implicated in cardiovascular trouble

4/26/2004
Stroke Survivors Urged to Exercise

Regular aerobic movement can prevent recurrence

4/19/2004
Doctors Urge Cholesterol Drugs for Diabetics

Most with type 2 diabetes would benefit, regardless of cholesterol level

4/13/2004
Estrogen-Only Study Produces Mixed Results

Hormone helps menopausal symptoms, but raises stroke risk

4/12/2004
Heart Condition Doesn't Boost Risk of Second Stroke

Opening between organ's two upper chambers not a risk factor

4/9/2004
MRIs Can Detect Blocked Arteries

May replace invasive angiograms to diagnose problems

4/8/2004
Statins Can Benefit Stroke Survivors

Study shows cholesterol-lowering drugs provide better outcomes

4/8/2004
Eye Medication May Reduce Stroke Risk

Finding might benefit those with hypertension

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/2/2004
Men Need to Track Their Blood Pressure

And if it's high, they should take action, experts say

3/31/2004
Study: Inflammation No Solid Gauge of Heart Disease

Finds traditional risk factors are better than C-reactive protein

3/29/2004
Stroke Signs

Recognize the warnings

3/25/2004
Stents Show Their Mettle in High-Risk Heart Patients

They were superior to surgery for narrowing of carotid arteries

3/24/2004
Heart Disease: A Diabetic's Biggest Health Threat

Yet too few people with the disease are aware of the risk, experts say

3/23/2004
Statins May Speed Stroke Recovery

Taking them before brain attack improves outome

3/19/2004
Quick Surgery Urged After 'Mini-Strokes'

Artery-clearing procedure best done within two weeks, study says

3/17/2004
Dodging DVT

Group launches Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

3/16/2004
Small Hypertension Changes Carry Big Risk

Blood pressure should be monitored in women with heart disease

3/15/2004
Time Window for Powerful Stroke Drug Often Missed

Few patients receive clot-dissolving drug, researchers find

3/13/2004
Winning the War on Stroke

People can help lower death toll by knowing symptoms, getting help fast

3/5/2004
Fortified Grain Products May Cut Stroke Deaths

The key is folic acid, a new study says

3/5/2004
Positive Effects of Stroke Therapy Linger

Stimulating paralyzed arm effective 5 years later

3/4/2004
Faster Stroke Treatment Saves Lives

And cholesterol-lowering drugs may help prevent stroke altogether

3/2/2004
U.S. Halts Another HRT Trial

Estrogen-alone therapy increased stroke risk, had no effect on heart disease

2/27/2004
HRT Dangers Should Have Been Spotted Sooner

British researchers say many small studies pointed to problems before U.S. trial did

2/26/2004
A Sleeping Pill As a Stroke Aid?

French case suggests the unusual possibility

2/23/2004
Migraine Drugs Don't Cause Stroke, Heart Disease

British study finds no increased risk with triptan use

2/23/2004
Healthy Heart Habits May Keep 'Mini Strokes' at Bay

Proper diet and exercise might keep you sharper as you age

2/20/2004
The New ABCs of Cholesterol Health

The ApoB test is better way to gauge state of your arteries

2/19/2004
New Molecular Marker for Heart Disease Found

Protein linked to inflammation points to cardiovascular trouble

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/10/2004
Inflammation Marker Linked to Eye Deterioration

C-reactive protein a risk factor for macular degeneration

2/9/2004
Depression Linked to Heart Disease in Older Women

It raises risk of cardiovascular problems by 50 percent

2/7/2004
Limiting the Damage of Stroke

Seven factors at stroke centers increased use of powerful drug, study says

2/7/2004
Strokes More Likely in Early Morning

Circadian rhythms play a role in the trend, study shows

2/6/2004
'Stroke Belt' Applies to Kids, Too

Even children living in southeastern U.S. face higher risk of brain attacks

2/6/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Aid Stroke Patients

Those taking the medicines seem to suffer less cognitive impairment

2/6/2004
Genetic Condition Could Lead to Strokes During Pregnancy

Disorder includes headaches, cognitive decline and dementia

2/6/2004
Women More Susceptible to Stroke Than Men

High blood pressure is a major risk factor

2/6/2004
Metabolic Syndrome Ups Stroke Risk

Researchers suggest treating risk factors before it's too late

2/5/2004
Angioplasty an Option for Clogged Brain Arteries

Procedure prevents stroke in those who don't respond to medication

2/5/2004
Vampire Bat Saliva Holds Key to Stroke Treatment

Drug derived from it extends time window for limiting brain damage

2/5/2004
Quick Tests Can Assess Stroke Risk

Three simple, cheap tests could prevent brain attacks in seniors, study finds

2/5/2004
Cooling Helmets Could Cut Stroke Damage

Pioneering studies borrow method developed by NASA