Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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9/2/2004
Ignoring Heart Attack, Stroke Risks Costs Billions

Untreated smoking, hypertension, cholesterol has fiscal toll

9/2/2004
Power of tPA for Stroke Victims Confirmed

Review upholds benefit of drug for ischemic stroke

8/31/2004
Older Americans Aren't Being Treated for High Blood Pressure

A systolic reading of 160 or higher is dangerous, study says

8/31/2004
New Stent System Helps Prevent Stroke

Thwarts blockages in neck artery that pumps blood to brain

8/23/2004
High Blood Pressure Up 30% in U.S.

65 million adults have it, government report says

8/18/2004
An Aspirin a Day -- Good Medicine For Many

It can help heart patients but may pose risks for others

8/16/2004
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Could Develop Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk

8/13/2004
Stroke Research Funding Lags in Europe

Things only slightly better in the U.S., study authors say

8/11/2004
Sizing Up Coronary Trouble a Click Away

Online calculator assesses heart attack and stroke risk

8/10/2004
Mexican-Americans Face Higher Stroke Risk

Twice as likely as whites to suffer brain attack

8/5/2004
Risk Seen in Transfusions During Bypass

Study finds higher odds of death, stroke and infection

8/4/2004
New Therapy Speeds Stroke Recovery

Injection of immune cells into mice helped repair damage

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/26/2004
Fetal Stem Cells Help Repair Stroke Damage

Animal study first to show success with technique

7/26/2004
Many Stroke Patients Get Wrong Therapy in Hospitals

65% treated for hypertension in days after attack, despite dangerous side effects

7/23/2004
Study Questions Combo Therapy for Stroke Patients

Using aspirin with anti-clotting medication increases risk of bleeding problems

7/23/2004
New Devices Seal Hole in Heart

Help with congenital defect that raises stroke risk

7/22/2004
Strokes Most Likely to Strike on Mondays

But Finnish study found brain attacks took a rest on Sundays

7/22/2004
Stroke Severity Deems Where Patients Go Later

Worst cases wind up in rehabilitation, nursing homes

7/20/2004
Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol

It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

7/19/2004
Eating Fish May Prevent Irregular Heartbeats

When baked and broiled, it protects against atrial fibrillation, study says

7/15/2004
Too Much Childhood TV Tied to Poor Adult Health

Tube addicts likelier to have severe problems in their 20s

7/14/2004
Blue Cohosh Linked to Newborn's Stroke

Mother drank herbal tea in hope of inducing labor

7/12/2004
Experts Urge Tighter Cholesterol Control

Recommended even lower levels for high-risk persons

7/1/2004
'Western' Diet May Boost Stroke Risk

Eating more plant-based foods could help prevent damage

7/1/2004
Trickery Lends a Hand to Brain Discovery

Lets researchers learn how people recognize their body parts

7/1/2004
Secondhand Smoke Risk Underestimated

Study finds heart disease risk rises as much as 60%

6/30/2004
Hormone Warns of Hypertension

Aldosterone levels indicate greater risk, new treatment avenue

6/30/2004
Cutting Down on Stroke Damage

Mouse study finds creatine may decrease brain cell death

6/28/2004
Flaws Seen in Major U.S. Study on HRT

New study finds therapy may still benefit younger women

6/28/2004
Hypertension, Cholesterol Often Twin Threats

Many patients aren't being treated for high cholesterol problems

6/25/2004
Therapy Restores Arm Function Years After Stroke

Impaired for nearly a decade, arm movement improves for some

6/22/2004
Brain Lesions Appear After Temporary Amnesia

Delayed MRI scanning detects tissue damage

6/17/2004
Newer Drug Helps Prevent Heart Attack

Valsartan benefits older people at high risk for heart attack and stroke: study

6/15/2004
Simple Guidelines Ward Off Deadly Diseases

Major health groups join forces on a prevention plan

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/8/2004
Higher Costs Mean Fewer Take Lifesaving Drugs

Study finds use of statins drops sharply when co-pays rise

6/6/2004
Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Are Problems for Many Diabetics

Doctors need to do a better job of outlining the risks

6/3/2004
Brightly Colored Fruits May Reduce Stroke Risk

High levels of natural antoxidants might be protective

6/1/2004
Clue to High Heart Attack Risk in Morning Found

Reduced blood vessel flexibility may explain vulnerability

5/28/2004
Hormone Replacement Therapy May Still Pan Out

Despite halting of national study, a new review finds the concept holds promise

5/27/2004
New Marker Found for Stroke Patients' Bleeding Risk

Spanish study pinpoints one cell-regulating protein as key

5/23/2004
Know Stroke's Warning Signs Before One Strikes

That knowledge just might save your life, doctors say

5/22/2004
What Every Diabetic Should Know About Heart Disease

It's the leading killer of people with the blood sugar disease

5/21/2004
Preventing Bleeding Strokes

Treating high blood pressure could reduce rates of dangerous condition

5/21/2004
New Culprits Behind Inflammation Found

Platelets, which help blood clot, have a sinister side, study finds

5/21/2004
Finding Atrial Fibrillation in Stroke Patients

New device helps doctors detect abnormal heart rhythm

5/20/2004
Regrets Are Few if Brain is Damaged

Study finds people who've had stroke or injury gambled more and cared less

5/14/2004
Hookah Smoking Not Safer Than Cigarettes

Water pipes carry just as many health risks, expert says

5/14/2004
High Blood Pressure Can Kill Without Warning

That's why doctors urge routine screenings