Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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11/20/2004
Joe Montana Leads Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Football great urges people to get checked for hypertension

11/19/2004
Ultrasound Could Help Limit Stroke Damage

An ER nurse's observation led to study of the possibility

11/11/2004
Two-Pronged Cholesterol Approach Works

Lifting 'good' lipids, lowering 'bad' cuts cardiovascular events

11/5/2004
Study Faults Popular Hypertension Drug

Atenolol doesn't prevent heart deaths, Swedish researchers say

10/28/2004
Obesity Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

Extra pounds in middle age double incidence, study says

10/20/2004
Tamoxifen Doesn't Increase Stroke Risk

But chemotherapy does in breast cancer patients, study finds

10/19/2004
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Better For Stroke Diagnosis

It detects problems missed by computerized tomography, study finds

10/11/2004
Tamoxifen Might Cause Slight Increase in Stroke Risk

Researchers stress finding should not panic breast cancer patients

10/7/2004
Brisk Walks Speed Stroke Recovery

Rehab patients see improve mobility, strength and balance, study finds

10/6/2004
Minimally Invasive Procedure Prevents Stroke

Stenting plus angioplasty works in high-risk patients

10/1/2004
Vioxx Users Can Find Safe Alternatives

Other drugs on the market offer arthritis relief, experts say

9/29/2004
Stem Cells Reduce Stroke Damage

Those derived from umbilical cord blood cut scope of attack by 40%, research finds

9/24/2004
Statins Expand Their Role in Protecting the Heart

They're now recommended for some people without obvious cholesterol problems

9/20/2004
Tight Glucose Control Needed for Diabetics

Analysis suggests ways to ward off heart disease

9/17/2004
Inflammatory Protein May Point to Vessel Blockage

Study says high levels seem to serve as early warning signal

9/16/2004
New Clue Explains Damage of Stroke

Researchers say high acidity leads to brain cell death

9/16/2004
Drug Cuts Stroke Risk During Bypass Surgery

Dangers reduced by 47 percent in these patients, study says

9/13/2004
Complications After Stroke Increase Death Risk

Brain swelling, pneumonia particularly dangerous, study finds

9/10/2004
Stroke Steals One Woman's Dreams

It apparently damaged area of brain involved in dreaming

9/10/2004
Upping the Ante to Lower Cholesterol

New national goals seek to cut risk of heart attack and stroke

9/8/2004
Drug Reduces Cardiac Arrest by 21 Percent

It's of real value to those at high risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds

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