Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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3/21/2002
Blood-Pressure Drug Thwarts Strokes, Too

It benefits people who don't have high blood pressure

3/10/2002
Clot-Busters Can Be Deadly for Elderly

Older heart attack patients more likely to die of strokes, research shows

3/1/2002
Drug May Protect Brain After Strokes

Study finds magnesium sulfate given on the scene helps victims

2/8/2002
Chiropractic Tied to Strokes in the Young

Study suggests telling doctor of any medical problems

2/8/2002
Friends Are Allies Against Another Stroke

Study finds wider social network cuts rate of second attack

2/7/2002
New Birth Control Pills Don't Lower Stroke Risk

Chances, though low overall, are higher than for first-generation pills

2/4/2002
Aspirin Alone Works Fine for Heart Patients

As effective as combining it with warfarin, study finds

1/31/2002
Study Finds Flu Shots Prevent Strokes

Risk is 40% lower among people who were vaccinated

1/31/2002
Calcium Levels Linked to Strokes

Victims have more calcium in their coronary arteries, study says

1/28/2002
Technology Cures Bad Heartbeats

Erratic heart cells found and zapped, cardiologists report

1/25/2002
Stroke Drug May Have Wider Window of Opportunity

Study suggests some may benefit six hours after symptoms

1/14/2002
MRIs Can Help Predict Stroke Risk

Advanced scan shows details of neck arteries

1/8/2002
Serotonin-Enhancing Drugs Could Trigger Stroke

Combinations of drugs may constrict blood vessels in brain, says new research

12/10/2001
Blood Fat Found a Factor for Stroke

High triglycerides raise risk regardless of cholesterol levels

12/8/2001
'Animal House' Star Ignored Diabetes Alarms

'I thought I was more powerful than the disease,' Stephen Furst says; now he helps educate diabetics about heart disease

12/6/2001
Aspirin May Reduce Stroke Effects

Symptoms milder in those who took it, study finds

11/14/2001
Aspirin vs. Warfarin Debate Ends in a Draw

Both do same job when it comes to stroke, a study finds

11/11/2001
Dental X-Rays Can Detect Stroke Risk

They help spot blockages in neck arteries, study says

11/5/2001
The Maurice Chevalier Syndrome

Why did you first start smoking?

10/30/2001
Estrogen No Help for Stroke

Women who've had one attack not protected against another

10/9/2001
Doctors Hope to Zap Away Irregular Heartbeat

Radio-frequency device to be tested on humans

10/5/2001
Stroke Kills Fewer in America

But hospitalizations due to brain attacks rising

10/4/2001
Map Redraws 'Stroke Belt'

Oregon, Washington edge out traditional southern states, says study

10/4/2001
Stent While You Wait

Widening blocked arteries in the neck works well on an outpatient basis, study says

10/2/2001
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Also Help the Brain

Risk of severe kind of stroke lessened, say researchers

9/27/2001
Controlling Hypertension Cuts Stroke Risk

Works even for patients with normal blood pressure

9/24/2001
Antioxidant Cuts Stroke Damage in Mice

Vitamin C precursor works even hours after attack

9/18/2001
The Artery Test Doctors Don't Do

Leg blockage often goes undiagnosed

9/14/2001
A Stress-Test Warning Signal

Blood pressure reading tells of artery trouble, says new study

9/6/2001
Parkinson's Drug Helps Stroke Victims

Early testing of levodopa shows promise for physical therapy

9/6/2001
Brain Can Increase Blood Flow After Stroke

Vessels widen, lengthen in rats, study shows

9/6/2001
Amphetamine May Speed Stroke Recovery

Study finds drug helps victims regain speech more quickly, completely

9/6/2001
Shrunken Brains vs. Healthier Hearts

The pluses and minuses for seniors who drink

8/22/2001
Don't Miss a Stroke

Recognize early warning signs

8/8/2001
Kidney Hormone Protects Oxygen-Starved Brain Cells

Already approved drug could help stroke victims

8/2/2001
A Cooling Approach to Stroke Treatment

Hypothermia may help in severe cases, study shows

7/23/2001
Banana's Appeal Ripens for Blood Pressure

New research shows potassium-rich foods may lower your risk of stroke

7/23/2001
Stroke hits the minds of spouses, too

Depression common in caregivers after sudden illness

7/21/2001
Cholesterol Levels Linked to Stroke

High levels of 'good' cholesterol cut risk by 47 percent, study says

7/11/2001
Face It: Girls and Boys See Things Differently

And that could lead to new stroke treatments

7/7/2001
Stroke's 'Other' Victims

Depression rates are high among the caregivers

7/5/2001
Common Drug May Limit Stroke Damage

Acetaminophen could cool fever after stroke

6/5/2001
'Good' Cholesterol Fights Strokes in Elderly

Higher HDL level lowers risk at any age

6/1/2001
Mexican-Americans Weak on Stroke Knowledge

They are less likely to recognize symptoms, study finds

5/24/2001
What Color is an Orange?

Brain stores knowledge, hue of things separately

5/9/2001
Stroke Risk Is Heavy Burden

Fat men are more likely to be hit

5/4/2001
Heart, Stroke Risks Appear Before Menopause

Experts: Don't wait until after the change

5/3/2001
Blacks Get Key Stroke Drug Less Often

Study finds big race gap in lifesaving treatment

5/2/2001
Heart's Not Aflutter

New procedure for atrial fibrillation