Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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7/8/2002
Virulent Form of Ulcer Bug Tied to Stroke

H. pylori strain could cause artery-damaging inflammation

7/4/2002
Study Urges Downward Shift in 'Safe' Cholesterol Levels

Finds that statins help people with normal readings

6/25/2002
Combo Therapy Helps Cut High Blood Pressure

Drug study finds black patients benefited from switching to Lotrel

6/24/2002
Molecule Rewires Brain After Stroke

Rat study on inosine hold promise for people

6/18/2002
U.S. Stroke Rates Remain Constant

New educational CD aims to reduce incidents

6/9/2002
The Lowdown on Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Figuring out which to use depends on what your needs are

6/6/2002
Gene Abnormality Increases Stroke Risk for Young Adults

Variation on one gene showed up in patients under 45

6/6/2002
Low Levels of Vitamin C a Risk Factor for Stroke

Men who are overweight or have hypertension have heightened risk, Finnish study finds

6/6/2002
Combo Therapy Offers Hope to Long-Term Stroke Patients

But improvements may not make functional difference

5/31/2002
Inert Gas Could Protect Damaged Nerve Cells

Researchers say xenon blocks substance that destroys cells

5/23/2002
Almost Half of Stroke Deaths Occur Outside Hospital

CDC urges people to know symptoms, get help fast

5/14/2002
Know the Signs of a Stroke

Lots of people don't

5/2/2002
Stroke Doesn't Strike Fear in People

Prevention, treatment education are goals of Stroke Awareness Month

5/2/2002
High Folic Acid Intake Cuts Stroke Risk

Study finds 20% reduction in people taking 300 micrograms daily

5/2/2002
Stroking Bone Health

Report suggests doctors overlook common complication of stroke -- osteoporosis

4/26/2002
So What If My Dad Had a Stroke?

Study finds no lifestyle changes in young adult family members

4/16/2002
Testosterone May Be Stroke Shield

But study finds no benefit in natural estrogen levels

4/9/2002
Stroke Victims' Mood Swings Could Be From Brain Lesions

Increased anger probably a physical, not emotional, result, South Korean study says

4/4/2002
Drug Implant Halts Stroke Complication

Medicinal pellets prevent postoperative spasm

3/28/2002
Antioxidants Seem to Help Heart-Transplant Patients

They appear to protect against artery damage

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