Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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7/22/2010
Can Ozone Cause Heart Attacks?

In tests with rats, smog component appeared to trigger death of heart cells, study says

7/22/2010
Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol

High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/19/2010
Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

7/19/2010
Could PCBs Help Boost Blood Pressure?

Study suggests a link, but cause and effect remains unclear, experts say

7/16/2010
Women at Greater Risk From Serious Angina Than Men: Study

Severe heart disease more likely among women with the condition, researchers say

7/15/2010
Stroke Risk May Rise First Hour After Drinking

But moderate drinking still appears beneficial over time, researchers say

7/14/2010
High Readmission Rates May Not Mean Worse Hospital Care

Medicare plans to use data on returning patients as quality measure, but study questions validity

7/14/2010
Sleep Plays Important Role in Chronic Disease: Report

7 to 8 hours is optimal for adults, but too much or too little raises health risks, study finds

7/12/2010
Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report Finds

U.S. hospitals, patients are responding quicker to warning signs and treatment protocols

7/9/2010
Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging

But experts say heart tests save lives

7/8/2010
Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study

High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

7/8/2010
Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender

Women, less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, received fewer lifesaving 'shocks,' study found

7/8/2010
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low

Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

7/6/2010
Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study

Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

7/1/2010
Antibiotic May Up Risk of Dangerous Potassium Levels in Seniors

TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

6/30/2010
Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults

Enzyme could play key role in onset of dangerous heart enlargement, study shows

6/29/2010
Latest Study on Diabetes Drug Avandia Finds No Heart Risks

Report in direct contrast to other new research that found the opposite

6/28/2010
Gender-Specific Formula for Women's Peak Heart Rate 'More Accurate'

New model better predicts risk of heart-related death, researchers say

6/25/2010
Reverse in Death Rates Seen for Urban, Rural U.S. Residents

City dwelling has gained advantage over country living since mid 80s, data shows

6/25/2010
Diabetes May Double Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

People with the condition account for 10% of deaths from cardiovascular disease, study suggests

6/24/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk

Seven genes seem to have big impact on how platelets clump together, study suggests

6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/23/2010
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Diabetes-Heart Disease Link

Blood sugar woes may hamper important nerve cell signaling, scientists say

6/22/2010
More Evidence That B Vitamins Alone Won't Counter Heart Risks

Heart attacks, strokes not reduced in those taking B12 and folic acid supplements, study finds

6/21/2010
Higher Testosterone Tied to Heart Trouble in Older Men

Further study may unravel whether hormone levels actually cause the problem, researcher says

6/20/2010
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome in Studies

Screening, supplementation could be beneficial, researchers suggest

6/19/2010
Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab

A year later, only 37 percent were doing cardio exercises 3 times a week, study finds

6/18/2010
Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk

And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

6/18/2010
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors

Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

6/14/2010
'Good' HDL Cholesterol Now Tied to Lower Cancer Risk

But finding is an association and doesn't prove cause-and-effect, researchers say

6/14/2010
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign

Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

6/11/2010
Mystery of Santa Rosa Mummy May Be Solved

Clot caused by rare condition was likely fatal for 13th century girl, researchers say

6/10/2010
Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

These two types of procedures account for most post-surgical cases, study finds

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

6/9/2010
Warfarin Safe During Heart Device Surgery: Study

Continuing to give the drug may even be beneficial, researchers say

6/8/2010
Common Pain Relievers Raise Heart Risk for Healthy Folks

Safety of drugs like Advil and Aleve differ, study finds

6/7/2010
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again

Experimental program is found to improve functioning by a third

6/1/2010
Matching Heart Donors by Race Unnecessary?

Death rates higher among black recipients, but ethnicity of donor made no difference, study shows

5/28/2010
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'

Exercise 3 days per week may slow cell aging, research suggests

5/28/2010
Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

As implantable medical device technology advances, so will potential risks, researcher warns

5/27/2010
Laser Used to Blast Away Cells Causing Irregular Heartbeat

Treatment worked in people and pigs in study, but more research needed

5/27/2010
Fit People Release More Fat-Burning Molecules During Exercise

And marathon runners generate far more than those who do moderate exercise, study shows

5/26/2010
Surgery, Stenting Fare Equally Well in Preventing Stroke

Both methods have pros, cons in clearing blocked neck artery, study shows

5/26/2010
Healthier Fats Replacing Trans Fats, Study Finds

The food industry is 'trying to do the right thing,' researcher says

5/24/2010
Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure

Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

5/24/2010
Frequent Doctor Visits Help Diabetics Control Blood Pressure

Patients, physicians should communicate more -- either in person, by phone or Internet, researchers say

5/20/2010
Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs

Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

5/14/2010
As End of Life Nears, What to Do With Implanted Defibrillators?

New guidelines help patients, doctors decide on removal to avoid unnecessary shocks

5/14/2010
Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke

After 4.5 hours, odds for good recovery decline sharply and risk of dying increases, study finds