Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/16/2010
DNA Test May Cut Hospitalizations Caused by Blood Thinner

Determining sensitivity can prevent bleeding, clotting problems, study shows

3/16/2010
Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study

That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/15/2010
Are Stock Market Woes Bad for the Heart?

As economy wobbled, heart attacks seemed to rise, study suggests

3/14/2010
Hope for Inherited, Dangerously High Cholesterol

New drug reduces LDL in people with rare genetic condition, researchers say

3/12/2010
Plavix Less Effective in Some Patients

FDA calls for 'black box' warning to alert those who don't metabolize drug well

3/12/2010
Pelvic Artery Stent Approved

Props open vessel that supplies blood to the legs

3/8/2010
Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice

Despite increase in services, racial disparities persist, study finds

3/8/2010
Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids

Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

3/8/2010
Diet, Exercise Can Improve Thinking

Study finds benefits for the mind, not just the body

3/8/2010
Bleeding Alert Sounded for Stroke Drugs

Medication combination raises risk 10-fold, small study finds

3/8/2010
Stroke Risk Runs in the Family

Study found if parent had brain attack by 65, chances of same quadrupled for their children

3/8/2010
Health Tip: Shovel Snow Safely

Physician group suggests how

3/8/2010
Processed Meat May Harm the Heart

Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

3/7/2010
Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity

It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

3/5/2010
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems

3/4/2010
Hearts of Hospice Patients Being Needlessly Shocked

Researchers say defibrillators can be turned off on admission

3/4/2010
Potassium-Rich Foods Do a Heart Good

And another study confirms power of raw fruits, vegetables to protect against stroke

3/4/2010
Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

Lack of benefit for heart disease, most common stroke is puzzling, expert says

3/2/2010
Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease

Ankle-brachial index, and resulting aspirin therapy, may not be needed for healthier patients

3/2/2010
Secondhand Smoke Starts Damaging Arteries in Childhood

Passive exposure tied to blood vessel damage in 13-year-olds, research shows

3/1/2010
Clot Buster More Critical for Female Stroke Victims

Study found they fared worse than men if not given tPA within three hours of attack

3/1/2010
Future Heart Disease May Be in Store for Obese Kids

Warning signs start to show up as early as age 3, researchers say

2/26/2010
Current Blood Thinners Face Tough Competition

Studies provide more evidence that newcomers hold mettle against warfarin, aspirin

2/26/2010
New Clues to Lupus' Link With Heart Disease

Antibodies could play key role, study finds

2/25/2010
Fatigue May Predict Heart Attack in Dialysis Patients

But whether efforts to combat weariness will reduce cardiovascular risk is unknown

2/25/2010
Wii-Gaming Could Aid Stroke Rehab

Physical therapy centered around the high-tech games surpassed standard exercises, study finds

2/24/2010
Strokes Up Among the Young, Down Among the Old

Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are to blame, expert says

2/24/2010
Black Women at Higher Risk of Birth-Related Heart Problem

But specific genetic risks for peripartum cardiomyopathy still need to be identified

2/24/2010
Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments

'Patch' for damaged heart is just one of several promising developments

2/23/2010
New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study

Imaging entire heart in one sitting reduces exposure time

2/23/2010
More Expensive Hospital Care May Not Mean Better

Analysis found costs and quality of hospitalization varied nationally

2/22/2010
Patients Do Better at Hospitals That Follow Stroke Guidelines

Chances of survival were higher, study shows

2/18/2010
Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

2/18/2010
Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur

Usually, it's nothing to worry about

2/16/2010
Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients

For many, benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh drugs' downsides, researchers say

2/16/2010
In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation

New device could help find often-symptomless heart problem, researcher says

2/15/2010
After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence

Aggressive care and follow-up are key to preventing further problems, experts say

2/12/2010
Restrictions on Plasma From Female Donors May Need Revisiting

In a surprise, heart patients who received male donors' plasma had worse outcomes, study found

2/11/2010
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk

But these sweet findings aren't conclusive, researchers say

2/11/2010
Low IQ May Up Heart Disease Risk

Reason for link unknown, but unhealthy lifestyle could be a factor, researchers suggest

2/11/2010
Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries

Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

2/11/2010
Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision

CT scan lets doctors see any blockage in arteries, study finds

2/10/2010
Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aren't sure why two conditions are connected

2/9/2010
Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter ablation performed more often in men with fewer complications, study finds

2/9/2010
2/9/2010
ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem

Experts warn of Torsade de Pointes in new scientific statement

2/8/2010
Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment

More get recommended therapies, study finds

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/5/2010
Health Tip: Getting Cardiac Rehabilitation

Who may need this type of therapy