Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/2/2009
Heart Attack Treatment Speeds Up Nationwide

More get lifesaving angioplasty within 90 minutes of hospital arrival, study finds

12/2/2009
Oversized College Football Players May Face Heart Risks

Linemen especially likely to have metabolic syndrome, study finds

12/2/2009
Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease

Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

12/2/2009
New Light on Jane Austen's Final Chapter

Novelist's symptoms point to death from TB, not Addison's, researcher says

11/30/2009
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

In study, athletes had 'younger' immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults

11/30/2009
Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart, Lung Disorders

Two lab studies report safe transplant results in animals

11/29/2009
Sleep Apnea May Cause Nighttime Urination

Many doctors unaware the sleep disorder boosts urine production, experts say

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/24/2009
Cholesterol Plays Role in Heart Failure Risk

Pumping ability reduced in those with undesirable blood levels, analysis shows

11/23/2009
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women

Older males saw their odds drop by 63 percent with moderate-to-high intensity workouts

11/19/2009
For Chest Pain in the ER, CT Angiography May Be Best

Procedure cuts diagnosis time and costs, study finds

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/18/2009
Toddlers, Obese Kids Suffer Most From Smoke

Secondhand exposure damages cardiovascular systems of children, study finds

11/18/2009
Lifelong Exercise Keeps Seniors Young at Heart

Separate study finds stem cell therapy improves exercise capacity in patients with enlarged hearts

11/18/2009
Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Long-term comparison study finds chlorthalidone most likely to prevent heart failure, stroke

11/18/2009
Study Shows Hospital Report Cards Unlikely to Spur Improvement

Treatment of heart patients no better after performance data released to public, researchers find

11/18/2009
Niacin Adds No Benefit for Statin Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin didn't reverse or stall carotid artery disease

11/18/2009
Heart Failure Drug May Help More in Higher Doses

Study finds increase lowers chance of hospitalization or death

11/17/2009
Single-Sex Cardiac Rehab Helps Depressed Women

All-female group had better success rates than traditional program, study finds

11/17/2009
Stem Cells May Improve Heart Bypass Results

Patients who had bone marrow transplant with surgery did better, study finds

11/17/2009
Viagra Helpful for Children With Heart Defect

Pumping ability improved with sildenafil in study group

11/17/2009
Benefits of Eating Fish May Depend on Preparation

Baked or boiled beats fried or dried for heart health, researchers say

11/17/2009
Biotech Soybeans Good Source of Omega-3

Oil from engineered beans might help reduce heart attacks, researchers say

11/16/2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks

People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

11/16/2009
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease

But further trials are needed to prove this conclusively, researchers say

11/16/2009
Why Watching TV Sports Increases Heart Attacks

For those who've had an attack already, stressful games raise blood pressure, study finds

11/16/2009
Elderly Treated Less Aggressively for Heart Attack

Hospitals less likely to follow guidelines for patients 80 and older, study finds

11/16/2009
Migraine Increases Likelihood of Stroke

But risk is highest for women with aura, researchers find

11/16/2009
Families Could Benefit From Gene Tests in Sudden Cardiac Death Victims

Identifying mutation in deceased cuts costs for evaluating risk in relatives, study shows

11/16/2009
Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

11/16/2009
Alternative to Warfarin May Cut Risk of Bleeding

Dabigatran etexilate does well in trial of atrial fibrillation patients

11/16/2009
Rapid Cooling Might Help Heart Attack Patients

Pumping coolant into the nose right away seems to prevent brain damage, study finds

11/13/2009
11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/10/2009
Cholesterol Measurements May Be Made Easier

Testing of vascular risk can be simplified, researchers say

11/10/2009
The Revolving Door of Heart Failure Hospitalization

Better coordination urged to stem re-admission rate of nearly 1 in 4 people

11/10/2009
Stroke Puts Stress on Spousal Relationship

Patient/caregiver roles often take the place of a partnership, researchers say

11/10/2009
Common Infections May Contribute to Strokes

But researchers not exactly sure how pathogens raise risk of brain attack

11/9/2009
Obesity Seems to Alter Heart Structure

Result may be left atrial enlargement, study finds

11/9/2009
No Gender Gap Found for Clot-Busting Drug

Plavix helped men and women almost equally, study finds

11/5/2009
Genes Linked to 'Pot' Belly

And excess consumption of saturated fats raises obesity risk, researchers find

11/5/2009
Phosphorus Levels May Predict Heart Disease

Even a slight elevation was linked to coronary artery calcification in study

11/3/2009
Statins May Worsen Fatigue in Heart Failure Patients

But no one's suggesting the drugs should be stopped

10/29/2009
Stroke Centers May Offer Best Shot at Recovery

Specialty facilities are more apt to give needed treatment, and faster, study finds

10/28/2009
Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk

Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

10/27/2009
All New Dialysis Patients at Increased Risk of Death

Higher mortality rates not restricted to those with cardiovascular disease, study finds

10/26/2009
Where You Put on Pounds May Influence Clot Risk

Big hips in women, wide waists in men spell trouble, study finds

10/26/2009
Heart Disease Gender Gap Narrows

Middle-aged women have more heart attacks than in past, but are more likely to survive, studies show

10/26/2009
Big, Beefy Football Players May Face Heart Problems Later

Physical activity may not protect heart from complications of extra weight, study finds

10/21/2009
Super Obesity Ups Risk of Dying After Weight-Loss Surgery

Deaths also more common among those with chronic diseases, study finds