Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/21/2009
Blood Protein May Predict Heart Attack But Not Stroke

More study needed into how CRP levels influence risk

10/21/2009
Stroke Treatment Window May Allow a Bit More Time

Drug given within 4.5 hours still benefits patients, study shows

10/20/2009
Heart Failure Treatment Underused

Two-thirds of patients in U.S. hospitals fail to get recommended therapy, study finds

10/20/2009
Genes May Link Hip Fractures and Heart Disease

Risks for breaks rise if a brother or sister has heart failure or stroke, study finds

10/20/2009
Clues to Hypertension in Kids May Be Seen in Bones

Accelerated skeletal maturation may be early sign, researchers say

10/19/2009
Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter

Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

10/19/2009
Micardis Given Wider Approval

For cardiac patients who can't take an ACE inhibitor

10/18/2009
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not

Despite potential heart benefits, other risks await, experts warn

10/16/2009
Race, Insurance May Affect Testing of Kids in ER

Study finds more done for youths with chest pain who are white and have private coverage

10/15/2009
Heart Test Deemed OK Before Kidney Transplant

Coronary angiography does not harm kidneys and helps guide decisions, study finds

10/15/2009
Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab

New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

10/15/2009
Smoking Bans Good for Non-Smokers' Hearts: Study

Report could get more states to pass laws to curtail secondhand smoke, experts say

10/14/2009
Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients

Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

10/14/2009
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's

Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

10/12/2009
Lab Study Makes Strides in Mending Hearts

Mouse stem cells are being used to help develop a heart muscle patch

10/9/2009
Ex-NFL Players Hold Their Own Health-Wise

Former pros have lower risk of heart disease, suggesting early fitness pays off, researcher says

10/9/2009
American Heart Association Guidelines Save Lives

Heart attack, heart failure survival better at hospitals given awards for following program

10/9/2009
Stretching Test May Reveal Arterial Stiffness

Flexibility exercises belong in cardiovascular workout, experts say

10/7/2009
Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off

European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device

10/6/2009
Transplant Patients Should Be Monitored for Ear Infection

Transplantation failure can result from symptomless otitis media, research finds

10/6/2009
Headphones May Threaten Heart-Device Performance

Implanted defibrillators, pacemakers may malfunction if headphones hang close to chest, study shows

10/5/2009
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure

But researcher downplays importance of effect

10/5/2009
Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100

Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

10/5/2009
Health Tip: Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet

To help prevent heart attack and stroke

10/2/2009
Simple Test Might Detect 'Silent' Heart Disease

Even better, calcium scans don't lead to unnecessary tests, researchers say

10/2/2009
Dental Plaque Buildup May Raise Heart Risk in Black Men

White blood cell activity increases in these patients when oral hygiene is neglected, study finds

10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

10/1/2009
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems

Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

10/1/2009
More Stroke Victims Get Clot-Busting Therapy

But many others get to hospital too late to benefit, study finds

10/1/2009
Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds

Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

9/30/2009
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work

Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

9/29/2009
Eating in America Still Unhealthy: CDC

State-by-state report finds too few people meet fruit and veggie guidelines

9/29/2009
Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect

Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

9/29/2009
Mini-Stroke Found to Precede 1 in 8 Strokes

Expert urges reliance on other predictive tools, but not all agree

9/28/2009
Heart Patients Benefit From At-Home Care, Study Finds

Improvements seen in depression, quality of life

9/28/2009
Autoimmune Disorder Linked to Stroke, Heart Attack in Women

Smoking, birth control pills raise risk higher, research finds

9/25/2009
Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns

Certain drugs increase the possibility of septal malformation, researchers find

9/24/2009
Women With Atrial Fibrillation Face Rougher Road Than Men

Attention to gender differences, though, can make a difference, study contends

9/24/2009
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find

Tests in mice and men link sugar to hypertension and say time of day may matter, too

9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/23/2009
Any Day OK for Heart Bypass Surgery

Timing has no effect on outcome, study finds

9/22/2009
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raises Heart Risks

Treatment methods should take into account side effects, researchers say

9/22/2009
Smoking Bans Bring a Drop in Heart Attacks

In one Montana city, incidents fell but rose again when restrictions were lifted

9/18/2009
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease

CT technology could provide more detail at less cost, study suggests

9/18/2009
Angina Often Affects Quality of Life

New strategy for managing chest pain may be warranted, study suggests

9/16/2009
'Soda Tax' Wins Health Experts' Support

Researchers cite a win-win for health care and obesity, but beverage industry balks at proposal

9/15/2009
Celiac Disease May Raise Risk of Dying

People with mild form of the digestive disorder have slightly higher death rate, study shows

9/15/2009
Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation

Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

9/15/2009
Emergency Medical Transport By Air Carries Risks

Stabilization of patients before flight may prevent many adverse events, researchers say

9/14/2009
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure

Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds