Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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9/9/2009
Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives

To prevent sudden cardiac death, researchers recommend electrocardiograms

9/9/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Women much more likely to develop PAD if they had constellation of other symptoms, researchers found

9/8/2009
Long-Term Lead Exposure Linked to Heart Deaths

Current OSHA guidelines are probably inadequate, researchers say

9/8/2009
Severe, Lasting Depression Tied to Heart Patient Deaths

For those who have been hospitalized, risk may double over 7 years, research shows

9/4/2009
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Exercise also improves symptoms and related risk factors, study finds

9/2/2009
Combo Therapies to Lower Cholesterol Don't Work

Review shows evidence doesn't support using other treatments with statins

9/2/2009
Caffeine Without Healthy Diet Linked to Heart Risk

Atrial fibrillation patients drink lots of coffee, don't eat right, study suggests

9/1/2009
Government Best Source for U.S. Hospital Data, Study Finds

Magazines that rank facilities don't take all measurements into account

9/1/2009
Key Protein May Link Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Woes

Molecule in fat tissues spurs chronic inflammation that gives rise to disease, researchers say

9/1/2009
Reflux Drugs OK With Blood Thinners

Taking antacids with anti-clotting drugs doesn't change outcomes after a heart attack, researchers find

8/31/2009
Oldest Heart Patients May Get Most From Warfarin

In atrial fibrillation study, blood-thinning drug best for those at highest risk of stroke

8/28/2009
Ankle Circulation Could Warn of Future Strokes

Quick test may detect peripheral artery disease, research shows

8/24/2009
Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake

Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

8/24/2009
Glucose Challenge in Pregnancy Could Predict Heart Disease

Abnormal test results in those without gestational diabetes signals future heart risk, researcher says.

8/23/2009
It's Back to Basics to Save a Life

Despite new technology and methods, experts say simple CPR works best

8/21/2009
Medication Review May Help With Heart Failure

Hospitalizations decline when doctors, pharmacists collaborate, study finds

8/20/2009
Heart Risks Rise With Smokeless Tobacco

Increase is small but worth noting, expert says, as product use grows

8/18/2009
Hospitals Reduce Heart Attack Deaths

Study shows 10-year effort, major medical advances improved survival

8/17/2009
Special Stem Cells Build 'Biological Bypass'

In dog study, researchers saw new human coronary arteries form

8/14/2009
Device May Offer Alternative to Warfarin for Arrhythmia

Implantation in people at risk for stroke could reduce medication use, study suggests

8/13/2009
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young

Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

8/10/2009
Study Ties Mini-Strokes to Memory Loss

Effects appear to differ from those of full-blown stroke

8/10/2009
Blows to the Chest Up Death Risk for Lacrosse Players

Injuries are fatal far more often than in other contact sports, study finds

8/9/2009
In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

8/6/2009
Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

Preventive measures urgently needed, researcher says

8/6/2009
Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds

7/31/2009
Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say

7/31/2009
Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems

No evidence that cancer cells or other health conditions are spread, study finds

7/30/2009
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds

7/29/2009
Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

Experts warn against politicizing their placement

7/28/2009
Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

Fast dissemination of data may become main stimulus for change, experts say

7/28/2009
Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

Trend toward stenting rather than bypass could be a cause, expert says

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/24/2009
Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets

7/23/2009
Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

Program to improve focus got mixed results, researchers say

7/23/2009
Injection May Heal Damaged Heart

In mouse study, injured tissue and coronary function are restored

7/23/2009
Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'

In experiments with mice, researchers corrected electrical problems of the heart

7/22/2009
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

Findings may help explain location of deadly builups

7/20/2009
Hope for Damaged Heart Muscle

In lab study, re-engineered cells show promise for cardiac treatment

7/15/2009
Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease

Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

7/14/2009
Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair

Those with patent foramen ovale don't seem to benefit from intervention, study finds

7/9/2009
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year

7/9/2009
Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

7/2/2009
Multaq Sanctioned for Heart Rhythm Disorders

Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter

7/2/2009
Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

Heavy drinkers were affected most, but link holds for even mild use, study finds

7/1/2009
Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified

Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ

7/1/2009
Study Supports Wider Use of Statins

Data shows reduction in heart attacks, strokes among those without established heart disease