Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

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