Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/15/2009
Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal

Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

12/15/2009
Normal Cholesterol Doesn't Guarantee Healthy Heart

Screening for inflammatory marker may spot people in need of statins, researchers say

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/10/2009
New Field of 'Cardio-oncology' Suggested

Heart, cancer specialists should collaborate to protect chemo patients, researchers say

12/9/2009
Kids Who Beat Cancer Still Face Heart Risks

Chance of cardiovascular problems stays high for 30 years, study finds

12/8/2009
Beating Heart Differs by Gender, Age: Study

New imaging techniques could lead to better diagnoses, experts say

12/4/2009
Water Pipes No Safer Than Cigarettes

48 times more smoke inhaled through hookah, research shows

12/3/2009
Vitamin D May Be Tied to Heart Disease Via Genes

Finding could aid in eventual development of screening test, researcher says

12/3/2009
Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later

20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

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
Phosphorus Levels May Predict Heart Disease

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