Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/18/2008
Low Blood Pressure During Surgery Boosts Stroke Risk

Tighter control of levels may prevent complications, study suggests

10/17/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Prevent First Heart Attack, Stroke

Study contradicts current recommendations; expert suggests change

10/14/2008
Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

10/13/2008
Embryonic Heart Shows Strong Capacity to Regenerate

Mouse study finds fetal cells compensated for loss of nearly half of cardiac tissue

10/9/2008
Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin

But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/8/2008
Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease

Small study finds their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble

10/1/2008
Group Urges Depression Screening for Heart Patients

They face twice the risk of second cardiac event 1 to 2 years later

10/1/2008
Beta Blockers May Cut Mortality in COPD Patients After Surgery

Preoperative use was well-tolerated without adverse respiratory effects, study finds

9/29/2008
Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding

That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

9/26/2008
Physical Exam as Good as High Tech in Assessing Heart Failure

Estimates of fluid in body compared favorably to results of invasive procedure, study finds

9/25/2008
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat

Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

9/25/2008
Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

Those greater than 13 millimeters in width twice as likely to burst, study finds

9/25/2008
Surgery Unneeded in Most Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Cases

Study says drug therapy better option for 95% of patients, since stroke risk is low

9/24/2008
Drug Coated Stents Better After Heart Attack

Death rate lower than for bare-metal devices, study shows

9/24/2008
Angioplasty Not Cost-Effective for Chronic Coronary Disease

Study finds it could add $10,000 to treatment 'without significant gain' in quality of life

9/23/2008
Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians

More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

9/22/2008
Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk

Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/16/2008
3-D MRI Helps Detect Patients at High Risk for Stroke

Technique accurately found bleeding within walls of diseased carotid arteries

9/16/2008
Survival Rate Little Changed With Aortic Valve Disorder

Young adults with the common congenital heart defect don't have worse outcomes, study says

9/13/2008
Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble

And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

9/6/2008
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing

Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke

9/5/2008
Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms

But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

9/3/2008
Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk in Older People

Atorvastatin as beneficial in those over 65 as in younger patients, study says

9/3/2008
Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue

Bryostatin may also work in patients with Alzheimer's and traumatic injury, study says

9/2/2008
New Type of Stent Appears Safe, Effective

Artery-opening device emits drug from a biodegradable polymer

8/28/2008
Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

8/27/2008
Fat Cells in Obese People Are 'Sick'

More likely to make insulin-resistant proteins, study says

8/27/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke

Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

8/27/2008
Angioplasty Scoring System Predicts Risk of Death

Clinicians use 7 simple variables to gauge in-hospital mortality after coronary intervention

8/21/2008
Strokes Can Strike the Youngest

Brain attacks can even happen in the womb, and new guidelines address issue

8/21/2008
Scientists ID New Proteins in Programmed Cell Death

Findings may lead to novel drug targets for stroke, infectious diseases, study says

8/19/2008
Ultrasound Used to Predict Heart Attack Risk

Provides noninvasive way to identify plaques, improve effectiveness of therapy

8/14/2008
Heart Drug Used in Ambulance Boosts Survival

High dose of tirofiban plus standard therapy had lower overall mortality, study finds

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/12/2008
Diabetes Onset, Severity Tied to Cognitive Problems

Disease may contribute to neuronal damage, brain atrophy, study suggests

8/11/2008
Studies Refine Obesity's Risk for Heart Troubles

Not all overweight in metabolic danger, but waist size a factor even in the normal-weight

8/8/2008
Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients

Abnormal beating a marker for those most likely to die suddenly, study says

8/8/2008
Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly

Higher adiponectin levels may indicate underlying disease, study finds

8/7/2008
Many Miss Out on Stroke Treatment

Less than quarter of victims get to hospital quickly enough to limit damage, study shows

8/7/2008
Fat Deposits Boost Heart Attack Risk

Globules around organ more dangerous than thick waist or high body mass, study suggests

8/6/2008
ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006

As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

8/4/2008
Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

8/3/2008
Video Consultations Effective for Stroke Treatment

Using audio, imaging, telemedicine proves superior tool for decisions in remote areas

7/29/2008
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy

Long-term omega-3 consumption appears to combat some traditional risk factors, study finds

7/28/2008
Experts Urge Research on Sleep Apnea-Heart Disease Link

With obesity rising, troubled nighttime breathing will become even bigger problem, AHA warns

7/27/2008
Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia

Researchers find autoantibodies that block potentially fatal pregnancy complication

7/25/2008
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Extends Survival After Cardiac Arrest

Working with pigs, doctors almost double revival time after hearts stopped beating