Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

7/21/2008
Kidney Patients Less Likely to Get Heart Attack Meds

Health service delivery may be a factor is lowered use of beta blockers and statins

7/17/2008
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Grow

One-quarter of Americans report being obese, CDC report says

7/14/2008
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes

When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

7/14/2008
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes

Even patients without diabetes face 4-fold increase in death, major complications

7/11/2008
Health Tip: Monitoring What You Drink

When you have heart failure

7/10/2008
Alcohol's Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender

Amount that may be beneficial for men is not good for women, study says

7/10/2008
Cool Air Blown Under Pads May Protect Footballers From Illness

Reduced core body temperatures could limit deaths from heat stroke, study says

7/9/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation

Defective hormone may point to new targets for treatment, study says

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/3/2008
Screening Athletes Could Cut Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

But ECG use controversial because of cost, number of false positives, study says

7/3/2008
New Drug-Coated Stent Approved

The Xience stent helps prevent arteries from re-clogging

7/2/2008
Lung Infections Cost Hospitals More Than $10B in 2006

Pneumonia second only to childbirth as most common reason for hospitalizations, analysis finds

7/1/2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

6/30/2008
Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby

Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

6/26/2008
Sudden Hearing Loss May Portend Stroke

It could foreshadow trouble by as much as 2 years, Taiwanese study suggests

6/25/2008
Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates

More schooling, more money linked to improved outcomes, study concludes

6/24/2008
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women

From birth complications to heart disease, top-rated centers a better choice, health study concludes