Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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6/23/2008
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

6/23/2008
New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found

Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

6/20/2008
Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients

Routine measurement could be a vital indicator for treating narrowing of lung arteries

6/16/2008
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease

Those with highest levels at almost twice the risk, regardless of diabetes, study finds

6/16/2008
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease

They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds

6/15/2008
ED an Indicator of Men's Health

Dysfunction could be the 'portal' to heart problems, vascular disease, type 2 diabetes, study says

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

6/12/2008
Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'

Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

6/11/2008
Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by bleeding in space around the brain, study reports

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk

Measurement is inexpensive, simple to perform, yields instant result, study says

6/9/2008
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

6/9/2008
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk

Findings suggest current dietary requirements need to be increased

6/8/2008
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought

Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

6/8/2008
Applying Parallel Pressure Improves Vascular Grafting

Finding could speed new tissue-engineered stem cell bypass procedures, study says

6/6/2008
High-Volume Hospitals Better for Abdominal Aortic Rupture Repairs

Endovascular procedures have lower death rates than those units using open surgery, study finds

6/3/2008
Heart Failure Patients Overestimate Their Life Expectancy

Statistical survey indicates doctors need to be more clear in explaining realities

6/2/2008
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies

Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

5/30/2008
Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement

Mice given BH4 had lower production of toxic free radicals from hypertension, study finds

5/30/2008
Health Tip: Living With a Pacemaker

Suggestions for how to manage

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/27/2008
Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke

Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows

5/27/2008
New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks

Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

5/23/2008
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients

Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

5/22/2008
'Net, Video Tools Successful in Lung Disease Management

Canada's TELEHEALTH program improved conditions for patients in rural and remote areas

5/22/2008
CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases

Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children

The condition produces inflammation, potential cardiovascular problems, study says

5/21/2008
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics

Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Heart-Healthy Diet Should Start in Infancy

Here's what the American Heart Association recommends

5/20/2008
Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease

Cancer drug interferes with abnormal cell growth seen in pulmonary hypertension

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/15/2008
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

5/14/2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

5/14/2008
Clot-Busting Treatment Improves Bleeding Stroke Outcomes

Low dose tPA dissolved masses 2 to 3 times faster, dramatically boosting survival

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors

Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/8/2008
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help

Rehab with therapist had more benefit than those using robotic devices, study finds

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

5/1/2008
Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients

Remote screening cut hospital readmissions, provided timely intervention

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

4/29/2008
Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease

But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

4/29/2008
Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Thyrotropin levels increasing even within normal range associated with dangers

4/28/2008
Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

4/27/2008
Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders

Meds they take, changes in biological clock put many at risk for serious disease

4/25/2008
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

4/24/2008
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke

Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds