Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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4/7/2009
Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure

Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says

4/2/2009
Health Tip: About Heart Arrhythmia

It's an irregular heartbeat

4/1/2009
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss

Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

3/31/2009
Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems

Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

3/31/2009
Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

3/30/2009
Stem Cell Injections Seem to Reduce Angina Pain

Early study finds improved ability to exercise within 6 months

3/30/2009
Statins May Help Before Artery-Opening Surgery

Italian studies report fewer heart attacks after procedures

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

3/30/2009
New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

It could replace anti-clotting drug warfarin for many patients, researchers say

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/26/2009
New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks

3/26/2009
Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome

Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition

3/24/2009
Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

Heart experts stress the importance of genetic testing and diagnosis

3/24/2009
Health Tip: Try Kickboxing

But begin gradually

3/23/2009
Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk

Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/23/2009
Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

3/20/2009
Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

3/20/2009
Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/19/2009
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking

Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men

3/18/2009
Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants

Study identifies factors that reduce survival rate for combo surgery

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/17/2009
Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis

Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds

3/17/2009
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise

Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

3/16/2009
Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

3/16/2009
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

3/13/2009
Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

Researchers say it works even when common blood thinners also are taken

3/13/2009
Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors

3/12/2009
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics

Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

3/11/2009
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

3/10/2009
Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease May Speed Dementia

Expert urges people to modify lifestyle after reports find a connection

3/10/2009
Antidepressant Use Tied to Cardiac Death in Women

But the drugs may indicate more severe depression, rather than direct cause-and-effect, researchers say

3/9/2009
Device Approved for Child Heart Operations

Helps minimize scarring after surgery

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/5/2009
Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting

Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

3/3/2009
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul

Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks

2/26/2009
Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease

Untreated, one throat strain can lead to damaging fever, physicians warn

2/26/2009
Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Factors that increase a person's risk of heart disease and diabetes

2/25/2009
Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds

Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

2/20/2009
Women Less Apt to Get Clot-Buster, Study Finds

Some think gender inequality stems from different stroke symptoms in men and women

2/20/2009
Early Menopause Doubles Stroke Risk

Experts suspect lowered estrogen levels might be a factor

2/20/2009
Coffee or Tea Consumption May Lower Stroke Risk

Drinking more of either beverage seems to bestow benefits, studies show

2/19/2009
Know the Warning Signs of Stroke? Most Don't.

People at greatest risk seem to know the least, survey finds

2/19/2009
More Fast-Food Joints in Neighborhoods Mean More Strokes

Analysis is interesting, but doesn't prove cause and effect, researcher says

2/19/2009
B Vitamins Might Lower Stroke Risk

But jury is still out on their value, experts note

2/19/2009
Fast Arrival at Hospital After Stroke Pays Off

These patients were twice as likely to get clot-busting drug, study shows

2/18/2009
Genetics May Help Fine-Tune Warfarin Dosage

Formula that includes DNA data proves faster, more accurate in early tests

2/18/2009
Is Bypass Truly Better than Stenting?

Read the fine print, experts say in disputing new study's finding

2/18/2009
Working With Robots May Help After a Stroke

People who lost use of a hand recaptured movement, study finds