Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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8/20/2009
Heart Risks Rise With Smokeless Tobacco

Increase is small but worth noting, expert says, as product use grows

8/18/2009
Hospitals Reduce Heart Attack Deaths

Study shows 10-year effort, major medical advances improved survival

8/17/2009
Special Stem Cells Build 'Biological Bypass'

In dog study, researchers saw new human coronary arteries form

8/14/2009
Device May Offer Alternative to Warfarin for Arrhythmia

Implantation in people at risk for stroke could reduce medication use, study suggests

8/13/2009
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young

Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

8/10/2009
Study Ties Mini-Strokes to Memory Loss

Effects appear to differ from those of full-blown stroke

8/10/2009
Blows to the Chest Up Death Risk for Lacrosse Players

Injuries are fatal far more often than in other contact sports, study finds

8/9/2009
In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

8/6/2009
Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

Preventive measures urgently needed, researcher says

8/6/2009
Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds

7/31/2009
Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say

7/31/2009
Blood Transfusions Not Linked to Long-Term Problems

No evidence that cancer cells or other health conditions are spread, study finds

7/30/2009
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds

7/29/2009
Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

Experts warn against politicizing their placement

7/28/2009
Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

Fast dissemination of data may become main stimulus for change, experts say

7/28/2009
Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

Trend toward stenting rather than bypass could be a cause, expert says

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/24/2009
Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets

7/23/2009
Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

Program to improve focus got mixed results, researchers say

7/23/2009
Injection May Heal Damaged Heart

In mouse study, injured tissue and coronary function are restored

7/23/2009
Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'

In experiments with mice, researchers corrected electrical problems of the heart

7/22/2009
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

Findings may help explain location of deadly builups

7/20/2009
Hope for Damaged Heart Muscle

In lab study, re-engineered cells show promise for cardiac treatment

7/15/2009
Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease

Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

7/14/2009
Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair

Those with patent foramen ovale don't seem to benefit from intervention, study finds

7/9/2009
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year

7/9/2009
Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

7/2/2009
Multaq Sanctioned for Heart Rhythm Disorders

Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter

7/2/2009
Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

Heavy drinkers were affected most, but link holds for even mild use, study finds

7/1/2009
Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified

Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ

7/1/2009
Study Supports Wider Use of Statins

Data shows reduction in heart attacks, strokes among those without established heart disease

6/30/2009
Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End

Too often, EMS crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient to hospital, study finds

6/25/2009
Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

People with less access to health care may deteriorate most, study finds

6/23/2009
Sleep Disorders Linked to Arrhythmias

Older men with breathing irregularities are at greater risk of heart-rhythm abnormality: study

6/23/2009
New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

Reversible implant appears safe, but more study is needed, researchers say

6/21/2009
Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/17/2009
Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

Expert urges use of alternative to 'toxic' treatment

6/17/2009
Calling All Heart Patients

Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

6/17/2009
New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

6/16/2009
Little Steps Add Up to Major Reductions in Blood Pressure

Boosting patients' awareness lowers risk of stroke and heart trouble, study found

6/15/2009
Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says

6/12/2009
Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

Screening is urged because many people have no symptoms, researchers say

6/12/2009
Anatomy Report Card: Public Gets an 'F'

Ignorance could hamper doctor-patient communication, expert says

6/11/2009
Health Secrets of Red Wine Uncovered

But for maximum benefits, sip don't gulp, research shows

6/10/2009
Studies Report More Harmful Effects From BPA

Chemical in plastics may hurt heart and fertility, researchers say

6/5/2009
Young Ballerinas May Face Heart, Bone Risks

Too few calories, too much exertion can spell danger, study warns