Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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

Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds

4/23/2008
Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble

High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

4/23/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

4/22/2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia

Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

4/21/2008
Compact Heart Assist Device Approved

HeartMate II helps weakened heart for those awaiting transplant

4/21/2008
Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty

But study also finds survival rates similar, no matter when admission occurred

4/21/2008
New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results

Called a 'box lesion,' it helps isolate electrical impulses causing irregular heartbeat

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

4/16/2008
Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive

Those going to hospital on weekend faced 13.4% lower chance of recovery, study finds

4/15/2008
Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke

Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

4/15/2008
4/10/2008
Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait

Harness offers partial support as patients re-learn to walk

4/10/2008
Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks

Finnish study says early start to healthy lifestyles can pay big dividends later

4/10/2008
Postmenopausal Women's Sexual Dissatisfaction Not Linked to Heart Troubles

Study did see modest tie between displeasure, peripheral artery disease

4/9/2008
Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

4/8/2008
Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death

Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

4/7/2008
New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

4/7/2008
Antipsychotic Drug Boosts Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

French study in rats finds olanzapine changes metabolism in weeks

4/4/2008
Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes

Aggressive action is safe and may cut risk of disability, death, study finds

4/3/2008
Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications

At-risk patients need care to avoid heart disease, cancer, task force report says

4/1/2008
Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery

But this new study of diabetes drug doesn't prove it's safe, critics say

4/1/2008
Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass

MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function

3/31/2008
Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery

But patients who received stents required more procedures to reopen arteries, study found

3/30/2008
Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

Enhanced doctor-patient communication showed big drops in blood pressure, disease scores

3/30/2008
Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack

Long-term study indicates they lower restenosis risk and don't increase mortality probability

3/29/2008
Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death

Sudden death occurred in 13 percent of fatal coronaries in study

3/28/2008
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

3/28/2008
Health Tip: How a Pacemaker Helps the Heart

Why the device is prescribed

3/27/2008
Depression After Stroke Can Be Debilitating

Prevents return to work almost as often as physical disability does, study shows

3/21/2008
Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

Study with dogs shows devices much more than a mechanical fix for ailing patients

3/19/2008
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

3/18/2008
New Foam Treatment for Varicose Veins

Study says it passed safety tests and is relatively painless

3/14/2008
Health Tip: Cardiac Rehabilitation

Why it's often recommended

3/11/2008
Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

3/11/2008
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

3/6/2008
Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure

Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

3/5/2008
Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin

Using it could save money and lives, expert says

2/29/2008
Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk

Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

2/27/2008
Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/25/2008
More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure

Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

2/25/2008
Blood Clots in Legs, Lungs Predispose Patients to Repeat Episodes

They're at risk for new blockages within 3 years, study finds

2/23/2008
More Risk Factors, Less Access to Care Behind Higher Stroke Rates in U.S.

Europeans less likely to have an attack, study finds

2/22/2008
Heart Disease Deaths Over-Reported in New York City

Study says doctors overestimated in-hospital mortality by 51%

2/22/2008
New Stroke Therapies Show Promise

Clot buster works longer than thought, lowering blood pressure limits damage, and vacuum device sucks up clots safely for 8 hours

2/22/2008
Stroke More Prevalent in U.S. Than in Europe

Poor Americans fare worse; risks, health-care system cited as factors

2/22/2008
Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory

Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

2/21/2008
Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk

Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

2/21/2008
Fish Oil Flounders, But Fiber Might Lower Stroke Risk

Pair of studies examine effect of diet on stroke prevention, outcomes

2/21/2008
New Stroke Treatments Reduce Brain Damage, Improve Recovery

Caffeine-alcohol mix plus clot-busting drug proves potent resource as does body cooling with fever reducer