Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/21/2008
Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

2/20/2008
Mammograms Might Spot Stroke Risk

Calcifications in breast arteries upped chances of cardiovascular trouble, study finds

2/20/2008
Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults

Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

2/20/2008
Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

Study finds both went up simultaneously in recent decades

2/20/2008
Music Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes

Study finds enhanced alertness, mood in those who listened just a few hours a day

2/20/2008
Stem Cells Repair Stroke Damage in Rats

Study suggests same technique might one day work in humans

2/18/2008
One Drink May Help Heart, But Two Is Too Many

Extra glass negates immediate benefits to circulation, Canadian study says

2/14/2008
Drug Cuts Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Safety trial shows novel compound blocks enzyme triggering cell and tissue death

2/12/2008
Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure

It seems to plug calcium leaks that cause tiring in muscles, study says

2/12/2008
Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk

Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates

2/8/2008
Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries

Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds

2/7/2008
'Decellularized' Heart Valve Approved

A donated valve that's been stripped of human cells

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

2/4/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

2/1/2008
FDA Approves New Drug-Eluting Stent

To help people with narrowed arteries

1/29/2008
Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same

Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated

1/28/2008
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

1/23/2008
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble

Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

1/21/2008
'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise

Trial finds polymer reduces inflammatory reaction associated with current devices

1/18/2008
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

1/15/2008
Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble

1/11/2008
Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients

British study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of major vascular events

1/10/2008
Priming Heart Before an Attack Could Limit Damage

Animal study shows preconditioning cardiac cells helps organ better tolerate loss of blood flow

12/27/2007
Lower Body Temps Increase Blood Loss During Surgery

Analysis of 40 years' data shows somewhat risky transfusions often necessary

12/27/2007
Study Sheds Light on Origins of Sudden Cardiac Death

New imaging techniques help researchers probe ventricular fibrillation

12/14/2007
Health Tip: Help Keep Diabetic Hearts Healthy

Lifestyle changes can make a big difference

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/12/2007
Statins Can Boost Brain Hemorrhage Risk After Stroke

For most patients, small risk is outweighed by the benefits, experts say

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

12/11/2007
Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest

Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/10/2007
Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Researchers find pronounced effect in those over 40

11/30/2007
Health Tip: The Road to a Healthy Heart

Some easy ways to keep fit

11/15/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

11/13/2007
Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Mouse study finds diet with components patients taught to avoid may offer protection

11/12/2007
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study

U.K. researchers find 1 in 20 TIA patients face major attack within a week

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/6/2007
Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks

Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

11/5/2007
Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study

Almost 90% adhered to fluid restriction, weigh-ins when aided by trained support group

11/5/2007
Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits

Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says

11/5/2007
CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival

Making more AEDs available in communities could save hundreds of lives, study finds

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/2/2007
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals

Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

10/1/2007
Antibiotic Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Minocycline improves patient outcomes if given with 24 hours, study finds

9/18/2007
Genetic Test Approved for Sensitivity to Blood Thinner

Some people who take Coumadin at higher risk of bleeding

9/14/2007
9/5/2007
First Generic Versions of Coreg Approved

Treats high blood pressure and cardiac problems