Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

2/17/2009
Health Tip: Preparing for a Stress Test

What to expect, and how to get ready

2/16/2009
Coffee Drinking Lowers Women's Stroke Risk

Two or more cups a day boosts protection for nonsmokers, study finds

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/16/2009
Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified

Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

2/15/2009
Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

2/12/2009
Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle

Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

2/10/2009
Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke

Raft of studies points up many of the differences in care, incidence of brain attacks

2/7/2009
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

2/6/2009
First Ablation Catheters Approved for Atrial Fibrillation

Designed to treat irregular heartbeat when medication doesn't work

2/5/2009
Shorter Menopause May Speed Risk of Heart Disease

Transition within 3 years allows more plaque buildup in arteries, study finds

2/5/2009
Quick Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes

Rapid action cuts death rate, costs, length of stay and risk of recurrence, study finds

2/3/2009
Radiation From CT Scans Not Always the Same

Study finds wide variation in exposure, depending on several factors

2/2/2009
Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration

Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says

1/30/2009
Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease

Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks

Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

1/30/2009
Top 10 Heart-Stroke Advances for 2008

AHA says research looked at smoking bans, acute care, diabetes control and childhood obesity

1/23/2009
60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation

Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers