Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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11/25/2008
Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks

But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

11/25/2008
Chromosome Linked to Diabetics' Heart Risks

Genetic variation identifies those with poor glucose control likely to have artery disease

11/20/2008
Specialized Stroke Care Improves Outcomes

And for those hospitals without dedicated units, telemedicine can bridge gap, study says

11/12/2008
High Blood Fat Levels Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk

Study says triglyceride tests done without fasting simpler, better define those in danger

11/11/2008
Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots

Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

11/11/2008
Beta Blocker Use Questioned in Non-Heart Surgery

Increased risk of stroke a major issue in analysis of 33 research projects

11/7/2008
Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use

Study shows appetite suppressant fenfluramine may damage cardiac valves years later

11/7/2008
ER Physicians Press for New Cardiac Arrest Strategies

More bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time would boost survival rates, survey finds

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/28/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums

Periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, research shows

10/26/2008
Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats

Study finds tart powder reduced inflammation, cholesterol and belly fat

10/23/2008
Exercise Improves Stroke Outcome

Attacks are also less severe among people who are active, researchers say

10/23/2008
Speedy Care After Heart Attack Key to Survival

Heart association says cooling body, checking arteries lowers risk of further injury

10/23/2008
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Things you can control ... and things you can't

10/22/2008
Statins May Prevent Some Miscarriages

Mouse study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs could help women with antiphospholipid syndrome

10/21/2008
Health Tip: Breathing Polluted Air

Suggestions to minimize symptoms

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/18/2008
Low Blood Pressure During Surgery Boosts Stroke Risk

Tighter control of levels may prevent complications, study suggests

10/17/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Prevent First Heart Attack, Stroke

Study contradicts current recommendations; expert suggests change

10/14/2008
Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

10/13/2008
Embryonic Heart Shows Strong Capacity to Regenerate

Mouse study finds fetal cells compensated for loss of nearly half of cardiac tissue

10/9/2008
Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin

But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/8/2008
Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease

Small study finds their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble

10/1/2008
Group Urges Depression Screening for Heart Patients

They face twice the risk of second cardiac event 1 to 2 years later

10/1/2008
Beta Blockers May Cut Mortality in COPD Patients After Surgery

Preoperative use was well-tolerated without adverse respiratory effects, study finds

9/29/2008
Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding

That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

9/26/2008
Physical Exam as Good as High Tech in Assessing Heart Failure

Estimates of fluid in body compared favorably to results of invasive procedure, study finds

9/25/2008
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat

Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

9/25/2008
Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

Those greater than 13 millimeters in width twice as likely to burst, study finds

9/25/2008
Surgery Unneeded in Most Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Cases

Study says drug therapy better option for 95% of patients, since stroke risk is low

9/24/2008
Drug Coated Stents Better After Heart Attack

Death rate lower than for bare-metal devices, study shows

9/24/2008
Angioplasty Not Cost-Effective for Chronic Coronary Disease

Study finds it could add $10,000 to treatment 'without significant gain' in quality of life

9/23/2008
Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians

More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

9/22/2008
Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk

Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/16/2008
3-D MRI Helps Detect Patients at High Risk for Stroke

Technique accurately found bleeding within walls of diseased carotid arteries

9/16/2008
Survival Rate Little Changed With Aortic Valve Disorder

Young adults with the common congenital heart defect don't have worse outcomes, study says

9/13/2008
Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble

And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

9/6/2008
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing

Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke

9/5/2008
Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms

But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

9/3/2008
Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk in Older People

Atorvastatin as beneficial in those over 65 as in younger patients, study says

9/3/2008
Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue

Bryostatin may also work in patients with Alzheimer's and traumatic injury, study says

9/2/2008
New Type of Stent Appears Safe, Effective

Artery-opening device emits drug from a biodegradable polymer

8/28/2008
Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

8/27/2008
Fat Cells in Obese People Are 'Sick'

More likely to make insulin-resistant proteins, study says

8/27/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke

Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

8/27/2008
Angioplasty Scoring System Predicts Risk of Death

Clinicians use 7 simple variables to gauge in-hospital mortality after coronary intervention