Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/8/2007
Beauty Shop-Based Stroke Outreach Works

It improved black women's knowledge of key warning signs, researchers say

2/6/2007
Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol

Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

2/5/2007
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk

It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

2/5/2007
U.S. Minority Women Know Less About Heart Disease: Survey

American Heart Association study suggests more targeted efforts needed to raise awareness

1/27/2007
Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

1/26/2007
Study Spots Protein That Helps Body Clear Dead Cells

Finding shows how fat controls inflammation that can lead to many disease processes

1/24/2007
Research Seeks Clues to Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Trouble in heart's right ventricle may cause irregular heartbeat, they say

1/19/2007
Heart Rhythm Gene Linked to Sudden Infant Deaths

Fatal arrhythmia study suggests screening may identify babies at risk

1/18/2007
Health Tip: About Congestive Heart Failure

See your doctor if you have warning signs

1/15/2007
Emotional Health Vital to Heart Attack Recovery

Experts say targeting follow-up care can ease depression, fear in patients

1/11/2007
Case Study Examines Rare Heart Attack Complication

CT scan detected potentially fatal subepicardial aneurysm

1/10/2007
Study Backs Worksite Stress Interventions

Tension-reducing programs help hearts and the bottom line, Italian researchers say

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/2/2007
Moderate Drinking Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Men

But the finding isn't a reason to boost drinking rates, researchers say

12/29/2006
Health Tip: Heart Palpitations

The sensation may or may not indicate a serious health problem

12/26/2006
Methamphetamines May Be Toxic to Blood Vessels

Report posits increased risk for artery tears, stroke in users of the drug

12/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday

Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

12/18/2006
U.S. Government Should Track Heart Disease: Experts

Current data on nation's No. 1 killer is piecemeal, experts say

12/13/2006
Health Tip: Low Blood Pressure May Be Dangerous, Too

Tell your doctor if you become dizzy or lightheaded

12/12/2006
Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks

Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

12/1/2006
Health Tip: Fish is Good for Your Heart

It contains healthy fatty acids

11/29/2006
Health Tip: Blood-Thinning Drugs May Have Side Effects

Tell your doctor if you bleed too easily

11/28/2006
Health Tip: Who Needs Aspirin?

People who may benefit from a daily dose

11/22/2006
Cellular Changes Could Spur Heart Failure Death

Genetics could alter the cells' sodium channel function, study finds

11/16/2006
Health Tip: Thrombus vs. Embolus

An explanation of different blood clots

10/27/2006
Health Tip: Eat a Balanced Vegetarian Diet

Here's how to get the right nutrients

10/20/2006
10/11/2006
Drug Reverses Deadly Angioplasty Complication

Calcium channel-blocker nicardipine undid no-flow in arteries, study finds

10/6/2006
Health Tip: What's Pericarditis?

An inflammation of the heart's membrane

9/6/2006
Health Tip: Living With a Pacemaker

Follow your doctor's instructions

8/31/2006
Health Tip: Angina Is Chest Pain

It could be a sign of current or pending heart attack

8/31/2006
Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart

Early detection can help keep it under control

8/28/2006
U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide

80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

8/25/2006
Health Tip: Hyponatremia is Salt-to-Water Imbalance

The condition -- and cause -- must be treated

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Know Your Blood Pressure

Are your pressure and cholesterol levels within normal range?

8/17/2006
Expanded Use of Plavix Approved

To prevent blocked arteries after heart attack

8/11/2006
Health Tip: What's a Pulmonary Embolism?

A dangerous blood clot that travels to the lungs

8/10/2006
8/4/2006
New Guidelines Out on Use of Anti-Clotting Therapy

Groups say stroke risk should be main determinant in treating patients with atrial fibrillation

8/3/2006
Blood Clot Threads Are Nature's Most Stretchable: Study

Fibrin fibers could be pulled more than four times their length before they broke

6/26/2006
Health Tip: Varicose Veins May Not Need Treatment

But talk to your doctor if you have pain

6/23/2006
Generic Versions of Zocor Approved

2nd-best selling cholesterol drug in U.S.

6/12/2006
Health Tip: Calf Pain Could Signal Cardiovascular Trouble

Peripheral artery disease often starts in the legs

5/29/2006
Health Tip: Do I Need a Vitamin E Supplement?

Most people can get enough from the right diet

5/23/2006
4/6/2006
Moderate Drinking Good for Women's Brains

Those who had two drinks daily had higher scores than teetotalers, study finds

3/31/2006
Immune Suppressing Drug Prevents Heart Transplant Rejection

In U.S. study, it surpassed standard anti-rejection drug

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Internet Recipes Good for the Heart

Heart Association offers tasty alternatives

3/21/2006
Billing Records Help Assess Care for Heart Patients

The best hospitals produce the best results, study finds