Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

1/22/2009
New Brain Hemorrhage Guidelines Stress Quick Action

Hospitals with more expertise handling these attacks also boost survival outcomes

1/22/2009
Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment

Care varies for men and women, and by male and female doctors, study finds

1/21/2009
Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked

Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

1/20/2009
MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding

Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery

1/20/2009
Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

Older patients were more affected, study found

1/20/2009
Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx

The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say

1/19/2009
1/15/2009
Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

1/13/2009
Diet, Exercise Cut Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

1/12/2009
Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

1/8/2009
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea

Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

1/5/2009
Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage

Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

12/30/2008
Optimal Warfarin Dosing Improves Anticoagulation Control

Increasing time within the therapeutic range of utmost importance, study finds

12/29/2008
Guide on Blood Thinner Now Available in Spanish

Brochure may help spread the word about warfarin's possible complications

12/26/2008
Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants

Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions

12/24/2008
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive

Review finds it may cut cardiac mortality but not help those with heart rhythm problems

12/18/2008
Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke

Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

12/17/2008
Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients

In study, those with pulmonary clots saw benefit

12/17/2008
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk

Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

12/16/2008
Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners

12/16/2008
Small Doses of Carbon Monoxide Might Help Stroke Victims

Mouse study showed it reduced brain damage after attack

12/16/2008
Program Aids Hospital Compliance With Stroke Guidelines

Goal is to improve use of treatments proven to cut post-illness complications

12/11/2008
Multiple ICD Replacements Can Predict Complications

Those with history of repeat surgeries likely to face infection, bleeding, study finds

12/11/2008
Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

12/11/2008
Crowded Households Raise Women's Heart Risk

Stress of work and taking care of family to blame, Japanese study finds