Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/5/2008
Lung Disease Tied to Increased Risk for Cardiac Events

IPF patients 3 times more likely to suffer heart problems, study says

12/4/2008
Binge Drinking Clogs Arteries With Plaque

Immune cells stick inside blood vessels causing inflammation, blockage, study finds

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