Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/17/2004
U.S. Halts Use of Celebrex in Cancer Trial

Will review heart safety of all cox-2 inhibitors

12/13/2004
Study: Blacks More Fat, Less Fit Than Whites

Differences more pronounced in men, researchers say

12/13/2004
Death Rates Highest During Holidays

Study finds bump on Christmas and New Year's

12/8/2004
Study Urges Delay for Implantable Defibrillators

Inserting them right after heart attack doesn't cut death rate

12/6/2004
Study: Celebrex Safer on Heart Than Vioxx

But another expert questions safety of entire class of drugs

12/6/2004
Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky

Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged

12/6/2004
Health Tip: Women and Heart Disease

Things you can do to lower your risk

12/1/2004
Patients Can Self-Treat Atrial Fibrillation

ER visits, hospital visits down by 90%, study finds

11/29/2004
Study Finds Health Benefit in Low-Glycemic Diet

Cuts risk factors for heart disease, diabetes better than low-fat diet

11/24/2004
Molecule Promotes Growth of Heart Muscle

Helps repair heart attack damage in mice

11/24/2004
Safety of Entire Family of Painkillers Questioned

Experts still see a key role for cox-2 inhibitors

11/23/2004
Obesity Raises Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

More weight means more likelihood of atrial fibrillation

11/12/2004
Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics

Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

11/11/2004
Two-Pronged Cholesterol Approach Works

Lifting 'good' lipids, lowering 'bad' cuts cardiovascular events

11/10/2004
Binge Drinking Raises Death Risk After Heart Attack

Study finds odds doubled for those who did so in previous year

11/10/2004
Scientists Find Key to Gene Therapy

In mice, silencing RNA cut cholesterol nearly in half

11/10/2004
Gender, Ethnic Gaps Found in Heart Care

Men, blacks usually fare worse, studies find

11/10/2004
Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds

Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

11/9/2004
Hypertension Drugs Serve Another Role

Save lives in those with heart disease and normal blood pressure

11/9/2004
Heart Health Tough to Buy With Food Stamps

Study finds problems with access, transportation and time

11/8/2004
Heart Health Tied to Social, Psychological Factors

Studies find several factors outside the body

11/7/2004
'Sleeve' Implant Helps Reverse Enlarged Hearts

New surgical device can help control heart failure, study shows

11/7/2004
Pollution May Hasten Hardening of Arteries

Long-term exposure tied to early development of condition

11/4/2004
Health Tip: Feeling a Flutter?

It may be nothing, or a serious heart problem

11/2/2004
Fruits, Vegetables Won't Lower Cancer Risk

Study finds lower heart trouble with higher consumption

10/29/2004
While-You-Sleep Dialysis Proving Successful

Improved artery health compared to daytime dialysis

10/28/2004
Obesity Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

Extra pounds in middle age double incidence, study says

10/26/2004
HRT Promotions Plummet After Negative Study

Study finds industry didn't flex its marketing arm

10/25/2004
Blood Vessel Function May Point to Heart Problems

Root of those problems can be traced to childhood ills such as obesity

10/22/2004
Experts Explain Seeming Paradox of Pill Study

Effect of hormones differs, depending on age of a woman when she takes them

10/21/2004
Gene Passed by Mom Tied to Metabolic Syndrome

Cells' energy factories raise blood pressure, cholesterol

10/21/2004
Health Tip: So You've Given Up Meat?

Meatless diet isn't automatically healthier

10/18/2004
Partial Artificial Heart Approved

For patients awaiting transplant

10/15/2004
Location of Fat Affects Heart Risk

Study says it may be more important than level of obesity

10/14/2004
Ephedrine Can Cause Sudden Death

Supplement created potentially fatal heart rhythms in dogs

10/13/2004
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixes Aneurysms

But longer assessment still needed, surgeons say

10/12/2004
Cleveland Ranked Tops in Hospital Care

Survey finds improving cardiac care nationwide

10/11/2004
Simple Kidney Test Predicts Heart Death

New study strengthens connection between two organ ailments

10/8/2004
Safety of All Cox-2 Drugs Questioned

Expert says they work on same heart mechanism as recalled Vioxx

10/6/2004
Minimally Invasive Procedure Prevents Stroke

Stenting plus angioplasty works in high-risk patients

10/5/2004
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle in Youth Pays Off Later

Study finds women less likely to die of any cause as they age

10/5/2004
HRT's Link to Higher Blood Clot Risk Confirmed

Study also finds odds higher in older, heavier women

10/5/2004
Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young

Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

9/27/2004
Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men

But some experts question its worth

9/22/2004
Latest Low-Tech Heart Tool: Post-it Notes

Help diagnose problems when stuck on patient's body

9/22/2004
Mild Kidney Woes Tied to Heart Disease

Even slight renal reduction raises cardiovascular risk, studies show

9/20/2004
Tight Glucose Control Needed for Diabetics

Analysis suggests ways to ward off heart disease

9/17/2004
Nonprescription Defibrillators Approved

To regulate abnormal heartbeat

9/15/2004
Intensive Statin Use Not for All Heart Patients

High doses don't always prevent problems, and may cause some

9/14/2004
A Drink or Two OK for Angioplasty Patients

Moderate consumption tied to less re-narrowing of arteries