Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
2/17/2004
What Hurts the Heart Also Hurts the Kidney

Study finds same factors increase risk for both diseases

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/11/2004
New Heart Risk Marker Found

Blood test for protein helps treatment, predicts problems

2/10/2004
Defenders Attack Report on Atkins' Death

Say he wasn't obese and his diet was not connected to his health woes

2/4/2004
Heart Paradox Found in Blacks

Despite worse outcomes for heart failure, arrhythmia rate is lower than whites

2/4/2004
Trimming Trans Fats

How to reduce your consumption

2/3/2004
Vitamin Therapy Won't Stop Second Stroke

Lowering levels of amino acid in blood doesn't change outcome

2/3/2004
'Natural' Viagra Alternative Is the Real Thing

Researchers find active ingredient that could be dangerous for users

2/3/2004
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Colon Cancer

C-reactive protein links tumors, simmering irritation

1/28/2004
Robots in the Operating Room

Doctors' use of camera-guided system in surgery benefits young heart patients

1/27/2004
High Cholesterol Doesn't Help Dialysis Patients

Study refutes paradox about those with end-stage kidney disease

1/27/2004
New Marker for Heart Trouble Found

Study ties it to inflammation in people with chest pain

1/26/2004
Stent-Related Death a Medical Mystery

Sudden reaction to an arterial implant seen as anomaly

1/26/2004
How Strong Is Your Heart?

And other heartening facts

1/21/2004
New Study Finds Inflammation a Bad Actor

Key protein puts those with valve disease at risk

1/20/2004
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease

Study ties it to artery problems in younger, healthy men

1/20/2004
New Drug Cuts Angina Attacks

Ranolazine eases chest pain using different tactic

1/20/2004
Diabetics Lax in Caring for Heart Health

Blood sugar levels, blood pressure fail to improve, study finds

1/19/2004
Modified Gene Therapy Better for Heart

Researchers learn to target tissue for treatment in mice

1/16/2004
Arm Position Is Key to Blood Pressure Reading

Levels swing as much as 10% when you flex your elbow, study says

1/14/2004
Stent With Cancer Drug Shines in Trial

Device releases paclitaxel to keep cleared vessels open

1/13/2004
Ephedra, Though Banned, Still Under Attack

Study finds heart problems with small dose of Metabolife 356

1/7/2004
Hormone Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

Vasopressin works best in those with worst chance

1/7/2004
'Silent' Heart Arrhythmias More Common Than Thought

Researchers say anticoagulant therapy should be continued

12/31/2003
Gene Tied to Inflammatory Attack on Arteries

More reasons for some to eat fish, not certain meats and vegetable oils

12/31/2003
Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in U.S.

Group also marks milestones for 2003

12/30/2003
Heart Patients May Have New Medicinal Snake

Blood thinner from venom should be safer, easier to use

12/29/2003
Smokers: Consider Your Legs

Blocked arteries can lead to amputation

12/24/2003
Calculate Your Heart Rate

Then exercise within your range

12/22/2003
Drug-Coated Stents Safe, Effective in Real World

Study finds they work in a broader patient group

12/19/2003
Heart Patients Gain by Quitting Smoking

Study finds it's never too late to break habit

12/18/2003
'Economy-Class Syndrome' Not a Myth: Study

Finds 1% risk of deadly clots even in business travelers

12/18/2003
Cholesterol-Free Mice Created

May aid in uncovering role lipid plays in various organisms

12/17/2003
Studies: Inflammation a Bad Actor for Heart

Find severe, early artery blockage in lupus patients

12/16/2003
New Heart Therapy Wins Tempered Praise

Preliminary study finds cell transplants may work

12/16/2003
Unfit Today, Heart Trouble Tomorrow

Young treadmill dropouts at much higher risk

12/16/2003
Metabolic Syndrome Players Deadly When Combined

Study says any of them is bad, but a mixture is worse

12/15/2003
Pollution Harder on Heart Than Lungs

Cardiovascular deaths higher, especially in smokers

12/14/2003
Heart Health in the Cold

Tips for keeping your heart warm but not overworked

12/10/2003
New Clue to Sudden Coronary Death

Tiny hemorrhage can cause plaque rupture

12/9/2003
Striking Back at Stroke

New campaign raises awareness about danger of atrial fibrillation

12/9/2003
Blood Molecule Tied to Hypertension Risk

C-reactive protein associated with yet another heart problem

12/8/2003
Diabetes Drugs Called Safe, With Monitoring

Heart, diabetes groups issue statement on Avandia, Actos

12/4/2003
Anti-Aging Supplement May Clog Arteries

But tests on DHEA were only done in the lab

12/2/2003
Intense Weight Lifting Linked to Fatal Heart Trouble

It can lead to a tear in the heart's major artery

12/2/2003
The Cholesterol Paradox

Study finds higher levels may actually help heart failure patients

11/26/2003
Cholesterol Risk Singles Out Older Men

Study findings a puzzlement to researchers

11/24/2003
Statins More Effective When Begun in Hospital

Patients given them during treatment likelier to stay on them

11/24/2003
Even 'Good' Cholesterol Can Turn Bad

HDL sometimes inflames immune system and increases heart risk

11/24/2003
Hypertension, Inflammation a Deadly Combo

Stroke risk much higher in women with high CRP levels