Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/24/2003
The Future of Heart Health

Stem cell transplantation, accessible defibrillators among innovative research

11/24/2003
Women Fare Worse Than Men After Bypass

They suffer more depression and anxiety a year later

11/19/2003
Potent AIDS Drugs Tied to Heart Disease

European study contradicts earlier findings

11/19/2003
Doctors Can Predict Heart Failure Death

Study stratifies risk depending on other factors

11/18/2003
Vioxx Has No Effect on Arteries

New painkiller doesn't undercut aspirin in heart patients, study finds

11/13/2003
Doctors Divided Over Cholesterol Drugs Study

At issue: It doesn't say which medicine better at halting cardiovascular events

11/10/2003
New Heart Failure Therapy on Horizon

Drug eases fluid buildup without taxing kidneys

11/10/2003
Stem Cells Can Help Lungs and Hearts

Researchers see promise in bone marrow

11/10/2003
Two Heart Drugs Found Equally Effective

Newer medication an option to ACE inhibitors

11/9/2003
Many Heart Failure Patients Don't Get What They Need

Appropriate therapies, counseling vary from hospital to hospital

11/6/2003
Heart Disease Markers Have Wider Value

Predicted heart attacks even in those who didn't have heart surgery

11/4/2003
Gene Variation Raises Heart Attack Risk

But researchers find association only in men

10/28/2003
The Young at Heart Live Longer

Key is controlling underlying cardiovascular disease

10/27/2003
Know Your ApoB Levels?

Study finds marker predicts heart trouble better than cholesterol levels

10/22/2003
New Tests Measure Heart Risk

Inflammation-related enzymes the target

10/20/2003
Inflammation Molecules Signal Heart Risk

Role in medical practice not yet clear

10/16/2003
Getting the Best Odds for Vascular Surgery

Hospital experience important, surgeon's experience more so

10/10/2003
New Skin Lotion for Hot Flashes

Will carry warnings of HRT risks

10/9/2003
Study: Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk

Two pollutants linked to increased hospital admissions

10/8/2003
10/6/2003
Who Should Get Implantable Defibrillators?

Cardiac imaging pinpoints patients who'll benefit most from heart shocker device

10/6/2003
CPR Helps Quality of Life, Too

Study on bystander assistance refutes notion that patient ends up a wreck

10/2/2003
Stroke-Dietary Fat Link Puzzles Researchers

Heart disease risk factor isn't one for brain attacks

9/30/2003
Pacemakers Go Digital

Doctors can gather data and program them faster

9/24/2003
Cheap, Fast Test Measures Blood Clot Risk

Accurately rules out those who don't need risky and costly therapy

9/17/2003
Women Get Less Aggressive Heart Therapy

Cardiologists treat arrhythmias much later, study finds

9/16/2003
Antibiotic Disappoints As Heart Attack Therapy

But researchers haven't lost hope that it can help

9/10/2003
Blood-Thinning Therapy Cuts Stroke Risk

More warfarin is better in atrial fibrillation, study finds

9/9/2003
Caution Urged on Popular Diabetes Drugs

Study: Small risk for those with heart disease or kidney problems

9/8/2003
Two Blood Pressure Drugs May Act as One

Study could change regimen for hypertension, heart failure

9/4/2003
Exercise Testing Predicts Heart Death

Patients slow to recover twice as likely to die, study says