Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
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

9/3/2003
Sleep Apnea

Ignored, it could lead to more serious problems

9/2/2003
Sweet Treatment Cuts Heart Attack Deaths

Glucose solution reduces rate by 72%, study finds

8/28/2003
Sprawling Burbs Make for Sprawling Waistlines

Research connects urban sprawl to health problems

8/27/2003
New Drug Cuts Heart Transplant Failure

Everolimus prevents growth of artery-clogging tissue

8/27/2003
8/26/2003
Stroke Risk Eyed in Those With Bad Heart Rhythm

Tool helps doctors figure who should go on blood thinner

8/26/2003
Can Dark Chocolate Halt Heart Trouble?

Small study suggests it licks hypertension, but experts point out caloric downside

8/26/2003
Watermelon Delight

It's a handy and healthy snack

8/25/2003
Black Women Under-Treated for Heart Disease

Study finds problem even though they suffer more cardiovascular problems

8/20/2003
Which Hospital Is Best for Heart Attack Victims?

Danish study favors major centers for angioplasty

8/19/2003
Heart Risk Factors Do Matter

Smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure are killers

8/18/2003
Overweight Children at Higher Heart Risk

Study finds higher levels of telltale marker

8/18/2003
Could Cholesterol Drugs Help the Eyes, Too?

Statins tied to lower risk of macular degeneration

8/13/2003
Study Refuels Debate Over Clot Prevention

Finds higher doses of blood thinner are better

8/11/2003
Can Vitamins Help Kids With High Cholesterol?

Small study indicates so, but others are wary

8/11/2003
New Hope for Stem Cells Repairing Hearts

Rat study finds engineered ones restore function

8/8/2003
On-the-Job Exercise Not Always Heart-Healthy

Study finds stress levels may reduce benefits

8/4/2003
Walking Helps Type 2 Diabetics

Brisk walks may extend life

7/31/2003
The Bright Side of a Genetic Disease

Mothers of hemophiliacs have lower death rate

7/31/2003
Could Your Smile Betray a Heart Risk?

Early study results find cardiovascular link to tooth loss

7/28/2003
Deaths from Pulmonary Embolisms Fall Sharply

Study finds rate drops 30% over 20 years