Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/6/2004
Common Clot-Buster May Have a Superior

Variation of heparin effective and easier to use

7/2/2004
Stents As Good As Radiation for Blocked Arteries

Study finds benefits in devices that release drug

7/1/2004
Secondhand Smoke Risk Underestimated

Study finds heart disease risk rises as much as 60%

6/30/2004
Skipped Heartbeats Probably No Concern

Most palpitations are harmless corrections

6/28/2004
Flaws Seen in Major U.S. Study on HRT

New study finds therapy may still benefit younger women

6/28/2004
Second Heart Surgery Costly to Medicare

Researchers suggest drug-laced stents may save money

6/25/2004
Alzheimer's Drug Treats Stroke-Related Dementia

Studies find Aricept improves cognition, daily functions

6/23/2004
Study Questions Value of Folate in Heart Patients

The nutrient may damage arteries in those receiving stents

6/23/2004
Your Genes Can Affect Drug Activity

First study shows effect on cholesterol medication

6/21/2004
Kidney Disease Often Overlooked in Heart Patients

Better information for doctors is needed, study says

6/18/2004
Tumor-Starving Protein Identified

Discovery inhibits growth of vessels that feed cancer

6/17/2004
Exercise, Fish Oil Keep Arteries Clear

Added benefits seen when taken before a fatty meal

6/16/2004
Deadly Blood Clots Likelier to Recur in Men

Researchers can only speculate as to why

6/16/2004
Liposuction Won't Remove Fat's Health Risks

Surgery no fix for preventing diabetes, heart woes

6/15/2004
Simple Guidelines Ward Off Deadly Diseases

Major health groups join forces on a prevention plan

6/15/2004
Women More Likely to Die From Aortic Dissection

Delay in diagnosis and treatment may be the primary reason, researchers report.

6/14/2004
U.S. Report Backs Drinking in Moderation

Finds lowest death rates in those who have one or two drinks daily

6/9/2004
Risks Seen in Therapy for Breathing Failure

Death rate of noninvasive intervention nearly doubled

6/7/2004
Blood Thinner Doesn't Work for All

One-fourth of patients don't respond to Plavix in small study

6/3/2004
Brightly Colored Fruits May Reduce Stroke Risk

High levels of natural antoxidants might be protective

6/2/2004
Heart Disease Recipe Rampant in Obese Kids

Thanks to epidemic, more have metabolic syndrome

6/1/2004
Air Pollution Poses Cardiovascular Risks, Heart Association Says

Studies said to provide convincing evidence it's a public health problem

6/1/2004
New Burden for Developing World: Chronic Disease

Health professionals also have to fight acute viral ailments

5/20/2004
Possible Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death Found

Arrythmia, artery problems strike people in prime of life

5/19/2004
Breast Cancer Therapy Shows New Promise

Herceptin, when combined with right drugs, found safe, effective

5/17/2004
Studies Bolster Case for Atkins Diet

But critics continue to question the long-term safety

5/17/2004
Worrying About Health Costs Raises Death Rate

'Burdened' attitude toward money linked to poorer outcomes in heart patients

5/16/2004
A New Look to Heart Failure Treatment

Cardiologists reshape the heart to boost its strength

5/14/2004
High Blood Pressure Can Kill Without Warning

That's why doctors urge routine screenings

5/13/2004
Expert: Women's Heart Woes Have Stepchild Status

Urges more attention be paid to top killer

5/11/2004
Heredity Cuts Both Ways With Heart Disease

Family history can hurt, good gene can help

5/11/2004
Hormone Therapy Reduces Fracture Risk

Benefit disappears quickly when therapy is stopped

5/7/2004
Carb-Linked Dip in 'Good' Cholesterol OK, Study Finds

High-carb, low-fat diets keep healthy ratio of HDL, LDL cholesterol

5/6/2004
Aspirin's Heart Benefit Muted When Coated

Cover reduces low-dose pill's absorption

5/5/2004
Migraine Sufferers Not Getting Best Drugs

Expert panel urges doctors to offer patients triptans

5/4/2004
Blood Pressure Rising in Kids

Study says it can set stage for problems later

5/3/2004
Vitamin E May Increase 'Bad' Cholesterol

Study says it undoes process that destroys LDL in liver

4/29/2004
Report Says Air in U.S. Still Too Dirty

Improvements seen, but still a long way to go

4/28/2004
Parkinson's Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Study finds Permax can damage valves

4/26/2004
Molecule Signals Danger For Heart Attack Patients

High levels of protein linked to heart failure, death

4/23/2004
Supersized Breakfast Stresses Vessels

Two McMuffins, hash browns inflame arteries till lunch, study finds

4/21/2004
Higher Drug Dose Hurts Kids in Cardiac Arrest

Survival better with lower adrenaline dosage, study finds

4/21/2004
'America's Oldest Teenager' Gets Serious About Diabetes

Dick Clark speaking out on diabetics' heart disease risks

4/20/2004
Fat Sites Best Predict Heart Risk

Study: Obesity alone not best forecaster, especially in women

4/19/2004
Cutting Calories Can Prolong Life

Small study of disciplined dieters finds many benefits

4/15/2004
Love Mends a Broken Heart

Heart attack patients fare better with partners, friends

4/14/2004
Key Protein in Blood Vessel Formation Found

Could help fight against heart disease, cancer

4/14/2004
When Coughing Can Save Your Life

How it may help during a heart attack

4/13/2004
Protein Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Study finds protection in those with highest levels of adiponectin

4/12/2004
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