Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
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

7/25/2003
Hurrying Up Toward a Coronary

Type A behavior linked to early heart attacks

7/24/2003
Spinach Packs a Healthy Punch

It's low in calories, rich in vitamins

7/23/2003
Preventive Blood Clot Therapy Underused

Studies find hospitals don't use low-cost measures in high-risk patients

7/21/2003
Blood Test Predicts Heart Disease

Measures protein that raises risk

7/21/2003
A Tomato a Day Keeps Heart Disease Away

Risk drops by 30 percent for those who eat pizza, tomato sauce and the like

7/9/2003
Drug Cuts Blood Clot Risk in Cancer Patients

Yet high cost hinders its use, study says

7/9/2003
Food Labels to Contain Trans Fats

U.S. orders addition of dangerous acid by 2006

7/1/2003
Heart Patients: Save Yourself, Quit Smoking

Even sickly do well by stopping

6/30/2003
U.S. Panel on Fence About Supplements

Finds no evidence to recommend them to prevent heart disease, cancer

6/27/2003
Like the Rest of Us, Doctors Need to Get Moving

Physicians urged to prescribe more exercise -- for patients and themselves

6/27/2003
CPR May Work in Prone Position

Small study finds better blood flow

6/26/2003
Study: Cholesterol Test at 50 Most Efficient Heart Tracker

But expert says it's pound-foolish to ignore younger adults

6/25/2003
Heart Treatments for Medicare Patients Improving

But aspirin and other therapies remain under-used, Yale study finds

6/24/2003
Long Plane Rides Raise Risk of Rare Stroke

Chances elevated in people with heart deformity

6/23/2003
Blood Protein Predicts Stroke Risk

Inflammation marker independently tied to attacks in elderly

6/23/2003
Diabetics Can Walk for Life

Study finds simple exercise can lower death risk

6/23/2003
Can Tea Lower Cholesterol?

Extract study suggests it can, but research is preliminary

6/11/2003
Ham Awry

It can cause you to fail drug test

6/10/2003
Vessel Condition Raises Stroke Risk

Researchers say finding won't lead to immediate changes

6/9/2003
Research Finds Molecular Cause of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Hope is to develop drug to protect fetus from defects

6/9/2003
Healthy Diet Now, Lower Health Costs Later

Study finds switching to good food in midlife reaps rewards for aging

6/8/2003
You Can Weather Cardiac Rehab

But if it's warm, follow this advice

6/6/2003
Why Time Slows the Heart

Researchers focus on role of parasympathetic nervous system

6/6/2003
Human Arteries Engineered in Lab

May one day be used in bypass surgeries, study says

6/4/2003
Intense Diabetes Therapy Cuts Heart, Kidney Trouble

Management shows complications not a foregone conclusion

6/3/2003
The Socioeconomics of Heart Disease

Low-income heart patients suffer worse outcomes, national study finds

6/2/2003
New Heart Failure Guidelines Developed

Researchers draw up clinical map for those at low risk

5/28/2003
Exercising for Fun Better for the Heart

Work-related physical strain, however, has the opposite effect

5/27/2003
Apnea Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

Correcting problem can prevent dangerously irregular rhythm

5/27/2003
Fish Oil Prevents Irregular Heartbeats

Study aims to explain why some seafood is beneficial

5/27/2003
2 Pacemakers Better for Some Heart Patients

Twin therapies improve quality of life, study finds

5/22/2003
Chew Aspirin if You're Having a Heart Attack

Begins working faster that way

5/19/2003
Cancer Drug's Heart Risk Underestimated

Heart failure rate higher than previously believed, study finds

5/16/2003
Lower-Cost Implantable Defibrillator

Restores normal heart rhythm

5/12/2003
Chiropractic Tied to Rare Strokes

Study says practice can rupture arteries

5/12/2003
Scan Predicts Heart Trouble in the Healthy

Electron beam tomography detects artery deposits

5/7/2003
Pacemakers Not Useful for Fainting Spells

New study backpedals from earlier research

5/6/2003
People Don't Get the Picture on Heart Risk

Showing a common image alone doesn't change behavior

4/30/2003
Shunned Drug Buys Vital Time for Heart Patients

Study finds nitroprusside helps in aortic stenosis emergency

4/25/2003
Insulin Resistance a Double Whammy for Some Diabetics

Study says it creates 'double diabetes' in those with Type 1 form

4/24/2003
FDA Approves First Drug-Coated Stent

Device expected to sharply reduce re-clogging of vessels

4/24/2003
Drug-Releasing Coronary Stent Gets Nod

Keeps unclogged arteries from re-blocking

4/23/2003
Study Gets Handle on Deadly Heart Condition in Kids

Survey reports incidence of cardiomyopathy higher in boys, blacks

4/21/2003
Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Heart Failure

Early trial shows safety, effectiveness

4/17/2003
Cholesterol Drug OK'd for Heart Problems

Even if cholesterol levels aren't high

4/17/2003
Win One for the Ticker

Heart attacks decrease when the home team wins

4/16/2003
Study: Estrogen Patch May Be Easier on Heart

Finds it doesn't raise blood levels of a risky protein

4/15/2003
Sudden Heart Death Strikes Women, Too

Study says more attention and prevention efforts are needed