Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/21/2008
Health Tip: Heart-Healthy Diet Should Start in Infancy

Here's what the American Heart Association recommends

5/20/2008
Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease

Cancer drug interferes with abnormal cell growth seen in pulmonary hypertension

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/15/2008
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

5/14/2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

5/14/2008
Clot-Busting Treatment Improves Bleeding Stroke Outcomes

Low dose tPA dissolved masses 2 to 3 times faster, dramatically boosting survival

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors

Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/8/2008
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help

Rehab with therapist had more benefit than those using robotic devices, study finds

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

5/1/2008
Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients

Remote screening cut hospital readmissions, provided timely intervention

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

4/29/2008
Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease

But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

4/29/2008
Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Thyrotropin levels increasing even within normal range associated with dangers

4/28/2008
Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

4/27/2008
Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders

Meds they take, changes in biological clock put many at risk for serious disease

4/25/2008
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

4/24/2008
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke

Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds

4/23/2008
Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble

High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

4/23/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

4/22/2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia

Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

4/21/2008
Compact Heart Assist Device Approved

HeartMate II helps weakened heart for those awaiting transplant

4/21/2008
Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty

But study also finds survival rates similar, no matter when admission occurred

4/21/2008
New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results

Called a 'box lesion,' it helps isolate electrical impulses causing irregular heartbeat

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

4/16/2008
Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive

Those going to hospital on weekend faced 13.4% lower chance of recovery, study finds

4/15/2008
Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke

Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

4/15/2008
4/10/2008
Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait

Harness offers partial support as patients re-learn to walk

4/10/2008
Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks

Finnish study says early start to healthy lifestyles can pay big dividends later

4/10/2008
Postmenopausal Women's Sexual Dissatisfaction Not Linked to Heart Troubles

Study did see modest tie between displeasure, peripheral artery disease

4/9/2008
Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

4/8/2008
Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death

Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

4/7/2008
New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

4/7/2008
Antipsychotic Drug Boosts Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

French study in rats finds olanzapine changes metabolism in weeks

4/4/2008
Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes

Aggressive action is safe and may cut risk of disability, death, study finds

4/3/2008
Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications

At-risk patients need care to avoid heart disease, cancer, task force report says

4/1/2008
Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery

But this new study of diabetes drug doesn't prove it's safe, critics say

4/1/2008
Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass

MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function

3/31/2008
Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery

But patients who received stents required more procedures to reopen arteries, study found

3/30/2008
Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

Enhanced doctor-patient communication showed big drops in blood pressure, disease scores

3/30/2008
Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack

Long-term study indicates they lower restenosis risk and don't increase mortality probability

3/29/2008
Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death

Sudden death occurred in 13 percent of fatal coronaries in study

3/28/2008
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

3/28/2008
Health Tip: How a Pacemaker Helps the Heart

Why the device is prescribed

3/27/2008
Depression After Stroke Can Be Debilitating

Prevents return to work almost as often as physical disability does, study shows

3/21/2008
Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

Study with dogs shows devices much more than a mechanical fix for ailing patients