Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/3/2004
Lipitor Can Prevent Heart Attacks

Cholesterol drug approved for new use

7/28/2004
Cholesterol-Lowering Combo Approved

Fights the artery clogging substance 2 ways

7/27/2004
Ankle Readings Foretell Walking Problems

Pressure gauge predicts blocked arteries without symptoms

7/27/2004
Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients

Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

7/26/2004
On-the-Job Exercise Helps Diabetics

Even light lifting reduces heart risk, study finds

7/23/2004
How Homer Helps Your Heart

Rhythms of ancient poetry synchronize beating with breathing

7/20/2004
No Drop in Incidence of Heart Failure

But survival has inched up over 20 years, study finds

7/19/2004
Eating Fish May Prevent Irregular Heartbeats

When baked and broiled, it protects against atrial fibrillation, study says

7/15/2004
Too Much Childhood TV Tied to Poor Adult Health

Tube addicts likelier to have severe problems in their 20s

7/12/2004
Experts Urge Tighter Cholesterol Control

Recommended even lower levels for high-risk persons

7/12/2004
Device Aids Coronary Bypasses

Gives surgeons use of 'robotic' arms

7/9/2004
Old Drug Learns New Tricks

Anemia medication altered to treat many other disorders

7/7/2004
Drug Prevents Downside of Cancer Miracle

Prevents heart damage in childhood leukemia survivors

7/7/2004
Ginseng Dims Blood Thinner's Potency

Herb may undermine warfarin's anti-clotting action

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