Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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11/15/2007
Health Tip: Exercise Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

11/13/2007
Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Mouse study finds diet with components patients taught to avoid may offer protection

11/12/2007
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study

U.K. researchers find 1 in 20 TIA patients face major attack within a week

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/6/2007
Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks

Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

11/5/2007
Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study

Almost 90% adhered to fluid restriction, weigh-ins when aided by trained support group

11/5/2007
Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits

Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says

11/5/2007
CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival

Making more AEDs available in communities could save hundreds of lives, study finds

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/2/2007
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals

Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

10/1/2007
Antibiotic Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Minocycline improves patient outcomes if given with 24 hours, study finds

9/18/2007
Genetic Test Approved for Sensitivity to Blood Thinner

Some people who take Coumadin at higher risk of bleeding

9/14/2007
9/5/2007
First Generic Versions of Coreg Approved

Treats high blood pressure and cardiac problems

9/4/2007
Fat Builds Up in Hearts Before Diabetes Onset

Technique giving researchers static image of beating heart could be new screening tool

8/30/2007
Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk

Almost 40% of patients stopped taking drugs in Italian study

8/29/2007
Case Management Cost-Effective Way to Cut Heart Risks

California study shows such visits with patients reduced risk by 10% and also cut costs

8/28/2007
U.S. Initiative Seeks to Boost Hispanic Stroke Awareness

Community-based education effort to stress recognition of symptoms, emergency procedures

8/20/2007
Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk for Chinese Men

Findings probably apply to males of other ethnicities, researchers say

8/17/2007
Vision Restoration Therapy Might Improve Sight for Trauma, Stroke Victims

In-home computer device shows promise in stimulating affected brain areas, study shows

7/17/2007
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk

Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

7/17/2007
Health Tip: Before You Use a Blood Thinner

Tell your doctor about your other meds

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

6/29/2007
Moderate Drinking May Boost Your Health

Women topped men, but both more likely than abstainers to report above-average fitness

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Seniors, Listen to Your Bodies

How to know if you've done too much

6/4/2007
5/31/2007
TV Ads on Stroke's Warning Signs Can Improve Care

Better education gets people to the hospital more quickly, study finds

5/29/2007
Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Aerobic workouts 2 hours a week burned calories, too

5/25/2007
Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care

Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

5/24/2007
Actress Lainie Kazan Turns the Spotlight on DVTs

Life-threatening leg blood clot struck her in her mid-30s

5/18/2007
Online Education Program Helps Heart Patients

AHA site boosts awareness of treatment options, survey finds

5/18/2007
Blood Thinner's Approval Expanded to Include Most Severe Heart Attack

Lovenox shown to reduce recurrent attacks and death

5/16/2007
Lifestyle Changes Help Older Women's Hearts After HRT

Exercise, better diet cuts cardiovascular risks, study finds

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

5/14/2007
Enzyme Puts Brakes on Racing Heartbeat: Study

Finding may lead to better drug treatments for common heart ailments

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/11/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Treatment After Heart Tests

Many were still not prescribed heart medications 6 months after exam, study found

5/9/2007
Implanted Pumps May Help End-Stage Heart Failure Cases

LVADs could allow patients to leave hospital without a transplant, study suggests

5/4/2007
Health Tip: Understanding Heart Catheterization

Helps doctors diagnose heart problems

5/2/2007
Stroke Risk Almost Double for Siblings of Those Who've Had Attacks

Study finds genetic link to ischemic incidents, especially in Mexican-Americans

4/30/2007
Implantable Defibrillator Wires Prone to Failure

Study finds failure rate for old, new versions reaches 20% at 10 years

4/27/2007
Very Few Heart Patients Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work

New AHA guidelines focus on tiny minority at risk of cardiac infection

4/26/2007
Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function

Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

4/13/2007
Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack

Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

4/13/2007
Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

4/11/2007
Hot Flashes in Women Tied to Higher Blood Pressure

Systolic/diastolic readings more than 10 points higher on average, study finds

4/11/2007
Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes