Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/14/2003
New Drug Is Nitroglycerine Without Downside

Heart failure compound has benefits, no side effects in dogs

4/11/2003
Heart Research Pumping Up

An array of advances in the works to topple top killer in United States

4/10/2003
Catheters Put Some Heart Patients at Risk of Stroke

Those with aortic-valve stenosis fared better with non-invasive techniques

4/7/2003
Blood Marker Raises Stroke Risk in Healthy Men

Study finds more evidence C-reactive protein is a bad actor

4/3/2003
A Stiff Aorta Is a Stroke Risk

Lack of flexibility can spell trouble, study says

4/3/2003
Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs Don't Do it All

These heart meds don't offer much protection against stroke, study finds

4/2/2003
Flu Shot Shields Elderly from Many Ailments

Cuts risk of heart trouble, stroke, pneumonia and death

4/2/2003
Drug for Impaired Heart Function

For people who have already had a heart attack

4/2/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Help Those with Normal Cholesterol

Statins cut heart risk in those with high blood pressure

4/1/2003
Pumpernickel Promotes Pump Health in Elderly

Study finds it's never too late to start increasing fiber

3/31/2003
Vitamin C Helps Stem Cells Become Heart Cells

Experts warn application to humans a long way off

3/31/2003
New Heart Attack Drug Joins Arsenal

Eplerenone works by blocking a hormone

3/27/2003
Second Heart Death Tied to Smallpox Vaccine

CDC also reports 10 cases of heart inflammation in military

3/25/2003
Cranberry Juice Won't Bog Down 'Good' Cholesterol

Small study touts its heart-healthy benefits

3/23/2003
Standing Up Too Fast Can Be Dizzying Experience

Certain conditions and medications can make you more prone to fainting spells

3/17/2003
Not All Body Fat Hurts Your Heart

Peripheral fat protective, cancels ill effects of belly fat: study

3/11/2003
Blood Protein Tied to Heart Failure

Study hints homocysteine could be a cause

3/10/2003
Hardened Heart Valves Cause Problems

Linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

3/9/2003
Flying Far? Watch for DVT

Long trips spent in a seat can increase risk of clotting condition

3/7/2003
Having a Job Helps Heart Health in Black Women

Study comparing employment to homemaking finds no benefit for whites

3/6/2003
Heart Disease Prevention Should Start With Tots

New guidelines recommend heart healthy behavior for kids

3/6/2003
Another Reason Not to Skip Breakfast

Early eaters have lower rates of obesity, insulin resistance

3/6/2003
Study Spells Trouble for Grouchy Young Men

Stress a big factor in guys with family history of heart disease

3/5/2003
Phosphate Fighter

Drug helps cut mineral levels in dialysis patients

3/4/2003
Tests Can Tie Fainting to Faint of Heart

Doctors try to get a better handle on swooning

2/28/2003
Promising Gains in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Gene therapy, internal defibrillators head the list

2/27/2003
Is There a Stronger Heart Risk Than Cholesterol?

Study argues that apolipoproteins are better marker

2/27/2003
Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure

Alters protein that regulates calcium; could be target of drug

2/26/2003
Personal Programmable Pacemaker

Doctor can tailor device to suit patient's needs

2/25/2003
Drug Helps Kids In Heart Surgery

Milrinone safe, effective for children, study says

2/24/2003
Lower Dose of Anti-Clotting Drug Saves Lives

Reduces recurrence of deep vein thrombosis

2/21/2003
Miscarriage Tied to Later Heart Disease Risk

Cardiovascular abnormalities may underlie both problems

2/20/2003
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Limits Stroke Damage

Stroke victims with high levels of interleukin-10 fare better after attack

2/19/2003
HIV Drugs Don't Increase Heart Risk

But long-term problems are feared

2/18/2003
Too Much Digitalis Can Harm

Lower blood levels of heart failure drug improve survival

2/14/2003
New Test Helps Rule Out Heart Attack

Cobalt measurement has high accuracy rate for chest pain

2/13/2003
Study Warns of Mixing Ibuprofen with Aspirin

Painkiller combo may spell trouble for heart patients

2/12/2003
Handymen Cells May Hold Key to Heart Disease

Vessels in worse shape in those with lower counts

2/11/2003
Beta-Blockers OK for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds no increased risk of side effects

2/11/2003
Sleep Apnea May Help Cause Heart Failure

Researchers say it's not the other way around

2/7/2003
Legs May Provide Stem Cells for Failing Hearts

International trial set to test procedure

2/7/2003
Wine List for Heart Health Narrows

German study says French red wines beat German ones in reducing heart disease risk

2/5/2003
Gene Defect Tied to Sudden Heart Death

Causes heart to stand still for a deadly moment

2/4/2003
Heart Attack Symptoms

Other warning signs besides chest pain

2/2/2003
Winter Weather Calls for Joints Care

Shoulders, elbows, knees need tending

1/29/2003
Managing Type II Diabetes Sharply Cuts Heart Risk

Halves chances of heart attack or stroke, study says

1/29/2003
Women Unhappy With Care for Heart Disease

Survey: Many become depressed and see relationships suffer

1/27/2003
Skimping on Sleep Raises Heart Risk for Women

Study finds that too much shut-eye is bad, too

1/27/2003
Doctors Urged to Check for Key Heart Marker

But C-reactive protein not yet a risk factor

1/24/2003
Angina Alert

When chest pain is serious