Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/22/2003
Blockage Can Be Death Knell in Heart Condition

Obstruction is damaging in cardiomyopathy, the most common genetic heart disease

1/20/2003
New Heart Therapy May Spare Surgery

Replacement valve could help the oldest and sickest

1/20/2003
Women Not Getting Heart Help They Need

Study finds many with cardiovascular disease don't get preventive drugs

1/20/2003
Doctors Urged to Watch Diabetics' Legs

Study says treatment can cut heart attack and stroke risk

1/20/2003
Carbon Monoxide to the Rescue?

Deadly gas may be lifesaver for some heart patients, rodent study shows

1/20/2003
Macho Shoveler

Men shovel snow too long, risking their health

1/16/2003
Heart, Stroke Risk Starts Early in Type I Diabetics

Study finds odds much higher than had been thought

1/16/2003
Stiff Fingers Are Windows Into Heart Disease

Study: Osteoarthritis boosts risk of cardiovascular death

1/13/2003
Blacks Don't Treat Stroke Risk Factors

Study finds problem even among those who have had a stroke

1/10/2003
Viagra May Be Linked to Clotting

Study finds impotence drug causes platelet clumping

1/7/2003
Heart-Filling Problem Prevalent and Deadly

Study finds 1 in 4 has it, and death risk is eightfold

1/7/2003
Chew on This

Hard gum isn't so good for you

1/2/2003
Docs Slow in Prescribing Better Heart Meds

Halting increases seen in prescriptions for effective treatments

12/23/2002
Common Virus Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Researchers find link to cytomegalovirus

12/19/2002
World Cup Loss Truly a Heartbreaker for British

Heart attacks soared after 1998 soccer thriller against Argentina

12/17/2002
Platelets Found to Play Role in Atherosclerosis

Study finds platelets an active participant in formation of lesions

12/16/2002
Doctors Chided for Neglecting Heart Risk

Readily available tools ignored, heart association president says

12/16/2002
Check Your Heart Condition Online

Two new tools offer information about cardiovascular disease

12/12/2002
Study Confirms Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure

Drops prevent cardiovascular problems even for those in normal range

12/12/2002
Heart Regeneration Proved Possible

Harvard study finds zebrafish can regrow heart muscle without scarring

12/12/2002
Parkinson's Drug Tied to Heart Valve Problem

Three patients on Permax developed valve disorder

12/9/2002
Statins Improve Heart Transplant Survival

Cholesterol-lowering drugs make arteries healthier

12/4/2002
The Best Way to Manage an Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Controlling the heart rate works for many patients

12/4/2002
Cooling Body Helps Cut Heart Attack Damage

Researchers trying catheter device to lower body temperature of heart attack victims

12/3/2002
Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

Study finds men with condition at higher death risk

12/2/2002
Bypass Surgery Made More Passable

Technique comes up with better way to harvest arteries from arm

11/27/2002
Walking Problems May Predict Dementia

But researchers say preventive measures are possible

11/27/2002
How Bad for Your Heart Is Mercury in Fish?

Two new studies offer seemingly conflicting views

11/26/2002
Eat Fish and Veggies and Prosper

New research outlines best heart-healthy diet strategies

11/22/2002
Heart Failure Lab Test

It detects elevated peptide levels

11/22/2002
Statins Found Safe, Effective for Elderly

Study says they lower risk of heart disease and death

11/21/2002
Study: Folic Acid Can Protect the Heart

Researcher boldly says it'll lower homocysteine levels

11/20/2002
Heart Attack Survival: Specialist Care Counts

Lower death rate when patients see cardiologists

11/20/2002
Aggressive Treatment Urged for 'Mini-Strokes'

Experts say most are actually full-fledged strokes

11/20/2002
Study Finds Lingering Heart Problems After 9/11

Dangerous heart rhythms persisted a month after attacks

11/20/2002
Heart Misfiring May Cause Some Cases of SIDS

Study finds first evidence for possible culprit in infant deaths

11/19/2002
Statins Help Those With Heart Valve Problems

But it apparently has nothing to do with lower cholesterol

11/19/2002
Study Supports a Steak and the Heart

Atkins-like diet may lower bad blood fats while dropping pounds

11/19/2002
Open-Heart Surgery on a Closed Chest

Robotic arms make operation less invasive and traumatic

11/19/2002
Controlling Hypertension Doesn't Help Kidney Function

But study finds it can save lives anyway

11/18/2002
Marrow Transplant Grows New Vessels in Legs

Prevents limb amputation in those with circulatory problems

11/18/2002
The Inherited Benefit of Old Age

Having centenarian parents reduces heart disease risk for children

11/18/2002
Treatment Guidelines Call for ACE Inhibitors

New recommendations suggest increased use of blood pressure drugs for stable angina

11/17/2002
Marrow, Muscle Grafts Revive Broken Hearts

Transplants bring healthy cells back to scarred pump

11/17/2002
Research Offers New Hope for Heart Bypass Patients

Pacemakers could become obsolete, another study suggests

11/14/2002
Aneurysm Screening Saves Lives

Ultrasound detects potential time bomb in men over 65

11/14/2002
Home Use Defibrillator Gets Go-Ahead

It can shock a failed heart back into rhythm

11/11/2002
Diabetics Urged to Cook Foods Slowly

Scorched sugars drive up vessel-hating chemicals

11/8/2002
Diet Lowers Heart Risk for Asians

Study looks at how Mediterranean diet lowers risk of coronary artery disease

11/7/2002
Expanded Use of Heart Assist Pump

Device OK'd for severe congestive heart failure