Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/5/2004
HRT's Link to Higher Blood Clot Risk Confirmed

Study also finds odds higher in older, heavier women

10/5/2004
Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young

Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

9/27/2004
Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men

But some experts question its worth

9/22/2004
Latest Low-Tech Heart Tool: Post-it Notes

Help diagnose problems when stuck on patient's body

9/22/2004
Mild Kidney Woes Tied to Heart Disease

Even slight renal reduction raises cardiovascular risk, studies show

9/20/2004
Tight Glucose Control Needed for Diabetics

Analysis suggests ways to ward off heart disease

9/17/2004
Nonprescription Defibrillators Approved

To regulate abnormal heartbeat

9/15/2004
Intensive Statin Use Not for All Heart Patients

High doses don't always prevent problems, and may cause some

9/14/2004
A Drink or Two OK for Angioplasty Patients

Moderate consumption tied to less re-narrowing of arteries

9/13/2004
New Guidelines Issued for Avoiding Air Travel Clots

They include stretching exercises and drinking liquids, but not alcohol or caffeine

9/8/2004
Health Claims OK'd for Foods with Fatty Acids

FDA says fish, supplements with omega-3 cuts heart disease

9/8/2004
Diabetes Dangerous in Women With Heart Disease

Combination triples risk of heart failure, study finds

9/7/2004
Studies Add to 'Fat-but-Fit' Debate for Women

Diabetes risk for obesity, heart problems for inactivity

9/3/2004
FDA Nod Won't Guarantee Drug Safety

Studies on Vioxx, Zocor find post-approval problems

8/31/2004
Rehab Improves Survival After Heart Attack

Study finds participation raises chances by 50%

8/26/2004
Protein May Explain Heart Risk in Diabetics

Increased activity might lead to heart failure

8/25/2004
Artificial Heart a Good Bridge to Transplant

Improves survival to donor heart and beyond, study says

8/20/2004
Food Pyramid Up for Restructure

USDA's basic food guide is still relevant, but is anyone heeding its message?

8/16/2004
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Could Develop Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk

8/13/2004
Benefits of Drug-Coated Stents Limited

They keep arteries open better, but don't reduce deaths

8/12/2004
Health Tip: Staying Active Helps Your Heart

Some easy ways to keep moving

8/11/2004
Device Helps Bystanders Restart Failing Hearts

Minimal training and defibrillators could save thousands

8/10/2004
New Clot Preventer Saves Lives and Money

Drug given faster, with fewer complications during artery-opening procedures

8/10/2004
The Eyes Are the Window to Hypertension

Narrowed vessels can warn of high blood pressure later

8/5/2004
Recreational Use of Viagra on the Increase

Study finds threefold jump in younger men

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