Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/3/2004
Vitamin E May Increase 'Bad' Cholesterol

Study says it undoes process that destroys LDL in liver

4/29/2004
Report Says Air in U.S. Still Too Dirty

Improvements seen, but still a long way to go

4/28/2004
Parkinson's Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Study finds Permax can damage valves

4/26/2004
Molecule Signals Danger For Heart Attack Patients

High levels of protein linked to heart failure, death

4/23/2004
Supersized Breakfast Stresses Vessels

Two McMuffins, hash browns inflame arteries till lunch, study finds

4/21/2004
Higher Drug Dose Hurts Kids in Cardiac Arrest

Survival better with lower adrenaline dosage, study finds

4/21/2004
'America's Oldest Teenager' Gets Serious About Diabetes

Dick Clark speaking out on diabetics' heart disease risks

4/20/2004
Fat Sites Best Predict Heart Risk

Study: Obesity alone not best forecaster, especially in women

4/19/2004
Cutting Calories Can Prolong Life

Small study of disciplined dieters finds many benefits

4/15/2004
Love Mends a Broken Heart

Heart attack patients fare better with partners, friends

4/14/2004
Key Protein in Blood Vessel Formation Found

Could help fight against heart disease, cancer

4/14/2004
When Coughing Can Save Your Life

How it may help during a heart attack

4/13/2004
Protein Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Study finds protection in those with highest levels of adiponectin

4/12/2004
Help Yourself to Heart Health

A new quiz offers customized information for those with questions

4/12/2004
Heart Attack Patients Spending Less Time in Hospital

Better care and financial pressures are the reasons, researchers report

4/8/2004
Drug May Save Lives of Heart Failure Patients

Corrects molecular problem in heart cells that cause arrhythmia

4/7/2004
Trial Drug Lifts 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Study to test whether it prevents cardiovascular disease

4/7/2004
Compression-Only CPR Better for the Untrained

Skipping mouth-to-mouth doesn't compromise outcome, experts find

4/5/2004
Less Breathing Is More in CPR

Overventilation can hurt survival, study indicates

3/16/2004
Home Is Where the Heart Monitoring Is

Blood pressure readings better predict cardiovascular events

3/16/2004
Small Hypertension Changes Carry Big Risk

Blood pressure should be monitored in women with heart disease

3/12/2004
An Aspirin a Day...

... May not be good for everyone

3/11/2004
Poor Babies Born in Cold Weather Face Health Problems

Heart, lung conditions more common, study finds

3/10/2004
Gout Risk Tied to Eating Red Meat, Fish

Study finds low-fat dairy in diet lowers odds

3/8/2004
Exercise As Good As Angioplasty For Some Heart Patients

Better results at half the cost, study finds

3/8/2004
Study Challenges Cholesterol Recommendations

Finds intensive statin therapy saves heart patients

3/4/2004
Risks Found in Stem Cell Therapy for Heart

Studies find complications in humans and dogs

3/2/2004
Despite New Setback, HRT Has Its Place

Trial curtailment no reason for alarm, experts say

3/2/2004
Scans May Aid Blood Clot Treatment

Can measure size of lung embolisms and prioritize therapy

2/27/2004
Exercise Program Aimed at Sedentary Women

American Heart Association launches 2004 'Choose to Move' campaign

2/19/2004
Blood Pressure Medication Reminder

When it's time to remember

2/17/2004
Statins Cut Deaths From Heart Failure

Drugs reduce mortality regardless of cholesterol levels

2/17/2004
What Hurts the Heart Also Hurts the Kidney

Study finds same factors increase risk for both diseases

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/11/2004
New Heart Risk Marker Found

Blood test for protein helps treatment, predicts problems

2/10/2004
Defenders Attack Report on Atkins' Death

Say he wasn't obese and his diet was not connected to his health woes

2/4/2004
Heart Paradox Found in Blacks

Despite worse outcomes for heart failure, arrhythmia rate is lower than whites

2/4/2004
Trimming Trans Fats

How to reduce your consumption

2/3/2004
Vitamin Therapy Won't Stop Second Stroke

Lowering levels of amino acid in blood doesn't change outcome

2/3/2004
'Natural' Viagra Alternative Is the Real Thing

Researchers find active ingredient that could be dangerous for users

2/3/2004
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Colon Cancer

C-reactive protein links tumors, simmering irritation

1/28/2004
Robots in the Operating Room

Doctors' use of camera-guided system in surgery benefits young heart patients

1/27/2004
High Cholesterol Doesn't Help Dialysis Patients

Study refutes paradox about those with end-stage kidney disease

1/27/2004
New Marker for Heart Trouble Found

Study ties it to inflammation in people with chest pain

1/26/2004
Stent-Related Death a Medical Mystery

Sudden reaction to an arterial implant seen as anomaly