Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/7/2002
Expanded Use of Heart Assist Pump

Device OK'd for severe congestive heart failure

11/6/2002
Exercise Cuts Cholesterol Regardless of Weight

Moderate workouts reduce and change nature of blood lipids

11/5/2002
Leg Exercise Helps Heart Patients Breathe Easier

Improves lung function in people with heart failure

11/4/2002
One in Five Develops Heart Failure

High blood pressure, heart attacks increase risk

10/31/2002
ERs Can Prevent Emergencies, Too

It's a place to identify people at risk of stroke

10/31/2002
Molecular 'Valve' Tied to Recovery from Heart Attack

Drugs that keep it open prevent damage in animals

10/30/2002
Heart Failure Drug Raises Death Risk in Women

They're 23 percent likelier to die on digitalis, study finds

10/30/2002
More Living With Heart Failure

Survival up, incidence down for women, since 1950

10/28/2002
Low-Cal Diet Keeps Mice Young at Heart

Less energy intake seems to prevent age-related gene changes in pump cells

10/28/2002
Beta Blockers Save Lives in Long Run

Reduce deaths years after a heart attack

10/25/2002
Experts Discuss Fallout of Halted HRT Study

They admit they don't have all the answers

10/25/2002
Women And Men Often Feel Strokes Differently

Females report more nontraditional signs, study says

10/23/2002
Study: Aspirin Benefits Bypass Patients

Finds it does more good than harm in challenge to long-held belief

10/22/2002
Amino Acid's Heart Risks Tempered

Homocysteine not strong as a predictor among healthy people

10/22/2002
Intense Exercise Cuts Heart Risk

Study finds jogging, rowing, lifting weights are best

10/18/2002
Heart Risk Seen in Those Recovering From Depression

Researchers don't know if it's treatment or underlying problem

10/17/2002
Studies Bolster Dirty Air's Ill Effects on Health

Clean measures cut death rate, living near traffic raises it

10/16/2002
Public Defibrillators Turn Bystanders into Rescuers

Clear instructions let them save heart attack victims

10/15/2002
Surgery Rate After Angioplasty Nosedives

Better technique, new technology dramatically reduce need for an operation

10/14/2002
MRI Predicts Heart Attack Risk

Imaging test creating 'revolution' in heart care

10/11/2002
Poor Children at Higher Heart Risk

Odds persist even if they grow up to be successful

10/10/2002
Gene Variations Tied to Heart Failure in Blacks

Wayward pair raises risk tenfold, study says

10/7/2002
Heart Attack Predictions Need Update: Study

Existing calculations on risk leave out important facts, researchers say

10/6/2002
Blood Test Can Spot a Troubled Heart

Takes only 15 minutes in emergency room to diagnose heart failure

10/2/2002
Pill Prevents Rabbit Stents from Re-Blocking

Scientists hope trial drug does the same in humans with cardiovascular disease

10/1/2002
Promising New Stroke Therapy

Synthetic antioxidant may help victims hours after a stroke

9/28/2002
Can Heart Disease Be Found by Saying Ahhh?

Mouse study ties oral infections, but some experts are dubious

9/25/2002
Beta-blockers Underused in Heart Treatment

Surveys find doctors, patients score low in Heart Failure 101

9/24/2002
Stressed to the Hilt? Try the Furry Form of Valium

New research says pets are better antidote for frayed nerves

9/24/2002
Heart Disease 'Respects No Borders'

Cardiovascular problems are leading cause of death in the world, journal notes

9/19/2002
Vitamin E Won't Slow Hardening of Arteries

Antioxidant's role in heart health questioned

9/18/2002
Fainting May Betray a Faint Heart

Passing out raises risk of death, study says

9/16/2002
Girls Have Higher Death Rates After Heart Surgery

Study finds that even youth doesn't diminish risk

9/16/2002
Chest Pain Is Nothing To Sneeze At

It's not wise to ignore chest pain

9/10/2002
Acupuncture as Stroke Medicine?

Pilot study will look at whether it can treat weakness, paralysis

9/5/2002
Chronic Infections Raise Heart Risk in Smokers

Increase odds of getting hardening of arteries

9/5/2002
Finding a Way to Reverse a Drug's Effect

Duke researchers say they've developed a way to nullify blood thinner's properties

9/4/2002
Just Standing Up Can Cut Heart Risk

Study finds even minimal exercise can help

9/3/2002
Depo-Provera May Raise Heart Disease Risk in Some Women

Study urges caution among those already at risk

8/30/2002
Be Well-Seated

Office chair comfort is important

8/29/2002
Anti-Clotting Drug Works Better with Time

Extended use of fondaparinux prevents problems

8/29/2002
Listen To Your Heart

Hope you're not marching to a different drummer

8/27/2002
Diabetes Precursor Rife Among Americans

As many as 1 in 3 has insulin resistance syndrome

8/26/2002
Another Statins Benefit Found

Study finds they also reduce inflammation

8/26/2002
Protein Emerges as Major Heart Culprit

Study shows how c-reactive protein damages arteries

8/23/2002
Cardiac Disease a Bigger Problem for Women

Quality of life suffers significantly, study finds

8/20/2002
Is It A Heart Attack?

Discomfort could be all the warning you get

8/19/2002
Antibiotics Help Heart in Mysterious Ways

Antibiotics help heart patients, but researchers don't know why

8/12/2002
Stress Linked to Heart Deaths in Women

They were 1.64 times more likely to die of a heart attack, Japanese study finds

8/12/2002
Peeling Away Stroke Risk

Bananas can help fill potassium quota, study finds