Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
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

8/12/2002
Defibrillators and Police: A Life-Saving Combination

Boosts survival chances of those having sudden cardiac arrest

8/9/2002
Program Screens Young Athletes for Heart Trouble

Aims to pinpoint problems before kids hit the field

8/9/2002
So, Should I Stay on Hormones?

A month after major study is halted, still no simple answers

8/8/2002
Bone Marrow Grafts Treat Blocked Leg Vessels

Study: Patients can help ailing limbs with their own cells

8/2/2002
New Device Can Pinpoint Blood Clots

Detects stroke-causing clots that enter brain vessels during heart surgery

7/31/2002
Obesity Doubles Risk of Heart Failure

Being overweight is a factor independent of obesity-related conditions

7/30/2002
An Imperfect Donor Heart Beats No Heart at All

Experts urge relaxing standards to increase transplants

7/29/2002
Dirty Air Pollutes the Heart, Too

Study finds it leads to reduced oxygen supply

7/26/2002
Whole Grain Foods Wholly Healthy

Study reports lower cardiovascular, diabetes risks for whole grain eaters

7/25/2002
In Search of Fen-Phen's Jekyll Without the Hyde

Scientists find pathways in how diet drug works

7/24/2002
Study Raises Thorny Issue for Kidney Transplants

People with no heartbeat can be donors, but are they dead?

7/24/2002
Defibrillators Approved for Wider Use

Implanted devices jump-start the heart

7/23/2002
Faulty Gene Boosts Risk of Altitude Sickness

Two gene variations help explain why some fall sick

7/22/2002
Heart Attack Culprit May Spell Further Trouble

Ultrasound shows plaques may strike again

7/19/2002
High Blood Sugar and Strokes

Condition puts stroke victims at greater risk of death, study finds

7/17/2002
Protein Can Pinpoint Heart Failure

Levels of peptide reveal cause of severe shortness of breath

7/15/2002
New Heart Guidelines Stress Youth Checks

Heart association recommends those over 20 get routine screenings

7/10/2002
Panel Urges Reducing Trans Fats in Diet

Doesn't recommend a safe upper limit

7/10/2002
Leaky Heart Valve Signals Danger

Mitral valve leak should be repaired to counter risk of heart rhythm problem

7/1/2002
Children Setting Table for Heart Disease

Heart doctors urge change in habits now to prevent disease later

6/26/2002
Pitcher's Death Shows Heart Disease Strikes All Ages

Problems not just for seniors, but trouble signs hard to detect

6/25/2002
Cholesterol Drugs Keep Arteries Open

Statins reduce problems after angioplasty

6/24/2002
Nuts Cut Heart Death Risk in Men

Doctor study finds 30% reduction with regular consumption

6/19/2002
New Player in Heart Disease Found

Molecular variation of ACE enzyme linked to hypertension

6/17/2002
Gout Drug May Treat Heart Failure

Small study finds it improves blood flow

6/17/2002
Ovarian Disorder May Hike Heart Disease Risk

Study ties polycystic ovary syndrome with stiff arteries

6/17/2002
Sex Discrimination in the Intensive Care Unit

Fewer women admitted than men when suffering heart attacks

6/15/2002
Diabetes Drug May Also Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Study shows rosiglitazone can lessen coronary inflammation

6/13/2002
Vessel-Sprouting Drug Eases Claudication

It's a promising therapy for those with obstructed leg arteries

6/11/2002
Plugging a Hole in the Heart

Device allows tissue to grow over unnatural opening

6/10/2002
Beta Blockers Block Surgery Complication

Hypertension drugs can prevent irregular heartbeats

6/5/2002
Antibiotic-Coated Stents Look Promising

Drug from Easter Island helps prevent re-closing