Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/3/2002
Statins May Help Aortic Valve Disease

Animal study suggests they could slow its progression

5/23/2002
So, Does Stress Cause Heart Disease?

Two studies seem to contradict each other

5/22/2002
New Test Can Detect Heart Seizure Potential

Long QT syndrome has history of striking active people

5/21/2002
Heart Disease Molecule May Also Cause Dementia

C-reactive protein tied to higher risk of cognitive loss

5/20/2002
Molecule Fingered in Stress-Related Heart Disease

Study finds endothelin-A responsible, and treatable

5/16/2002
New Synthetic Drug Cuts Clot Risk

Reduces deep vein thromboses in joint replacement patients

5/14/2002
If the Old Stent Failed, So Will a New One

Study finds re-stenting futile even if arteries are radiated

5/13/2002
Aspirin Fights Heart Disease the Old Way

Reduces artery inflammation as well as clots, study shows

5/13/2002
Dressing for Success

Salad dressings aren't all bad

5/3/2002
A Heart-Saving Gift from Easter Island

Sirolimus looks like wonder drug for people who have heart transplants

5/1/2002
Genetic Tests Reveal How Heart Drugs Work

Scientists learn how beta blockers act on beating heart

4/30/2002
Brushing's Good for Your Heart

Mouth bacteria can travel to your ticker

4/29/2002
A Positive Note on Peanuts

Fattening, but apparently heart healthy

4/26/2002
So What If My Dad Had a Stroke?

Study finds no lifestyle changes in young adult family members

4/25/2002
Heart Study Doubts 'Hispanic Paradox'

Refutes notion that they're at lower death risk

4/23/2002
Morning Drills Best for Heart Patients

Dentist visits early in day reduce cardiovascular stress

4/23/2002
Milk. It Does an Overweight Body Good.

Study finds dairy consumption lowers Type II diabetes risk

4/22/2002
'Patching' a Broken Heart

Researchers hope heart tissue can one day be used to repair heart damage

4/18/2002
Heart Risk in Type II Diabetics Lower Than Thought

Look at all factors before treatment, suggest researchers