Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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

Look at all factors before treatment, suggest researchers

4/17/2002
Preventing Heart Attacks in Cloves

Here's how the spice works

4/15/2002
Inflammatory Protein Tied to Sudden Heart Death

Decision looms on whether CRP should be deemed a risk factor

4/15/2002
Test Drug Drives Up 'Good' Cholesterol

First human study of medicine shows promise

4/15/2002
Vascular Surgery Safe for Diabetics

People with disease at no higher risk than non-diabetics

4/11/2002
I'll Have a Bottle of Exercise, Please

Research finds biochemical way to boost energy in muscle

4/11/2002
Even a New Heart Can't Break a Bad Habit

Study says some smokers find it hard to stop after transplant

4/10/2002
Experience Counts on the Operating Table

Studies find better outcomes at large-volume hospitals

4/9/2002
Fish Is Heart Food, Too

Studies confirm it cuts death risk from cardiovascular trouble

4/8/2002
Fish Oil Supplements Cut Sudden Death Risk

Study finds they reduce chances by half in heart attack victims

4/8/2002
Clot Plug Passes First Test

Prevents risky blood from collecting in leftover heart pouch

4/4/2002
Bypass Surgery on Beating Heart Found Safe

British study says patients have fewer complications

4/2/2002
Gene Mutations Can Make Heart Drugs Go Haywire

Carriers may have deadly response to warfarin

4/1/2002
Promising Heart Technology Hits a Snag

Success of one drug-coated stent fizzles rapidly

3/29/2002
Exercise for a Square

Do-si-does it

3/27/2002
How to Best Mend a Broken Heart

New study attempts to show what works best for repairing heart's clogged blood vessels

3/27/2002
Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial

But a second medication appears more promising

3/26/2002
Genome of Rheumatic Fever Bacterium Revealed

Raises hopes for better diagnostics, therapies and vaccines

3/25/2002
When Aspirin Protection Falls Short

Study finds some people with heart disease don't benefit from drug's effects

3/21/2002
Blood-Pressure Drug Thwarts Strokes, Too

It benefits people who don't have high blood pressure

3/20/2002
The Drug of Choice in a Heart-Stopping Emergency

Study finds amiodarone twice as effective as lidocaine

3/20/2002
Be Still, My Quivering Heart

New technique cures atrial fibrillation without medication

3/18/2002
Plaque Vaccine Shows Promise

Mouse study holds promise for treating human artery disease

3/11/2002
Crack Cocaine Use Can Tear Aorta

Drug users at risk for potentially lethal heart condition

3/11/2002
Antibiotic May Be Heart-Friendly

Small study finds lower risk of return trouble for at-risk patients

3/11/2002
Unhealthy Air Harms Healthy Arteries

Study finds brief pollution exposure can constrict them as much as 4%

3/9/2002
Why Cocaine Causes So Many Strokes and Heart Attacks

New research shows blood pressure rises as blood vessel expand

3/6/2002
Innocent Blows to the Chest Can Kill

Effort to protect athletes under way

3/5/2002
City Air Could Kill You

Study shows urban air pollution increases chances for lung cancer, heart disease

3/4/2002
Defibrillators Urged as Standard Equipment at Gyms

Heart, sports groups want devices at all health clubs

3/1/2002
Drug May Protect Brain After Strokes

Study finds magnesium sulfate given on the scene helps victims

2/26/2002
The Hypertensive Will Have Lots of Company

Study finds 90% lifetime risk among middle-aged people

2/19/2002
Osteo Drug Won't Harm Heart

Study: Evista even lowers risk for women likeliest to have problems

2/19/2002
Sports Drinks May Cut Clot Risk from Travel

Study suggests they keep blood thinner than when drinking water

2/19/2002
Diabetics Miss the Point About Heart Risk

Survey finds 68% unaware of disease's deadliest complication

2/15/2002
Mutant Mice Could Shed Light on Heart Abnormality

Researchers hope findings could lead to new therapies for other defects, certain cancers

2/13/2002
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Alzheimer's

Study finds high homocysteine levels in blood double risk of dementia

2/12/2002
Viagra Deemed OK for Men With Heart Disease

Erection pill cleared, but study urges men get doctor's nod before sex

2/11/2002
Hypertension Drugs Have Bonus Benefit

Study finds they also make heart pump blood better

2/8/2002
2/5/2002
To Drink or Not to Drink

Critics question new study that says even heavy drinking can benefit the heart

1/31/2002
I'm Gonna Wash That Fat Right Out of My Beef

How to lower beef's fat, cholesterol

1/29/2002
Tea and Chocolate: No Sympathy Needed

More evidence that both are good for your health

1/29/2002
Gene Error Linked to Heart Failure

Scientists identify flaw in protein that normally helps heart contract

1/28/2002
Technology Cures Bad Heartbeats

Erratic heart cells found and zapped, cardiologists report

1/21/2002
New Artery Scan Is Cheaper, Noninvasive

Magnetic resonance angiography getting more accurate

1/18/2002
New Robotic Bypass Surgery a Success

Patient, with fewer scars and risks, says he feels 'good'

1/16/2002
Heart Disease Still Public Health Enemy No. 1

But doctors report progress on treatment

1/16/2002
Study: MRIs Best Way to Find Dangerous Clots

But one expert says ultrasound effective and cheaper

1/12/2002
Pocket-Sized Heart Monitor Ready to Go

New ECG device will help patients and EMT workers