Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/9/2002
Discovery Springs Forward Research on Diseases

Scientists find potential key to body's elasticity

1/8/2002
Upload My Heart

FDA approves device to send heart information over Internet

1/7/2002
Infections Can Predict Heart Disease Death

But cause-and-effect relationship is not certain

1/4/2002
Speeding and Your Heart

Drivers with heart conditions at risk

1/3/2002
Defibrillator Vest Calms Irregular Heartbeats

First external device to control arrhythmia gets OK

1/2/2002
New Cells Can Grow in an Old Heart

A new hope for repairing heart damage

12/27/2001
Your Heart Won't 'Wine' About Beer

A bottle of beer benefits your heart as much as a glass of wine, study finds

12/20/2001
Wear Your Heart Device Under Your Sleeve

FDA approves first defibrillator that isn't surgically implanted

12/19/2001
New Oral Contraceptives Slightly Safer for Heart

But study finds difference isn't great

12/17/2001
Obesity Molecule May Be Heart Risk Factor

Scottish study says high leptin levels increase risk of heart disease

12/14/2001
Study: Cholesterol Not Best Indicator of Heart Attack Risk

Finds levels of two other blood fats may be more accurate

12/13/2001
Gene Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Findings may benefit heart failure patients

12/10/2001
Blood Fat Found a Factor for Stroke

High triglycerides raise risk regardless of cholesterol levels

12/10/2001
Whither the Artificial Heart?

Doctors are optimistic despite pioneer's death

12/3/2001
Waist Not, Want Not

Obese are at major risk for heart disease

11/16/2001
Gout Drug Helps Heart Patients

Allopurinol can make muscle work more efficiently

11/14/2001
Aspirin vs. Warfarin Debate Ends in a Draw

Both do same job when it comes to stroke, a study finds

11/14/2001
Pump Holds Hope for Terminal Heart Patients

Artificial device improved survival rate in study, but expert cautions high cost may limit its use

11/14/2001
Heart Protein Predicts Future Attack

High levels of troponin call for aggressive therapy, says study

11/13/2001
A Stiff Drink Can Loosen Arteries

Moderate drinking prevents hardening, especially in elderly

11/12/2001
Innocent Thump on the Chest Could Be Fatal

Kids most vulnerable to such strikes, new research says

11/6/2001
Inflammation Signals May Predict Heart Disease

Studies find two molecules may play key roles

11/5/2001
Study Yields Few Clues to Why Arteries Re-Block

No strong risk factors, but new stents could solve problem

11/1/2001
Diabetes Spells Trouble for Women's Hearts

CDC study finds risk, hospitalization rate much higher

10/31/2001
Mysterious Tumbles Might Start With the Heart

Pacemakers seem to reduce the elderly's unexplained falls, which British researchers connect to a cardiovascular condition

10/31/2001
High-Normal Blood Pressure Is Dangerous

Study: A mild elevation increases coronary risks

10/29/2001
Quitting Fen-phen May Stop Heart Leaks

Problem doesn't seem to worsen and sometimes improves

10/22/2001
Cancer Treatment Grows New Arteries

Swiss researchers use growth factor therapy to increase blood flow in blocked coronary arteries

10/19/2001
Vital Signs of a Heart Attack

How to tell if it's your heart, or just heartburn

10/12/2001
Cheer Up

Depression a risky symptom after heart attack

10/9/2001
Doctors Hope to Zap Away Irregular Heartbeat

Radio-frequency device to be tested on humans

10/4/2001
Stent While You Wait

Widening blocked arteries in the neck works well on an outpatient basis, study says

10/4/2001
Fat in Blood Tied to Gene

Triglyceride governor may be new heart disease risk factor

10/2/2001
U.S. Reaps Rewards for Reducing Heart Risk

Study finds simple measures sharply reduced deaths of all kinds

10/2/2001
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Also Help the Brain

Risk of severe kind of stroke lessened, say researchers

10/1/2001
Hypertension Drug Also Keeps Heart Sleek

Less bulk lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, study shows

9/25/2001
Are Defibrillators on All Planes Too Costly?

Makes more financial sense on larger jets, says study

9/24/2001
New Guidelines for High-Risk Heart Patients

Hormone therapy out; beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors in

9/21/2001
Aggressive Is Best for Older Heart Patients

Artery-opening procedures work better than drugs, study finds

9/18/2001
The Artery Test Doctors Don't Do

Leg blockage often goes undiagnosed

9/17/2001
Gene Therapy Helps Ailing Heart

Rat study shows function, survival improve after treatment

9/14/2001
A Stress-Test Warning Signal

Blood pressure reading tells of artery trouble, says new study

9/14/2001
Flaw Seen in Studies Touting Alcohol

Benefits may be overstated by including ex-drinkers

9/11/2001
An Aspirin a Day…

…Lowers risk of dying of any cause in heart patients

9/10/2001
Life in the Suburbs Is Longer, Healthier

Urban, rural America at shorter end of health stick

9/10/2001
Heart Ache? Don't Hesitate

Call 911 if you even suspect you're having a heart attack

9/7/2001
More Americans Know Their Cholesterol Levels

Study finds 7 in 10 had it checked

9/5/2001
New Drug May Act Sooner to Prevent Blood Clots

Side effects not a problem in early tests

9/3/2001
Study: Clot Risk from Stents Higher Than Thought

But overall risk is still low, experts say

9/2/2001
Screenings to Fight Leg Pains

Vascular problems in legs can be just as serious as heart disease, experts warn