Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/13/2004
Protein Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Study finds protection in those with highest levels of adiponectin

4/12/2004
Help Yourself to Heart Health

A new quiz offers customized information for those with questions

4/12/2004
Heart Attack Patients Spending Less Time in Hospital

Better care and financial pressures are the reasons, researchers report

4/8/2004
Drug May Save Lives of Heart Failure Patients

Corrects molecular problem in heart cells that cause arrhythmia

4/7/2004
Trial Drug Lifts 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Study to test whether it prevents cardiovascular disease

4/7/2004
Compression-Only CPR Better for the Untrained

Skipping mouth-to-mouth doesn't compromise outcome, experts find

4/5/2004
Less Breathing Is More in CPR

Overventilation can hurt survival, study indicates

3/16/2004
Home Is Where the Heart Monitoring Is

Blood pressure readings better predict cardiovascular events

3/16/2004
Small Hypertension Changes Carry Big Risk

Blood pressure should be monitored in women with heart disease

3/12/2004
An Aspirin a Day...

... May not be good for everyone

3/11/2004
Poor Babies Born in Cold Weather Face Health Problems

Heart, lung conditions more common, study finds

3/10/2004
Gout Risk Tied to Eating Red Meat, Fish

Study finds low-fat dairy in diet lowers odds

3/8/2004
Exercise As Good As Angioplasty For Some Heart Patients

Better results at half the cost, study finds

3/8/2004
Study Challenges Cholesterol Recommendations

Finds intensive statin therapy saves heart patients

3/4/2004
Risks Found in Stem Cell Therapy for Heart

Studies find complications in humans and dogs

3/2/2004
Despite New Setback, HRT Has Its Place

Trial curtailment no reason for alarm, experts say

3/2/2004
Scans May Aid Blood Clot Treatment

Can measure size of lung embolisms and prioritize therapy

2/27/2004
Exercise Program Aimed at Sedentary Women

American Heart Association launches 2004 'Choose to Move' campaign

2/19/2004
Blood Pressure Medication Reminder

When it's time to remember

2/17/2004
Statins Cut Deaths From Heart Failure

Drugs reduce mortality regardless of cholesterol levels

2/17/2004
What Hurts the Heart Also Hurts the Kidney

Study finds same factors increase risk for both diseases

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/11/2004
New Heart Risk Marker Found

Blood test for protein helps treatment, predicts problems

2/10/2004
Defenders Attack Report on Atkins' Death

Say he wasn't obese and his diet was not connected to his health woes

2/4/2004
Heart Paradox Found in Blacks

Despite worse outcomes for heart failure, arrhythmia rate is lower than whites

2/4/2004
Trimming Trans Fats

How to reduce your consumption

2/3/2004
Vitamin Therapy Won't Stop Second Stroke

Lowering levels of amino acid in blood doesn't change outcome

2/3/2004
'Natural' Viagra Alternative Is the Real Thing

Researchers find active ingredient that could be dangerous for users

2/3/2004
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Colon Cancer

C-reactive protein links tumors, simmering irritation

1/28/2004
Robots in the Operating Room

Doctors' use of camera-guided system in surgery benefits young heart patients

1/27/2004
High Cholesterol Doesn't Help Dialysis Patients

Study refutes paradox about those with end-stage kidney disease

1/27/2004
New Marker for Heart Trouble Found

Study ties it to inflammation in people with chest pain

1/26/2004
Stent-Related Death a Medical Mystery

Sudden reaction to an arterial implant seen as anomaly

1/26/2004
How Strong Is Your Heart?

And other heartening facts

1/21/2004
New Study Finds Inflammation a Bad Actor

Key protein puts those with valve disease at risk

1/20/2004
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease

Study ties it to artery problems in younger, healthy men

1/20/2004
New Drug Cuts Angina Attacks

Ranolazine eases chest pain using different tactic

1/20/2004
Diabetics Lax in Caring for Heart Health

Blood sugar levels, blood pressure fail to improve, study finds

1/19/2004
Modified Gene Therapy Better for Heart

Researchers learn to target tissue for treatment in mice

1/16/2004
Arm Position Is Key to Blood Pressure Reading

Levels swing as much as 10% when you flex your elbow, study says

1/14/2004
Stent With Cancer Drug Shines in Trial

Device releases paclitaxel to keep cleared vessels open

1/13/2004
Ephedra, Though Banned, Still Under Attack

Study finds heart problems with small dose of Metabolife 356

1/7/2004
Hormone Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

Vasopressin works best in those with worst chance

1/7/2004
'Silent' Heart Arrhythmias More Common Than Thought

Researchers say anticoagulant therapy should be continued

12/31/2003
Gene Tied to Inflammatory Attack on Arteries

More reasons for some to eat fish, not certain meats and vegetable oils

12/31/2003
Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in U.S.

Group also marks milestones for 2003

12/30/2003
Heart Patients May Have New Medicinal Snake

Blood thinner from venom should be safer, easier to use

12/29/2003
Smokers: Consider Your Legs

Blocked arteries can lead to amputation

12/24/2003
Calculate Your Heart Rate

Then exercise within your range

12/22/2003
Drug-Coated Stents Safe, Effective in Real World

Study finds they work in a broader patient group