Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/23/2002
Common Virus Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Researchers find link to cytomegalovirus

12/19/2002
World Cup Loss Truly a Heartbreaker for British

Heart attacks soared after 1998 soccer thriller against Argentina

12/17/2002
Platelets Found to Play Role in Atherosclerosis

Study finds platelets an active participant in formation of lesions

12/16/2002
Doctors Chided for Neglecting Heart Risk

Readily available tools ignored, heart association president says

12/16/2002
Check Your Heart Condition Online

Two new tools offer information about cardiovascular disease

12/12/2002
Study Confirms Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure

Drops prevent cardiovascular problems even for those in normal range

12/12/2002
Heart Regeneration Proved Possible

Harvard study finds zebrafish can regrow heart muscle without scarring

12/12/2002
Parkinson's Drug Tied to Heart Valve Problem

Three patients on Permax developed valve disorder

12/9/2002
Statins Improve Heart Transplant Survival

Cholesterol-lowering drugs make arteries healthier

12/4/2002
The Best Way to Manage an Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Controlling the heart rate works for many patients

12/4/2002
Cooling Body Helps Cut Heart Attack Damage

Researchers trying catheter device to lower body temperature of heart attack victims

12/3/2002
Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

Study finds men with condition at higher death risk

12/2/2002
Bypass Surgery Made More Passable

Technique comes up with better way to harvest arteries from arm

11/27/2002
Walking Problems May Predict Dementia

But researchers say preventive measures are possible

11/27/2002
How Bad for Your Heart Is Mercury in Fish?

Two new studies offer seemingly conflicting views

11/26/2002
Eat Fish and Veggies and Prosper

New research outlines best heart-healthy diet strategies

11/22/2002
Heart Failure Lab Test

It detects elevated peptide levels

11/22/2002
Statins Found Safe, Effective for Elderly

Study says they lower risk of heart disease and death

11/21/2002
Study: Folic Acid Can Protect the Heart

Researcher boldly says it'll lower homocysteine levels

11/20/2002
Heart Attack Survival: Specialist Care Counts

Lower death rate when patients see cardiologists

11/20/2002
Aggressive Treatment Urged for 'Mini-Strokes'

Experts say most are actually full-fledged strokes

11/20/2002
Study Finds Lingering Heart Problems After 9/11

Dangerous heart rhythms persisted a month after attacks

11/20/2002
Heart Misfiring May Cause Some Cases of SIDS

Study finds first evidence for possible culprit in infant deaths

11/19/2002
Statins Help Those With Heart Valve Problems

But it apparently has nothing to do with lower cholesterol

11/19/2002
Study Supports a Steak and the Heart

Atkins-like diet may lower bad blood fats while dropping pounds

11/19/2002
Open-Heart Surgery on a Closed Chest

Robotic arms make operation less invasive and traumatic

11/19/2002
Controlling Hypertension Doesn't Help Kidney Function

But study finds it can save lives anyway

11/18/2002
Marrow Transplant Grows New Vessels in Legs

Prevents limb amputation in those with circulatory problems

11/18/2002
The Inherited Benefit of Old Age

Having centenarian parents reduces heart disease risk for children

11/18/2002
Treatment Guidelines Call for ACE Inhibitors

New recommendations suggest increased use of blood pressure drugs for stable angina

11/17/2002
Marrow, Muscle Grafts Revive Broken Hearts

Transplants bring healthy cells back to scarred pump

11/17/2002
Research Offers New Hope for Heart Bypass Patients

Pacemakers could become obsolete, another study suggests

11/14/2002
Aneurysm Screening Saves Lives

Ultrasound detects potential time bomb in men over 65

11/14/2002
Home Use Defibrillator Gets Go-Ahead

It can shock a failed heart back into rhythm

11/11/2002
Diabetics Urged to Cook Foods Slowly

Scorched sugars drive up vessel-hating chemicals

11/8/2002
Diet Lowers Heart Risk for Asians

Study looks at how Mediterranean diet lowers risk of coronary artery disease

11/7/2002
Expanded Use of Heart Assist Pump

Device OK'd for severe congestive heart failure

11/6/2002
Exercise Cuts Cholesterol Regardless of Weight

Moderate workouts reduce and change nature of blood lipids

11/5/2002
Leg Exercise Helps Heart Patients Breathe Easier

Improves lung function in people with heart failure

11/4/2002
One in Five Develops Heart Failure

High blood pressure, heart attacks increase risk

10/31/2002
ERs Can Prevent Emergencies, Too

It's a place to identify people at risk of stroke

10/31/2002
Molecular 'Valve' Tied to Recovery from Heart Attack

Drugs that keep it open prevent damage in animals

10/30/2002
Heart Failure Drug Raises Death Risk in Women

They're 23 percent likelier to die on digitalis, study finds

10/30/2002
More Living With Heart Failure

Survival up, incidence down for women, since 1950

10/28/2002
Low-Cal Diet Keeps Mice Young at Heart

Less energy intake seems to prevent age-related gene changes in pump cells

10/28/2002
Beta Blockers Save Lives in Long Run

Reduce deaths years after a heart attack

10/25/2002
Experts Discuss Fallout of Halted HRT Study

They admit they don't have all the answers

10/25/2002
Women And Men Often Feel Strokes Differently

Females report more nontraditional signs, study says

10/23/2002
Study: Aspirin Benefits Bypass Patients

Finds it does more good than harm in challenge to long-held belief

10/22/2002
Amino Acid's Heart Risks Tempered

Homocysteine not strong as a predictor among healthy people