Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
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

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