Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
5/22/2003
Chew Aspirin if You're Having a Heart Attack

Begins working faster that way

5/19/2003
Cancer Drug's Heart Risk Underestimated

Heart failure rate higher than previously believed, study finds

5/16/2003
Lower-Cost Implantable Defibrillator

Restores normal heart rhythm

5/12/2003
Chiropractic Tied to Rare Strokes

Study says practice can rupture arteries

5/12/2003
Scan Predicts Heart Trouble in the Healthy

Electron beam tomography detects artery deposits

5/7/2003
Pacemakers Not Useful for Fainting Spells

New study backpedals from earlier research

5/6/2003
People Don't Get the Picture on Heart Risk

Showing a common image alone doesn't change behavior

4/30/2003
Shunned Drug Buys Vital Time for Heart Patients

Study finds nitroprusside helps in aortic stenosis emergency

4/25/2003
Insulin Resistance a Double Whammy for Some Diabetics

Study says it creates 'double diabetes' in those with Type 1 form

4/24/2003
FDA Approves First Drug-Coated Stent

Device expected to sharply reduce re-clogging of vessels

4/24/2003
Drug-Releasing Coronary Stent Gets Nod

Keeps unclogged arteries from re-blocking

4/23/2003
Study Gets Handle on Deadly Heart Condition in Kids

Survey reports incidence of cardiomyopathy higher in boys, blacks

4/21/2003
Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Heart Failure

Early trial shows safety, effectiveness

4/17/2003
Cholesterol Drug OK'd for Heart Problems

Even if cholesterol levels aren't high

4/17/2003
Win One for the Ticker

Heart attacks decrease when the home team wins

4/16/2003
Study: Estrogen Patch May Be Easier on Heart

Finds it doesn't raise blood levels of a risky protein

4/15/2003
Sudden Heart Death Strikes Women, Too

Study says more attention and prevention efforts are needed

4/14/2003
New Drug Is Nitroglycerine Without Downside

Heart failure compound has benefits, no side effects in dogs

4/14/2003
Studies Indicate Heart Can Repair Itself

New discoveries may improve heart attack treatments

4/11/2003
Heart Research Pumping Up

An array of advances in the works to topple top killer in United States

4/10/2003
Catheters Put Some Heart Patients at Risk of Stroke

Those with aortic-valve stenosis fared better with non-invasive techniques

4/7/2003
Blood Marker Raises Stroke Risk in Healthy Men

Study finds more evidence C-reactive protein is a bad actor

4/3/2003
A Stiff Aorta Is a Stroke Risk

Lack of flexibility can spell trouble, study says

4/3/2003
Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs Don't Do it All

These heart meds don't offer much protection against stroke, study finds

4/2/2003
Flu Shot Shields Elderly from Many Ailments

Cuts risk of heart trouble, stroke, pneumonia and death

4/2/2003
Drug for Impaired Heart Function

For people who have already had a heart attack

4/2/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Help Those with Normal Cholesterol

Statins cut heart risk in those with high blood pressure

4/1/2003
Pumpernickel Promotes Pump Health in Elderly

Study finds it's never too late to start increasing fiber

3/31/2003
Vitamin C Helps Stem Cells Become Heart Cells

Experts warn application to humans a long way off

3/31/2003
New Heart Attack Drug Joins Arsenal

Eplerenone works by blocking a hormone

3/27/2003
Second Heart Death Tied to Smallpox Vaccine

CDC also reports 10 cases of heart inflammation in military

3/25/2003
Cranberry Juice Won't Bog Down 'Good' Cholesterol

Small study touts its heart-healthy benefits

3/23/2003
Standing Up Too Fast Can Be Dizzying Experience

Certain conditions and medications can make you more prone to fainting spells

3/17/2003
Not All Body Fat Hurts Your Heart

Peripheral fat protective, cancels ill effects of belly fat: study

3/11/2003
Blood Protein Tied to Heart Failure

Study hints homocysteine could be a cause

3/10/2003
Hardened Heart Valves Cause Problems

Linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

3/9/2003
Flying Far? Watch for DVT

Long trips spent in a seat can increase risk of clotting condition

3/7/2003
Having a Job Helps Heart Health in Black Women

Study comparing employment to homemaking finds no benefit for whites

3/6/2003
Heart Disease Prevention Should Start With Tots

New guidelines recommend heart healthy behavior for kids

3/6/2003
Another Reason Not to Skip Breakfast

Early eaters have lower rates of obesity, insulin resistance

3/6/2003
Study Spells Trouble for Grouchy Young Men

Stress a big factor in guys with family history of heart disease

3/5/2003
Phosphate Fighter

Drug helps cut mineral levels in dialysis patients

3/4/2003
Tests Can Tie Fainting to Faint of Heart

Doctors try to get a better handle on swooning

2/28/2003
Promising Gains in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Gene therapy, internal defibrillators head the list

2/27/2003
Is There a Stronger Heart Risk Than Cholesterol?

Study argues that apolipoproteins are better marker

2/27/2003
Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure

Alters protein that regulates calcium; could be target of drug

2/26/2003
Personal Programmable Pacemaker

Doctor can tailor device to suit patient's needs

2/25/2003
Drug Helps Kids In Heart Surgery

Milrinone safe, effective for children, study says

2/24/2003
Lower Dose of Anti-Clotting Drug Saves Lives

Reduces recurrence of deep vein thrombosis

2/21/2003
Miscarriage Tied to Later Heart Disease Risk

Cardiovascular abnormalities may underlie both problems