Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/20/2003
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Limits Stroke Damage

Stroke victims with high levels of interleukin-10 fare better after attack

2/19/2003
HIV Drugs Don't Increase Heart Risk

But long-term problems are feared

2/18/2003
Too Much Digitalis Can Harm

Lower blood levels of heart failure drug improve survival

2/14/2003
New Test Helps Rule Out Heart Attack

Cobalt measurement has high accuracy rate for chest pain

2/13/2003
Study Warns of Mixing Ibuprofen with Aspirin

Painkiller combo may spell trouble for heart patients

2/12/2003
Handymen Cells May Hold Key to Heart Disease

Vessels in worse shape in those with lower counts

2/11/2003
Beta-Blockers OK for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds no increased risk of side effects

2/11/2003
Sleep Apnea May Help Cause Heart Failure

Researchers say it's not the other way around

2/7/2003
Legs May Provide Stem Cells for Failing Hearts

International trial set to test procedure

2/7/2003
Wine List for Heart Health Narrows

German study says French red wines beat German ones in reducing heart disease risk

2/5/2003
Gene Defect Tied to Sudden Heart Death

Causes heart to stand still for a deadly moment

2/4/2003
Heart Attack Symptoms

Other warning signs besides chest pain

2/2/2003
Winter Weather Calls for Joints Care

Shoulders, elbows, knees need tending

1/29/2003
Managing Type II Diabetes Sharply Cuts Heart Risk

Halves chances of heart attack or stroke, study says

1/29/2003
Women Unhappy With Care for Heart Disease

Survey: Many become depressed and see relationships suffer

1/27/2003
Skimping on Sleep Raises Heart Risk for Women

Study finds that too much shut-eye is bad, too

1/27/2003
Doctors Urged to Check for Key Heart Marker

But C-reactive protein not yet a risk factor

1/24/2003
Angina Alert

When chest pain is serious

1/22/2003
Blockage Can Be Death Knell in Heart Condition

Obstruction is damaging in cardiomyopathy, the most common genetic heart disease

1/20/2003
New Heart Therapy May Spare Surgery

Replacement valve could help the oldest and sickest

1/20/2003
Women Not Getting Heart Help They Need

Study finds many with cardiovascular disease don't get preventive drugs

1/20/2003
Doctors Urged to Watch Diabetics' Legs

Study says treatment can cut heart attack and stroke risk

1/20/2003
Carbon Monoxide to the Rescue?

Deadly gas may be lifesaver for some heart patients, rodent study shows

1/20/2003
Macho Shoveler

Men shovel snow too long, risking their health

1/16/2003
Heart, Stroke Risk Starts Early in Type I Diabetics

Study finds odds much higher than had been thought

1/16/2003
Stiff Fingers Are Windows Into Heart Disease

Study: Osteoarthritis boosts risk of cardiovascular death

1/13/2003
Blacks Don't Treat Stroke Risk Factors

Study finds problem even among those who have had a stroke

1/10/2003
Viagra May Be Linked to Clotting

Study finds impotence drug causes platelet clumping

1/7/2003
Heart-Filling Problem Prevalent and Deadly

Study finds 1 in 4 has it, and death risk is eightfold

1/7/2003
Chew on This

Hard gum isn't so good for you

1/2/2003
Docs Slow in Prescribing Better Heart Meds

Halting increases seen in prescriptions for effective treatments

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