Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/2/2002
Gene Mutations Can Make Heart Drugs Go Haywire

Carriers may have deadly response to warfarin

4/1/2002
Promising Heart Technology Hits a Snag

Success of one drug-coated stent fizzles rapidly

3/29/2002
Exercise for a Square

Do-si-does it

3/27/2002
How to Best Mend a Broken Heart

New study attempts to show what works best for repairing heart's clogged blood vessels

3/27/2002
Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial

But a second medication appears more promising

3/26/2002
Genome of Rheumatic Fever Bacterium Revealed

Raises hopes for better diagnostics, therapies and vaccines

3/25/2002
When Aspirin Protection Falls Short

Study finds some people with heart disease don't benefit from drug's effects

3/21/2002
Blood-Pressure Drug Thwarts Strokes, Too

It benefits people who don't have high blood pressure

3/20/2002
The Drug of Choice in a Heart-Stopping Emergency

Study finds amiodarone twice as effective as lidocaine

3/20/2002
Be Still, My Quivering Heart

New technique cures atrial fibrillation without medication

3/18/2002
Plaque Vaccine Shows Promise

Mouse study holds promise for treating human artery disease

3/11/2002
Crack Cocaine Use Can Tear Aorta

Drug users at risk for potentially lethal heart condition

3/11/2002
Antibiotic May Be Heart-Friendly

Small study finds lower risk of return trouble for at-risk patients

3/11/2002
Unhealthy Air Harms Healthy Arteries

Study finds brief pollution exposure can constrict them as much as 4%

3/9/2002
Why Cocaine Causes So Many Strokes and Heart Attacks

New research shows blood pressure rises as blood vessel expand

3/6/2002
Innocent Blows to the Chest Can Kill

Effort to protect athletes under way

3/5/2002
City Air Could Kill You

Study shows urban air pollution increases chances for lung cancer, heart disease