Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Article Title
3/4/2002
Defibrillators Urged as Standard Equipment at Gyms

Heart, sports groups want devices at all health clubs

3/1/2002
Drug May Protect Brain After Strokes

Study finds magnesium sulfate given on the scene helps victims

2/26/2002
The Hypertensive Will Have Lots of Company

Study finds 90% lifetime risk among middle-aged people

2/19/2002
Osteo Drug Won't Harm Heart

Study: Evista even lowers risk for women likeliest to have problems

2/19/2002
Sports Drinks May Cut Clot Risk from Travel

Study suggests they keep blood thinner than when drinking water

2/19/2002
Diabetics Miss the Point About Heart Risk

Survey finds 68% unaware of disease's deadliest complication

2/15/2002
Mutant Mice Could Shed Light on Heart Abnormality

Researchers hope findings could lead to new therapies for other defects, certain cancers

2/13/2002
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Alzheimer's

Study finds high homocysteine levels in blood double risk of dementia

2/12/2002
Viagra Deemed OK for Men With Heart Disease

Erection pill cleared, but study urges men get doctor's nod before sex

2/11/2002
Hypertension Drugs Have Bonus Benefit

Study finds they also make heart pump blood better

2/8/2002
2/5/2002
To Drink or Not to Drink

Critics question new study that says even heavy drinking can benefit the heart

1/31/2002
I'm Gonna Wash That Fat Right Out of My Beef

How to lower beef's fat, cholesterol

1/29/2002
Tea and Chocolate: No Sympathy Needed

More evidence that both are good for your health

1/29/2002
Gene Error Linked to Heart Failure

Scientists identify flaw in protein that normally helps heart contract

1/28/2002
Technology Cures Bad Heartbeats

Erratic heart cells found and zapped, cardiologists report

1/21/2002
New Artery Scan Is Cheaper, Noninvasive

Magnetic resonance angiography getting more accurate

1/18/2002
New Robotic Bypass Surgery a Success

Patient, with fewer scars and risks, says he feels 'good'

1/16/2002
Heart Disease Still Public Health Enemy No. 1

But doctors report progress on treatment

1/16/2002
Study: MRIs Best Way to Find Dangerous Clots

But one expert says ultrasound effective and cheaper

1/12/2002
Pocket-Sized Heart Monitor Ready to Go

New ECG device will help patients and EMT workers

1/10/2002
Thousands Die Because of Aspirin Underuse

High-risk patients who need it aren't taking it, analysis finds

1/9/2002
Discovery Springs Forward Research on Diseases

Scientists find potential key to body's elasticity

1/8/2002
Upload My Heart

FDA approves device to send heart information over Internet

1/7/2002
Infections Can Predict Heart Disease Death

But cause-and-effect relationship is not certain

1/4/2002
Speeding and Your Heart

Drivers with heart conditions at risk

1/3/2002
Defibrillator Vest Calms Irregular Heartbeats

First external device to control arrhythmia gets OK

1/2/2002
New Cells Can Grow in an Old Heart

A new hope for repairing heart damage

12/27/2001
Your Heart Won't 'Wine' About Beer

A bottle of beer benefits your heart as much as a glass of wine, study finds

12/20/2001
Wear Your Heart Device Under Your Sleeve

FDA approves first defibrillator that isn't surgically implanted

12/19/2001
New Oral Contraceptives Slightly Safer for Heart

But study finds difference isn't great

12/17/2001
Obesity Molecule May Be Heart Risk Factor

Scottish study says high leptin levels increase risk of heart disease

12/14/2001
Study: Cholesterol Not Best Indicator of Heart Attack Risk

Finds levels of two other blood fats may be more accurate

12/13/2001
Gene Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Findings may benefit heart failure patients

12/10/2001
Blood Fat Found a Factor for Stroke

High triglycerides raise risk regardless of cholesterol levels

12/10/2001
Whither the Artificial Heart?

Doctors are optimistic despite pioneer's death

12/3/2001
Waist Not, Want Not

Obese are at major risk for heart disease

11/16/2001
Gout Drug Helps Heart Patients

Allopurinol can make muscle work more efficiently

11/14/2001
Aspirin vs. Warfarin Debate Ends in a Draw

Both do same job when it comes to stroke, a study finds

11/14/2001
Pump Holds Hope for Terminal Heart Patients

Artificial device improved survival rate in study, but expert cautions high cost may limit its use

11/14/2001
Heart Protein Predicts Future Attack

High levels of troponin call for aggressive therapy, says study

11/13/2001
A Stiff Drink Can Loosen Arteries

Moderate drinking prevents hardening, especially in elderly

11/12/2001
Innocent Thump on the Chest Could Be Fatal

Kids most vulnerable to such strikes, new research says

11/6/2001
Inflammation Signals May Predict Heart Disease

Studies find two molecules may play key roles

11/5/2001
Study Yields Few Clues to Why Arteries Re-Block

No strong risk factors, but new stents could solve problem

11/1/2001
Diabetes Spells Trouble for Women's Hearts

CDC study finds risk, hospitalization rate much higher

10/31/2001
Mysterious Tumbles Might Start With the Heart

Pacemakers seem to reduce the elderly's unexplained falls, which British researchers connect to a cardiovascular condition

10/31/2001
High-Normal Blood Pressure Is Dangerous

Study: A mild elevation increases coronary risks

10/29/2001
Quitting Fen-phen May Stop Heart Leaks

Problem doesn't seem to worsen and sometimes improves

10/22/2001
Cancer Treatment Grows New Arteries

Swiss researchers use growth factor therapy to increase blood flow in blocked coronary arteries