Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/19/2001
Vital Signs of a Heart Attack

How to tell if it's your heart, or just heartburn

10/12/2001
Cheer Up

Depression a risky symptom after heart attack

10/9/2001
Doctors Hope to Zap Away Irregular Heartbeat

Radio-frequency device to be tested on humans

10/4/2001
Stent While You Wait

Widening blocked arteries in the neck works well on an outpatient basis, study says

10/4/2001
Fat in Blood Tied to Gene

Triglyceride governor may be new heart disease risk factor

10/2/2001
U.S. Reaps Rewards for Reducing Heart Risk

Study finds simple measures sharply reduced deaths of all kinds

10/2/2001
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Also Help the Brain

Risk of severe kind of stroke lessened, say researchers

10/1/2001
Hypertension Drug Also Keeps Heart Sleek

Less bulk lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, study shows

9/25/2001
Are Defibrillators on All Planes Too Costly?

Makes more financial sense on larger jets, says study

9/24/2001
New Guidelines for High-Risk Heart Patients

Hormone therapy out; beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors in

9/21/2001
Aggressive Is Best for Older Heart Patients

Artery-opening procedures work better than drugs, study finds

9/18/2001
The Artery Test Doctors Don't Do

Leg blockage often goes undiagnosed

9/17/2001
Gene Therapy Helps Ailing Heart

Rat study shows function, survival improve after treatment

9/14/2001
A Stress-Test Warning Signal

Blood pressure reading tells of artery trouble, says new study

9/14/2001
Flaw Seen in Studies Touting Alcohol

Benefits may be overstated by including ex-drinkers

9/11/2001
An Aspirin a Day…

…Lowers risk of dying of any cause in heart patients

9/10/2001
Life in the Suburbs Is Longer, Healthier

Urban, rural America at shorter end of health stick

9/10/2001
Heart Ache? Don't Hesitate

Call 911 if you even suspect you're having a heart attack

9/7/2001
More Americans Know Their Cholesterol Levels

Study finds 7 in 10 had it checked

9/5/2001
New Drug May Act Sooner to Prevent Blood Clots

Side effects not a problem in early tests

9/3/2001
Study: Clot Risk from Stents Higher Than Thought

But overall risk is still low, experts say

9/2/2001
Screenings to Fight Leg Pains

Vascular problems in legs can be just as serious as heart disease, experts warn

8/29/2001
InSync Helps Control Congestive Heart Failure

It's the first new type of Pacemaker

8/29/2001
Tracking Your Treatment

Charting blood pressure, medication a good idea

8/25/2001
Heart Risks Start Early for Diabetics

By teens years, odds already up for heart attack and stroke

8/23/2001
In a Heartbeat

Angina comes in three varieties

8/21/2001
Heart Pioneer Values 'Second Chance'

Recipient of first self-contained artificial pump is 'getting used to not having a heartbeat'

8/21/2001
Cox-2 Clot Problems

Arthritis drugs may raise risk for heart problems for some, says study

8/20/2001
Blood-Clot Gene Doubles Risk of Early Death

Variation found in 1 in 5 white people

8/20/2001
Soy Far, Soy Good

New research says soy diet may protect heart after surgery

8/16/2001
Cough Tied to Heart Drug May Be Ironed Out

Supplements may ease side effect of ACE inhibitors

8/16/2001
Aspirin and Clot-Blocker Shield Heart

Combination cuts risk of new problems after angioplasty or stenting, study finds

8/15/2001
Renegade Germ Fighters May Raise Stroke Risk

But there's nothing you can do to head them off, says study

8/14/2001
Synthetic Drug Fights Congestive Heart Failure

Natrecor approval is first in 10 years

8/14/2001
Warnings on Heart Devices on the Rise

Maker says few defibrillators, pacemakers are faulty

8/13/2001
Fats in the Blood Tied to Sudden Death

Meat, dairy fatty acids can trigger abnormal heartbeats

8/10/2001
Genetic Link Seen in Early Heart Disease

Study finds insulin resistance in families with a history of the disease

8/8/2001
Heart Patients Driving Against Orders Do OK

Lower-than-average accident rate may prompt changes

8/6/2001
Mice Regrow Heart Muscle

Curious research finds mutant strain can regenerate without scarring

7/30/2001
New Scale Pinpoints Heart Risk in Pregnancy

Canadian development could direct women at high risk to the right place

7/27/2001
Keep Circulating

Walking program helps artery disease

7/20/2001
Baby Deaths Blamed on Arrogance, Mismanagement

British health officials promise sweeping changes

7/11/2001
The Street Where You Live Affects Your Heart

Disease risk higher in lower-income neighborhoods

7/9/2001
A Sticky Wicket for Heart Patients

Platelet differences indicate risk

7/3/2001
Artificial Heart Advance

Patient gets first self-contained device

6/7/2001
Preeclampsia Tied to Lack of Nitric Oxide

Finding implicates vitamin C deficiency

6/4/2001
Computer Spots Dangerous Heart Murmurs

Program does better than doctor's ear

6/1/2001
Mexican-Americans Weak on Stroke Knowledge

They are less likely to recognize symptoms, study finds

5/30/2001
Drugs Show Mixed Results in Advanced Heart Failure

But use of beta blockers affirmed for most

5/23/2001
Risks Outlined for Deadly Pregnancy Problem

Study may help women who want to conceive again