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August 26, 2004

Arthritis Drug Increases Heart Attack Risk, Protein May Explain Heart Risk in Diabetics

Patients taking Vioxx for arthritis had a 50 percent greater chance of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death than individuals using Celebrex.

"A protein playing an important role in controlling heartbeat might help explain the increased risk of potentially fatal congestive heart failure among type 2 diabetics, researchers say."

Posted by news editor at 11:24 AM

August 21, 2004

Treadmill Stress Test, New Stroke Treatment

"Most doctors use a treadmill stress test to help identify hardening arteries in the heart, but new report finds the treadmill test might not always make the best diagnosis."

The FDA has approved a revolutionary new treatment for stroke patients: a tiny corkscrew device that doctors thread into a vein in the leg, and then up through the body to the brain.

Posted by news editor at 08:16 AM

August 11, 2004

Exercise for Strokes, Heart Disease Detection

"Doctors should prescribe exercise for stroke victims so that they can get their old movement back, prevent future stroke and heart attacks, and improve aerobic fitness, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association on exercise for stroke survivors."

"Sometime in the near future, patients may be able to go to the doctor's office for a routine visit and come out knowing whether they have fatty deposits in their arteries that are putting them at risk for heart disease."

Posted by news editor at 04:31 PM

August 08, 2004

Heart Disease Different In Women

"This new understanding -- that heart disease may be a fundamentally different disease in many women -- has far-reaching implications for medicine's ability to defend women against the nation's No. 1 killer. Contrary to persistent misconceptions, heart disease claims the lives of more women than men."

Posted by news editor at 10:00 AM

August 07, 2004

Ronald Isley Has Stroke, Silent Heart Problems

Ronald Isley, lead singer with soul legends The Isley Brothers, had a minor stroke after being taken ill in London.

A study says 1 in 5 people with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for heart disease even though they lack symptoms.

Posted by news editor at 03:03 PM