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Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) Few eligible stroke patients get an injectable clot-busting drug within the recommended 60-minute window after their hospital arrival, new research finds. Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window. … Read more

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Diet soda fans who drink the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research suggests. Researchers find a 61% increased risk … Read more

Heart Enzymes May Predict Outcome After Bypass Surgery

Heart Enzymes May Predict Outcome After Bypass Surgery

TUESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) — High levels of certain blood enzymes following coronary-artery bypass surgery can signal an increased risk of death, a new study suggests. Elevated levels linked to increased risk of death, researchers say. For those with … Read more

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — The cost of treating heart disease and stroke in the United States is expected to triple in the next 20 years, to $818 billion, a new report says. Will triple by 2030, report says; … Read more

Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage

Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Twenty percent of heart attack patients stand a good chance of suffering a second attack over the following three years, an event that is nearly as likely to be caused by a new blockage … Read more

Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) — Stents, already used to open clogged heart arteries, might have another use: clearing arterial blockages in the brain after traditional stroke treatments fail. For certain stroke patients, experimental stenting opened clogged artery, study finds. … Read more