Review: Elevated homocysteine levels are modestly associated with increased ischemic heart disease and stroke risk
- Homocysteine Levels and Reduction of Stroke Risk. Wellbery, Caroline // American Family Physician;10/15/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 8, p1561
Discusses research being done on the lowering of homocysteine in patients with ischemic stroke to prevent recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction and death. Reference to a study by J. F. Toole et al published in the February 4, 2004 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association";...
- Multivitamins do not prevent recurrent stroke. // Nursing Standard;4/14/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 31, p10
Discusses the findings of studies that homocysteine do not prevent recurrent stroke. Multivitamin dosage; Risk for ischemic stroke; Prevalence of coronary heart disease.
- Homocysteine Levels in Acute lschemic Stroke Patients. Kavaklı, Havva Şahin; Altıntaş, Neriman Defne; Tanrıverdi, Fatih // Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine / Akademik Acil Tip Olgu ;Dec2010, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p169
Objective: The aim is to investigate the relationship between plasma homocysteine levels and acute ischemic stroke in Turkish patients. Materials and Methods: Our study included 41 patients with acute ischemic stroke and 20 controls. All patients were examined within 24 h after symptom onset....
- Folic acid, homocysteine, and cardiovascular disease: judging causality in the face of inconclusive trial evidence. Wald, David S.; Morris, Joan K.; Law, Malcolm; Wald, Nicholas J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/25/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7578, p1114
Debate remains over whether raised serum homocysteine concentrations cause ischaemic heart disease and stroke and whether folic acid, which lowers homocysteine, will help reduce the risk of these disorders. Different groups of researchers have used the same evidence to reach opposite...
- Lowering Homocysteine in Patients With Ischemic Stroke to Prevent Recurrent Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, and Death: The Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) Randomized Controlled Trial. Toole, James F.; Malinow, M. René; Chambless, Lloyd E.; Spence, J. David; Pettigrew, L. Creed; Howard, Virginia J.; Sides, Elizabeth G.; Wang, Chin-Hua; Stampfer, Meir // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/4/2004, Vol. 291 Issue 5, p565
Context: In observational studies, elevated plasma total homocysteine levels have been positively associated with ischemic stroke risk. However the utility of homocysteine-lowering therapy to reduce that risk has not been confirmed by randomized trials. Objective: To determine whether high doses...
- B Vitamins Diminish Heart Disease Risk. // USA Today Magazine;Oct1998 Your Health, Vol. 127 Issue 2641, p6
Reports on the link between elevated blood levels of homocysteine, which can be caused by inadequate intake of B vitamin folic acid, and the development of coronary heart disease.
- Higher homocysteine levels in young Indian adults: Impact of vitamin B12 & folate deficiencies. Gupta, S. K.; Kotwal, Jyoti; Kotwal, A.; Dhall, A.; Garg, S. // Indian Journal of Medical Research;Oct2013, Vol. 138 Issue 4, p562
A response from the authors of the article "Role of Homocysteine & MTHFR C677T Gene Polymorphism As Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in Young Indians" published in the journal in 2012 is presented.
- Preventing Ischemic Strokes and Treating Transient Ischemic Attacks. // American Family Physician;11/15/1999, Vol. 60 Issue 8, following p2340
Provides information on ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Factors that may increase risk of having a TIA or a stroke; Guidelines in decreasing risk of TIA and stroke; Symptoms.
- Homocysteine Trials – Clear Outcomes for Complex Reasons. Loscalzo, Joseph // New England Journal of Medicine;4/13/2006, Vol. 354 Issue 15, p1629
The article focuses on a study that was conducted to determine the consequences on cardiovascular events of lowering serum homocysteine concentrations with the use of folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. The vitamin treatment was associated with reduction in plasma homocysteine concentration...