Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

11/10/2016
Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

11/1/2016
Does Living in Poor Neighborhood Up Stroke Risk?

Unhealthy behaviors are more common in disadvantaged areas, researcher says

10/28/2016
Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients

It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

10/25/2016
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

10/24/2016
Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

10/18/2016
Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study

If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/6/2016
Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

10/3/2016
Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa

But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

9/30/2016
1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/14/2016
Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some

Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

9/8/2016
New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand

With help of sensor-laden glove, good hand used to regain some control of inert hand

9/8/2016
What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year

That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs

9/7/2016
A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk

Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

9/7/2016
Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression

Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

9/7/2016
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills

Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for heart and kidney problems, not just stroke

9/2/2016
Alcohol Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Ups Stroke Risk: Study

Doctors should ask patients with atrial fibrillation about their drinking

8/30/2016
Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks

CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/24/2016
Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

8/22/2016
Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

8/18/2016
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

8/17/2016
Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

Blood condition is common among older patients

8/10/2016
Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?

High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

8/8/2016
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

Researchers cite aging populations, diet, inactivity and lack of preventive care

8/3/2016
Study Links Sleep Problems to Stroke Risk, Recovery

Treating sleep difficulties may reduce the threat, neurologist says

7/26/2016
Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

7/21/2016
Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

7/19/2016
Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

7/18/2016
9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

7/14/2016
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

7/14/2016
Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

7/12/2016
Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control

People who didn't get enough daily magnesium had higher BP readings, analysis showed

6/29/2016
Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

6/23/2016
Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

6/22/2016
Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

6/22/2016
Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

6/21/2016
Another Potential Use for Statins?

In stroke patients, the cholesterol-lowering drugs might reduce infection risk, study says

6/20/2016
Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study

Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

6/20/2016
Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation

Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say

6/16/2016
Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden

Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

6/16/2016
For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

6/15/2016
Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure

6/14/2016
Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

6/13/2016
Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care

Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

6/9/2016
Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent