Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

6/9/2016
Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?

Study reflects gender differences in treatment of atrial fibrillation

6/8/2016
Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat

They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

6/2/2016
Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites

Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

6/2/2016
Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

6/1/2016
Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke

Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble

5/24/2016
High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

5/19/2016
Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke

Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

5/17/2016
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients

Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

5/13/2016
5 Warning Signs of Stroke

More younger people at risk; treatment must be administered quickly, neurologist says

5/12/2016
Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

5/5/2016
Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers

Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

5/4/2016
New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

4/25/2016
Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study

Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

4/20/2016
Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

4/20/2016
Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

4/18/2016
Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

4/18/2016
Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study

Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

4/13/2016
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

4/11/2016
Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer

Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

4/7/2016
FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

4/6/2016
Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers Say

Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

4/5/2016
Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

4/4/2016
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure

A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease

3/31/2016
Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study

It might help predict speech and language recovery in those who suffer stroke in brain's left side, researchers find

3/28/2016
Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

3/28/2016
Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

3/24/2016
Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

3/23/2016
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

3/21/2016
Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients

When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died, study finds

3/16/2016
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

3/14/2016
Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

3/14/2016
3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/4/2016
Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk

Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

3/4/2016
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

3/3/2016
Violence May Raise a Woman's Risk for Stroke

Victims were more likely to have narrowing of the neck arteries, study finds

3/2/2016
One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

3/1/2016
Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives

Studies found that also raising taxes on sugary drinks may prevent even more deaths

3/1/2016
Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds

Office workers, truckers and police seem to face challenges eating well, staying fit

2/29/2016
Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk

But overall increase was only 8 percent higher in the first two days after a clock change, researchers said

2/23/2016
Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

2/19/2016
Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Help Keep Stroke at Bay

Between 7 and 8 hours of shut-eye each night seems to be best, research suggests

2/18/2016
Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke

Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/18/2016
Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke?

Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomes

2/18/2016
Stroke's Aftermath Often Worse for Women, Minorities: Study

Men, whites tend to make more gains in physical function in months after the attack

2/18/2016
Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study

Helping older survivors with daily activities costs more than previously estimated, researchers say