Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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2/18/2016
Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call

People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

2/18/2016
Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine

Early and frequent movement reduces risk of serious complications in seniors, researchers find

2/17/2016
For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be Deceiving

Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

2/17/2016
Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

2/17/2016
Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies

Patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds, researchers suggest

2/17/2016
Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Second Stroke: Study

Actos reduced risk by 24 percent in people with insulin resistance, research showed

2/17/2016
'Stroke Camp' Seems to Help Caregivers Cope

Health care staff gives much needed break, allows caregivers to connect with each other

2/17/2016
More Evidence Smog May Raise Stroke Risk

Study conducted in U.S. and China finds risk is highest in extreme temperatures in winter and summer

2/17/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Heart

Here's what you can do

2/10/2016
Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

2/9/2016
Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

2/4/2016
Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

2/1/2016
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

1/22/2016
Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

1/20/2016
Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds

Controlling traditional risk factors after first stroke may help black patients prevent another

1/20/2016
Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

1/14/2016
For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

1/11/2016
Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

1/8/2016
High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study

Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

1/7/2016
Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

12/24/2015
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

12/22/2015
The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study

Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

12/21/2015
More Evidence That Time-to-Treatment Is Crucial for Stroke

Patients who got clot-busting catheter therapy sooner fared better in study

12/21/2015
Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

12/16/2015
Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

12/14/2015
Hospital's Experience Helps Predict Stroke Results

Death, repeat attack less likely for patients treated at higher-volume centers, study says

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/9/2015
More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals

Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/2/2015
New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure

Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

12/2/2015
Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries Ago

Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

11/30/2015
Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

11/25/2015
Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

11/25/2015
Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

11/24/2015
Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study

Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

11/24/2015
Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

11/23/2015
Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

11/23/2015
High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

11/17/2015
Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/9/2015
Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

11/3/2015
Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients

People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

10/27/2015
Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke

New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

10/27/2015
Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

10/26/2015
Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young

Stroke patients who smoked marijuana also tended to be younger than those who didn't, study finds

10/16/2015
Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk

Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

10/14/2015
Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found