Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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3/16/2015
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

3/16/2015
Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm

Researchers also report that procedure appears to increase the risk for stroke

3/16/2015
Procedure May Beat Drug in Patients With Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat

Catheter ablation appears to outperform Amiodarone in people with both conditions, study finds

3/16/2015
Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

3/16/2015
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say

Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

3/16/2015
Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

3/16/2015
Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

3/16/2015
Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

3/16/2015
Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

3/16/2015
Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

3/10/2015
More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts

Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

3/6/2015
New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

3/6/2015
Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

3/5/2015
Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

3/5/2015
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks

Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease

3/4/2015
Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

3/4/2015
1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

3/3/2015
Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

2/27/2015
Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

2/26/2015
Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

2/26/2015
More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

2/25/2015
Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

2/24/2015
Women's Heart Disease Needs More Attention, Doctors Say

Additional research on gender differences urged

2/24/2015
Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

2/23/2015
Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say

2/23/2015
Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

2/17/2015
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

2/16/2015
More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

2/12/2015
Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

2/12/2015
Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes

Small study may ease worry about use in people who feel symptoms upon waking, but more data needed

2/12/2015
Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

2/12/2015
Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

2/12/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

2/12/2015
Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

2/12/2015
Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

2/12/2015
Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

2/11/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

2/11/2015
Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

2/11/2015
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

2/11/2015
More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows

Many local hospitals now comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced medical centers

2/10/2015
U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

2/10/2015
Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep

Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings

2/10/2015
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

2/10/2015
Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/9/2015
FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

2/9/2015
New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

2/5/2015
Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

2/4/2015
Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

1/29/2015
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily