Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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1/23/2015
Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

1/20/2015
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

1/14/2015
Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting

Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

1/13/2015
How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

1/12/2015
More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

1/9/2015
Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

1/9/2015
FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

1/7/2015
Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

1/6/2015
Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

1/5/2015
Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

1/5/2015
Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says

Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

12/23/2014
When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

12/23/2014
Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC

Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says

12/18/2014
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

12/18/2014
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

12/17/2014
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

12/17/2014
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

12/15/2014
Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

12/15/2014
FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

12/12/2014
Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

12/12/2014
Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

12/11/2014
Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

12/8/2014
BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

12/5/2014
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

12/4/2014
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

11/21/2014
Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

11/21/2014
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

11/18/2014
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

11/17/2014
Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

11/17/2014
Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

11/17/2014
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

11/17/2014
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

11/17/2014
Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

11/17/2014
Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

11/6/2014
Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

11/5/2014
Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

11/4/2014
Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests

Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

11/3/2014
Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

10/29/2014
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

10/13/2014
Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

10/8/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

10/8/2014
Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate

Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/7/2014
Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study

Canadian study suggests patients may need to be more closely monitored over the long term

10/2/2014
Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

10/2/2014
Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves

Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

9/30/2014
Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

9/25/2014
Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve