Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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9/19/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

9/18/2014
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

9/17/2014
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

9/4/2014
Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

9/1/2014
Health Tip: Help Prevent Stroke

Things you can do to lower your risk

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/25/2014
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/20/2014
Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

8/20/2014
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

8/18/2014
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

8/15/2014
Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

8/14/2014
Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

8/13/2014
Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study

Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

8/12/2014
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

8/7/2014
Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

8/7/2014
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?

American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

8/6/2014
Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability

Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

8/4/2014
High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

8/1/2014
'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

7/31/2014
Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

7/31/2014
Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

7/23/2014
Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

7/22/2014
High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

7/21/2014
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

7/16/2014
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

7/15/2014
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

7/15/2014
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

7/14/2014
Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

7/11/2014
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

7/10/2014
Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

7/8/2014
More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

7/7/2014
Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

7/2/2014
Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

6/26/2014
After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

6/25/2014
Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

6/20/2014
Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

6/19/2014
Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds

Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

6/17/2014
Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early

As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

6/16/2014
Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

6/11/2014
Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke

Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

6/10/2014
Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

6/2/2014
More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

6/2/2014
There's No 'Obesity Paradox' for Stroke, Study Finds

Earlier findings suggesting that extra weight might be protective don't stand up, researchers say

5/30/2014
Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study

Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

5/29/2014
More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

5/23/2014
Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study

Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

5/21/2014
Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

5/20/2014
Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too

Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

5/20/2014
Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts