Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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11/4/2013
Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

10/31/2013
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

10/29/2013
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health

Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

10/28/2013
Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find

Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

10/25/2013
Ultrasound Device May Improve Emergency Stroke Care: Study

In combination with a powerful clot-dissolving drug, the technology might help clear blocked arteries

10/24/2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

10/24/2013
Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows

Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

10/24/2013
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

10/23/2013
Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update

CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

10/23/2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

10/14/2013
Crohn's and Colitis May Be Tied to Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Review of previous studies finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular trouble

10/9/2013
Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life, Study Says

Prevention is crucial, neurologists agree

10/9/2013
Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Levels of heart disease, stroke rose along with exposure, researchers say

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

10/7/2013
Study Tallies Risk of Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Stent Placement

Those at highest odds for new heart attack, stroke include people with advanced disease

10/2/2013
Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens

Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

9/26/2013
Blood Thinner Dangerous for Patients With Artificial Heart Valves, Study Finds

Trial, which was halted early, found Pradaxa increased risk for strokes and bleeding in this group

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

9/23/2013
Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

9/19/2013
9/18/2013
Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke

Review found they reduced risk by 7 percent, but did not reduce severity or risk of death

9/13/2013
Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

9/11/2013
Racial and Ethnic Differences Seen in Survival, Care Needs With Certain Strokes

Hispanic patients had lowest death rates after subarachnoid stroke, study found

9/3/2013
200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC

Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

9/3/2013
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

9/3/2013
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Onglyza study reflects new cautious approach to oversight of diabetes medicines, experts say

8/28/2013
Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary

8/27/2013
Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease

People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

8/23/2013
Hospitals Increasingly Give Powerful Clot-Buster for Stroke

But drug known as tPA is still underused, study author says

8/22/2013
Women Smokers Face Increased Risk of Lethal Stroke: Review

Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke odds 17 percent higher than for men who smoke

8/22/2013
Ultra-Early Treatment Reduces Disability After Stroke: Study

Administering clot-busting drugs within 90 minutes of mild stroke boosts odds for recovery, experts say

8/13/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

8/13/2013
Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds

But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

8/12/2013
Eye Photography May Reveal Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Imaging might suggest need for more aggressive blood pressure management, experts say

8/8/2013
ER Docs Can Tell Difference Between Stroke, Bell's Palsy

Some symptoms, such as facial paralysis, may be similar, but very few are misdiagnosed, study finds

8/6/2013
Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds

Patients engaged in their health care do better, expert says

8/1/2013
Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide

More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

7/22/2013
Routine Echocardiograms Wouldn't Reduce Heart Events: Study

Experts say findings support current guidelines that only at-risk people must receive the test

7/22/2013
Moon's Cycle Tied to Heart Surgery Outcomes: Study

Patients who got a vessel repair during waning full moon fared better

7/19/2013
COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say

7/18/2013
Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Your Stroke Risk

Direct effect not shown in study, but experts say physical activity's impact is clear

7/17/2013
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival

Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/15/2013
Stroke Risk May Be Higher for Chinese People Than Whites

And they experience first strokes at younger ages, large study found

7/10/2013
Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker

Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

7/2/2013
Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study

Smoking also increases risk of dangerous rupture, researchers say

6/27/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Aid Stroke Recovery: Study

Small trial found patients had faster recovery of lost language, speech skills

6/27/2013
Stroke Prevention Tips for Women

Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

6/26/2013
Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study

After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event

6/26/2013
Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk

Study of more than 1 million people found link but not cause and effect