Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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6/26/2013
Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types

Study of women identifies important risk factor

6/25/2013
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

6/24/2013
Blood Transfusions May Mean Fewer Strokes in Kids With Sickle Cell Disease

Study found the practice, first widely initiated in 1998, is reaping benefits for young patients

6/19/2013
1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds

And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says

6/19/2013
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking

Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

6/19/2013
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

6/18/2013
Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims, Study Confirms

Quick treatment improves odds for survival and mobility, researchers find

6/18/2013
Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta

MRI study found higher risk of future stroke, heart attack

6/7/2013
FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks

6/6/2013
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

6/5/2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors

Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

6/5/2013
Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study

More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

5/30/2013
High Doses of Common Painkillers May Raise Risk for Heart Trouble

Review found chances were greatest in those who took NSAIDs and had a history of cardiovascular disease

5/22/2013
Cost of Treating Strokes in U.S. Could Soar to $180B Annually by 2030: Report

An aging population could double expenditures, American Heart Association says

5/21/2013
Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary

For older patients with hypertension, heart failure, different problems will likely cause death, study finds

5/21/2013
Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study

Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

5/13/2013
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

5/9/2013
Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

4/30/2013
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds

Ambulance can speed diagnosis and lifesaving treatment

4/30/2013
Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later

Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age

4/24/2013
'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk

Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

4/24/2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk

Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

4/23/2013
Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries

Study found people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/18/2013
Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies

Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

4/17/2013
Could Turtle Gene Findings Aid Human Health?

The slow-moving reptiles might offer clues about stroke and heart attack recovery, researchers say

4/17/2013
Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

4/16/2013
Heart Scarring May Be More Dangerous Than Thought, Study Suggests

Anomaly in a cardiac pumping chamber shows up on EKG and is tied to higher heart failure rate

4/15/2013
Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication

Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

4/8/2013
Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds

4/5/2013
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

4/4/2013
Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke

Study found the pain is also related to greater disability

4/1/2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

3/28/2013
More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study

Simple measures include adding fruits, veggies to your diet, experts say

3/22/2013
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds

Boosting physicians' fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say

3/21/2013
Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

3/21/2013
Most of World's Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds

Majority taking in double the recommended amount, increasing their health risks

3/19/2013
Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death

Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

3/18/2013
Study Probes Use of Filter Device to Stop Deadly Blood Clots

Hospitals' use of vena cava filters varies widely, probably because evidence is lacking of benefit

3/15/2013
With Certain Strokes, Effects Can Persist a Decade Later

'Survivorship care plans' might help people cope with quality-of-life concerns, study suggests

3/15/2013
Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say

Case study describes man whose only clear symptom was not realizing his messages were garbled

3/14/2013
Can Green Tea, Coffee Reduce Stroke Risk?

Large Japanese study didn't prove cause and effect, however

3/14/2013
Clot Buster Safe for Stroke Patients on Blood Thinners: Study

Fears that giving tPA to those taking aspirin or Plavix might raise risk of brain bleeds largely unfounded, researchers say

3/12/2013
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight

Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

3/12/2013
Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts

Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

3/11/2013
Bypass Patients Fare Equally Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine

Three studies find no differences in outcomes, even for the frail or elderly

3/11/2013
Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

3/11/2013
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

3/11/2013
New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge

Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve outcomes in company-funded trials