Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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3/11/2013
Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

3/11/2013
Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?

Study finds 'hardening of the arteries' widespread throughout history, showing it's not just a modern ill

3/8/2013
Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

AAN asks doctors, patients to question procedures as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

3/7/2013
Walking Program Helps Stroke Survivors Get On With Life

Jamaican study eased people back into walking alone without fear

3/5/2013
Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says

Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

3/5/2013
Scans That Gauge Heart Scarring May Spot High-Risk Patients

Advanced MRI could become aid in guiding cardiovascular treatment, study authors say

3/5/2013
Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy

2/28/2013
Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke

The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

2/27/2013
Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients

Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

2/26/2013
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

2/25/2013
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

2/20/2013
High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds

Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts say

2/20/2013
1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds

2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/12/2013
When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

2/11/2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

2/7/2013
One in Every 12 Stroke Survivors Contemplates Suicide, Study Finds

Early study found higher rates than in people with heart attacks, diabetes, cancer

2/7/2013
Surgical Delivery of Drug Shows Promise Against 'Bleeding' Stroke

New approach improved recovery time, but a larger trial is needed, experts say

2/7/2013
Southern Diet Might Explain the 'Stroke Belt'

Study found those who ate fried, salty foods and processed meats were more likely to have strokes

2/7/2013
Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says

Practitioners have 'concrete numbers' to give to families

2/7/2013
Docs, Families May Underestimate Patients' Odds After Some Strokes: Study

For bleeding attacks, longer-term outcome may sometimes be better than it initially appears

2/7/2013
Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

2/7/2013
Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke

In early weeks home from hospital, families often deal with depression, study says

2/7/2013
'Clot-Buster' Drug May Still Be Best Stroke Treatment

Italian study found tPA as good as invasive procedures that go into artery to retrieve, destroy clots

2/6/2013
Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls

Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

2/6/2013
Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults

But, experts say small study is not conclusive, tobacco smoking may have clouded results

2/1/2013
Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

1/31/2013
New Stroke Guidelines Stress Treatment Within One Hour of Arrival in ER

Calling 911, going to a stroke center, getting care quickly combine to improve outcomes, experts say

1/31/2013
Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads

Bone and blood vessel adaptations let the birds escape trauma from such movement

1/30/2013
Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation

1/30/2013
Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study

Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

1/24/2013
Extreme Cold Snap Brings Unexpected Health Risks

Heart attacks, strokes and asthma flare-ups increase, expert warns

1/23/2013
Oxygen Therapy Spurs Recovery in Some Stroke Patients

Study found certain survivors gained lost skills months, years after their attack

1/21/2013
Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss

But risk of macular degeneration doesn't outweigh drug's heart benefits, experts say

1/18/2013
Uncontrolled Risk Factors Put Stroke Survivors in Danger

Smoking, high blood pressure especially dangerous for those with subarachnoid hemorrhage

1/18/2013
PTSD Can Hamper Drug Treatment for Stroke Survivors: Study

These patients less likely to take prescribed medications that could prevent second stroke

1/15/2013
Migraine With Aura May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble

Study found only high blood pressure was a greater predictor of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots

1/11/2013
Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk

Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

1/7/2013
Hillary Clinton Returns to Work

Secretary of State was released from hospital last week after 3 days of treatment for blood clot

1/4/2013
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake

Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

1/3/2013
Hillary Clinton Plans to Return to Work Next Week

Secretary of State was released from hospital Wednesday after 3 days of treatment for blood clot

1/3/2013
Hillary Clinton Released From NYC Hospital

Secretary of State's doctors confident she will make full recovery after treatment for blood clot in head

1/1/2013
Hillary Clinton Has Blood Clot in Head, Full Recovery Expected

Secretary of State's doctors discovered the obstruction Sunday, possibly linked to recent concussion

12/20/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study

For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

12/20/2012
FDA: Don't Use Pradaxa Blood Thinner in Patients With Artificial Heart Valves

Warning based on European trial showing increased risk for strokes, heart attacks in this group

12/18/2012
Giving Plavix Before Angioplasty May Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Review of the data does not show increase in overall survival, however

12/14/2012
High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says

Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

12/13/2012
Stress, Depression Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Seniors

People with the greatest distress had triple the risk of stroke-related death

12/13/2012
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix May Carry Heart Risks, FDA Warns

Smokers should talk with their doctor before taking the drug, agency says

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right