Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

8/13/2013
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

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