Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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9/13/2012
'Mini-Strokes' May Be More Damaging Than Thought

15 percent of victims suffer serious disabilities but clot-busting drugs may help, research suggests

9/13/2012
Men More Prone to Depression After Stroke: Study

Males' need for 'control' over health may trigger more of a setback when illness strikes, researchers say

9/12/2012
Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says

This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

9/11/2012
Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says

It found no 'statistically significant' advantage in taking supplements, but at least one expert disagrees

9/10/2012
Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke

Brain bleeding occurred about 14 years sooner among big boozers, study finds

9/7/2012
More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey

Atrial fibrillation patients should talk to their doctors about higher threat, experts say

9/6/2012
Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC

Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

8/31/2012
Smoking After Stroke Triples Risk of Death Within Year: Study

The sooner patients resumed habit after leaving hospital, the worse they fared

8/31/2012
Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

8/30/2012
Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds

Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

8/30/2012
Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk

Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

8/29/2012
Adding Plavix to Aspirin Doesn't Help Guard Against Second Stroke: Study

Combo actually raised bleeding, death risk in patients with type caused by chronic hypertension

8/29/2012
Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

8/28/2012
Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest

Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

8/27/2012
2 Common Blood Pressure Meds Fare Equally in Preventing Heart Woes

Review shows no difference between atenolol, metoprolol in warding off heart attack or stroke

8/27/2012
Mechanical Blood Clot 'Retrievers' May Aid Stroke Patients

Two studies suggest the devices might be an improvement in clearing blocked vessels

8/27/2012
New Blood Thinner Effient No Better Than Plavix at Preventing Heart Trouble: Study

In patients who were not getting bypass surgery or stents, results and risks were equal

8/21/2012
Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study

But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

8/20/2012
Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis

About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

8/16/2012
Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes

Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

8/15/2012
Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study

But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

8/6/2012
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lip Cancer in Study

But risk is extremely small and not reason to change meds, expert says

7/30/2012
Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA

Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

7/27/2012
Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke

Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

7/27/2012
More Evidence That Shift Work Might Raise Heart Risks

Review found chances of trouble increased most for those working nights

7/26/2012
Yoga Might Help With Stroke Rehab

Small study suggests the practice could enhance balance, activity levels

7/19/2012
Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women

Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

7/19/2012
2 New Weight-Loss Drugs Won't Reverse U.S. Obesity Crisis

Proper nutrition, exercise are key factors that must be part of any diet plan, health experts say

7/17/2012
Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

7/10/2012
Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients

This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

7/9/2012
Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends Don't Seem to Do As Well

U.K. study shows worse outcomes for those admitted on Sundays

6/27/2012
'Atkins'-Type Diets May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Diets rich in plant-based foods a better choice in the long run for women, experts say

6/26/2012
Clot-Busting Stroke Drug Safe for Many Who Take Warfarin

Study finds emergency use of tPA is warranted for these patients, within certain parameters

6/25/2012
Are Statins Less Helpful for Women?

Study finds gender differences for recurrent stroke, death, but some cite flawed research

6/25/2012
Metformin Outperforms Common Class of Diabetes Drugs in Study

The standby drug had a lower death risk than 3 different meds from the sulfonylurea group

6/25/2012
Some Diabetics May Not Benefit From Daily Aspirin

About half of patients with type 2 diabetes were resistant to the pill's effects, study found

6/20/2012
Quick-Reversal Method May Be at Hand for New Blood Thinner

Drugs like apixaban have advantages, but bleeding risk requires rapid antidote, researchers say

6/18/2012
Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk

Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

6/15/2012
EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air

Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs

6/15/2012
Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study

Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

6/12/2012
Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm

Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

6/11/2012
Fish Oil Won't Save Diabetics' Hearts, Research Suggests

Experts say statins, not omega-3 supplements, lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health

6/11/2012
Too Little Sleep Tied to Stroke Risk

Getting fewer than six hours a night may affect cardiovascular system, study says

6/8/2012
Prediabetes Linked to Higher Stroke Risk in Study

But association depends on how blood sugar is measured and other health factors

6/6/2012
Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals

Researchers identify type of cell that blocks blood vessels, and may lead to heart attack, stroke

6/1/2012
Daily 'Dose' of Dark Chocolate Might Shield the Heart

Another study supports the antioxidant goodness of dark, but not milk, chocolate

6/1/2012
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk

Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

5/30/2012
Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics

Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force