Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

12/11/2012
Study Supports Use of 'Brain Stents' for Certain Stroke Patients

When patient can't receive or doesn't respond to clot-busting drugs, this approach might be warranted

12/10/2012
New Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Leg Clots, Study Finds

Apixaban appears safer, easier to use than warfarin, but just as effective, researchers say

12/7/2012
No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review

Using the so-called 'performance-enhancing' hormone can harm health, experts warn

12/6/2012
Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

12/3/2012
Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

11/28/2012
Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients

Study found increased mortality for people with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat

11/28/2012
Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat

Even early stage thyroid trouble could help spur atrial fibrillation, study suggests

11/26/2012
More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds

Number of potentially risky meds has more than doubled in four years

11/13/2012
Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks

Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

11/9/2012
Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study

Patients, doctors urged to keep this in mind when considering joint replacement and post-op care

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/8/2012
Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study

SSRIs include Prozac, Paxil, but experts say findings aren't reason for patients to drop medications

11/7/2012
Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak

More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

11/7/2012
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug

Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

11/6/2012
Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study

Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

11/6/2012
Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients

Early study found that clots might not be prevented in some, while others could face bleeding risk

11/5/2012
Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study

But that doesn't mean longer-term use won't help the heart, experts say

11/5/2012
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

11/5/2012
Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect

11/5/2012
Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study

Major trial with more than 11 years of follow-up shows no benefit for heart attack, stroke

11/5/2012
Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit

But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

11/5/2012
Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Early study adds to evidence supporting sleep's importance in preventing disease

11/1/2012
Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

10/31/2012
Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke

Two servings per week of an oily fish such as mackerel or sardines seemed beneficial, study found

10/29/2012
'Hercules' Star Kevin Sorbo Knows Stroke Strikes the Young

He had three strokes at age 38, and is working to educate others about the danger

10/29/2012
Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart

Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

10/26/2012
Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study

Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

10/25/2012
Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging

Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

10/25/2012
Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study

Quitting before brain attack occurs cuts chances of second stroke, heart attack or death

10/24/2012
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?

Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

10/22/2012
Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease

Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

10/18/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says

10/17/2012
Common Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk a Bit, Study Finds

But individual risk posed by SSRIs remains extremely low, experts noted

10/15/2012
Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise

Review of data finds too much chair time doubles odds for diabetes, heart disease and death