Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

5/24/2012
Japanese-American Men With Low Vitamin-D Diet Face Higher Stroke Risk

Long-term study followed participants for nearly 35 years

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/24/2012
Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC

Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

5/24/2012
Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

5/24/2012
FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto

Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

5/23/2012
Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke

Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

5/22/2012
U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes

Better control of risk factors, improved care making the difference, CDC says

5/21/2012
New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA

Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

5/17/2012
FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix

Price of widely used blood thinner should drop for heart patients

5/17/2012
5/17/2012
Benefits of Widespread Statin Use Outweigh Risks: Study

Even among low-risk patients, cholesterol meds may slash risk for vascular event

5/16/2012
Paralyzed Patients Use Mind to Move Robotic Arm

But there's a long way to go to make this approach practical, experts say

5/15/2012
Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health

As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

5/15/2012
Plavix's New Generic Status Could Be Boon for Patients

Price of widely used blood thinner should drop once patent ends Thursday

5/15/2012
U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines

Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

5/14/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

5/14/2012
FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert

Heart risks spur warning about Gilenya

5/10/2012
Clot-Buster Doesn't Raise Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Patients: Study

Emergency drug is underused in stroke patients on blood thinners, researchers say

5/10/2012
Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Whites

This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

5/9/2012
Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.

The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

5/8/2012
Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

5/4/2012
High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You

Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

5/3/2012
In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals

Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

5/2/2012
Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study

Doctors, patients may opt for cheaper, over-the-counter aspirin, researchers say

4/25/2012
Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

Risk is increased whether patients are taking warfarin or a newer drug, rivaroxaban

4/20/2012
Depression Linked to Higher Odds for Poor Leg Circulation

In study, depressed patients were more apt to develop peripheral artery disease

4/19/2012
Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Odds for an attack were slightly less than for those who ate higher-fat fare, study found

4/11/2012
Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say