Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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4/9/2012
Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?

For women and whites, the odds look even worse, study finds

3/30/2012
When Paramedics Suspect Stroke, They're Usually Right

This means life-saving treatment can start earlier, study says

3/29/2012
Depression Often Follows Stroke, But Treatment Lacking

Study found nearly 1 in 5 stroke patients were depressed months after the attack

3/29/2012
First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise

Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

3/27/2012
Warfarin Helps Cut Stroke Risk, Researchers Report

Old standby holds its own against higher priced, newer meds

3/26/2012
Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Enough to Help Heart Attack Patients: Study

Using higher dosage didn't improve outcomes, but might increase bleeding risks, experts say

3/26/2012
Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad for the Heart: Study

Research finds too little sleep may increase risk of stroke, heart attack; too much may cause coronary artery disease

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/21/2012
New Drug Bests Standard Treatment for Certain Strokes

Tenecteplase seems as safe as the usual clot-busting drug, study says

3/21/2012
Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk

Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

3/16/2012
Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

3/9/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder

Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

3/8/2012
Light or Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

But benefit faded with heavier alcohol use, long-term study suggests

3/7/2012
Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

3/6/2012
Brain Scans Overused on U.S. Stroke Patients, Study Says

Most get both MRI and CT imaging, adding to rising medical costs

3/1/2012
Stroke Risk Rises With Duration of Type 2 Diabetes: Study

After 10 years with blood sugar disease, chances of brain attack tripled, researchers say

3/1/2012
Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women

Study found those who ate the most had 39% greater chance of trouble, though aspirin use helped

2/28/2012
FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Statins

But side effects, like increased blood sugar, don't outweigh the cholesterol drugs' benefits, agency says

2/23/2012
Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

2/21/2012
Hispanic Americans Born Outside Country Have Fewer Strokes

Study found U.S. whites at higher risk, but reasons unclear

2/20/2012
Health Tip: How to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

A healthy lifestyle -- including diet and exercise -- is key

2/16/2012
Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment

Language impairment adds $1,700 in first year, study says

2/15/2012
Can Walking Speed, Hand Grip in Middle Age Predict Dementia Risk?

Each could be marker for general frailty, which has been linked to brain decline, researchers say

2/15/2012
Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say

Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

2/13/2012
No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

2/9/2012
Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'

Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease

2/7/2012
Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems

Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

2/7/2012
Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study

Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

2/6/2012
New Scoring Method May Help Predict Stroke Outcome

Study reveals quick way to identify those who will respond well to clot-buster alteplase

2/3/2012
Aspirin, Warfarin Fare Equally for Heart Failure Patients

Each of these anti-clotting drugs had similar effectiveness in preventing deaths, study found

2/3/2012
Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study

Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005

2/2/2012
Some Stroke Survivors Can't Recognize Fear, Anger in Others

Damage to forebrain can impair ability to read certain facial expressions, study finds

2/2/2012
Married Men Seek Help for Stroke Sooner Than Their Wives

Men called 911 in less than a half hour, while women waited well over an hour, study finds

2/2/2012
Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination

Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds

2/2/2012
Being Fit Before Stroke May Aid Recovery

Patients with higher physical activity levels have better treatment response, study finds

2/2/2012
Anemia May Boost Death Risk After Stroke

Study of men finds the blood disorder affects survival rates up to a year later

2/2/2012
New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk: Study

People with abnormal heartbeat taking Xarelto were less likely to bleed out than warfarin patients

2/2/2012
Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study

Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

2/2/2012
Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack

2/1/2012
Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study

That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

2/1/2012
Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke

Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue

2/1/2012
Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study

It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

2/1/2012
Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep

Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results

2/1/2012
Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too

Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

2/1/2012
Stenting, Surgery Appear Comparable for Opening Neck Artery

Re-blockage rates similar for both procedures, study finds

2/1/2012
Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind

Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary

2/1/2012
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Stroke, Studies Say

Patients may regain some function after treatment, preliminary research suggests

2/1/2012
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds

Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

1/30/2012
Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say