Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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6/2/2011
Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says

U.S. health authorities complete safety review, exonerate angiotensin-receptor blockers

5/27/2011
Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol

Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

5/26/2011
Experts Say Stroke Care Differs for U.S. Minorities

Variations span from less awareness of symptoms to slower delivery of treatment, report finds

5/26/2011
U.S. Southeast 'Stroke Belt' Also Shows Higher Rates of Cognitive Decline

Shared risk factors for stroke and lowered brain function may be to blame, researchers suggest

5/26/2011
Trial Stopped After Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients

NIH terminated study 18 months early, citing no drop in heart attacks, strokes for users

5/25/2011
Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home

High-tech 'locomotor' training no better for walking improvement, study finds

5/25/2011
Daily Four-Drug Combo Pill Halves Heart Disease Risk: Study

Low cost, better adherence are pluses, but side effects could be problem, experts say

5/25/2011
Study Finds Aspirin Still Best at Preventing 2nd Stroke

More testing may reveal helpful role for drug alternative, others say

5/24/2011
Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Raised Death Risk in Women

But overall risk due to new-onset atrial fibrillation still fairly low, researchers say

5/10/2011
Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep

Clot-busting drug may not be applicable, but quick action still needed, experts say

5/6/2011
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

5/5/2011
Can Hormone Therapy or the Pill Prevent Brain Aneurysms?

Study authors say estrogen protects blood vessel walls, but expert questions quality of research

5/5/2011
Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study

Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

5/3/2011
Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease

But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

5/2/2011
Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

5/2/2011
Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health

As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

5/2/2011
Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study

Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

5/2/2011
Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study

Fatty acids in bloodstream seem to interfere with the painkiller

5/2/2011
Less-Than-Optimal Sleep May 'Age' the Brain

Researchers found too much, too little sleep linked to cognitive decline in middle age

4/25/2011
Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling

But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/14/2011
Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival

Protective effect seen only with white seniors, researchers report

4/13/2011
Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say

Analysis finds newest plaques most likely to cause medical problems

4/11/2011
Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease

Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

4/11/2011
Higher Rate of Morning Heart Attacks Not Due to Blood Pressure: Study

Readings vary throughout day, typically lowest in morning, researchers find

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/7/2011
Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab

Virtual reality activities may help patients improve arm strength, function, researchers say

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/5/2011
Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends

Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

4/5/2011
Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

Electrical jolt tricks body into regulating blood pressure, researchers say

4/4/2011
Too Many Hours at Work Might Harm the Heart

Study of British workers found 11-hour days raised heart disease risk 67%

4/4/2011
Study Hints at Link Between Antidepressants and Heart Trouble

But the finding is preliminary and doesn't prove a relationship, experts note

4/4/2011
Yoga May Also Calm a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Small study found reduction in episodes of atrial fibrillation, which can raise stroke risk

4/4/2011
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study

FDA approval still pending; at least one doctor says it's not ready for widespread use

3/28/2011
Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

3/25/2011
Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing Problems

Small, preliminary study found electrical therapy led to improved function in patients

3/24/2011
'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study

After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

3/23/2011
Americans' Exposure to Mercury From Fish Won't Harm Hearts: Study

Large analysis finds no detectable cardiovascular danger

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

3/22/2011
Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure

Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

3/21/2011
Severe Blood Clots Should be Treated Aggressively: Heart Docs

Heart association releases new guidelines on worst-case deep vein thrombosis, complications

3/14/2011
Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors

Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

3/14/2011
Stroke More Likely in People With Retinal Disease

Study finds nearly double the rate with vascular disease called RVO

3/11/2011
Device Approved to Continue Blood Flow During Brain Surgery

Among patients at greater risk of stroke

3/11/2011
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

3/10/2011
Can Coffee Cut a Woman's Stroke Risk?

Swedish study shows even a cup a day reduces the risk; experts say more proof needed

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

3/9/2011
Family Involvement Helps Stroke Patients With Rehab

Relatives also felt empowered, less stressed, study found

3/8/2011
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers found diet was associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

3/7/2011
Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk

But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke