Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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9/28/2011
Experts Point Out Signs of Dangerous Heart Rhythm

'Fish flop' or 'drumming' feeling in chest can be atrial fibrillation

9/27/2011
Surgeon Experience Matters in Neck Artery Procedure: Study

Patient death rate within 30 days higher if doctor has less experience with carotid stenting

9/26/2011
Newer Contraceptive Pills Could Raise Clot Risk, FDA Warns

Full assessment on brands such as Yaz, Yasmin is yet to come, agency says

9/23/2011
Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wine's Healthy Effect on Heart: Study

No effect seen when people drank polyphenols in dairy-based drinks, researchers say

9/23/2011
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk

Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

9/22/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke

Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

9/20/2011
Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke

Study found the mental health condition is linked to a 55% raised risk for fatal brain attack

9/19/2011
Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

9/16/2011
U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

9/15/2011
An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away

Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

9/14/2011
Rural Stroke Victims May Benefit From 'Virtual' Care

'Telestroke' is a cost-effective way to provide long-distance stroke treatment, researchers say

9/14/2011
Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble

Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

9/13/2011
Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study

Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

9/13/2011
Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments

The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

9/13/2011
U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

9/7/2011
Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study

Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

8/29/2011
Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?

Study seems to suggest so, but how much and what type of the sweet treat isn't clear

8/29/2011
New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

8/26/2011
Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood

Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

8/25/2011
Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk

Study finds biggest threat to carotid arteries, which are closest to the brain

8/25/2011
Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends

At ordinary hospitals, survival odds dip on Saturdays, Sundays, but not at certified centers, study finds

8/23/2011
Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study

But they tend to have longer hospital stays

8/19/2011
Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Scan may help predict which patients deemed at moderate risk would benefit from statins: study

8/17/2011
Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk

But for those with no symptoms, surgery to unclog the arteries may be hazardous, experts say

8/11/2011
Depressed Women Could Face Raised Risk of Stroke

Study found it might be independent factor affecting chances of attack

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/10/2011
Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat

Both drugs appeared equally effective, but newer rivaroxaban may be be easier for some to use

8/9/2011
Survivors of Brain Hemorrhage May Experience PTSD

One-third who survive bleeding in brain event may benefit from treatment for traumatic stress

8/6/2011
Smart Food Choices Key to a Healthy Barbeque

Lean meats, veggies, marinades good options for summer grilling, expert advises

8/5/2011
Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

8/4/2011
U.S. 'Stroke Belt' May Also Be 'Sepsis Belt'

Highest rates of the bacterial blood infection occur in Southeast states, where strokes most common, researcher says

8/4/2011
More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke

Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

8/3/2011
Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors

Study found that SSRIs seemed to have more side effects than older antidepressants

8/2/2011
Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients

Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

7/28/2011
Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

7/28/2011
Brain Injury Appears to Boost Stroke Risk

First three months after trauma may be period of greatest concern, study says

7/28/2011
Heat-Linked Illnesses Strike Thousands Each Year: Report

CDC researchers say these conditions are largely preventable

7/27/2011
Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

But complication rate was relatively high and FDA approval may be years away, researchers say

7/26/2011
Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke

But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

7/25/2011
Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study

But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

7/25/2011
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit

Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find

7/21/2011
Optimism May Lower Stroke Risk

Two-year study found the most optimistic were the least likely to have brain attack

7/21/2011
Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

7/21/2011
FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients

Another option alongside Plavix, but should not be taken with higher doses of aspirin

7/20/2011
Stopping Daily Aspirin Boosts Heart Attack Risk: Study

Discontinuation was tied to 60 percent rise in risk for nonfatal attacks, researchers say

7/18/2011
Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly

But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

7/14/2011
Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study

NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

7/5/2011
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

6/27/2011
New Blood Thinner Beats Plavix When Paired With Low-Dose Aspirin

But dose of aspirin was key to experimental drug Brilinta's success, study found