Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

3/6/2011
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

3/1/2011
Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension

Analysis authors not sure of exact mechanism behind benefit

2/28/2011
Sugary Drinks Might Raise Hypertension Risk: Study

Those who consumed more were more likely to have high blood pressure, but exactly why is not clear

2/28/2011
With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts

Making the brain think a prosthetic is person's real limb could help in stroke recovery, scientists say

2/22/2011
People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs

Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

2/21/2011
Clots in Coronary Stents More Likely in Early Morning

Experts suggest that changing medication dosing times may have protective effect

2/21/2011
Simple Tests Can Tell Who Can Drive After Stroke: Study

But several stroke experts say the exams may not be dependable

2/18/2011
TV Reporter's Severe Migraine Mimicked a Stroke

But doctors urge caution and immediate treatment for people with similar symptoms

2/16/2011
Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes

2/15/2011
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

2/14/2011
New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat

Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

2/11/2011
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

2/11/2011
No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

2/11/2011
Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window

2/10/2011
New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

Compared to daily aspirin, apixaban cut the odds by 55%, study finds

2/10/2011
Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

2/9/2011
Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults

But rates are dropping for older men and women

2/9/2011
Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

2/9/2011
Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart

Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

2/9/2011
Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Researchers find a 61% increased risk among those who drink daily

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/3/2011
Rare Form of Stroke Strikes More Often Than Thought: Report

New recommendations out on how to diagnose, treat strokes that involve veins, not arteries

2/2/2011
If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack

Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

2/1/2011
Experts Issue Guidelines on Care of Clogged Neck Arteries

Ultrasound scans should only be used for patients at high risk of stroke, advisory says

1/31/2011
Survival After Stroke Better for Blacks

Reasons aren't clear, but more aggressive care may be why, researchers say

1/26/2011
Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults

Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

1/25/2011
'Stroke Centers' Providing Better Care, Study Finds

Patients more likely to get clot-busting drugs, survive at these specialty hospitals, research shows

1/25/2011
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and other cardiovascular events, research suggests

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
Deep Brain Stimulation Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

Doctors stumbled on effect when treating hypertensive man for stroke-linked pain

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/19/2011
Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

AIDS drugs may boost susceptibility, study suggests

1/18/2011
Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

For certain stroke patients, experimental stenting opened clogged artery, study finds

1/17/2011
Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study

Routine mental health screening for heart patients may be 'prudent,' researchers say

1/17/2011
Health Tip: Mini-Stroke Could Warn of Full-Blown Episode

Don't ignore a transient ischemic attack

1/14/2011
New Guidelines Released for Stroke Care

Aim is to reduce deaths by improving lifesaving measures, patient follow-up

1/12/2011
Certain Painkillers Appear to Boost Odds for Heart Attack

But absolute risk from NSAIDs is small and doesn't outweigh benefits for many patients, expert says

1/10/2011
Statins May Be Harmful After Stroke

But researchers suggest it depends on location of the brain bleed in the brain

1/10/2011
Prozac May Speed Physical Rehabilitation After Stroke

Study shows an effect, perhaps due to boost in serotonin, experts say

1/4/2011
Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients

Among those who suffer a type of attack called STEMI, less schooling tied to worse outcomes

12/28/2010
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

12/22/2010
Too Much Fried Fish Might Help Make South the 'Stroke Belt'

Researchers find clue to region's high rate of 'brain attacks'

12/21/2010
Race, Sex Play Part in Hypertension Risk

Where you live also factors into the equation, study found

12/20/2010
Guidelines Eased for Patients With Irregular Heartbeats

More lenient management safe for many with atrial fibrillation, experts say

12/16/2010
Health Risks Rise for Medicare Patients in Year After Stroke

Two-thirds return to hospital or die, emphasizing need for better after-care, experts say

12/9/2010
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds