Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

6/24/2011
FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs

Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

6/21/2011
Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study

Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

6/20/2011
Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study

Before changing hypertension drugs, doctors should consider multiple readings, researchers say

6/15/2011
More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study

Seniors who preferred the oil had 41% drop in the attacks vs. those who rarely ate it

6/14/2011
Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke

But lowering cholesterol with statins reduces their odds for cardiovascular events, researchers say

6/8/2011
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

6/2/2011
More Stroke Patients Get Clot-Busting Drug But Barriers Remain

Getting people to seek immediate treatment is a major hurdle, experts say

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