Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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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

12/9/2010
Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says

Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

12/6/2010
New Blood Thinner May Help Fight Dangerous Leg Clots

Rivaroxaban appears safe, effective, study finds, although it will cost more than standard drugs

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

12/2/2010
Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

11/22/2010
Bleeding Risk With Plavix-Aspirin Regimen May Be Serious

While warfarin is still riskier, doctors should weigh dangers before prescribing, researchers say

11/22/2010
Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study

But researchers stress that causal link not certain

11/17/2010
Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension

Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

11/16/2010
Higher Plavix Dose Won't Boost Outcomes After Stent Placement: Study

Some patients still face clot risk after the artery-opening procedure, researchers explain

11/16/2010
Adding Surgery to Meds May Help Diabetics With Heart Disease

The combo seems to reduce clogging of blood vessels better than drugs alone, study finds

11/15/2010
Pacemakers May Help Predict Strokes

By tracking irregular heartbeats, device can alert doctors to heightened clot risk, study finds

11/15/2010
New Blood Thinner a Promising Alternative to Warfarin

Rivaroxaban did as well or better, with easier dose monitoring, in international study

11/15/2010
Cholesterol on Eyelids Might Point to Heart Risk

People with these deposits were at higher odds for cardiovascular disease, researchers say

11/15/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Study found they did not reduce recurrences of dangerous atrial fibrillation

11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/15/2010
Vitamin D Shortage Not Tied to Stroke Deaths in Blacks: Study

But death risk doubled for D-deficient whites, researchers said

11/15/2010
Stressful Jobs May Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add

11/15/2010
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

11/12/2010
Setting National Hospital Standards Could Boost Cardiac Care

American Heart Association experts are proposing such a system

11/9/2010
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke

Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

11/8/2010
Solar Blood-Pressure Device Shows Promise for Use in Poor Nations

Instrument could improve treatment of hypertension in low-income countries, researchers say

11/8/2010
Many Patients With Heart Attack Delay Hospital Care

Takes an average of 2.6 hours to get to medical center after first symptoms, study finds

11/8/2010
New Drug, Pradaxa, May Prevent Second Stroke in Certain Heart Patients

As effective as anticlotting drug warfarin among those with atrial fibrillation, study found

11/5/2010
Vitamin E May Pose Slight Bleeding-Stroke Risk

Study finds one additional hemorrhage for every 1,250 persons taking the supplement

11/4/2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...

... But they live just as long, study suggests

11/4/2010
Hemophilia Drug Used Off-Label Raises Clot Risk

Those without blood disorder who were given it were twice as likely to have trouble, review found

11/2/2010
MRI Images May Pinpoint Time of Stroke

'Surrogate clock' could increase the number of patients eligible for clot-busting therapy: researchers

11/1/2010
Weekend Admissions Worse for Stroke Victims: Study

Survival more likely for weekday hospital arrivals, but reasons unknown

10/20/2010
Home Monitoring of Blood-Thinner Use Appears Effective

Home tests show promise for patients taking warfarin, study finds

10/20/2010
Pradaxa Approved to Fight Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat, Stroke

Blood thinner could be new, easier-to-manage option for patients taking warfarin, experts say

10/19/2010
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery

Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

10/18/2010
Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk

But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

10/14/2010
Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

10/12/2010
Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke Risk

But IV bisphosphonates can also benefit patients, researchers note

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/11/2010
Insulin Resistance Might Raise Risk of Stroke

Study found non-diabetics with the condition were three times more vulnerable

10/8/2010
Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

FDA cites product's increased risk for heart attack and stroke

10/8/2010
Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Boost Effectiveness

Night-time dosing causes normal dip, reducing risk of heart attack, stroke, study finds

10/4/2010
Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts

International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

10/2/2010
Brain Stimulation Can Affect Which Hand You Favor

Further study might help victims of stroke and other brain injuries, researchers say

10/1/2010
Kidney Disease Linked to Future Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Two studies weigh value of using renal function as a way to screen for other problems

9/28/2010
C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study

Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

9/27/2010
Statins Could Prevent More Strokes, Heart Attacks: Analysis

Wider use would be cost-effective prevention method, researchers say

9/27/2010
New Tool Helps Predict Stroke Patient's Risk of Death in Hospital: Study

Computer calculation also helps doctors develop better care plan, researchers say

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/22/2010
New Procedure for Aortic Valve Replacement Looks Promising

Less-invasive option may help patients who can't withstand open-heart surgery

9/22/2010
Surgery May Be Best for Irregular Heartbeat in Young

Ablation procedure lets atrial fibrillation patients under 45 avoid long-term meds, expert says