Heart / Stroke-Related: Stroke

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1/30/2017
Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

1/26/2017
U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

1/24/2017
Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

1/24/2017
Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks

Easing up on treatment for some may lower lifetime odds for osteoporosis, heart disease, researchers say

1/19/2017
17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

1/16/2017
Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/11/2017
High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

1/11/2017
Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

1/10/2017
High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

1/6/2017
'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor'

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

1/4/2017
Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended

Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

12/29/2016
Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

12/23/2016
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

12/14/2016
Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

12/14/2016
A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival

Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

12/7/2016
Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

12/5/2016
Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

12/5/2016
Regular Drinkers, Irregular Heartbeat?

Even moderate amounts of alcohol may contribute to atrial fibrillation, study suggests

12/5/2016
11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy

Study found those who suffered more brain damage were more likely to have seizures afterwards

12/1/2016
Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study

Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases

12/1/2016
Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

11/30/2016
Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

11/24/2016
A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke

But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

11/23/2016
Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young

Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

11/21/2016
Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk

Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

11/18/2016
Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

11/17/2016
CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

11/16/2016
Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners

Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

11/16/2016
Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk

Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

11/15/2016
Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

11/15/2016
Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?

Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec

11/15/2016
Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again

Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack

11/14/2016
Trouble Sleeping Tied to Higher Risk for Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation can trigger strokes, study authors note

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

11/10/2016
Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

11/1/2016
Does Living in Poor Neighborhood Up Stroke Risk?

Unhealthy behaviors are more common in disadvantaged areas, researcher says

10/28/2016
Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients

It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

10/25/2016
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

10/24/2016
Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

10/18/2016
Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study

If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/6/2016
Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

10/3/2016
Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa

But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

9/30/2016
1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/14/2016
Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some

Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

9/8/2016
New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand

With help of sensor-laden glove, good hand used to regain some control of inert hand

9/8/2016
What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year

That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs