Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/26/2017
Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

5/26/2017
Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart

Try to avoid exercising during heavy pollution times, such as rush hour, researcher says

5/25/2017
Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

5/25/2017
Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

5/25/2017
Sleep and Heart Disease

Too little sleep may increase the risk of death in people with certain heart disease risk factors, study finds.

5/24/2017
Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

5/23/2017
Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat

Study shows the more someone stops breathing at night, the greater the risk of atrial fibrillation

5/22/2017
Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart

Weight-lifters using the synthetic hormones have lower pumping capacity, study finds

5/22/2017
Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease

Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

5/19/2017
Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights

Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

5/18/2017
Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too

Healthy diet may provide protection from peripheral artery disease, study says

5/17/2017
Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

5/16/2017
Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

5/16/2017
Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

5/16/2017
Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

5/15/2017
Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes

Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

5/15/2017
Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk

Women whose periods end early and those who never give birth seem at added risk, research suggests

5/15/2017
'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study

This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

5/14/2017
Astronauts' Blood Vessels Less Efficient on Long Missions: Study

Finding could lead to preventive treatments for space travel and even here on Earth

5/12/2017
Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

5/12/2017
Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem?

Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

5/12/2017
Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes

Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

5/12/2017
Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

5/10/2017
Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital

Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

5/10/2017
What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

5/10/2017
Pain Relievers and Heart Attack

Common pain medications may increase risk of heart attack, study finds.

5/8/2017
Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows

5/5/2017
Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs

At-home regimen might help get you walking again, researcher says

5/4/2017
Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study

Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

5/4/2017
5/3/2017
Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?

It won't help your heart and could even hurt it, researchers say

5/2/2017
Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

5/2/2017
Heart Health and Longevity

Staying heart healthy in middle age could add years to your life, study suggests.

5/1/2017
Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

5/1/2017
1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It

Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

5/1/2017
Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo

Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

4/27/2017
Energy Drinks and Your Heart

Energy drinks impact heart health more than other caffeinated beverages, study finds.

4/26/2017
Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes

Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm

4/26/2017
Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt

Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows

4/26/2017
Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

4/25/2017
Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

4/24/2017
Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

4/24/2017
Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

4/21/2017
Diet Soda and Health Risks

Artificially-sweetened beverages linked to stroke and dementia in new study.

4/20/2017
Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

Pedal pushers saw their risk for heart disease, cancer and early death cut by almost half in 5-year study

4/20/2017
Benefits of Biking to Work

Biking to work could cut your risk of cancer and heart disease, study finds.

4/19/2017
Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of 'high-intensity' treatment, researchers say

4/19/2017
High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

4/18/2017
No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows