Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/24/2017
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

3/23/2017
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

3/23/2017
Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

3/21/2017
Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Ways to help ward off complications

3/20/2017
Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/17/2017
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

3/17/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

3/16/2017
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

3/15/2017
U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

3/13/2017
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

3/11/2017
Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

3/10/2017
Zika and Heart Problems

The Zika virus may cause serious heart problems in adults, study finds.

3/9/2017
Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

3/9/2017
3/8/2017
Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients

Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

3/8/2017
Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate

Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

3/8/2017
Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

3/8/2017
More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

3/7/2017
Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?

New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

3/7/2017
Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

3/6/2017
Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

3/1/2017
Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

2/27/2017
Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

2/27/2017
More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure

2/24/2017
Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women

Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

2/24/2017
Gum Disease and Stroke Risk

Adults with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of ischemic stroke, new study finds.

2/23/2017
Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

2/23/2017
10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity

Reductions seen in risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death

2/22/2017
MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices …

… if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

2/22/2017
Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

2/22/2017
Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

2/22/2017
Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/21/2017
Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings

And that's especially true for women, study suggests

2/21/2017
Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study

Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

2/21/2017
After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role

Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

2/21/2017
Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

2/20/2017
2/15/2017
Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own

Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

2/15/2017
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/13/2017
Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

2/10/2017
Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart

Study finds arteries of recreational users look older than their years

2/9/2017
Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List

Start by loading up with veggies, preferably in a variety of colors, cardiologist says

2/8/2017
Gym Membership Makes Your Heart Fitter, Too

Study found health club members were far more likely to meet physical activity recommendations

2/8/2017
Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

2/7/2017
Know Your Heart's Numbers

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

2/6/2017
Hospitalizations for Common Heart Rhythm Problem on the Rise

But those with atrial fibrillation are also more likely to live, study says