Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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6/16/2016
Chocolate and Your Heart Health

Will cutting chocolate out of your diet lower your risk of heart disease?

6/15/2016
Indoor Pollution From Fuels May Threaten Heart

Regularly burning kerosene, diesel was associated with serious risks in study

6/15/2016
Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

6/15/2016
Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study

Muscle strains, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues often to blame, doctor says

6/15/2016
Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health

Booze may reduce heart attack odds, but up likelihood of another condition, study says

6/14/2016
Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

6/14/2016
Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

6/13/2016
Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo

Prognosis may be worse than previously believed, study suggests

6/10/2016
Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

Study found having atrial fibrillation was associated with higher death risk among accident victims

6/10/2016
Exercise and Stroke Risk

Being physically fit in your 40s helps prevent stroke later in life, study finds.

6/9/2016
Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

6/9/2016
6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers

Currently, 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, CDC says

6/8/2016
Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat

They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

6/6/2016
Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills, Study Says

Abnormal sleep patterns may disrupt body's natural rhythm

6/2/2016
Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites

Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

6/2/2016
Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors

Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

6/2/2016
Health Tip: Get a Stress Test

It can help your doctor identify heart problems

6/1/2016
Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

5/25/2016
Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

5/24/2016
After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

1 in 4 survivors develops this serious condition within 4 years, study finds

5/24/2016
High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

5/20/2016
Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

5/19/2016
Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke

Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

5/17/2016
Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

5/16/2016
Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure

Black people with undetected problem twice as likely to eventually have abnormal readings at doctor: study

5/16/2016
Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'

Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say

5/13/2016
Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension

5/6/2016
Heart Failure Risk Seems to Rise in Winter

Threat falls when weather warms, but reason for seasonal differences is unclear, study finds

5/6/2016
Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat?

Smartphone app may help some people with atrial fibrillation take drugs 'as needed,' study suggests

5/5/2016
Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk

Both warfarin and the atrial fibrillation it's often used to treat may raise risk, study suggests

5/5/2016
Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat

Whites with heart failure more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, research finds

5/5/2016
Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers

Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

5/4/2016
Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

5/4/2016
New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

5/2/2016
Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications

But benefits of these lifesaving devices outweigh risks, expert says

4/28/2016
Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

4/26/2016
Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

4/20/2016
Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

4/19/2016
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

4/18/2016
Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

4/18/2016
Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study

Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

4/18/2016
Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

4/13/2016
Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils

But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

4/11/2016
Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier Heart

Activity helps protect against heart disease

4/8/2016
First Wire-Free Pacemaker Approved

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

4/8/2016
Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says

Fewer risks for heart disease, diabetes seen among physically active adults

4/7/2016
4/7/2016
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to