Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/1/2016
After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

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
Wider Low-Dose Aspirin Use Would Save U.S. $692 Billion: Study

Many patients who should take it don't, researchers say

11/29/2016
Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

11/29/2016
Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

11/29/2016
Alcohol and Heart Health

Light alcohol consumption doesn't increase risk of coronary artery disease, study finds.

11/28/2016
3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure

Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

11/28/2016
Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools

Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

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

11/23/2016
Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'

About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

11/19/2016
Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder

Adopting healthy behaviors might lower risk of atrial fibrillation, study suggests

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

11/17/2016
Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

11/17/2016
Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

11/17/2016
'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study

But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

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

11/16/2016
Popular Heartburn Medications and Stroke Risk

Popular medications prescribed to reduce stomach acid and heartburn may up stroke risk, study finds.

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
Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot?

Injectable drugs could provide major advance in heart-disease prevention, researchers say

11/15/2016
Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again

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

11/15/2016
Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.

But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

11/14/2016
Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients

Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

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

11/12/2016
Statins May Boost Survival Odds After Cardiac Arrest

Those already taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs were more likely to be alive one year later, study says

11/9/2016
High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study

Increased doses reduced death risk in those with existing heart disease

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/7/2016
A Future Challenge for Some Cancer Survivors: Heart Disease

The younger the age at diagnosis, the greater the risk, study suggests

11/4/2016
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

11/3/2016
Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

11/2/2016
Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

10/31/2016
'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

10/31/2016
Does 'Good' Cholesterol Matter in Heart Disease Risk?

Lifestyle appears more important than the HDL number, study suggests

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

10/27/2016
Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling

Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

10/27/2016
Air Pollution and Heart Health

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in young adults, study finds.

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
Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

10/24/2016
Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

10/21/2016
Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You?

A component in cocoa seems to help control blood sugar and inflammation, but there's a caveat

10/20/2016
Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

10/19/2016
Digestive Byproduct Tied to Meat Raises Risks for Some Heart Patients

Those with narrowed leg arteries and high levels of the byproduct had higher odds of dying early, study suggests

10/18/2016
Are Vegetarian Diets Heart-Healthier?

Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk, but one expert is skeptical of research

10/17/2016
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems

Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

10/17/2016
No Link Between Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat in Heart Failure Patient Study

Stress test didn't show short-term changes after coffee drinking

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

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

10/11/2016
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

10/6/2016
U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report