Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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9/14/2015
Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes

In small study, continuous positive airway pressure reduced nerve activity that causes heart ills

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

9/11/2015
Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

9/10/2015
Short, Intense Workouts May Help Hearts of Type 2 Diabetics

This kind of exercise might also improve diabetes control, researchers say

9/9/2015
Could Young Men's Low Heart Rate Predict Violent Crime?

Researchers find a link but not cause-and-effect relationship

9/4/2015
Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension

Research review might reassure concerned cardiologists

9/2/2015
Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems

Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

9/1/2015
Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

9/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

8/31/2015
Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

8/31/2015
Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

8/31/2015
Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

8/27/2015
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

8/26/2015
Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

8/26/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

8/25/2015
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

8/25/2015
Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

8/25/2015
Health Tip: Having Heart Palpitations

Strong emotions or medication are possible triggers

8/24/2015
Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

8/20/2015
When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

8/19/2015
Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics

Better blood sugar control, greater education may help explain results, researchers say

8/13/2015
Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest

8/12/2015
Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death

But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

8/12/2015
Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men's Heart Failure Risk

But study also finds too much exercise raises the odds of heart trouble

8/11/2015
Mixed Results on Value of Testosterone Supplements for Men's Health

They may not harm the heart, but most men didn't see boost in sex lives either, study found

8/11/2015
Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

8/10/2015
More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk

Avoid diet heavy in fried food, processed meats and sugary drinks, experts advise

8/7/2015
Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

8/5/2015
Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

8/5/2015
Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

8/5/2015
Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks

Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

8/5/2015
Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

8/3/2015
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

7/31/2015
More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

7/31/2015
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

7/30/2015
Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

7/29/2015
New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it's not yet ready for standard care

7/29/2015
Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

7/28/2015
Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

7/27/2015
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

7/24/2015
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling

Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

7/21/2015
Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

7/21/2015
When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

7/20/2015
Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites: Study

This often-deadly malfunction of heart's electrical system also tends to occur earlier in black people

7/16/2015
Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

7/16/2015
Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

7/15/2015
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link