Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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

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

7/14/2015
More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer

Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period

7/13/2015
1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

7/10/2015
In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

7/9/2015
Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women

But study found no benefit for men, and plan further research

7/9/2015
Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

7/8/2015
Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

7/7/2015
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

7/7/2015
Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death

Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

7/7/2015
Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

7/7/2015
Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

7/6/2015
Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

7/6/2015
Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

7/2/2015
Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

7/2/2015
Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

7/1/2015
Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

6/30/2015
White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

6/29/2015
Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

6/29/2015
Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

6/29/2015
6/24/2015
Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

6/22/2015
Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

6/22/2015
Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

6/22/2015
Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults

Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/18/2015
Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women

Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

6/17/2015
Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved

Changes designed to minimize leaks

6/16/2015
Many Americans Ill-Informed About Heart Failure: Survey

Recognizing symptoms is key to effective treatment, cardiologist says

6/16/2015
More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits

Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

6/15/2015
Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients

Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

6/15/2015
FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

6/11/2015
Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

6/10/2015
Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

6/10/2015
Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

6/4/2015
Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

6/3/2015
Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps the Heart in Type 2 Diabetes

But study showed it's not enough to prevent related deaths

5/27/2015
Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

5/27/2015
Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

5/26/2015
'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

5/22/2015
Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol

5/20/2015
COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

5/20/2015
Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

5/20/2015
Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

5/20/2015
Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

5/19/2015
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

5/18/2015
Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

5/15/2015
Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

5/15/2015
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

5/15/2015
Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities

Study of Olympic prospects finds 'large prevalence' of defects