Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/25/2016
Heart Attack Risk Factors on the Rise

Heart attack patients getting younger and more obese, new study finds.

3/24/2016
Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

3/24/2016
Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

3/24/2016
Spare Dying Patients Electric Shocks From Heart Device, Docs Say

Many unaware that implantable defibrillator can be turned off in final days

3/23/2016
Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/23/2016
Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks

Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

3/23/2016
PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks

Reducing stress may help blood vessels function normally, expert says

3/23/2016
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/21/2016
U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South

Cardiac health has improved in North and West, but declined in Southern states, CDC study finds

3/18/2016
Heart Defects at Birth May Raise Risk for PTSD Later in Life

Rate is three times higher than in the general population, study finds

3/17/2016
Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Study finds no evidence of that so far

3/17/2016
The Heart-Brain Connection

A healthy heart may lead to a healthier brain, new study finds.

3/16/2016
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

3/14/2016
Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

3/14/2016
Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

3/14/2016
3/14/2016
Long Hours at the Office May Raise Your Heart Disease Risk: Study

The danger was sharply higher for those who work 46 hours a week or more

3/10/2016
Work and Heart Health

The number of hours you work per week may impact your cardiovascular risk, according to new study

3/9/2016
Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

3/9/2016
MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

3/9/2016
Sharapova Not the First to Use Performance-Enhancing Drug

Study shows many elite athletes took meldonium before January ban

3/8/2016
Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

3/3/2016
Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds

Any extreme emotion can trigger syndrome that weakens muscles, causes left pumping chamber to balloon, researchers say

3/3/2016
Alcohol and Heart Health

Could a single dose of alcohol increase your heart rate?

3/3/2016
Poor Sleep May Not Add to Cholesterol Problems, Study Finds

The one possible exception: people who take sleeping pills for insomnia, researchers say

3/2/2016
One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

3/2/2016
Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds

Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

3/1/2016
A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart

Regular drinkers had fewer heart attacks, less calcium buildup in their arteries, study finds

3/1/2016
Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds

Office workers, truckers and police seem to face challenges eating well, staying fit

3/1/2016
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

3/1/2016
Daylight Savings Time and Stroke Risk

Daylight savings time may up the risk of stroke, new study finds.

2/29/2016
Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk

But overall increase was only 8 percent higher in the first two days after a clock change, researchers said

2/29/2016
Physically Fit May Bounce Back Better After Heart Attack

Survivors who had exercised regularly beforehand were less prone to depression afterwards, study finds

2/24/2016
Staying on Low-Dose Aspirin Before Heart Surgery Deemed Safe

Study finds no increased risk of bleeding in 30 days after operation

2/24/2016
NBA Players Putting Their Hearts Into Medical Research

Findings on differences in structure, function may offer clues to high rates of cardiac arrest among these elite athletes

2/24/2016
Gender and Heart Disease

When it comes to heart disease, gender may play a role in quality of care, new study finds.

2/24/2016
Health Tip: Women May Have Unique Heart Disease Symptoms

They're not always the same as in men

2/23/2016
Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care

And, that's despite having healthier blood vessels, study says

2/23/2016
Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say

Reduced blood flow 75 percent more likely in those who feel anxious, study finds

2/22/2016
Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy Complication

Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

2/22/2016
U.S. Action on Climate Change Could Save Nearly 300,000 Lives by 2030: Study

Using targets from recent Paris Agreement, scientists calculate potential deaths averted from heart, lung disease

2/22/2016
Small Weight Loss Yields Large Rewards, Study Finds

5 percent reduction benefited health of obese adults

2/19/2016
Seven Steps Toward a Healthier Heart

Eating better, exercising and managing cholesterol can help reduce your risks

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/19/2016
Sleep, Exercise and Stroke Risk

The right amount of sleep and exercise significantly reduces stroke risk, new study finds.

2/19/2016
Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Help Keep Stroke at Bay

Between 7 and 8 hours of shut-eye each night seems to be best, research suggests

2/18/2016
Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke

Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find