Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

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

More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk

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

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

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

Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

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

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

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

Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

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

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

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

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

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

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

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

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

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

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

FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling

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

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

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

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

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

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

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

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

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

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

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

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

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

1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers

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

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

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

Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women

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

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

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

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

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

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

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

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

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

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

Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

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

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

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

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

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

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

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

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

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults

Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

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

Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women

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