Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/17/2015
LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children

For heart patients who can't have device implanted

12/17/2015
Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?

Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

12/16/2015
Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

12/11/2015
A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover

This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

12/9/2015
More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals

Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

12/9/2015
Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy

Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

12/8/2015
Blood Thinner, Certain Diabetes Drugs Are a Bad Combo

Together, warfarin and sulfonylureas raise risk of hospitalization, study shows

12/7/2015
Infertile Men May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Doctors should look for underlying health problems, experts suggest

12/3/2015
Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

12/2/2015
Pollution From Coal Burning Most Damaging to Health, Study Finds

It's 5 times more dangerous for the heart than same-sized particles from other sources, researchers say

12/2/2015
Negative News on Statins Tied to Dropped Prescriptions

Researcher says heart benefits outweigh risk of side effects

12/2/2015
Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors

Study shows higher levels of coarse particulate matter are a problem

11/26/2015
Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds

11/25/2015
Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

11/24/2015
Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study

Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

11/23/2015
Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

11/23/2015
High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

11/18/2015
Sleep Cycle Changes May Affect Your Health

Routine schedule, whether workday or not, might cut odds of diabetes, heart disease, study suggests

11/17/2015
Why Heart Failure Patients Often Get Too Little Exercise

Lack of social support, finances can get in the way of recommended activity, study says

11/16/2015
Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

11/16/2015
Lowering Body Temperature May Help Cardiac Arrest Patients

Treatment improved survival in 'nonshockable' heart cases, researchers say

11/11/2015
Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

11/11/2015
New Medicare Rules Triple Heart Failure Patients' Access to Cardiac Rehab

But researchers suggest even more patients could benefit

11/10/2015
Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

11/10/2015
Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School

Deficits in academic performance tend to rise along with severity of the defect, study finds

11/10/2015
Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

11/10/2015
Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart

Study found abusers had 70 percent higher risk of heart failure

11/10/2015
Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease

MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

11/9/2015
Even Easy Exercise May Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Diabetes

Study found just a few minutes of resistance training or walking helped

11/9/2015
Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

11/9/2015
Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

11/9/2015
Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey

Results suggest heart disease is invisible to most American women, even though it's their No. 1 killer

11/9/2015
Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

These patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease

11/9/2015
Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular Heartbeat

Losing weight, keeping it off improves atrial fibrillation, studies suggest

11/9/2015
'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find

Commuting via public transportation also linked to lower blood pressure

11/9/2015
'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

11/7/2015
The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression

Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

11/4/2015
In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study

But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

11/3/2015
New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids

The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

11/3/2015
Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients

People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

11/3/2015
Sweetened Drinks Might Raise Men's Risk for Heart Failure

Two servings daily linked to higher odds for the disabling condition, study says

11/2/2015
New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play

Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

10/28/2015
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

10/27/2015
Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke

New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

10/27/2015
No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations

10/27/2015
Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

10/26/2015
Loading Up on Fruit, Veggies in Early Adulthood Pays Off Later

CT scans after 20 years show healthier arteries, study says

10/26/2015
Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease

Study eases concerns about the use of the anesthetic in non-cardiac procedures

10/23/2015
Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed