Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

5/14/2015
Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

5/13/2015
Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk

Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

5/12/2015
Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

5/12/2015
Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

5/11/2015
Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

5/10/2015
Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

5/8/2015
Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

5/8/2015
High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease

Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults

5/7/2015
Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

5/7/2015
Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms

Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

5/6/2015
Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

5/6/2015
Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease

Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy

5/5/2015
Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

5/4/2015
Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion

5/4/2015
Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

5/4/2015
Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

5/4/2015
E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

5/1/2015
Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study

No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

5/1/2015
How to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

4/30/2015
Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

4/29/2015
Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health

Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/27/2015
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

4/27/2015
Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids

But one expert questions the controversial findings

4/27/2015
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

It increases the risk of heart disease

4/24/2015
Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

4/20/2015
Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

4/16/2015
Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

When heart can't pump enough blood

4/14/2015
Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

4/14/2015
Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

4/13/2015
A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart

Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds