Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

10/21/2015
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Offers Promise for Stroke Victims: Study

Noninvasive transcranial therapy had effect on arm movements, researchers say

10/21/2015
Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs

Study cites problems with availability, affordability

10/20/2015
Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

10/20/2015
'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Storage duration didn't influence complications, death rate

10/20/2015
Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently

Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

10/19/2015
Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study

Higher death rates apparent even with equivalent medical care

10/16/2015
During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart

HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

10/14/2015
Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found

10/12/2015
Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health

People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

10/12/2015
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Offer Comparable Outpatient Heart Care: Study

While few differences were found, compliance with guidelines is poor overall

10/9/2015
Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

10/8/2015
Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

10/5/2015
Move More to Prevent Heart Failure

Study suggests at least 45 minutes of daily activity necessary to lower risk by 20 percent

10/5/2015
Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

9/30/2015
Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

9/30/2015
Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

9/29/2015
More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You

Plant-based regimens can boost fatty acids that lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, study says

9/29/2015
Health Tip: Things That Affect Your Heart Rate

Including weather and strong emotions

9/29/2015
Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

9/28/2015
Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics

Those who are least active face added health risks even if they exercise, study finds

9/28/2015
Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

9/28/2015
Medical Costs Soar for Smokers Who Develop Artery Disease

More likely to be hospitalized for related leg problems as well as heart disease, heart attack, study finds

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/28/2015
Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

Added sugars raise risk of heart troubles, stroke, experts say