Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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11/19/2014
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

11/19/2014
Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

11/19/2014
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

11/18/2014
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find

11/18/2014
Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

11/17/2014
Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

11/17/2014
Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

11/17/2014
Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

11/17/2014
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

11/17/2014
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

11/17/2014
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

11/17/2014
Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

11/17/2014
CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

11/17/2014
Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

11/17/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

11/13/2014
Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

11/12/2014
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

11/6/2014
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

11/6/2014
11/4/2014
Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signal Future Heart Trouble: Study

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

11/4/2014
Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests

Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

11/4/2014
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?

For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

11/3/2014
Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

10/29/2014
10/29/2014
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

10/29/2014
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

10/24/2014
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

10/22/2014
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

10/22/2014
Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

10/21/2014
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

10/17/2014
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

10/16/2014
If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

10/15/2014
Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

10/14/2014
Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health

Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it

10/13/2014
Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

10/13/2014
Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

10/8/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/7/2014
Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?

Risk factors include extra weight

10/6/2014
Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study

Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/29/2014
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

9/23/2014
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

9/19/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

9/15/2014
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

9/15/2014
Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/12/2014
Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say