Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/4/2016
New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

5/2/2016
Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications

But benefits of these lifesaving devices outweigh risks, expert says

4/28/2016
Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

4/26/2016
Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

4/20/2016
Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

4/19/2016
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

4/18/2016
Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

4/18/2016
Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study

Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

4/18/2016
Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

4/13/2016
Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils

But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

4/11/2016
Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier Heart

Activity helps protect against heart disease

4/8/2016
First Wire-Free Pacemaker Approved

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

4/8/2016
Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says

Fewer risks for heart disease, diabetes seen among physically active adults

4/7/2016
4/7/2016
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

4/6/2016
Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers Say

Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

4/6/2016
Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble

When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

4/5/2016
Hispanics More Likely to Have Heart Pumping Problems, Study Says

Condition may lead to heart failure, researchers note

4/5/2016
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability

Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

4/5/2016
Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study

When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say

4/4/2016
Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study

Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

4/4/2016
Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than Weight

Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

4/4/2016
'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines

Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

3/30/2016
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Heart Failure

Inserting new DNA into cardiac cells may help strengthen the heart, study finds

3/29/2016
Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study

Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

3/28/2016
Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

3/28/2016
Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

3/28/2016
Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

3/25/2016
Heart Attack Risk Factors on the Rise

Heart attack patients getting younger and more obese, new study finds.

3/24/2016
Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

3/24/2016
Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

3/24/2016
Spare Dying Patients Electric Shocks From Heart Device, Docs Say

Many unaware that implantable defibrillator can be turned off in final days

3/23/2016
Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/23/2016
Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks

Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

3/23/2016
PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks

Reducing stress may help blood vessels function normally, expert says

3/23/2016
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/21/2016
U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South

Cardiac health has improved in North and West, but declined in Southern states, CDC study finds

3/18/2016
Heart Defects at Birth May Raise Risk for PTSD Later in Life

Rate is three times higher than in the general population, study finds

3/17/2016
Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Study finds no evidence of that so far

3/17/2016
The Heart-Brain Connection

A healthy heart may lead to a healthier brain, new study finds.

3/16/2016
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

3/14/2016
Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

3/14/2016
Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

3/14/2016
3/14/2016
Long Hours at the Office May Raise Your Heart Disease Risk: Study

The danger was sharply higher for those who work 46 hours a week or more

3/10/2016
Work and Heart Health

The number of hours you work per week may impact your cardiovascular risk, according to new study

3/9/2016
MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions