Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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7/2/2015
Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

7/2/2015
Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

7/1/2015
Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

6/30/2015
White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

6/29/2015
Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

6/29/2015
Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

6/29/2015
6/24/2015
Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

6/22/2015
Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

6/22/2015
Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

6/22/2015
Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults

Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/18/2015
Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women

Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

6/17/2015
Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved

Changes designed to minimize leaks

6/16/2015
Many Americans Ill-Informed About Heart Failure: Survey

Recognizing symptoms is key to effective treatment, cardiologist says

6/16/2015
More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits

Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

6/15/2015
Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients

Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

6/15/2015
FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

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