Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

9/24/2015
Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

9/23/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

9/23/2015
Coffee May Not Risk Irregular Heartbeat, Study Claims

Finds no link between beverage and increased odds of atrial fibrillation

9/22/2015
Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

9/21/2015
Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease

Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

9/17/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease

Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

9/16/2015
Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide

Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

9/15/2015
Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

9/15/2015
Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

9/15/2015
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts

Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

9/14/2015
Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes

In small study, continuous positive airway pressure reduced nerve activity that causes heart ills

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

9/11/2015
Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

9/10/2015
Short, Intense Workouts May Help Hearts of Type 2 Diabetics

This kind of exercise might also improve diabetes control, researchers say

9/9/2015
Could Young Men's Low Heart Rate Predict Violent Crime?

Researchers find a link but not cause-and-effect relationship

9/4/2015
Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension

Research review might reassure concerned cardiologists

9/2/2015
Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems

Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

9/1/2015
Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

9/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

8/31/2015
Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

8/31/2015
Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

8/31/2015
Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

8/27/2015
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say