Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/4/2015
Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion

5/4/2015
Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

5/4/2015
Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

5/4/2015
E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

5/1/2015
Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study

No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

5/1/2015
How to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

4/30/2015
Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

4/29/2015
Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health

Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/27/2015
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

4/27/2015
Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids

But one expert questions the controversial findings

4/27/2015
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

It increases the risk of heart disease

4/24/2015
Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

4/20/2015
Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

4/16/2015
Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

When heart can't pump enough blood

4/14/2015
Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

4/14/2015
Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

4/13/2015
A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart

Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

4/8/2015
Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease

Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

4/7/2015
Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study

Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

4/7/2015
Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

4/6/2015
Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds

Only 5 percent of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling

4/6/2015
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

4/2/2015
Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

3/31/2015
New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

3/31/2015
FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

3/25/2015
Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

3/24/2015
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

3/24/2015
New Blood Pump System Approved

Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery

3/20/2015
For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/16/2015
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

3/16/2015
Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments

Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

3/16/2015
Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

3/16/2015
Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

3/16/2015
Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

3/16/2015
Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

3/10/2015
Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

3/10/2015
Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

3/6/2015
New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

3/5/2015
Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

3/5/2015
Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

3/5/2015
Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

3/5/2015
Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

3/4/2015
Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

3/4/2015
Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

3/4/2015
Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

3/4/2015
1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say