Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/26/2014
2/25/2014
Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

2/25/2014
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

2/25/2014
2/25/2014
Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study

Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

2/24/2014
Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

2/24/2014
Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says

The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

2/24/2014
Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease

Exercise will help brighten your day

2/21/2014
Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?

U.S. health officials recommend learning to use publicly placed defibrillators

2/20/2014
Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot

2/18/2014
Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

2/16/2014
Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says

Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

2/14/2014
Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study

Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

2/14/2014
Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

2/14/2014
Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

2/13/2014
Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

2/13/2014
Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth

Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

2/13/2014
Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later

2/13/2014
Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure

Questions you should ask your doctor

2/12/2014
Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

2/12/2014
Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report

2/11/2014
Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

2/7/2014
'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis

Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

2/6/2014
Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/6/2014
Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease

Factors that increase your risk

2/6/2014
Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow

Make sure your doctor approves

2/3/2014
Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble

Sugar can be 'hidden' in savory foods as well as desserts and soda, experts note

2/3/2014
FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy

Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

1/29/2014
Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study

Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

1/28/2014
Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

1/24/2014
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

1/23/2014
Research Reveals Secret Behind a Steady Heartbeat

Six proteins work together to maintain healthy heart function, study authors find

1/23/2014
Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat

Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

1/22/2014
Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

1/21/2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men

Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

1/21/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

1/20/2014
No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study

Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests

1/17/2014
Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/9/2014
Mouse Study May Explain Link Between Clogged Arteries, Immune Dysfunction

Research suggests circulatory system influences diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

1/8/2014
When It Comes to Heart Transplants, Size May Matter Most

Study suggests that too-small hearts might reduce survival rates

1/8/2014
Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality

Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

1/8/2014
Surgical 'Glue' May Help Repair Sick Children's Hearts

New adhesive can patch holes in cardiac tissue and 'stick' even under high pressures, developers say

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/6/2014
Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

12/30/2013
Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

12/25/2013
Health Tip: Opt for Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

Choose items rich in antioxidants

12/20/2013
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

12/20/2013
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

12/19/2013
As Body Weight Rises, So Do Health Costs, Study Finds

Increased expenses seen even at healthy weights