Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

3/3/2015
Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

3/3/2015
Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says

3/3/2015
Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

3/2/2015
Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

3/2/2015
Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

2/27/2015
Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

2/26/2015
Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

2/25/2015
Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

2/25/2015
Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart

Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about

2/24/2015
Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

2/24/2015
Women's Heart Disease Needs More Attention, Doctors Say

Additional research on gender differences urged

2/24/2015
Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

2/24/2015
After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

2/24/2015
Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

2/23/2015
Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

2/23/2015
Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids

From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

2/18/2015
Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

2/17/2015
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

2/17/2015
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

2/12/2015
Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

2/12/2015
Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

2/12/2015
Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

2/12/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

2/12/2015
Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

2/12/2015
Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period