Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/13/2014
Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

10/8/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/7/2014
Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?

Risk factors include extra weight

10/6/2014
Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study

Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/29/2014
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

9/23/2014
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

9/19/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

9/15/2014
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

9/15/2014
Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/12/2014
Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say

9/12/2014
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says

Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

9/4/2014
Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

9/3/2014
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

9/2/2014
Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says

Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

8/26/2014
Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/20/2014
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

8/19/2014
Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

8/18/2014
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

8/18/2014
Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

8/18/2014
8/14/2014
Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

8/13/2014
Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions?

Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

8/13/2014
Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study

Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

8/12/2014
For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says

Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

8/11/2014
Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

8/11/2014
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors

High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

8/8/2014
Doctors May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy

Lack of time, uncertainty about benefits among potential reasons why, expert says

8/7/2014
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?

American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

8/6/2014
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

8/5/2014
Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds

But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

8/4/2014
Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

8/1/2014
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

8/1/2014
'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

7/31/2014
No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages

7/28/2014
Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

7/28/2014
Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

7/28/2014
Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

7/23/2014
Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

7/22/2014
Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

7/22/2014
High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/21/2014
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

7/21/2014
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

7/17/2014
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

7/16/2014
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

7/16/2014
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

Experts urge caution in interpreting study results