Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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6/3/2014
1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says

6/2/2014
Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women

Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

5/30/2014
Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says

But it's better to get this essential mineral from your diet, experts say

5/30/2014
Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study

Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

5/29/2014
More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

5/29/2014
Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients

Measures pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate

5/28/2014
Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

5/23/2014
Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says

Whether flying or driving home, study finds similar complication rates

5/23/2014
Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

5/23/2014
Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study

Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

5/21/2014
Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

5/20/2014
Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk

5/19/2014
More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

5/19/2014
Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

5/19/2014
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients

Study also found heightened odds for heart trouble in patients taking benzodiazepine sleep aids

5/16/2014
Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study

Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

5/15/2014
Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

5/14/2014
Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study

Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

5/14/2014
Health Tip: Trim the Fat From Meat

Suggestions from the American Heart Association

5/13/2014
Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble

Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

5/12/2014
Adult Health Better for Bullies Than Their Victims: Study

Surprising findings come from long-term tracking of kids' blood tests

5/12/2014
Resveratrol in Red Wine May Not Be Such a Health Booster, After All

Substance doesn't seem to protect people from heart disease, cancer, study says

5/10/2014
Know the Signs of Stroke

Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

5/8/2014
Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

Aim for at least four to five a day, experts advise

5/8/2014
Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say

Electrocardiogram might help identify teens at risk of sudden death

5/8/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

So-called 'bariatric' procedures appear to cut risk of atrial fibrillation, researchers report

5/6/2014
Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns

It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

5/5/2014
Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends

Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

5/5/2014
Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts

Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

5/5/2014
Cheaper Copayments Boost Drug Follow-Up: Study

Lower medication costs produced better outcomes for nonwhite heart patients

5/1/2014
Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds

But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

5/1/2014
Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

4/30/2014
Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study

When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

4/30/2014
Stem Cells Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle in Monkeys

Scientists say clinical trials in humans could be ready within 4 years

4/30/2014
High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors

Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

4/24/2014
Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb

Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

4/23/2014
Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

But some believe the study is flawed

4/23/2014
Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

4/23/2014
A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

4/22/2014
Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease

4/15/2014
Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

4/15/2014
Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

4/9/2014
Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations

But study found spironolactone didn't prevent deaths from common form of heart disease

4/9/2014
Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

4/7/2014
Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

4/4/2014
Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

4/3/2014
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

4/3/2014
Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too

Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

4/2/2014
College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

4/2/2014
CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests

But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease