Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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7/15/2014
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

7/10/2014
Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

7/9/2014
Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

7/8/2014
More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

7/8/2014
Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

7/2/2014
Could Dark Chocolate Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation?

Perhaps, but experts say there are better ways to obtain beneficial polyphenols

7/2/2014
Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

6/25/2014
Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

6/23/2014
People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins

Study also finds former smokers, overweight better at taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed

6/18/2014
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

6/18/2014
Rare Gene Mutations May Help Shield the Heart

Finding could pave way for new preventive drugs, researchers say

6/18/2014
Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study

And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

6/18/2014
New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection

It might one day spare patients from invasive biopsies, study says

6/18/2014
Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?

But experts aren't sure that vitamin D is responsible for lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer

6/17/2014
Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women

Postural tachycardia syndrome has no consistent treatment, expert says

6/16/2014
High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study

Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

6/12/2014
Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk, Study Suggests

But unprocessed red meat was not implicated in this research

6/11/2014
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds

For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

6/11/2014
Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too

Poor heart health linked to mental impairment: study

6/11/2014
Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke

Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

6/10/2014
Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

6/10/2014
Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study

But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

6/5/2014
Are You Eating Enough 'Powerhouse' Vegetables?

Chard, beet greens are among the most nutrient-packed, report finds

6/4/2014
Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study

Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

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
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

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