Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/9/2013
Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart

Even not-so-loud sounds seemed to raise people's heart rate in small study

5/9/2013
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study

Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety

5/8/2013
Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time

Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds

5/7/2013
Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study

Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

5/7/2013
Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say

5/3/2013
Mild Hyperthyroidism Tied to Higher Death Risk

Danish study did not prove a cause-and-effect link, however

5/2/2013
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots

Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

5/1/2013
Antibiotic Azithromycin Won't Harm Healthy Hearts: Study

Researchers found no increased death risk in those free of cardiovascular disease

5/1/2013
Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol

5/1/2013
Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds

Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

4/30/2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/30/2013
4/30/2013
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds

Ambulance can speed diagnosis and lifesaving treatment

4/24/2013
'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk

Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

4/24/2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk

Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/23/2013
Common Heart Meds May Boost Recovery From Non-Cardiac Surgeries

Large study looked at possible protective effect of beta-blockers

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/18/2013
Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies

Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

4/17/2013
Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

4/16/2013
Scarring May Raise Death Risk From Fatty Liver Disease

Study looked at liver condition not tied to alcoholism

4/16/2013
Some Slightly Obese May Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery, Guidelines Say

Medical groups lower threshold for body-fat levels in new recommendations

4/15/2013
Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication

Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

4/11/2013
Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery

Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

4/11/2013
Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm

Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

4/9/2013
Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

4/8/2013
Common Heart Drug Linked to Cancer Risk in Study

But one cardiologist stands by the drug, amiodarone, and said patients shouldn't be alarmed by the report

4/8/2013
Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds

4/5/2013
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

4/4/2013
Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study

Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say

4/4/2013
Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds

But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research

4/3/2013
U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study

Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say

4/2/2013
Health Tip: Poor Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart...

... By increasing stress, among other factors

4/1/2013
Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

4/1/2013
Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial

High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death

4/1/2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

4/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

3/26/2013
New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period

Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

3/25/2013
Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

3/22/2013
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients

Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

3/21/2013
Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

3/21/2013
Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm

But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

3/19/2013
Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study

Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

3/19/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers

3/15/2013
Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study

For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows

3/12/2013
Major Bleeds After Heart Procedures May Raise Death Risk: Study

But strategies exist to modify this risk, researchers say

3/12/2013
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight

Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

3/12/2013
Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts

Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

3/11/2013
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress