Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/7/2013
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds

The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

3/7/2013
Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates

Recommended pre-op therapy neglected in 7 percent of angioplasty patients, study finds

3/5/2013
Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says

Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

3/5/2013
Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy

3/4/2013
HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack

Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

3/4/2013
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

3/2/2013
High-Fiber Diet Helps Heart Too, Expert Says

Learn to read food labels closely, he advises

2/28/2013
Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients' Lungs

In study of people with kidney failure, fluid overload predicted heart problems, death

2/26/2013
Heart Failure Drug May Only Help Heart's Function, Not Symptoms

Spironolactone didn't boost treadmill test results, quality of life in one form of condition, study finds

2/25/2013
CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts

Bystander resuscitation attempts and cardiac arrest survival vary widely by location

2/25/2013
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

2/23/2013
Exercise Safety Tips for People With Heart Disease

Start by talking to your doctor, experts advise

2/22/2013
Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later

Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

2/21/2013
Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds

Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

2/21/2013
Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds

2/21/2013
Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought

British study suggests muscle may not be fully formed until 20th week

2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/18/2013
Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device

Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

2/13/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

2/6/2013
Heart Attack Patients Do Better if They Had Chest Pain First

Study found this holds true even with latest cardiac procedures

2/4/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Men's Death Risk From Heart Disease

Study did not find similar threat to women, however

2/4/2013
With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?

Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation

2/1/2013
Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol

1/31/2013
Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

1/31/2013
New Stroke Guidelines Stress Treatment Within One Hour of Arrival in ER

Calling 911, going to a stroke center, getting care quickly combine to improve outcomes, experts say

1/31/2013
Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses

Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

1/30/2013
Antidepressants Celexa, Lexapro Tied to Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But the occurrence is rare, and alternatives exist, experts say

1/29/2013
Implanted Defibrillator Patients Prefer Device Off if Very Ill: Survey

Heart experts consider point when benefit of shocks no longer outweighs disturbance

1/25/2013
Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

1/21/2013
Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

1/15/2013
Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest

Patients in large study seemed to do better when emergency workers used older ventilation method

1/11/2013
Cardiac Deaths May Lead to Shortage of Donor Livers

Age, weight and diabetes status also affect quality of organs donated for transplantation, study says

1/9/2013
Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates

Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health

1/9/2013
High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study

When concentrations of the plastics chemical were high, a signal for kidney woes rose too

1/8/2013
How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell

Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

1/4/2013
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake

Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

1/4/2013
Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study

These defibrillators perform well outside of the research environment, investigators say

1/3/2013
Eliquis Approved for People With Heart Rhythm Disorder

To help prevent stroke and deadly blood clots

1/3/2013
Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

12/26/2012
Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report

However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

12/20/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study

For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/18/2012
Survival Tripled for Hospitalized U.S. Kids With Cardiac Arrest

Study suggests better resuscitation methods made difference

12/18/2012
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked With Vision Loss: Study

But the risk doesn't outweigh the benefit of aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, experts say

12/17/2012
Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds

Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

12/14/2012
EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air

Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

12/12/2012
Fainting in Healthy People May Be First Sign of Heart Trouble

Large Danish study suggests that even a single swoon merits a thorough health evaluation

12/12/2012
Health Tip: Get Ready for Cardiac Rehab

Make sure the staff knows you and your history

12/11/2012
Junk Food Taxes Pay Off, Study Finds

Food-pricing strategies can reduce dietary inequalities, researcher says