Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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8/22/2013
Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests

Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack

8/14/2013
Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

8/13/2013
Prompt Surgery May Be Best for Heart Valve Leak

Study findings challenge policy of 'watchful waiting' for people with mitral valve regurgitation

8/13/2013
Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds

But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

8/12/2013
Preemie Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Heart Trouble

Study found changes in size, structure and function of the right ventricle

8/12/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure: Study

No improvement seen in older adults with hypertension after one year

8/7/2013
Fitness Club Best Place for Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Availability of automated external defibrillator may be key.

8/7/2013
Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says

As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

8/7/2013
Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

8/6/2013
Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

8/1/2013
Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide

More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

7/31/2013
7/25/2013
Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men

In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

7/24/2013
Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies

Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

7/22/2013
Routine Echocardiograms Wouldn't Reduce Heart Events: Study

Experts say findings support current guidelines that only at-risk people must receive the test

7/22/2013
Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows

7/22/2013
Many Patients Getting Needless Heart Test, Study Contends

Most echocardiograms don't change patients' care, so they're not clinically useful, researchers say

7/22/2013
Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems

Study of 7,400 people found fewer heart attacks, other conditions among optimists

7/18/2013
Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study

For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

7/17/2013
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival

Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

7/15/2013
Scientists Create Blood Vessels in Mice Using Human Stem Cells

They say research could lead to advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/12/2013
With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency

No matter how they spread out 150 minutes of activity, study participants showed similar disease risk

7/12/2013
Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan

Quitting entirely is only way to extend longevity, study contends

7/10/2013
Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks

Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

7/10/2013
Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

7/9/2013
Singing Together Fosters Harmonious Hearts

The melody and structure of song synchronized heart rhythms among choir members, small study finds

7/1/2013
Do Heart Patients Get Too Many Cholesterol Tests?

Unnecessary screenings contribute to rising U.S. health costs, study suggests

7/1/2013
Heart Surgery Riskier for Blacks With Peripheral Artery Disease, Study Finds

Closer monitoring needed following bypass operation, researchers say

6/27/2013
Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

6/25/2013
A Honey of a Heart Condition

Too much rhododendron-sourced sweetener caused irregular heart rhythm in Turkish father and son

6/25/2013
Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?

After years of drinking only soda, no water, her potassium levels dropped too low, report says

6/24/2013
Liver Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease should undergo coronary screening, researcher says

6/21/2013
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

6/19/2013
1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds

And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says

6/18/2013
Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims, Study Confirms

Quick treatment improves odds for survival and mobility, researchers find

6/17/2013
Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study

Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

6/17/2013
Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study

Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says

6/12/2013
Grueling X-Country Ski Race May Affect Heart Rhythm

Arrhythmia more common among frequent racers, study finds

6/11/2013
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Study findings bolster suspected link between sleep disorder and heart-related death

6/10/2013
More Doctors Starting to Favor 'Wrist Route' to Heart: Study

Using groin pathway for artery-opening procedures is more dangerous, researchers say

6/7/2013
Heart Device 'Shock' Anxiety May Hamper Sex Life

Study found more sexual dysfunction among men, women with implanted defibrillators

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

6/7/2013
Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds

But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men

6/6/2013
Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study

Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

6/5/2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors

Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

6/5/2013
Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds

Fewer heart attacks, deaths for patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors

6/5/2013
Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study

More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

6/3/2013
Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Muscle, Joint Problems: Study

But heart benefits of statins outweigh risks, expert says

5/30/2013
Advanced Heart Failure Still Kills 1 in 3 Within Three Years: Study

But treatment advances have reduced overall deaths over past two decades