Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/13/2014
Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds

Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

3/13/2014
High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study

Lack of insurance, language barriers might be obstacles to care, expert says

3/12/2014
Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk

20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

3/12/2014
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study

Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control

3/11/2014
New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

3/5/2014
Obesity Rates Triple in Canada

More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

3/5/2014
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say

3/4/2014
Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins

Gain the benefit without the fat

2/28/2014
Treatment Costs Vary for U.S. Children Born With Heart Defects

Study tied higher-cost hospitals to more surgical complications, longer patient stays

2/27/2014
Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices

It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

2/27/2014
Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests

Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

2/27/2014
FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

2/27/2014
Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

2/26/2014
2/25/2014
Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

2/25/2014
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

2/25/2014
2/25/2014
Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study

Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

2/24/2014
Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

2/24/2014
Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says

The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

2/24/2014
Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease

Exercise will help brighten your day

2/21/2014
Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?

U.S. health officials recommend learning to use publicly placed defibrillators

2/20/2014
Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot

2/18/2014
Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

2/16/2014
Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says

Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

2/14/2014
Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study

Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

2/14/2014
Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

2/14/2014
Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

2/13/2014
Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

2/13/2014
Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth

Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

2/13/2014
Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later

2/13/2014
Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure

Questions you should ask your doctor

2/12/2014
Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

2/12/2014
Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report

2/11/2014
Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

2/7/2014
'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis

Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

2/6/2014
Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/6/2014
Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease

Factors that increase your risk

2/6/2014
Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow

Make sure your doctor approves

2/3/2014
Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble

Sugar can be 'hidden' in savory foods as well as desserts and soda, experts note

2/3/2014
FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy

Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

1/29/2014
Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study

Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

1/28/2014
Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

1/24/2014
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

1/23/2014
Research Reveals Secret Behind a Steady Heartbeat

Six proteins work together to maintain healthy heart function, study authors find

1/23/2014
Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat

Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

1/22/2014
Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

1/21/2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men

Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

1/21/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet