Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/12/2014
Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

12/12/2014
Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

12/12/2014
Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

12/11/2014
Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

12/10/2014
Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

12/5/2014
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

12/5/2014
Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

12/5/2014
Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

12/5/2014
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

12/4/2014
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

12/1/2014
Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

11/24/2014
Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/21/2014
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

11/20/2014
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

11/19/2014
Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

11/19/2014
'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

11/19/2014
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

11/19/2014
Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

11/19/2014
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

11/18/2014
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find

11/18/2014
Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

11/17/2014
Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

11/17/2014
Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

11/17/2014
Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

11/17/2014
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

11/17/2014
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

11/17/2014
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

11/17/2014
Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

11/17/2014
CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

11/17/2014
Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

11/17/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

11/13/2014
Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

11/12/2014
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

11/6/2014
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

11/6/2014
11/4/2014
Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signal Future Heart Trouble: Study

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

11/4/2014
Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests

Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

11/4/2014
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?

For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

11/3/2014
Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

10/29/2014
10/29/2014
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

10/29/2014
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

10/24/2014
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

10/22/2014
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

10/22/2014
Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

10/21/2014
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex