Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

1/20/2014
No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study

Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests

1/17/2014
Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/9/2014
Mouse Study May Explain Link Between Clogged Arteries, Immune Dysfunction

Research suggests circulatory system influences diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

1/8/2014
When It Comes to Heart Transplants, Size May Matter Most

Study suggests that too-small hearts might reduce survival rates

1/8/2014
Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality

Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

1/8/2014
Surgical 'Glue' May Help Repair Sick Children's Hearts

New adhesive can patch holes in cardiac tissue and 'stick' even under high pressures, developers say

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/6/2014
Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

12/30/2013
Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

12/25/2013
Health Tip: Opt for Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

Choose items rich in antioxidants

12/20/2013
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

12/20/2013
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

12/19/2013
As Body Weight Rises, So Do Health Costs, Study Finds

Increased expenses seen even at healthy weights

12/19/2013
Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

12/18/2013
Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease

Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

12/18/2013
'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows

Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

12/17/2013
Study Questions Safety of Common Anesthesia Drug

Review tied etomidate to higher risk of death and heart problems compared to propofol

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/10/2013
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

12/6/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review

Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest

12/4/2013
FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures

Owners of the recalled Philips automated external defibrillators advised to contact the company

12/3/2013
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade

Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors

12/3/2013
Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

12/2/2013
Simple Technique Eyed for Diagnosing Irregular Heart Beat

Common heart monitor can predict atrial fibrillation, study says

12/2/2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

12/2/2013
Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans

Study found variation tied to increased fats in the blood

12/2/2013
Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage

11/27/2013
Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests

One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

11/25/2013
Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study

Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says