Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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9/7/2012
More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey

Atrial fibrillation patients should talk to their doctors about higher threat, experts say

9/4/2012
Many Heart Attacks May Go Unrecognized in Seniors

Study authors say these 'silent' attacks raise the risk of dying just as much as recognized ones

9/1/2012
Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds

Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed

8/31/2012
Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

8/30/2012
8/30/2012
Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds

Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

8/30/2012
Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk

Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

8/29/2012
Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/28/2012
Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest

Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

8/21/2012
Statins Won't Hurt, Might Even Help, Your Pancreas: Study

Findings contradict previous reports on possible connection

8/21/2012
Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack a Lesson for Women

Symptoms can be subtler than in men, experts say

8/21/2012
Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study

But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

8/20/2012
Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis

About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

8/16/2012
Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes

Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

8/15/2012
High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study

More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

8/15/2012
Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study

But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

8/14/2012
Your Blood Type May Boost Your Heart Risk, Study Finds

But lifestyle is still more important, experts say

8/13/2012
More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health

Brisk walking, biking, even house and yard work can cut harmful inflammation, study finds

8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

8/7/2012
Cholesterol Levels Getting Better for U.S. Kids: CDC

But small gains may be offset by obesity crisis, expert warns

8/6/2012
Implantable Defibrillators Linked to Decline in Cardiac Arrests

1 in 20 carriers can expect a life-saving shock each year, researcher says

8/3/2012
Exercise May Ease Depression Tied to Heart Failure

One year of regular aerobic activity provided modest mental health benefits, study says

8/1/2012
Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study

The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

7/31/2012
Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins: Study

No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions

7/31/2012
More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

7/30/2012
Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA

Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

7/30/2012
Coordinated Care Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Brain damage was also reduced, researchers find

7/27/2012
Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke

Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

7/25/2012
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass

Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/23/2012
Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

7/20/2012
Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain

Finding might help steer at-risk patients to other treatments, researchers say

7/20/2012
Many Medicaid Patients Skip Drugs That Could Prevent Heart Trouble

Simple measures can keep patients on track, researchers say

7/20/2012
Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health

Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

7/20/2012
Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

7/20/2012
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women

Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

7/19/2012
Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women

Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

7/16/2012
Guidelines Issued for New Blood Thinner Brilinta

Drug should be considered for treating unstable angina along with older drugs, experts say

7/13/2012
Police Work Takes Heavy Health Toll: Study

Daily stress, night shift contribute to officers' increased risk for chronic illnesses

7/10/2012
Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients

This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

7/10/2012
Cell-Based 'Tracking Devices' Might Help Monitor Treatments

Following trail of tiny iron filings, docs might observe heart changes, stem-cell treatments

7/10/2012
Want to Live Longer? Turn Off That TV and Stand Up

Researchers say you should limit your daily sitting to 3 hours, TV viewing to 2 to add years to your life

7/5/2012
Extra Pounds May Offer Protection to Heart Failure Patients

Adults with heart failure who were overweight or obese had lower risk of death in study

7/5/2012
300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report

Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

7/1/2012
Maintain Heart Health During Summer

Hydration, proper clothing important, expert cautions

6/29/2012
Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care: Study

Finding suggests there are differences that need to be addressed, researcher says

6/28/2012
Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother

Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

6/28/2012
Health Tip: Have Heart Palpitations?

Get them checked by a doctor