Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

5/30/2013
Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk

Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says

5/30/2013
PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep

Problems with shut-eye may increase along with rise in stress disorder symptoms, study says

5/29/2013
One in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says

Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases

5/24/2013
Monday Best Time for Hospitalization With Heart Failure, Study Says

Death rates appear to rise and fall depending on day of week, season, research suggests

5/22/2013
Underactive Thyroid and Heart Failure a Bad Combination: Study

Hypothyroidism impact varies by race, with blacks at increased risk of death, findings suggest

5/22/2013
Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements

5/20/2013
Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says

But each patient must make decision with doctor's input

5/20/2013
Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says

But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

5/20/2013
Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart

Both pollution sources associated with hardening of arteries, study suggests

5/17/2013
Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds

By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

5/17/2013
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices

Comparison of 18 offices finds wide range of success in tackling smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure

5/16/2013
Living Near Fast-Food Outlets Might Boost Obesity Risk

Study of black Americans found link between having these restaurants nearby and being overweight

5/16/2013
Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too

Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

5/16/2013
Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds

Likelihood of death, readmission remains high for more than 30 days after heart failure, heart attack

5/15/2013
Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study

Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

5/15/2013
Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says

It's never too late to start, researchers find

5/14/2013
Costlier Heart Device May Not Be Worth It, Study Suggests

Dual-chamber implanted defibrillators had more complications than single-chamber models

5/14/2013
Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study

Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

5/14/2013
Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

5/10/2013
Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study

Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men

5/10/2013
Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

Researcher calls troubled sleep an 'uncalculated cost' of America's weight epidemic

5/9/2013
Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart

Even not-so-loud sounds seemed to raise people's heart rate in small study

5/9/2013
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study

Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety

5/8/2013
Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time

Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds

5/7/2013
Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study

Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

5/7/2013
Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say

5/3/2013
Mild Hyperthyroidism Tied to Higher Death Risk

Danish study did not prove a cause-and-effect link, however

5/2/2013
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots

Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

5/1/2013
Antibiotic Azithromycin Won't Harm Healthy Hearts: Study

Researchers found no increased death risk in those free of cardiovascular disease

5/1/2013
Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol

5/1/2013
Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds

Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say