Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/23/2013
Common Heart Meds May Boost Recovery From Non-Cardiac Surgeries

Large study looked at possible protective effect of beta-blockers

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/18/2013
Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies

Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

4/17/2013
Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

4/16/2013
Scarring May Raise Death Risk From Fatty Liver Disease

Study looked at liver condition not tied to alcoholism

4/16/2013
Some Slightly Obese May Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery, Guidelines Say

Medical groups lower threshold for body-fat levels in new recommendations

4/15/2013
Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication

Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

4/11/2013
Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery

Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

4/11/2013
Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm

Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

4/9/2013
Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

4/8/2013
Common Heart Drug Linked to Cancer Risk in Study

But one cardiologist stands by the drug, amiodarone, and said patients shouldn't be alarmed by the report

4/8/2013
Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds

4/5/2013
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

4/4/2013
Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study

Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say

4/4/2013
Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds

But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research

4/3/2013
U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study

Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say

4/2/2013
Health Tip: Poor Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart...

... By increasing stress, among other factors

4/1/2013
Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

4/1/2013
Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial

High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death

4/1/2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

4/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

3/26/2013
New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period

Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

3/25/2013
Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

3/22/2013
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients

Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

3/21/2013
Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

3/21/2013
Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm

But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

3/19/2013
Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study

Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

3/19/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers

3/15/2013
Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study

For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows

3/12/2013
Major Bleeds After Heart Procedures May Raise Death Risk: Study

But strategies exist to modify this risk, researchers say

3/12/2013
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight

Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

3/12/2013
Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts

Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

3/11/2013
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress

3/7/2013
Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

3/7/2013
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds

The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

3/7/2013
Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

3/7/2013
Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates

Recommended pre-op therapy neglected in 7 percent of angioplasty patients, study finds

3/5/2013
Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says

Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

3/5/2013
Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy

3/4/2013
HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack

Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

3/4/2013
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

3/2/2013
High-Fiber Diet Helps Heart Too, Expert Says

Learn to read food labels closely, he advises

2/28/2013
Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients' Lungs

In study of people with kidney failure, fluid overload predicted heart problems, death

2/26/2013
Heart Failure Drug May Only Help Heart's Function, Not Symptoms

Spironolactone didn't boost treadmill test results, quality of life in one form of condition, study finds

2/25/2013
CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts

Bystander resuscitation attempts and cardiac arrest survival vary widely by location

2/25/2013
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

2/23/2013
Exercise Safety Tips for People With Heart Disease

Start by talking to your doctor, experts advise

2/22/2013
Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later

Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

2/21/2013
Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds

Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded