Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases

Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men

Swedish researchers followed a million men for more than 40 years

Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds

Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study

Every 60 seconds shaved off how quickly tPA was given meant patient had one less day of disability

High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study

Lack of insurance, language barriers might be obstacles to care, expert says

Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk

20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study

Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

Obesity Rates Triple in Canada

More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say

Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins

Gain the benefit without the fat

Treatment Costs Vary for U.S. Children Born With Heart Defects

Study tied higher-cost hospitals to more surgical complications, longer patient stays

Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices

It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests

Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study

Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says

The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease

Exercise will help brighten your day

Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?

U.S. health officials recommend learning to use publicly placed defibrillators

Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot

Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says

Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study

Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth

Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later

Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure

Questions you should ask your doctor

Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis

Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems

Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease

Factors that increase your risk

Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow

Make sure your doctor approves

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

FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy

Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

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

Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

Research Reveals Secret Behind a Steady Heartbeat

Six proteins work together to maintain healthy heart function, study authors find