Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

4/30/2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/30/2013
4/30/2013
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds

Ambulance can speed diagnosis and lifesaving treatment

4/24/2013
'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk

Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

4/24/2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk

Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

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