Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/10/2012
Clot-Buster Doesn't Raise Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Patients: Study

Emergency drug is underused in stroke patients on blood thinners, researchers say

5/10/2012
Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Whites

This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

5/10/2012
Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Carrying weight in your midsection adds to obesity's dangers

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

5/9/2012
Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation

Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

5/8/2012
Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

5/7/2012
Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival

The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

5/7/2012
Research May Point to New Obesity Treatments

Making energy-storing white fat act more like energy-burning brown fat might spur weight loss, researchers say

5/4/2012
High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You

Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

5/4/2012
A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12

Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/4/2012
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival

Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

5/2/2012
Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study

Doctors, patients may opt for cheaper, over-the-counter aspirin, researchers say

5/2/2012
Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Works for Elderly: Study

Real-world results promising for high-risk aortic stenosis patients, researchers say

5/2/2012
Study Finds Direct Link Between Obesity, Heart Disease

Data from more than 75,000 people showed that having a higher BMI, in itself, is harmful

5/1/2012
Tasers Can Trigger Fatal Heart Trouble, Study Says

Study looked at eight healthy men who became unconscious after receiving shock

5/1/2012
Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk

New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

4/27/2012
Heart Test Spots Sudden Death Risk in Young Athletes

Study found EKGs were highly accurate in identifying those with hidden cardiac disorders

4/25/2012
New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery

Two monitoring methods could warn doctors of brain damage, researchers say

4/25/2012
Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

Risk is increased whether patients are taking warfarin or a newer drug, rivaroxaban

4/25/2012
Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report

Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

4/24/2012
Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart

Researchers rule out one possible explanation

4/24/2012
Stress May Be Tougher on Women's Hearts Than Men's: Study

Preliminary research found blood flow doesn't rise in women, possibly raising their cardiac risk

4/23/2012
Thyroid Condition Linked to Heart Problems: Study

Risk was especially elevated for atrial fibrillation

4/19/2012
Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer

Large study from Taiwan found inactive people fared worse at all blood-pressure levels

4/19/2012
Study Pinpoints New Abnormality in 'Athlete's Heart'

Characteristic is found most often in black male athletes

4/18/2012
No Proof That Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease, Experts Say

But conditions share common risk factors, and neither should be neglected

4/18/2012
More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations

In New England, Medicare patients from more-polluted areas were more apt to need care

4/18/2012
Optimism Might Cut Your Risk for Heart Attack

Large review also found positive people less likely to suffer stroke

4/17/2012
Testosterone Supplements Might Help Patients With Heart Failure

Small studies found benefits for patients' fitness, ability to exercise

4/17/2012
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

4/13/2012
Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck

Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

4/13/2012
Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report

More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

4/12/2012
Obesity's Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates

Total reaches nearly 21% of U.S. health care spending, study says

4/12/2012
What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?

New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

4/11/2012
Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say

4/11/2012
Health Tip: Know Your Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis

The leading killer of men and women in the United States

4/10/2012
High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

4/10/2012
Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study

New research allays concerns found in earlier studies, researchers say

4/9/2012
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

4/4/2012
Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death

Risk appears greater for hard-to-treat disease, Swedish researchers say

4/4/2012
Witnessing, Experiencing Traumatic Events May Worsen Heart Disease

The more trauma heart patients were exposed to, the higher their levels of inflammation, study found

4/3/2012
You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health

Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

4/2/2012
Why Stress Might Make You Sick

New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

3/30/2012
When Paramedics Suspect Stroke, They're Usually Right

This means life-saving treatment can start earlier, study says

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/27/2012
Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

In Danish study, bystander assistance made difference between life, death for many patients

3/27/2012
Warfarin Helps Cut Stroke Risk, Researchers Report

Old standby holds its own against higher priced, newer meds

3/27/2012
Community Hospitals Safe for Angioplasty: Study

Patients did just as well in qualified local facilities as those with heart surgery units