Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/18/2013
Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device

Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

2/13/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

2/6/2013
Heart Attack Patients Do Better if They Had Chest Pain First

Study found this holds true even with latest cardiac procedures

2/4/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Men's Death Risk From Heart Disease

Study did not find similar threat to women, however

2/4/2013
With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?

Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation

2/1/2013
Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol

1/31/2013
Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

1/31/2013
New Stroke Guidelines Stress Treatment Within One Hour of Arrival in ER

Calling 911, going to a stroke center, getting care quickly combine to improve outcomes, experts say

1/31/2013
Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses

Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

1/30/2013
Antidepressants Celexa, Lexapro Tied to Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But the occurrence is rare, and alternatives exist, experts say

1/29/2013
Implanted Defibrillator Patients Prefer Device Off if Very Ill: Survey

Heart experts consider point when benefit of shocks no longer outweighs disturbance

1/25/2013
Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says

1/23/2013
Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life

Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

1/21/2013
Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

1/15/2013
Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest

Patients in large study seemed to do better when emergency workers used older ventilation method

1/11/2013
Cardiac Deaths May Lead to Shortage of Donor Livers

Age, weight and diabetes status also affect quality of organs donated for transplantation, study says

1/9/2013
Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates

Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health

1/9/2013
High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study

When concentrations of the plastics chemical were high, a signal for kidney woes rose too

1/8/2013
How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell

Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

1/4/2013
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake

Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

1/4/2013
Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study

These defibrillators perform well outside of the research environment, investigators say

1/3/2013
Eliquis Approved for People With Heart Rhythm Disorder

To help prevent stroke and deadly blood clots

1/3/2013
Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

12/26/2012
Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report

However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

12/20/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study

For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/18/2012
Survival Tripled for Hospitalized U.S. Kids With Cardiac Arrest

Study suggests better resuscitation methods made difference

12/18/2012
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked With Vision Loss: Study

But the risk doesn't outweigh the benefit of aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, experts say

12/17/2012
Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds

Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

12/14/2012
EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air

Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

12/12/2012
Fainting in Healthy People May Be First Sign of Heart Trouble

Large Danish study suggests that even a single swoon merits a thorough health evaluation

12/12/2012
Health Tip: Get Ready for Cardiac Rehab

Make sure the staff knows you and your history

12/11/2012
Junk Food Taxes Pay Off, Study Finds

Food-pricing strategies can reduce dietary inequalities, researcher says

12/11/2012
Even Light Smoking Boosts Women's Risk of Sudden Heart Death: Study

As few as 1 to 14 cigarettes daily doubled risk, researchers found

12/11/2012
Health Tip: Will Cardiac Rehab Help?

Here's a list of potential benefits

12/10/2012
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study

Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

12/8/2012
Give Your Heart the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Learn how to handle emotional, financial and physical pressures of the season, cardiologist suggests

12/7/2012
No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review

Using the so-called 'performance-enhancing' hormone can harm health, experts warn

12/6/2012
Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

12/5/2012
Study: Treating Sleep Disorder May Thwart Heart Disease

Sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes pose similar risks, researchers say

12/5/2012
Kids With HIV at Risk of Heart Disease, Study Says

Hardened arteries more than twice as common among this group

12/3/2012
Health Tip: Get Heart Healthy

It probably won't be a quick fix

11/28/2012
Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men

Study should put claims of health benefits to rest, experts say

11/27/2012
Heart Failure Drugs Put to the Test

These medications may help but should be used with care, one expert says

11/26/2012
More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds

Number of potentially risky meds has more than doubled in four years

11/26/2012
Health Tip: Do You Have a Heart Murmur?

Signs can include shortness of breath

11/21/2012
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men

Low strength levels in youth may raise risk as much as high blood pressure or being overweight, study suggests

11/21/2012
Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study

Large evidence review suggests standardized screenings aren't that helpful for the 'worried well'

11/20/2012