Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/8/2012
Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?

Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

10/8/2012
Experimental Drug May Limit Stroke Damage

Might even reduce brain lesions when given before stroke occurs, expert says, but findings are preliminary

10/4/2012
Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery

Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

10/4/2012
Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease

Swedish study found less decline in thinking ability for those on daily dose

10/4/2012
Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study

Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

10/3/2012
Study: Blood Tests for Inflammation Could Help Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

But the tests would uncover risk in relatively few people, evidence review finds

10/3/2012
Exercise Improves Effects of Stroke: Study

The most significant gains involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing

10/3/2012
'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

10/3/2012
Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study

Chemotherapy, radiation before transplant linked to elevated threat

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

10/1/2012
New Anti-Clotting Drug Bests Warfarin, Study Says

Apixaban was better at preventing stroke in patients with heart rhythm disorder

10/1/2012
Moderate Drinking May Increase Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder: Study

Older adults with heart disease, advanced diabetes were more apt to develop atrial fibrillation than peers who drank less

9/29/2012
Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report

But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

9/27/2012
Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study

Fruits and vegetables particularly good sources of the substances

9/26/2012
Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?

Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

9/26/2012
New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease

Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

9/26/2012
People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support

American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/20/2012
Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study

People with only one hormone at abnormal levels were not at higher risk

9/20/2012
Year of Taking Risky Blood Thinners May Be Unnecessary After Stent Surgery

Studies suggest it might be safe to stop double anti-platelet therapy sooner

9/20/2012
Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life

Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

9/19/2012
Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says

Quitting smoking might help prolong menstruation, researchers suggest

9/18/2012
Heart Deaths Rise With Extreme Temperatures, Study Finds

Heat waves deadlier than cold snaps, researchers find

9/18/2012
Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says

Diabetes remission, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels noted after 6 years

9/18/2012
Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%

Costs in diabetes, heart disease, health care dollars will skyrocket if current trends go unchecked

9/17/2012
Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Resuming warfarin after a few days is best, researchers conclude

9/17/2012
Comparison of Obesity Surgeries Turns Up Surprising Results

More popular method is less successful for maintaining weight loss, study says

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/13/2012
Scientists Map Genetic 'Blueprint' of Heart

Study using mouse stem cells provides clues to how some birth defects occur, researcher says

9/11/2012
Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says

It found no 'statistically significant' advantage in taking supplements, but at least one expert disagrees

9/11/2012
Traffic May Keep City Dwellers Awake, Harming Health

Sleep disturbance could lead to greater risk for heart attack and high blood pressure, researchers say

9/10/2012
Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study

Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

9/10/2012
Common Painkillers Might Boost Odds for 2nd Heart Attack

NSAIDs include drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen/Aleve, and Celebrex

9/10/2012
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

9/7/2012
More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey

Atrial fibrillation patients should talk to their doctors about higher threat, experts say

9/4/2012
Many Heart Attacks May Go Unrecognized in Seniors

Study authors say these 'silent' attacks raise the risk of dying just as much as recognized ones

9/1/2012
Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds

Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed

8/31/2012
Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

8/30/2012
8/30/2012
Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds

Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

8/30/2012
Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk

Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

8/29/2012
Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/28/2012
Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest

Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

8/21/2012
Statins Won't Hurt, Might Even Help, Your Pancreas: Study

Findings contradict previous reports on possible connection

8/21/2012
Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack a Lesson for Women

Symptoms can be subtler than in men, experts say

8/21/2012
Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study

But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

8/20/2012
Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis

About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

8/16/2012
Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes

Researchers not sure why racial gap exists