Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/26/2012
Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study

Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

3/26/2012
Bacteria From Mouth Can Lead to Heart Inflammation: Study

Once in the bloodstream, it can evade the immune system

3/26/2012
Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Enough to Help Heart Attack Patients: Study

Using higher dosage didn't improve outcomes, but might increase bleeding risks, experts say

3/26/2012
Stem-Cell Trial Failed to Treat Heart Failure

But small improvement detected in one measure of heart function, study found

3/21/2012
New Drug Bests Standard Treatment for Certain Strokes

Tenecteplase seems as safe as the usual clot-busting drug, study says

3/21/2012
U.S. Underestimates Long-Term Costs of Obesity, Experts Say

Because complications take years to develop, they may escape documentation

3/21/2012
Fatty Meals Could Trigger Inflammation for Diabetics

People with type 2 disease had more sign of heart risk factor, study says

3/20/2012
Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes

In short-term, drug still helps restore the pulse, study found

3/20/2012
Less Heart Disease Among Women in Wealthier States: Study

Poverty levels seem tied to levels of cardiovascular inflammation, researchers say

3/19/2012
Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk

Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

3/17/2012
Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life

Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

3/16/2012
Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

3/16/2012
Depression Tied to Earlier Death in Heart Patients

Study found a greater risk of death within 7 years of receiving stent implant

3/16/2012
Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk

They should be screened for signs of cardiovascular disease, expert says

3/15/2012
Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study

Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

3/14/2012
Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health

People living near parks and trails, with access to fresh food, had healthier hearts

3/14/2012
Inflammation Might Play Role in Heart Disease: Study

Findings suggest certain drugs might prevent hardening of the arteries

3/14/2012
Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets May Each Help the Heart

Loss of belly fat through either method benefits arteries, study says

3/13/2012
Survival of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients May Vary by Ethnicity

Hispanics with normal heart function had better outcomes than whites, research shows

3/12/2012
Sugary Drinks Can Be Hard on Heart: Study

Men who drank one sweet beverage daily had higher risk of heart disease

3/12/2012
Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer

Single patients' odds of dying are twice as high over five years, study says

3/12/2012
Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

3/9/2012
3/9/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder

Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

3/8/2012
Women Fare Better With Heart Failure

European analysis of study data found a higher risk of death in male heart failure patients

3/8/2012
Light or Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

But benefit faded with heavier alcohol use, long-term study suggests

3/8/2012
Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study

Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

3/6/2012
Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study

But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

3/5/2012
Heart Failure Patients Urged to Discuss Care With Docs

An open dialogue can inform decisions on treatment options

3/5/2012
Depression Could Worsen Mental Decline in Heart Patients

Long-term monitoring of depressive symptoms is needed, researchers say

3/3/2012
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise

Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

3/2/2012
Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

In first decade after transplant, risk was slightly lower than for non-donors, study finds

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

2/29/2012
Combining Heart Valve Repair With Bypass May Be Worthwhile

Fixing leaky mitral valves improved heart function, exercise capacity, study found

2/28/2012
Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders

Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/27/2012
Irregular Heartbeat May Predict Mental Decline in Some

Abnormal heart rhythm linked to brain function problems in heart disease patients, study finds

2/27/2012
Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study

Findings strengthen hypothesis that airway disorders affect heart's ability to pump blood

2/23/2012
Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

2/23/2012
Study Links 'Body Clock' to Sudden Cardiac Death

Discovery might lead to new ways to prevent or treat the fatal heart problem

2/22/2012
Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality

Report found patients admitted through the best ERs had significantly lower death rates

2/22/2012
FDA Advisers Back Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa

Drug had been previously rejected because of concerns about possible heart problems, birth defects

2/22/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

2/21/2012
Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain

Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

2/21/2012
Aspirin as Good as Plavix for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

Both work equally well in condition that causes pain while walking

2/21/2012
2/21/2012
FDA Weighs Fate of Qnexa for Weight Loss, Again

Drug previously rejected because of possible heart problems, birth defects

2/20/2012
Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

2/15/2012
Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart

Mutation in TTN gene affects ability of heart muscle fibers to work properly, researchers say