Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?

Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto

Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

Study Spots Early Warning Signal for Sudden Cardiac Death

Risk higher when electrical impulses travel more slowly through lower chambers of the heart

Regional Systems to Treat Severe Heart Attack Increasing

These systems coordinate emergency medical services and hospitals to speed patient care

Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke

Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA

Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

Obese Teens Can Have Heart Damage Without Showing Signs

Small, early study found changes in cardiac structure, function

U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix

Price of widely used blood thinner should drop for heart patients

Benefits of Widespread Statin Use Outweigh Risks: Study

Even among low-risk patients, cholesterol meds may slash risk for vascular event

Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem

Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History

Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

Plavix's New Generic Status Could Be Boon for Patients

Price of widely used blood thinner should drop once patent ends Thursday

People With HIV at Higher Odds of Sudden Cardiac Death

Study finds an increased risk even among patients with well-controlled disease

Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert

Heart risks spur warning about Gilenya

Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes

Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Not Nearby When Needed

Study found automated devices were usually too far away to save cardiac arrest victims

Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

Clot-Buster Doesn't Raise Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Patients: Study

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

Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study

Results suggest preventive efforts focusing on lifestyle choices are well aimed

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

Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Carrying weight in your midsection adds to obesity's dangers

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

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

Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

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

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

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

High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You

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

A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12

Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

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

Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival

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

U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

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

Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study

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

Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Works for Elderly: Study

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

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

Tasers Can Trigger Fatal Heart Trouble, Study Says

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

Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk

New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

Heart Test Spots Sudden Death Risk in Young Athletes

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

New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery

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

Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

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

Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report

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

Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart

Researchers rule out one possible explanation

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

Thyroid Condition Linked to Heart Problems: Study

Risk was especially elevated for atrial fibrillation