Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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11/12/2013
Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending

Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

11/11/2013
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

11/11/2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

11/4/2013
Heart-Rhythm Disorder Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack: Study

People with atrial fibrillation had nearly doubled odds of a later heart attack

11/4/2013
Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

10/31/2013
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

10/31/2013
Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?

Small study found cardiac changes, but they were reversible and less likely with proper training

10/29/2013
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health

Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

10/27/2013
Study Links Americans' Low Fiber Intake to Higher Heart Risk

Research looked at a decade of data from thousands of U.S. adults

10/23/2013
10/22/2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart

Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

10/17/2013
Nosebleeds Common But Seldom Serious, Study Finds

Most patients hospitalized for heavy bleeds need only minor treatment

10/17/2013
One-Third of U.S. Adults Are Obese, CDC Says

The number hasn't budged for years, agency notes

10/14/2013
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

10/14/2013
Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Preliminary study suggests blood test could help doctors assess patient's risk

10/8/2013
Whites at Highest Risk for Irregular Heart Rhythm, Study Finds

It's possible that a gene in European ancestry is linked to atrial fibrillation, researcher says

10/4/2013
Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Too much shuteye may be even more damaging than too little

10/4/2013
Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult

'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

10/2/2013
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Your Gums' Health, Too

Study finds statins reduce gum inflammation

9/30/2013
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Heart Health

It damages blood vessels and blood cells

9/27/2013
Healthy Eating Benefits Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

9/24/2013
Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women

One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

9/24/2013
Low Testosterone Linked to Possible Heart Problems in Men

But study didn't explain how hormone levels might contribute to disease

9/23/2013
Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

9/23/2013
Some Birth Defects in the Heart Present Infection Risk, Study Finds

Doctors should educate parents about infective endocarditis, researcher says

9/19/2013
Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say

Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

9/19/2013
Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Cataracts in Study

But heart benefits of these drugs are significant, expert says

9/19/2013
9/18/2013
Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke

Review found they reduced risk by 7 percent, but did not reduce severity or risk of death

9/17/2013
New Understanding of Racial Disparities and Diabetes

Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in study

9/16/2013
Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study

Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

9/13/2013
Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

9/12/2013
Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease

Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study

9/12/2013
Positive Attitude Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients

Keeping physically active may boost survival in those with a negative outlook, study suggests

9/10/2013
CPR Underused by Minorities, Study Finds

Different approach to classes needed in urban areas, researchers say

9/10/2013
Financial Incentives for Docs May Improve Care

Studies looked at types of treatments offered and compared patients' blood pressure control

9/10/2013
ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds

At some hospitals 1 in 4 patients returns for emergency care following colon operation

9/9/2013
5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say

9/4/2013
Heart Attack Death Rates Unchanged Despite Faster Treatment, Study Finds

In-hospital time to angioplasty improved by 16 minutes over four years

9/3/2013
All-in-One Pill May Be Effective Treatment for Heart Care

International study shows cardiac patients more likely to take their drugs if they're packaged together

9/3/2013
200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC

Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

9/3/2013
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

8/30/2013
Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression, Study Suggests

But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of normal social life, researchers add

8/22/2013
Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

8/22/2013
Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests

Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack

8/14/2013
Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

8/13/2013
Prompt Surgery May Be Best for Heart Valve Leak

Study findings challenge policy of 'watchful waiting' for people with mitral valve regurgitation

8/13/2013
Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds

But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

8/12/2013
Preemie Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Heart Trouble

Study found changes in size, structure and function of the right ventricle