Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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
11/19/2012
Costly, Repeat Medical Testing Common for Medicare Patients: Study

Whether these follow-up procedures are needed is up for debate, experts say

11/19/2012
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

11/15/2012
Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure

Study found reduced levels of certain indicators for heart injury with moderate physical activity

11/15/2012
Drug-Eluting Stent Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Coated hollow tube props open thigh artery

11/15/2012
Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk

Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

11/14/2012
11/14/2012
Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says

Exception was patients on high doses of first-generation drugs

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/7/2012
Programming Change in Defibrillator Implants May Lower Death Risk: Study

Slightly raising threshold for shock delivery also reduced unneeded distress, pain for patients

11/7/2012
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest

Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

11/6/2012
Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions

Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

11/6/2012
Popular Diabetes Meds Put to the Test

Metformin poses fewer heart risks than sulfonylureas, study says

11/6/2012
Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study

Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

11/6/2012
Winter Brings Rise in Heart-Related Deaths, Study Finds

Regardless of climate, U.S. areas had same seasonal mortality pattern

11/6/2012
Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study

Poor diets and obesity are still common, however

11/6/2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

11/6/2012
Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study

Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

11/5/2012
Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?

Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

11/5/2012
Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

11/5/2012
Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study

But that doesn't mean longer-term use won't help the heart, experts say

11/5/2012
Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks

About $8,200 found in worker expenses, $52,000 in employer long-term disability costs