Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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1/9/2012
Kids Who Need Heart Surgery May Fare Better at Busier Hospitals

Higher-volume centers had lower death rate for patients with complications, study finds

1/5/2012
Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein

Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

12/28/2011
Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix

Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

12/21/2011
Health Tip: Manage Stress

Too much can harm your heart

12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

12/20/2011
Jump in Resting Heart Rate Might Signal Higher Death Risk

Mortality went up for people with increases in heart rate over 10 years, study finds

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
Donated Pacemakers From U.S. Safely Reused in India: Study

Reusing the devices after original recipient's death made the lifesaving procedure affordable

12/15/2011
Robotic Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Walk

Certain patients' gait improved when the devices were used along with conventional rehab in study

12/15/2011
Snow Shoveling Really Does Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

Seven percent of heart patients at Canadian hospital said symptoms started while clearing snow

12/13/2011
Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Commonly used in the Middle East and spreading abroad, plant leaves give amphetamine-like high

12/8/2011
Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study

Antihypertensive drugs even help those with slightly elevated blood pressure

12/7/2011
Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study

But this doesn't mean endurance sports are bad for you, researcher says

12/6/2011
Gene Mutation Helps Clear Fats From Blood, Study Finds

But it is unknown if the beneficial effect actually cuts heart risks, researchers say

12/5/2011
Fitness May Lower Death Risk Even Without Weight Loss

Exercise benefit found in large study of white, middle-class men

12/5/2011
Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women

Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

12/1/2011
Self-Monitoring of Blood Thinner May Halve Clot Risk

But newer drugs may replace warfarin and the need for frequent blood tests, experts say

11/28/2011
Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care

Recommended time is seldom met in switching patients to angioplasty or stent facility, study finds

11/28/2011
Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit

'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

11/28/2011
Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study

That led to improved heart function, researchers said

11/28/2011
Fatty Liver Disease Doesn't Affect Survival, Study Finds

Researchers surprised that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had no impact on health, longevity

11/23/2011
Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert

Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

11/23/2011
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

11/22/2011
Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition

Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say

11/22/2011
ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

11/22/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect

These children can live long and healthy lives, experts say

11/21/2011
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/16/2011
Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study

Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

11/16/2011
Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study

Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

11/16/2011
Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study

Older males more likely to get preventive medications, researchers say

11/15/2011
Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline

More men with low intelligence scores at 18 had unhealthy belly size at 40

11/15/2011
High Doses of Statins Tied to Less Arterial Plaque in Study

Two-thirds of patients given high-dose Crestor or Lipitor had reduced buildup in vessel walls

11/15/2011
Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

11/15/2011
Heart Patients Using Vitamins May Take Meds Improperly

Many unaware that dietary supplements reduce effectiveness of warfarin, study shows

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/14/2011
More Heart Attack Patients Take Meds When They Are Free

Eliminating co-pay increased adherence, reduced costs, study says

11/14/2011
Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study

Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

11/14/2011
Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death

Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/4/2011
Xarelto Approved to Prevent Stroke in People With Abnormal Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans

11/3/2011
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

11/3/2011
FDA OKs Heart Valve That Does Not Require Open-Heart Surgery

Experts believe the device will expand options for frailer, sicker patients

11/3/2011
11/1/2011
Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

But study finds they have more risk factors for heart disease than men

10/31/2011
Handheld Metal Detectors Don't Seem to Affect Pacemakers: Study

But more research is needed to confirm these findings, experts say

10/27/2011
Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

10/27/2011
Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says