Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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11/5/2012
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

11/2/2012
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Lose Power With Age

Study found that by 90, the gene no longer raised risk for the brain disorder or other ailments

11/1/2012
Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

10/31/2012
Junk Food Hurts Your Arteries, But Healthy Meal Might Help

Veggie and salmon fare encourages blood flow, but sausage, egg and cheese meal restricts it, study finds

10/29/2012
Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation

Findings based on 50 cancer survivors who were followed for 25 years

10/29/2012
Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

10/29/2012
'Hercules' Star Kevin Sorbo Knows Stroke Strikes the Young

He had three strokes at age 38, and is working to educate others about the danger

10/26/2012
Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows

Women with heart disease who took low-dose aspirin scored better on mental tests than non-users

10/26/2012
Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study

Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

10/25/2012
Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging

Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

10/25/2012
Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes

Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

10/25/2012
Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Won't Help Healthy Women: Study

Resveratrol taken as a pill offered no benefits for those without health issues

10/24/2012
Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows

Lack of training, safety concerns may deter would-be Good Samaritans

10/24/2012
Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study

But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

10/22/2012
Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease

Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

10/22/2012
Approval Expanded for Sapien Artificial Heart Valve

More people with narrowed aortic valve are now eligible

10/22/2012
Post-Flight Fainting May Signal Dangerous Blood Clot: Study

Long-distance flights can increase people's risk for pulmonary embolism, researchers say

10/22/2012
Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer

Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

10/18/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says

10/18/2012
Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review

Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health

10/17/2012
Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer

Regular exercise had most significant benefit in study

10/17/2012
Docs: Heart Device Might Be Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy

Ohio man among the first to receive the technology, aimed at preventing fatal heart failure

10/11/2012
Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

10/11/2012
As Armstrong Case Unfolds, Experts Describe Doping's Harms

Heart disease, liver disease and behavior problems are among possible health consequences

10/10/2012
New Research Suggests HRT May Lower Heart Risks

Timing of hormone therapy seems to be key, with younger women seeing benefit

10/9/2012
Blood Test May Spot Serious Health Risks in Women

New biomarker reveals odds of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, study says

10/9/2012
New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study

Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

10/8/2012
Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?

Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

10/8/2012
Experimental Drug May Limit Stroke Damage

Might even reduce brain lesions when given before stroke occurs, expert says, but findings are preliminary

10/4/2012
Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery

Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

10/4/2012
Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease

Swedish study found less decline in thinking ability for those on daily dose

10/4/2012
Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study

Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

10/3/2012
Study: Blood Tests for Inflammation Could Help Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

But the tests would uncover risk in relatively few people, evidence review finds

10/3/2012
Exercise Improves Effects of Stroke: Study

The most significant gains involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing

10/3/2012
'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

10/3/2012
Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study

Chemotherapy, radiation before transplant linked to elevated threat

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

10/1/2012
New Anti-Clotting Drug Bests Warfarin, Study Says

Apixaban was better at preventing stroke in patients with heart rhythm disorder

10/1/2012
Moderate Drinking May Increase Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder: Study

Older adults with heart disease, advanced diabetes were more apt to develop atrial fibrillation than peers who drank less

9/29/2012
Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report

But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

9/27/2012
Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study

Fruits and vegetables particularly good sources of the substances

9/26/2012
Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?

Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

9/26/2012
New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease

Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

9/26/2012
People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support

American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/20/2012
Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study

People with only one hormone at abnormal levels were not at higher risk

9/20/2012
Year of Taking Risky Blood Thinners May Be Unnecessary After Stent Surgery

Studies suggest it might be safe to stop double anti-platelet therapy sooner

9/20/2012
Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life

Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

9/19/2012
Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says

Quitting smoking might help prolong menstruation, researchers suggest

9/18/2012
Heart Deaths Rise With Extreme Temperatures, Study Finds

Heat waves deadlier than cold snaps, researchers find