Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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8/15/2012
High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study

More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

8/15/2012
Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study

But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

8/14/2012
Your Blood Type May Boost Your Heart Risk, Study Finds

But lifestyle is still more important, experts say

8/13/2012
More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health

Brisk walking, biking, even house and yard work can cut harmful inflammation, study finds

8/8/2012
Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds

Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

8/7/2012
Cholesterol Levels Getting Better for U.S. Kids: CDC

But small gains may be offset by obesity crisis, expert warns

8/6/2012
Implantable Defibrillators Linked to Decline in Cardiac Arrests

1 in 20 carriers can expect a life-saving shock each year, researcher says

8/3/2012
Exercise May Ease Depression Tied to Heart Failure

One year of regular aerobic activity provided modest mental health benefits, study says

8/1/2012
Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study

The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

7/31/2012
Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins: Study

No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions

7/31/2012
More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

7/30/2012
Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA

Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

7/30/2012
Coordinated Care Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Brain damage was also reduced, researchers find

7/27/2012
Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke

Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

7/25/2012
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass

Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/23/2012
Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

7/20/2012
Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain

Finding might help steer at-risk patients to other treatments, researchers say

7/20/2012
Many Medicaid Patients Skip Drugs That Could Prevent Heart Trouble

Simple measures can keep patients on track, researchers say

7/20/2012
Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health

Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

7/20/2012
Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

7/20/2012
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women

Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

7/19/2012
Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women

Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

7/16/2012
Guidelines Issued for New Blood Thinner Brilinta

Drug should be considered for treating unstable angina along with older drugs, experts say

7/13/2012
Police Work Takes Heavy Health Toll: Study

Daily stress, night shift contribute to officers' increased risk for chronic illnesses

7/10/2012
Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients

This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

7/10/2012
Cell-Based 'Tracking Devices' Might Help Monitor Treatments

Following trail of tiny iron filings, docs might observe heart changes, stem-cell treatments

7/10/2012
Want to Live Longer? Turn Off That TV and Stand Up

Researchers say you should limit your daily sitting to 3 hours, TV viewing to 2 to add years to your life

7/5/2012
Extra Pounds May Offer Protection to Heart Failure Patients

Adults with heart failure who were overweight or obese had lower risk of death in study

7/5/2012
300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report

Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

7/1/2012
Maintain Heart Health During Summer

Hydration, proper clothing important, expert cautions

6/29/2012
Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care: Study

Finding suggests there are differences that need to be addressed, researcher says

6/28/2012
Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother

Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

6/28/2012
Health Tip: Have Heart Palpitations?

Get them checked by a doctor

6/27/2012
Early Surgery May Benefit Some With Heart Infection

But doctors say findings only apply to a certain few

6/27/2012
Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study

Training regimen linked to improved strength, mobility and heart health a year after surgery

6/26/2012
Coffee Might Actually Help Your Heart

But moderation is key for folks with heart failure, study finds

6/25/2012
Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel

New guidelines focus on lifestyle counseling, not medication

6/25/2012
Even Brief Ozone Exposure May Raise Fatal Heart Risk: Study

Air pollution claims 40,000 to 50,000 lives in U.S. each year

6/20/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study

Patients maintained lower weight, improvement in cholesterol levels

6/19/2012
Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study

Findings suggest chronic kidney disease could help ID people at risk for heart disease

6/18/2012
Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life

Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

6/18/2012
Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk

Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

6/15/2012
Limited Use of Antibiotics OK for Dental Patients: Study

No increase seen in the heart condition infective endocarditis

6/13/2012
Birth Control That Uses Combined Hormones Raises Heart Risk: Study

Overall odds of heart attack and stroke, however, are still low

6/12/2012
Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm

Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

6/11/2012
Fish Oil Won't Save Diabetics' Hearts, Research Suggests

Experts say statins, not omega-3 supplements, lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

6/7/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Heart Disease

Control blood pressure and cholesterol

6/6/2012
Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals

Researchers identify type of cell that blocks blood vessels, and may lead to heart attack, stroke