Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/27/2011
U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk

Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

10/27/2011
Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly

Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

10/25/2011
Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/24/2011
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk

Trouble sleeping may increase risk as much as 45 percent, researchers say

10/21/2011
Warning Signs for Health Problems Seen in Young Adults Born Prematurely

They include higher blood pressure and more fat, despite a normal body weight, small study finds

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

10/17/2011
Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

Type-AB patients fare better after this surgery than others, study finds

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
10/11/2011
Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene

Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

10/11/2011
Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study

The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

10/11/2011
Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries

Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says

10/10/2011
Shift Workers Show Rise in Stress Hormone

Long-term cortisol levels higher among workers under 40, study finds

10/10/2011
Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study

Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

10/7/2011
Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?

Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

10/7/2011
FDA Approves First Combo Drug for Diabetes, Cholesterol

Juvisync combines Januvia and Zocor in one pill to lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol

10/6/2011
Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks

Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

10/4/2011
Alcohol, Obesity Major Causes of Sudden Heart Death

Still, most cases of sudden cardiac death are caused by coronary artery disease

10/3/2011
9/28/2011
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk

Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

9/27/2011
Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds

Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

9/26/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer

Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

9/26/2011
Certain Antidepressants With Blood Thinners May Pose Risk for Heart Patients

Study showed increased chances of bleeding for those taking SSRIS, antiplatelet meds after heart attack

9/23/2011
Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

9/23/2011
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk

Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

9/22/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke

Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

9/21/2011
Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study

Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

9/21/2011
Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk

Effect only lasts up to 6 hours, seems to affect mainly those already at risk, study suggests

9/19/2011
One-Third of Severe Heart Attack Patients Have Treatment Delays

Often, slowdown comes during patient transfers to another hospital, study finds

9/17/2011
Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass

Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

9/16/2011
Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk

Researchers find an association, but don't prove 'cause and effect,' study says

9/15/2011
An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away

Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

9/14/2011
Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows

9/14/2011
Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble

Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

9/14/2011
Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Common in Poorer Neighborhoods

Study of seven U.S., Canadian cities finds disparities in both countries

9/14/2011
Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight People

High blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels worse than obesity for some, study finds

9/13/2011
Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear

People with bicuspid aortic valve at low risk of aortic dissection, but high risk of aneurysm, researchers say

9/13/2011
Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients

Working out the small muscles helps boost oxygen flow, exercise capacity, study shows

9/13/2011
Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study

Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

9/13/2011
Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments

The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

9/13/2011
U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

9/13/2011
Protecting Heart May Improve Erectile Dysfunction

Cardiac drugs, lifestyle changes improve sexual function in men with ED, study shows

9/13/2011
New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients

Imaging technology suggests novel treatment may help prevent some heart disease, researchers say

9/9/2011
9/7/2011
Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study

Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

9/1/2011
Heart Disease May Pose Problems in Orthopedic Surgery Patients

Risk of clotting or bleeding complications higher among this group, study says

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say