Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

6/6/2012
Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients

Study suggests common diagnostic methods underestimate risk for those with rheumatoid arthritis

6/5/2012
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Risks Seem to Outweigh Gains for Many: Study

Cases of gastrointestinal, cerebral bleeding higher than expected, except for diabetics

6/5/2012
Low-Fiber Diet May Raise Teens' Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

And most teens don't consume enough 'roughage,' study found

6/4/2012
Health Tip: Exercise Can Help Manage Menopause

And help prevent heart problems or osteoporosis

6/1/2012
Daily 'Dose' of Dark Chocolate Might Shield the Heart

Another study supports the antioxidant goodness of dark, but not milk, chocolate

6/1/2012
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk

Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

5/31/2012
Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found

5/30/2012
Brave New World of Genetics Requires Safeguards, Experts Say

Regulations haven't kept pace with discoveries, American Heart Association warns

5/30/2012
Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics

Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

5/30/2012
Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?

Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

5/25/2012
Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/24/2012
Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

5/24/2012
FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto

Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

5/23/2012
Study Spots Early Warning Signal for Sudden Cardiac Death

Risk higher when electrical impulses travel more slowly through lower chambers of the heart

5/23/2012
Regional Systems to Treat Severe Heart Attack Increasing

These systems coordinate emergency medical services and hospitals to speed patient care

5/23/2012
Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke

Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

5/22/2012
Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

5/21/2012
New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA

Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

5/21/2012
Obese Teens Can Have Heart Damage Without Showing Signs

Small, early study found changes in cardiac structure, function

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/17/2012
FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix

Price of widely used blood thinner should drop for heart patients

5/17/2012
Benefits of Widespread Statin Use Outweigh Risks: Study

Even among low-risk patients, cholesterol meds may slash risk for vascular event

5/16/2012
Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem

Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

5/15/2012
Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History

Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

5/15/2012
Plavix's New Generic Status Could Be Boon for Patients

Price of widely used blood thinner should drop once patent ends Thursday

5/14/2012
People With HIV at Higher Odds of Sudden Cardiac Death

Study finds an increased risk even among patients with well-controlled disease

5/14/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

5/14/2012
FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert

Heart risks spur warning about Gilenya

5/14/2012
Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes

Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

5/11/2012
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Not Nearby When Needed

Study found automated devices were usually too far away to save cardiac arrest victims

5/11/2012
Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

5/10/2012
Clot-Buster Doesn't Raise Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Patients: Study

Emergency drug is underused in stroke patients on blood thinners, researchers say

5/10/2012
Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study

Results suggest preventive efforts focusing on lifestyle choices are well aimed

5/10/2012
Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Whites

This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

5/10/2012
Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Carrying weight in your midsection adds to obesity's dangers

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

5/9/2012
Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation

Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

5/8/2012
Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

5/7/2012
Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival

The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

5/7/2012
Research May Point to New Obesity Treatments

Making energy-storing white fat act more like energy-burning brown fat might spur weight loss, researchers say

5/4/2012
High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You

Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

5/4/2012
A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12

Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/4/2012
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival

Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations