Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

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