Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

9/1/2011
Potatoes May Be Good for the Heart After All, Study Says

But not if they're fried or doused in high-fat sour cream, butter and cheese

8/31/2011
Longer CPR Backfires for Certain Heart Patients: Study

Paramedics should administer rescue procedure for just one minute before assessing heart rhythm, expert says

8/31/2011
Smoking Harder on Women's Arteries Than Men's, Scans Show

Twice as much impact on thickened neck artery walls seen in female smokers as males, study finds

8/30/2011
Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle

Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

8/30/2011
Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty

But some patients with rapid deterioration might still benefit from it, researchers say

8/29/2011
Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?

Study seems to suggest so, but how much and what type of the sweet treat isn't clear

8/26/2011
Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood

Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

8/26/2011
Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study

Expect to see 65 million more obese adults in U.S. by 2030, researchers say

8/25/2011
Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends

At ordinary hospitals, survival odds dip on Saturdays, Sundays, but not at certified centers, study finds

8/25/2011
8/23/2011
Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure

Risk of 'diastolic dysfunction' rises with advancing age, study found

8/23/2011
Injectable Psoriasis Drugs May Not Hike Heart Risks: Study

But drug makers withheld data that might have influenced findings, researchers say

8/22/2011
Steps Outlined to Screen All Newborns for Heart Defects

N.J. will be first state to implement routine testing

8/19/2011
Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Scan may help predict which patients deemed at moderate risk would benefit from statins: study

8/19/2011
New Drug May Put the Squeeze on Heart Failure

In early trials, medication appears safer than current treatments, researchers say

8/17/2011
Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk

But for those with no symptoms, surgery to unclog the arteries may be hazardous, experts say

8/17/2011
Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes

Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

8/17/2011
Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

8/16/2011
The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

8/16/2011
A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk

Even 15 minutes a day seems to increase life expectancy, researchers say

8/15/2011
Survival After Cardiac Arrest in ICU May Depend on Cause

Researchers hope findings will help families with end-of-life decision-making

8/12/2011
Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

8/10/2011
Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat

Both drugs appeared equally effective, but newer rivaroxaban may be be easier for some to use

8/10/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

8/8/2011
As Heart Failure Worsens, Word Recall May Suffer Too

Link was especially apparent in older patients, researchers found

8/8/2011
CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say

Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

8/6/2011
Smart Food Choices Key to a Healthy Barbeque

Lean meats, veggies, marinades good options for summer grilling, expert advises

8/5/2011
Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

8/5/2011
Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High Cholesterol

Strategies are needed to protect infected kids from long-term cardiovascular harm, researchers say

8/4/2011
More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke

Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

8/2/2011
Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients

Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

8/2/2011
Post-Heart Attack Exercise May Depend on Where You Live

Poor areas often lack places for survivors to be active, study finds

8/1/2011
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood

Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/28/2011
Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

7/27/2011
Caution Urged in Intensive Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Such therapy may double the risk of dangerously low blood glucose levels, study finds

7/26/2011
Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke

But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

7/26/2011
Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.

Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

7/25/2011
Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study

But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

7/25/2011
Smoking After Heart Attack Raises Risk of Dying

Study found those who quit for good were more likely to be alive a year later

7/25/2011
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit

Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find

7/21/2011
Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

7/21/2011
Brilinta Approved for Acute Coronary Syndromes

Blood-thinning drug helps prevent clotting

7/19/2011
'Broken Heart Syndrome' May Affect More People Than Thought

Two-thirds of patients with the disorder reported experiencing a stressful trigger event, study shows

7/18/2011
Human Stem Cells Used to Fix Damaged Mouse Heart

Findings could help in the advancement of stem cell therapy, scientists suggest

7/15/2011
Alcohol Affects Left, Right Heart Chambers Differently

Small amounts lead to decrease in function in chamber that pumps blood to rest of the body, study says

7/14/2011
Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study

NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

7/13/2011
Ultrasound May Determine Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients

Risk 10 times higher in HIV patients with abnormal results compared with general population: study