Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/25/2011
Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

5/25/2011
Study Finds Aspirin Still Best at Preventing 2nd Stroke

More testing may reveal helpful role for drug alternative, others say

5/24/2011
Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure

Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say

5/24/2011
Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Raised Death Risk in Women

But overall risk due to new-onset atrial fibrillation still fairly low, researchers say

5/23/2011
Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study

But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

5/20/2011
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids

And heart disease risk in those with skin disease may start with high cholesterol in childhood

5/20/2011
Sleep Disorder Linked to Heart Rhythm Problems

Screening for disorder urged for patients with implantable defibrillators

5/20/2011
Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked

Hypertension tends to be more severe in people with the skin condition, study finds

5/17/2011
Scans of Egyptian Mummies Show Heart Disease Was Ancient Malady

Findings suggest that problem stems from more than 'modern lifestyle,' expert says

5/17/2011
Health Tip: Protect Your Heart

Help reduce your risk of coronary artery disease

5/16/2011
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

5/13/2011
For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry

Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

5/13/2011
Gene Variant Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Blacks

Roughly 13% of people of African descent may be at risk of potentially fatal heart arrhythmias: study

5/12/2011
Keep MP3 Headphones 2 Centimeters or More From Pacemaker: Study

Don't store them in a front pocket if you have a lifesaving cardiac device

5/10/2011
Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks

Study finds Procrit offers no cardiac protection, may increase risk after acute attack

5/10/2011
Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep

Clot-busting drug may not be applicable, but quick action still needed, experts say

5/9/2011
Best Heart Transplant Outcomes Seen at High-Volume Centers

High-risk patients urged to seek care at hospitals where teams are most familiar with the surgery

5/6/2011
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

5/5/2011
Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving

Researcher calls ECG test a 'no-brainer' for athletes but sees benefits for all

5/4/2011
New Gene Linked to Congenital Heart Defects

Researchers pinpoint second gene crucial to heart development

5/4/2011
New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study

Leads of the minimally invasive device are just under the skin, making patient care easier, researchers say

5/3/2011
Care for Irregular Heartbeat Costs U.S. Billions: Study

Patients with atrial fibrillation much more likely to be hospitalized, research shows

5/3/2011
Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds

But researchers say it's still the best option for certain patients

5/3/2011
Women Often Deprived of Life-Saving Heart Procedures: Study

Doctors more likely to perform angioplasty, heart surgery on men, researchers say

5/2/2011
Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study

Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

5/2/2011
Less-Than-Optimal Sleep May 'Age' the Brain

Researchers found too much, too little sleep linked to cognitive decline in middle age

4/29/2011
Could Chemicals in Wine Improve Stent Performance?

When tested in rats, coated stents led to less inflammation, study finds

4/29/2011
Americans May Not Consume Enough Calcium: Study

Levels were insufficient for daily needs, researchers find

4/28/2011
Women's Kidneys May Be at Higher Risk After Heart Test

Researcher suggests that dye dosage should be adjusted for females

4/27/2011
Report: California Cities Have Worst Air Pollution in U.S.

But the country's 25 smoggiest cities have all improved since last year's review, researchers say

4/26/2011
'Health Literacy' Called Key for Heart Failure Patients

Patients who don't understand basic health information at a higher risk of death, study says

4/26/2011
Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study

Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

4/25/2011
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study

High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

4/25/2011
Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly

Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

4/25/2011
Many Americans Ill-Informed About Red Wine, Sea Salt: Survey

Confusion puts heart health at risk, experts say

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/22/2011
Nurse Practitioner Counsels Lifestyle Changes as Key to Heart Health

It's all about diet and exercise, not medications, she advises

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/21/2011
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

4/20/2011
Couch-Potato Kids: It Shows in Their Eyes, Researchers Say

Excess screen time, low physical activity linked to narrow retinal vessels, predicting poor heart health

4/20/2011
Women Taking Calcium Supplements May Risk Heart Health, Researchers Say

Authors urge further studies, getting calcium from food instead of pills

4/19/2011
Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood

Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

4/19/2011
Off-Label Use of Clotting Drug Soars, Report Finds

Stanford researchers question use of expensive drug for other medical treatments despite risk

4/18/2011
Lifestyle Changes Can Slash Blood Fat Levels, Experts Say

Improving exercise, eating habits reduces triglycerides, heart association notes

4/13/2011
Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say

Analysis finds newest plaques most likely to cause medical problems

4/11/2011
Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease

Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

4/11/2011
Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution

Filters could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers say

4/7/2011
Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab

Virtual reality activities may help patients improve arm strength, function, researchers say

4/7/2011
Certain Diabetes Drugs Better for Heart Health, Study Finds

Metformin, the usual first choice medication, said to lead the pack

4/6/2011
Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study

But diabetes risk tied more to adult weight, Israeli researchers find