Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/1/2012
Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study

That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

2/1/2012
Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke

Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue

2/1/2012
Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study

It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

2/1/2012
Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep

Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results

2/1/2012
Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too

Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

2/1/2012
Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study

However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

2/1/2012
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds

Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

1/31/2012
When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

1/30/2012
Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

1/30/2012
Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk

Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

1/27/2012
Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

1/27/2012
1/25/2012
Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study

No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

1/25/2012
Frying With Olive, Sunflower Oil OK for Heart, Study Finds

Type of cooking oil determines fried foods' link to heart disease, death risk

1/23/2012
Narcissism Especially Bad for Men's Health, Study Says

Traits such as entitlement, exploitativeness may raise levels of stress hormone

1/23/2012
Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

1/19/2012
Stroke Patients With Delirium Have Worse Prognosis

Study found longer hospitalizations, greater risk of death

1/17/2012
'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

1/17/2012
Experimental Blood Thinner Given Before Surgery Shows Benefit

Cangrelor has potential to reduce clot risk with low bleeding problems in heart patients, study finds

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

1/16/2012
1/11/2012
Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest

10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

1/11/2012
Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk

Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

1/11/2012
Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

But getting active during work and leisure hours can lower the odds, study finds

1/10/2012
Study Challenges Potassium Guidelines for Heart Attack Patients

Current recommendations for the mineral may be too high, researchers say

1/10/2012
Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart

Higher-than-normal levels can increase cardiac inflammation, study found

1/10/2012
Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority

911 dispatchers asked to talk callers through life-saving procedure after witnessing cardiac arrest

1/10/2012
New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

1/9/2012
Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent First Heart Attack or Stroke? Not So Fast

Modest benefits might not outweigh bleeding risk, evidence review suggests

1/9/2012
Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women

But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

1/9/2012
Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds

Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

1/9/2012
Kids Who Need Heart Surgery May Fare Better at Busier Hospitals

Higher-volume centers had lower death rate for patients with complications, study finds

1/5/2012
Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein

Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

12/28/2011
Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix

Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

12/21/2011
Health Tip: Manage Stress

Too much can harm your heart

12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

12/20/2011
Jump in Resting Heart Rate Might Signal Higher Death Risk

Mortality went up for people with increases in heart rate over 10 years, study finds

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
Donated Pacemakers From U.S. Safely Reused in India: Study

Reusing the devices after original recipient's death made the lifesaving procedure affordable

12/15/2011
Robotic Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Walk

Certain patients' gait improved when the devices were used along with conventional rehab in study

12/15/2011
Snow Shoveling Really Does Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

Seven percent of heart patients at Canadian hospital said symptoms started while clearing snow

12/13/2011
Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Commonly used in the Middle East and spreading abroad, plant leaves give amphetamine-like high

12/8/2011
Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study

Antihypertensive drugs even help those with slightly elevated blood pressure

12/7/2011
Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study

But this doesn't mean endurance sports are bad for you, researcher says

12/6/2011
Gene Mutation Helps Clear Fats From Blood, Study Finds

But it is unknown if the beneficial effect actually cuts heart risks, researchers say

12/5/2011
Fitness May Lower Death Risk Even Without Weight Loss

Exercise benefit found in large study of white, middle-class men

12/5/2011
Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women

Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

12/1/2011
Self-Monitoring of Blood Thinner May Halve Clot Risk

But newer drugs may replace warfarin and the need for frequent blood tests, experts say

11/28/2011
Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit

'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest