Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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4/5/2011
U.S. Vets' Heart Failure Death Rates Seem to Be Improving

Study looked at elderly patients who had been hospitalized between 1999 and 2008

4/5/2011
Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends

Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

4/5/2011
Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Young Athletes Than Thought

Findings highlight need for screening those participating in school sports, experts say

4/4/2011
Clamp Device for Leaky Heart Valve Seems Effective

Small study suggests MitraClip may help some with mitral regurgitation avoid open-heart surgery

4/4/2011
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem

Scans reveal evidence of arterial plaque in 3,550-year-old remains of Egyptian princess

3/29/2011
Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure

Life may not return to normal, researcher advises

3/29/2011
Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications

In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

3/29/2011
Just-Approved Defibrillators Limit Unnecessary Shocks

Medtronic devices said to recognize irregular heartbeat that's life-threatening

3/24/2011
'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study

After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

3/24/2011
Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart

Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

3/24/2011
ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent, U.S. Study Finds

Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke, even heart failure, report notes

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

3/22/2011
Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure

Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

3/22/2011
Fiber May Lessen Lifetime Risk for Heart Problems

Study finds that odds of disease were lowest for those who consumed the most fiber

3/22/2011
Poor Diet Linked to Early Signs of Heart Risks in Obese Kids

Lack of healthy food in youth seems to cause inflammation, insulin resistance, study finds

3/22/2011
Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection

Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

3/21/2011
Severe Blood Clots Should be Treated Aggressively: Heart Docs

Heart association releases new guidelines on worst-case deep vein thrombosis, complications

3/16/2011
Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief

Certain heart patients fare equally well, researchers report

3/16/2011
EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants

Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

3/16/2011
U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC

Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

3/15/2011
Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

3/14/2011
Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors

Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

3/14/2011
Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some, Experts Say

American Heart Association statement points to heart health improvements in severely obese people

3/14/2011
Stroke More Likely in People With Retinal Disease

Study finds nearly double the rate with vascular disease called RVO

3/14/2011
3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics

But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

3/8/2011
Hospitals Urged to Check for Depression Before Discharging Heart Patients

People have fewer, less severe problems with early, collaborative care, study finds

3/8/2011
Simply Watching a CPR Video Might Save Lives

Short message gives people confidence to help when someone has heart attack, experts say

3/8/2011
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers found diet was associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

3/7/2011
Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk

But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke

3/7/2011
Scientists Link 13 New Gene Regions to Heart Disease Risk

This doubles the number of regions implicated in atherosclerosis, the most common cause of death

3/6/2011
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

3/3/2011
Kidney Transplant Patients Urged to Keep Fit to Survive

Low levels of physical activity linked to raised risk of early death, researchers warn

3/2/2011
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk

Death risk higher in those with type 2 and heart disease striving for 'normal' glucose levels: study

3/2/2011
Heart Failure Patients Don't Need Continuous Infusion of Diuretics: Study

One dose at a time is less expensive and eliminates need to walk around with IV pole, expert says

3/2/2011
Teens With Congenital Heart Disease Need Help Moving to Adult Care

Parents should begin the process as child enters adolescence, experts say

3/2/2011
Napping May Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check

Despite stress, levels are lower for those who sleep a bit during the day, study finds

3/1/2011
Seniors Concerned About Side Effects of Heart Drugs

Medications need to offer considerably more benefit than risk to interest them, study says

3/1/2011
Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study

FDA disregards its own mandate for data on women in clinical trials, researchers contend

3/1/2011
Health Tip: Factors That Increase Your Risk of Atherosclerosis

Sometimes called "hardening of the arteries"

2/28/2011
With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts

Making the brain think a prosthetic is person's real limb could help in stroke recovery, scientists say

2/24/2011
Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study

Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

2/24/2011
Coffee, Sex, Smog Can All Trigger Heart Attack, Study Finds

Even a small rise in risk can end up causing many deaths when spread across the population

2/23/2011
Study Unravels Link Between Stress and Chronic Health Issues

Anger, anxiety increase inflammation and disease vulnerability, researchers say

2/23/2011
More Evidence Ties Moderate Drinking to Heart Health

Two new studies find a drink or two a day may cut disease risk, boost 'good' cholesterol

2/22/2011
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Increased Stroke Risk: Study

Researchers suggest this blood fat should become part of prevention guidelines

2/22/2011
People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs

Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

2/21/2011
Clots in Coronary Stents More Likely in Early Morning

Experts suggest that changing medication dosing times may have protective effect

2/18/2011
Leg Discomfort Might Signal Heart Trouble

Early detection, treatment of peripheral arterial disease may thwart deadly consequences, researchers say

2/16/2011
New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study

How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death