Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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
Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care

Recommended time is seldom met in switching patients to angioplasty or stent facility, study finds

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

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

11/28/2011
Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study

That led to improved heart function, researchers said

11/28/2011
Fatty Liver Disease Doesn't Affect Survival, Study Finds

Researchers surprised that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had no impact on health, longevity

11/23/2011
Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert

Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

11/23/2011
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

11/22/2011
Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition

Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say

11/22/2011
ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

11/22/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect

These children can live long and healthy lives, experts say

11/21/2011
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/16/2011
Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study

Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

11/16/2011
Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study

Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

11/16/2011
Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study

Older males more likely to get preventive medications, researchers say

11/15/2011
Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline

More men with low intelligence scores at 18 had unhealthy belly size at 40

11/15/2011
High Doses of Statins Tied to Less Arterial Plaque in Study

Two-thirds of patients given high-dose Crestor or Lipitor had reduced buildup in vessel walls

11/15/2011
Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

11/15/2011
Heart Patients Using Vitamins May Take Meds Improperly

Many unaware that dietary supplements reduce effectiveness of warfarin, study shows

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/14/2011
More Heart Attack Patients Take Meds When They Are Free

Eliminating co-pay increased adherence, reduced costs, study says

11/14/2011
Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study

Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

11/14/2011
Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death

Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/4/2011
Xarelto Approved to Prevent Stroke in People With Abnormal Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans

11/3/2011
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

11/3/2011
FDA OKs Heart Valve That Does Not Require Open-Heart Surgery

Experts believe the device will expand options for frailer, sicker patients

11/3/2011
11/1/2011
Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

But study finds they have more risk factors for heart disease than men

10/31/2011
Handheld Metal Detectors Don't Seem to Affect Pacemakers: Study

But more research is needed to confirm these findings, experts say

10/27/2011
Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

10/27/2011
Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

10/27/2011
U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk

Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

10/27/2011
Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly

Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

10/25/2011
Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/24/2011
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk

Trouble sleeping may increase risk as much as 45 percent, researchers say

10/21/2011
Warning Signs for Health Problems Seen in Young Adults Born Prematurely

They include higher blood pressure and more fat, despite a normal body weight, small study finds

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

10/17/2011
Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

Type-AB patients fare better after this surgery than others, study finds

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
10/11/2011
Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene

Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

10/11/2011
Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study

The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

10/11/2011
Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries

Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says