Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/6/2011
Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks

Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

10/4/2011
Alcohol, Obesity Major Causes of Sudden Heart Death

Still, most cases of sudden cardiac death are caused by coronary artery disease

10/3/2011
9/28/2011
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk

Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

9/27/2011
Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds

Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

9/26/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer

Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

9/26/2011
Certain Antidepressants With Blood Thinners May Pose Risk for Heart Patients

Study showed increased chances of bleeding for those taking SSRIS, antiplatelet meds after heart attack

9/23/2011
Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

9/23/2011
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk

Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

9/22/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke

Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

9/21/2011
Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study

Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

9/21/2011
Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk

Effect only lasts up to 6 hours, seems to affect mainly those already at risk, study suggests

9/19/2011
One-Third of Severe Heart Attack Patients Have Treatment Delays

Often, slowdown comes during patient transfers to another hospital, study finds

9/17/2011
Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass

Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

9/16/2011
Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk

Researchers find an association, but don't prove 'cause and effect,' study says

9/15/2011
An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away

Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

9/14/2011
Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows

9/14/2011
Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble

Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

9/14/2011
Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Common in Poorer Neighborhoods

Study of seven U.S., Canadian cities finds disparities in both countries

9/14/2011
Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight People

High blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels worse than obesity for some, study finds

9/13/2011
Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear

People with bicuspid aortic valve at low risk of aortic dissection, but high risk of aneurysm, researchers say

9/13/2011
Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients

Working out the small muscles helps boost oxygen flow, exercise capacity, study shows

9/13/2011
Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study

Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

9/13/2011
Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments

The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

9/13/2011
U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

9/13/2011
Protecting Heart May Improve Erectile Dysfunction

Cardiac drugs, lifestyle changes improve sexual function in men with ED, study shows

9/13/2011
New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients

Imaging technology suggests novel treatment may help prevent some heart disease, researchers say

9/9/2011
9/7/2011
Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study

Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

9/1/2011
Heart Disease May Pose Problems in Orthopedic Surgery Patients

Risk of clotting or bleeding complications higher among this group, study says

9/1/2011
Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life

How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

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