Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/15/2011
Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study

Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

2/15/2011
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

2/14/2011
Report Blames Speedy FDA Clearance for Medical Device Recalls

But agency notes steps have been taken to strengthen approval system

2/14/2011
New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat

Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

2/11/2011
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

2/11/2011
No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

2/11/2011
Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window

2/10/2011
New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

Compared to daily aspirin, apixaban cut the odds by 55%, study finds

2/10/2011
Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

2/9/2011
Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults

But rates are dropping for older men and women

2/9/2011
Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

2/9/2011
Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart

Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

2/8/2011
FDA Approves First Pacemaker Deemed Safe During MRIs

But use limited to certain patients, certain body parts and certain scanning parameters, agency notes

2/8/2011
Heart Enzymes May Predict Outcome After Bypass Surgery

Elevated levels linked to increased risk of death, researchers say

2/7/2011
New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women

CRT-D device led to 72% reduction in death among female patients, study found

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/3/2011
Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study

Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

2/3/2011
Rare Form of Stroke Strikes More Often Than Thought: Report

New recommendations out on how to diagnose, treat strokes that involve veins, not arteries

2/3/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery May 'Remodel' Heart

Structural changes signal a less stressed, more normal heart muscle, but more research needed, experts say

2/2/2011
If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack

Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

2/1/2011
Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC

Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

2/1/2011
Experts Issue Guidelines on Care of Clogged Neck Arteries

Ultrasound scans should only be used for patients at high risk of stroke, advisory says

1/31/2011
Super Bowl Loss Really a Heart Stopper for Some Fans

Defeat raises hometown rates of cardiac-related deaths; win may have opposite effect, study finds

1/28/2011
Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Study finds benefit not tied to C-reactive protein

1/27/2011
Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link

1/26/2011
Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults

Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

1/25/2011
'Stroke Centers' Providing Better Care, Study Finds

Patients more likely to get clot-busting drugs, survive at these specialty hospitals, research shows

1/25/2011
Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

1/25/2011
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and other cardiovascular events, research suggests

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/21/2011
HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves

Indoor pollution and cardiovascular health risks lower when filter was in use, study finds

1/19/2011
Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

AIDS drugs may boost susceptibility, study suggests

1/19/2011
Daily Fruit, Veggies May Cut Risk of Heart Disease Death

Extra servings linked to greater reductions in risk, study suggests

1/19/2011
Health Tip: Getting a Stress Test

Why your doctor may have ordered one

1/18/2011
Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

For certain stroke patients, experimental stenting opened clogged artery, study finds

1/18/2011
More Evidence That TV, Computer Time Could Harm Heart

After treadmill test, cardiac recovery worse in those with more 'screen time,' study finds

1/17/2011
Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study

Routine mental health screening for heart patients may be 'prudent,' researchers say

1/17/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

1/17/2011
Heavy Drinking May Boost Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

The more someone drinks, the more likely the heart-rhythm disorder, study finds

1/14/2011
New Guidelines Released for Stroke Care

Aim is to reduce deaths by improving lifesaving measures, patient follow-up

1/14/2011
Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds

Strategies needed to boost heart drug adherence in this high-risk group, researcher says

1/13/2011
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Double Death Risk for Dialysis Patients

Study finds dramatic rise among those with atrial fibrillation being treated for kidney disease

1/12/2011
High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

How well HDL functions may matter more than how high the level is, research suggests

1/12/2011
Certain Painkillers Appear to Boost Odds for Heart Attack

But absolute risk from NSAIDs is small and doesn't outweigh benefits for many patients, expert says

1/11/2011
Arm Artery No Better Than Leg Vein for Heart Bypass, Study Finds

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcome was the same, researchers say

1/10/2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

1/10/2011
Too Much TV May Be Linked to Heart Attack, Death Risk

Excessive leisure-time sitting increases chances of cardiovascular problems, study finds

1/10/2011
Statins May Be Harmful After Stroke

But researchers suggest it depends on location of the brain bleed in the brain

1/4/2011
Many May Get Unneeded Implantable Defibrillators

More attention to guidelines could reduce unnecessary procedures, experts say