Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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
Smog Contributes to Dangerous Heart Rhythm Disorders

Study found detectable changes in heart's electrical system after exposure to polluted air

1/4/2011
Many May Get Unneeded Implantable Defibrillators

More attention to guidelines could reduce unnecessary procedures, experts say

1/4/2011
More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients

Small but significant risk found in review of studies, researchers say

1/4/2011
Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients

Among those who suffer a type of attack called STEMI, less schooling tied to worse outcomes

1/3/2011
In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo

Depression may hinder disease management, researchers say

12/31/2010
12/28/2010
For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds

Without lifestyle changes too, people remain susceptible to chronic health problems

12/28/2010
Woman Struggles to Control Cholesterol

Diet, exercise, medication employed to cope with extraordinarily high levels

12/28/2010
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

12/27/2010
Scientists Spot DNA Linked With Dangerous Heart Rhythms

The genes weren't suspected of playing role in heart's electrical activity

12/23/2010
Electronic Health Records May Not Always Improve Care

Experts say better tools needed to assess effectiveness of new record-keeping

12/23/2010
Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

12/22/2010
Too Much Fried Fish Might Help Make South the 'Stroke Belt'

Researchers find clue to region's high rate of 'brain attacks'

12/21/2010
Device Approved for Dangerous Vessel Bulge

Endurant stent graft treats aneurysm in abdominal aorta

12/20/2010
Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks

40% of study patients with skin disorder had factors such as diabetes, obesity

12/20/2010
Guidelines Eased for Patients With Irregular Heartbeats

More lenient management safe for many with atrial fibrillation, experts say

12/17/2010
12/16/2010
Health Risks Rise for Medicare Patients in Year After Stroke

Two-thirds return to hospital or die, emphasizing need for better after-care, experts say

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/9/2010
Study Suggests Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Odds for those with the illness rises 60 percent higher than for those without it, Swedish researchers say

12/7/2010
New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes

12/7/2010
Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Foods

To protect against heart attack and stroke

12/2/2010
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020

These are more modest than previous ones, experts say

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

12/1/2010
Common Sleep Complaints May Be Tied to Heart Threat

Loud snoring, insomnia and unrefreshing sleep linked to metabolic syndrome in study

11/24/2010
Retirement May Do a Mind Good

Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

11/23/2010
Implanted Heart Devices Have 'Real-World' Benefits: Study

Remote monitoring of ICD and CRT devices seems to improve survival even more, researchers say

11/22/2010
Bleeding Risk With Plavix-Aspirin Regimen May Be Serious

While warfarin is still riskier, doctors should weigh dangers before prescribing, researchers say

11/22/2010
Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks

Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

11/22/2010
11/22/2010
Health Tip: Hardening of the Arteries

Possible complications of atherosclerosis

11/19/2010
E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart

Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds