Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/26/2010
Gene Mutations May Blunt Plavix's Effectiveness, Study Finds

Variants can jeopardize success of stent placement procedures, researchers say

10/25/2010
Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study

Aortic stiffness may signal the development of cardiovascular disease

10/25/2010
Marathons Affect Heart, but Runners Bounce Back

Those less fit at higher risk, researcher says

10/20/2010
Home Monitoring of Blood-Thinner Use Appears Effective

Home tests show promise for patients taking warfarin, study finds

10/20/2010
Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years

Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

10/20/2010
Pradaxa Approved for Atrial Fibrillation

To prevent stroke in people with abnormal heart rhythm

10/20/2010
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death: Study

Even borderline levels of the hormone seem to put men at risk, researchers say

10/19/2010
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery

Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

10/18/2010
Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk

But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

10/18/2010
New CPR Guidelines Emphasize Compressions First

American Heart Association says press hard and fast, whether an expert or untrained

10/13/2010
Gulf War Nerve Agent Tied to Late-Onset Heart Damage in Mice

Signs appeared 10 weeks after exposure to low-dose sarin, researchers found

10/12/2010
Newer Therapies for Eye Disorder Not Tied to Heart Problems

Avastin and Lucentis appeared to be safe in macular degeneration study

10/11/2010
End-of-life Care for Heart Failure Patients Changing: Study

More in U.S., Canada using hospice, out-patient care, with a potential for lower costs, researchers say

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/6/2010
Fat Cells Grow Differently in Belly Vs. Bottom

In abdomen, cells expand in size, but in lower body, number of cells increases, scientists find

10/6/2010
Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young men who smoke are among those at highest risk, study finds

10/5/2010
Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women

Study adds to evidence suggesting that regular oral care may help protect heart, at least in women

10/4/2010
Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts

International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

10/4/2010
Heartbreak Puts Brakes on Heart

Social rejection causes the heart rate to slow down temporarily, researchers find

10/2/2010
Brain Stimulation Can Affect Which Hand You Favor

Further study might help victims of stroke and other brain injuries, researchers say

10/1/2010
No Blood Pressure Benefit Seen With Pine-Bark Extract

Study patients taking supplement had same results as those given a placebo, new research finds

10/1/2010
U.S. Kids Filling Up on 'Empty Calories,' Study Finds

Excess fats and added sugars will lead to health woes later on, experts say

10/1/2010
Kidney Disease Linked to Future Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Two studies weigh value of using renal function as a way to screen for other problems

9/30/2010
9% of U.S. Adults Suffer From Depression: CDC

It's most prevalent in the Southeast, perhaps due to high rates of ills like obesity and heart disease, researchers say

9/30/2010
Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought

Earlier reports may have underestimated by as much as 50%, experts say

9/29/2010
Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study

Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

9/29/2010
Chest Scans May Incidentally Help Spot Heart Disease Risk

Radiologists reviewing CTs obtained for non-cardiac issues can assess heart health using same image

9/27/2010
New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks

Upgraded software can be uploaded into the ICD during routine doctor visit, researchers say

9/27/2010
Statins Could Prevent More Strokes, Heart Attacks: Analysis

Wider use would be cost-effective prevention method, researchers say

9/27/2010
New Tool Helps Predict Stroke Patient's Risk of Death in Hospital: Study

Computer calculation also helps doctors develop better care plan, researchers say

9/27/2010
In Test of Stents, Old Standby Wins Out

Older drug-eluting model prevents more major cardiac events than a newer version, researchers find

9/24/2010
Cholesterol Levels Count in Kidney Disease Patients: Study

When malnutrition, inflammation are not present, high levels raise heart disease risk, research shows

9/24/2010
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Rate rose even when spikes in fine particle levels were below EPA safety threshold, researchers find

9/24/2010
Mixed Report on Women's Health Research

Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/23/2010
New Test for Heart, Kidney Transplant Rejection

Checking blood proteins that increase during acute rejection a noninvasive way to protect organs, study shows

9/23/2010
Heart Defects Affect Racial Differences in Newborn Deaths: CDC

Gestational age seems to play a role, but reasons unclear, researchers say

9/22/2010
New Procedure for Aortic Valve Replacement Looks Promising

Less-invasive option may help patients who can't withstand open-heart surgery

9/22/2010
Surgery May Be Best for Irregular Heartbeat in Young

Ablation procedure lets atrial fibrillation patients under 45 avoid long-term meds, expert says

9/22/2010
Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Study

Absolute risk is small, but greater for new users, elderly, researchers find

9/21/2010
Counseling May Not Help Heart Failure Patients Comply With Rx

Many too overwhelmed to follow doctor's orders, experts say

9/21/2010
Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study

No interaction seen between blood thinner, proton-pump inhibitors, researchers say

9/20/2010
Metabolic Syndrome Doubles Heart Risk, Analysis Shows

Urgent need to help people control obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance, expert says

9/17/2010
Three Cardiac Resynchronization Defibrillators Approved for New Use

Only for certain heart failure patients, agency notes

9/17/2010
Poor Diet, Inactivity May Lead to Metabolism-Induced Asthma

Findings apply even to children with a healthy weight, researchers say

9/17/2010
9/16/2010
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Aid Stroke Recovery

Small study found significant improvements in partially paralyzed patients

9/16/2010
Depression, Heart Disease Combo May Up Odds of Death

Together, they quadruple risk of dying from heart attack, stroke, study finds

9/15/2010
Anemia Drugs Could Pose Threat to Some Kidney Patients

Study finds 'poor responders' to meds like Aranesp at higher risk for heart trouble, death

9/14/2010
Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease

The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found