Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/5/2012
Depression Could Worsen Mental Decline in Heart Patients

Long-term monitoring of depressive symptoms is needed, researchers say

3/3/2012
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise

Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

3/2/2012
Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

In first decade after transplant, risk was slightly lower than for non-donors, study finds

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

2/29/2012
Combining Heart Valve Repair With Bypass May Be Worthwhile

Fixing leaky mitral valves improved heart function, exercise capacity, study found

2/28/2012
Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders

Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/27/2012
Irregular Heartbeat May Predict Mental Decline in Some

Abnormal heart rhythm linked to brain function problems in heart disease patients, study finds

2/27/2012
Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study

Findings strengthen hypothesis that airway disorders affect heart's ability to pump blood

2/23/2012
Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

2/23/2012
Study Links 'Body Clock' to Sudden Cardiac Death

Discovery might lead to new ways to prevent or treat the fatal heart problem

2/22/2012
Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality

Report found patients admitted through the best ERs had significantly lower death rates

2/22/2012
FDA Advisers Back Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa

Drug had been previously rejected because of concerns about possible heart problems, birth defects

2/22/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

2/21/2012
Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain

Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

2/21/2012
Aspirin as Good as Plavix for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

Both work equally well in condition that causes pain while walking

2/21/2012
2/21/2012
FDA Weighs Fate of Qnexa for Weight Loss, Again

Drug previously rejected because of possible heart problems, birth defects

2/20/2012
Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

2/15/2012
Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart

Mutation in TTN gene affects ability of heart muscle fibers to work properly, researchers say

2/15/2012
New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment

Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

2/15/2012
Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say

Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/13/2012
Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study

The more air pollution they were exposed to, the greater their mental decline

2/9/2012
More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

2/7/2012
Heart Failure, Osteoporosis Go 'Hand-in-Hand': Researchers

Cardiac condition raises the risks of falls and may contribute to bone-density loss

2/7/2012
Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems

Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

2/6/2012
New Scoring Method May Help Predict Stroke Outcome

Study reveals quick way to identify those who will respond well to clot-buster alteplase

2/3/2012
Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study

Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

2/2/2012
Some Stroke Survivors Can't Recognize Fear, Anger in Others

Damage to forebrain can impair ability to read certain facial expressions, study finds

2/2/2012
Married Men Seek Help for Stroke Sooner Than Their Wives

Men called 911 in less than a half hour, while women waited well over an hour, study finds

2/2/2012
Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination

Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds

2/2/2012
New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk: Study

People with abnormal heartbeat taking Xarelto were less likely to bleed out than warfarin patients

2/2/2012
Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study

Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

2/2/2012
Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack

2/1/2012
Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study

That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

2/1/2012
Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke

Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue

2/1/2012
Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study

It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

2/1/2012
Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep

Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results

2/1/2012
Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too

Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

2/1/2012
Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study

However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

2/1/2012
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds

Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

1/31/2012
When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

1/30/2012
Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

1/30/2012
Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk

Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

1/27/2012
Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

1/27/2012