Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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5/11/2010
With Long-Term Exercise, Being 80 Is Just a Number

Seniors find that strength, flexibility can remain, and heart risks fall

5/10/2010
COPD Flare-Up May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Findings show need for treatment even when pulmonary disease looks stable, researchers say

5/9/2010
High-Stress Jobs Tax Women's Hearts, Too

Risk of heart disease doubled for nurses with high work pressures, study found

5/9/2010
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke

Flavanol triggers protective pathways that shield nerve cells in the brain, study finds

5/7/2010
Depression After Heart Attack Tied to Brain Changes

Longer-term studies needed to see whether psychological or physical symptoms occur first

5/7/2010
Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease

Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

5/5/2010
Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants

Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

5/4/2010
Many Unaware of Local Stroke Centers

Residents in U.S. 'stroke belt' are among least informed, survey finds

5/3/2010
'Healthy' Pre-Diabetics Still Face Heart Disease Threat

Experts urge preventive steps for those at risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes

5/3/2010
FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy

Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients

4/29/2010
Watch Your Cholesterol, Your Blood Pressure ... and This Enzyme?

Scientists spot inflammation-related enzyme that may be major contributor to heart disease

4/29/2010
Low Testosterone Raises Heart Death Rates in Impotent Men

Obese patients with erectile dysfunction also at higher risk for cardiac events, research shows

4/29/2010
Health Tip: Use Warfarin Safely

Drug that makes your blood less likely to clot

4/27/2010
Steroids Could Harm Heart's Pumping Ability

Rather than enlarged hearts in weight lifters, study finds problems contracting, relaxing

4/26/2010
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers

Study shows progressive stiffening, which leads to blockages

4/26/2010
Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study

Conversion to white rice strips vital ingredient, researchers believe

4/26/2010
Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health

Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found

4/25/2010
Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study

Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

4/23/2010
Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery

Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

4/23/2010
4/20/2010
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health

Sweeteners in processed foods account for nearly 16% of daily intake, study finds

4/20/2010
Recordings of Pre-Surgery Meetings Ease Anxieties

For heart patients, practice refreshes memory and increases knowledge, study finds

4/20/2010
Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits

Study links ingredient to repression of genes responsible for inflammation

4/16/2010
Public Defibrillators Save Lives

Widespread use could prevent 474 deaths a year in U.S., Canada, study says

4/16/2010
Device Avoids Open-Heart Surgery When Artificial Valve Fails

Inserting new valve within the valve might help high-risk patients, researchers say

4/16/2010
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Alzheimer's

Cardiovascular disease appears to be a major risk factor for dementia, expert says

4/15/2010
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease

People with a diet rich in folate and B-6 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/13/2010
Magnets Might Boost Stem Cell Therapy

In animal studies, they drew more stem cells to damaged heart tissue

4/13/2010
Money Worries Delay Heart Attack Treatment

Even those with insurance sometimes hesitate over finances, study finds

4/12/2010
Antidepressants May Ease Damage From Stroke

Study found neuron growth, known to be promoted by such drugs, helped mice recover

4/12/2010
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women

Danger doesn't affect men, who process carbohydrates more slowly, expert says

4/10/2010
Severe Arterial Disease Found in Younger Adults

Premature hardening of the arteries in arms and legs seen in many patients under 55: study

4/9/2010
Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

4/8/2010
Single Genetic Factor Key to Cardiovascular System

Finding could lead to treatment for heart failure, aortic aneurysm, researchers say

4/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease

Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

4/7/2010
Poor More Likely to Die Following Heart Surgery

No matter what race or gender, poor people have higher death rates than rich within first decade

4/5/2010
4/1/2010
Overactive Thyroid Linked to Stroke in Young Adults

People with hyperthyroidism should have it treated to reduce their risk, experts say

4/1/2010
Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice

Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/26/2010
New Down Syndrome Theory Emerges

Findings could open new avenues of treatment, researchers say

3/24/2010
Tiny Fish Might Help Humans Fix Damaged Hearts

When zebrafish loses cardiac tissue, it simply regrows it, scientists say

3/23/2010
When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign

Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

3/23/2010
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk

Study might offer proof at last that replacing saturated fats has heart benefits

3/22/2010
Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care

Black patients less likely than whites, Hispanics to receive all recommended measures, research shows

3/17/2010
Widespread Public Defibrillators May Save Lives

As lifesaving devices increase, so do the number of heart attack survivors, Japanese study finds

3/16/2010
Stenting May Save Legs

Many with severe peripheral arterial disease can avoid amputation, researchers find

3/16/2010
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Plavix for Bypass Patients

More people taking Plavix before surgery died soon after than those using Brilinta, study finds

3/16/2010
DNA Test May Cut Hospitalizations Caused by Blood Thinner

Determining sensitivity can prevent bleeding, clotting problems, study shows

3/16/2010
Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study

That will increase their odds of survival, experts say