Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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11/15/2011
Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

11/15/2011
Heart Patients Using Vitamins May Take Meds Improperly

Many unaware that dietary supplements reduce effectiveness of warfarin, study shows

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/14/2011
More Heart Attack Patients Take Meds When They Are Free

Eliminating co-pay increased adherence, reduced costs, study says

11/14/2011
Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study

Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

11/14/2011
Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death

Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/8/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease

Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11/4/2011
Xarelto Approved to Prevent Stroke in People With Abnormal Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans

11/3/2011
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

11/3/2011
FDA OKs Heart Valve That Does Not Require Open-Heart Surgery

Experts believe the device will expand options for frailer, sicker patients

11/3/2011
11/1/2011
Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

But study finds they have more risk factors for heart disease than men

10/31/2011
Handheld Metal Detectors Don't Seem to Affect Pacemakers: Study

But more research is needed to confirm these findings, experts say

10/27/2011
Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

10/27/2011
Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

10/27/2011
U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk

Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

10/27/2011
Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly

Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

10/25/2011
Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/24/2011
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk

Trouble sleeping may increase risk as much as 45 percent, researchers say

10/21/2011
Warning Signs for Health Problems Seen in Young Adults Born Prematurely

They include higher blood pressure and more fat, despite a normal body weight, small study finds

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

10/17/2011
Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

Type-AB patients fare better after this surgery than others, study finds

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
10/11/2011
Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene

Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

10/11/2011
Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study

The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

10/11/2011
Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries

Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says

10/10/2011
Shift Workers Show Rise in Stress Hormone

Long-term cortisol levels higher among workers under 40, study finds

10/10/2011
Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study

Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

10/7/2011
Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?

Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

10/7/2011
FDA Approves First Combo Drug for Diabetes, Cholesterol

Juvisync combines Januvia and Zocor in one pill to lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol

10/6/2011
Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks

Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

10/4/2011
Alcohol, Obesity Major Causes of Sudden Heart Death

Still, most cases of sudden cardiac death are caused by coronary artery disease

10/3/2011
9/28/2011
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk

Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

9/27/2011
Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds

Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

9/26/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer

Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

9/26/2011
Certain Antidepressants With Blood Thinners May Pose Risk for Heart Patients

Study showed increased chances of bleeding for those taking SSRIS, antiplatelet meds after heart attack

9/23/2011
Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

9/23/2011
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk

Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

9/22/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke

Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

9/21/2011
Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study

Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

9/21/2011
Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk

Effect only lasts up to 6 hours, seems to affect mainly those already at risk, study suggests

9/19/2011
One-Third of Severe Heart Attack Patients Have Treatment Delays

Often, slowdown comes during patient transfers to another hospital, study finds

9/17/2011
Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass

Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

9/16/2011
Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk

Researchers find an association, but don't prove 'cause and effect,' study says

9/15/2011
An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away

Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

9/14/2011
Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows