Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

11/18/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Up Cancer Risk: Study

New research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs supports recent findings

11/16/2010
Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use

Used, sterilized ICDs didn't cause infections, delivered lifesaving shocks when needed, study finds

11/16/2010
Shorter Sleep in Men Ups Risk of Heart Disease: Study

Even an extra hour of sleep was associated with less thickening of the neck arteries, researchers found

11/16/2010
Gaining Weight Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Study finds that for every 8.8 pound increase, the risk for narrowed heart arteries rises about 50 percent

11/16/2010
Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice

By turning off a genetic sequence, researchers said they raised the animals' HDL levels

11/15/2010
Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use

Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

11/15/2010
School Programs for Cardiac Arrest Saving Lives

Students, staff who use AEDs, CPR save up to 45 percent of victims, study finds

11/15/2010
Universal Health Care May Lessen Income's Impact on Heart Disease

In Australia, rich and poor have roughly similar rates of cardiovascular woes, study finds

11/15/2010
Pacemakers May Help Predict Strokes

By tracking irregular heartbeats, device can alert doctors to heightened clot risk, study finds

11/15/2010
Vitamin D Shortage Not Tied to Stroke Deaths in Blacks: Study

But death risk doubled for D-deficient whites, researchers said

11/12/2010
Setting National Hospital Standards Could Boost Cardiac Care

American Heart Association experts are proposing such a system

11/9/2010
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke

Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

11/8/2010
Solar Blood-Pressure Device Shows Promise for Use in Poor Nations

Instrument could improve treatment of hypertension in low-income countries, researchers say

11/8/2010
New Drug, Pradaxa, May Prevent Second Stroke in Certain Heart Patients

As effective as anticlotting drug warfarin among those with atrial fibrillation, study found

11/8/2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque

Certain medications seem to lessen or increase buildup, suggests study

11/1/2010
Weekend Admissions Worse for Stroke Victims: Study

Survival more likely for weekday hospital arrivals, but reasons unknown

11/1/2010
Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health

Study found evidence of higher 'good' cholesterol levels and decreased 'bad' levels

10/27/2010
Eating Whole Grains, Fewer Refined Grains, May Help Heart

Substituting brown rice for white is one way to reduce harmful type of body fat, study finds

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
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