Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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3/1/2011
Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study

FDA disregards its own mandate for data on women in clinical trials, researchers contend

3/1/2011
Health Tip: Factors That Increase Your Risk of Atherosclerosis

Sometimes called "hardening of the arteries"

2/28/2011
With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts

Making the brain think a prosthetic is person's real limb could help in stroke recovery, scientists say

2/24/2011
Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study

Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

2/24/2011
Coffee, Sex, Smog Can All Trigger Heart Attack, Study Finds

Even a small rise in risk can end up causing many deaths when spread across the population

2/23/2011
Study Unravels Link Between Stress and Chronic Health Issues

Anger, anxiety increase inflammation and disease vulnerability, researchers say

2/23/2011
More Evidence Ties Moderate Drinking to Heart Health

Two new studies find a drink or two a day may cut disease risk, boost 'good' cholesterol

2/22/2011
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Increased Stroke Risk: Study

Researchers suggest this blood fat should become part of prevention guidelines

2/22/2011
People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs

Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

2/21/2011
Clots in Coronary Stents More Likely in Early Morning

Experts suggest that changing medication dosing times may have protective effect

2/18/2011
Leg Discomfort Might Signal Heart Trouble

Early detection, treatment of peripheral arterial disease may thwart deadly consequences, researchers say

2/16/2011
New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study

How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death

2/15/2011
Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study

Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

2/15/2011
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

2/14/2011
Report Blames Speedy FDA Clearance for Medical Device Recalls

But agency notes steps have been taken to strengthen approval system

2/14/2011
New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat

Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

2/11/2011
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

2/11/2011
No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

2/11/2011
Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window

2/10/2011
New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

Compared to daily aspirin, apixaban cut the odds by 55%, study finds

2/10/2011
Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

2/9/2011
Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults

But rates are dropping for older men and women

2/9/2011
Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

2/9/2011
Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart

Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

2/8/2011
FDA Approves First Pacemaker Deemed Safe During MRIs

But use limited to certain patients, certain body parts and certain scanning parameters, agency notes

2/8/2011
Heart Enzymes May Predict Outcome After Bypass Surgery

Elevated levels linked to increased risk of death, researchers say

2/7/2011
New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women

CRT-D device led to 72% reduction in death among female patients, study found

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/3/2011
Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study

Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

2/3/2011
Rare Form of Stroke Strikes More Often Than Thought: Report

New recommendations out on how to diagnose, treat strokes that involve veins, not arteries

2/3/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery May 'Remodel' Heart

Structural changes signal a less stressed, more normal heart muscle, but more research needed, experts say

2/2/2011
If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack

Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

2/1/2011
Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC

Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

2/1/2011
Experts Issue Guidelines on Care of Clogged Neck Arteries

Ultrasound scans should only be used for patients at high risk of stroke, advisory says

1/31/2011
Super Bowl Loss Really a Heart Stopper for Some Fans

Defeat raises hometown rates of cardiac-related deaths; win may have opposite effect, study finds

1/28/2011
Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Study finds benefit not tied to C-reactive protein

1/27/2011
Gene Mutation May Protect Blacks From Heart Disease

Researcher hails finding as first confirmed hereditary link

1/26/2011
Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults

Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

1/25/2011
'Stroke Centers' Providing Better Care, Study Finds

Patients more likely to get clot-busting drugs, survive at these specialty hospitals, research shows

1/25/2011
Smoking, Obesity Slowing U.S. Life Expectancy Gains: Report

Although U.S. spends more on health care, life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed countries

1/25/2011
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and other cardiovascular events, research suggests

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/21/2011
HEPA Filter May Improve Air Near Wood-Burning Stoves

Indoor pollution and cardiovascular health risks lower when filter was in use, study finds

1/19/2011
Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

AIDS drugs may boost susceptibility, study suggests

1/19/2011
Daily Fruit, Veggies May Cut Risk of Heart Disease Death

Extra servings linked to greater reductions in risk, study suggests

1/19/2011
Health Tip: Getting a Stress Test

Why your doctor may have ordered one

1/18/2011
Stents Show Promise in Treating Brain Blockages

For certain stroke patients, experimental stenting opened clogged artery, study finds

1/18/2011
More Evidence That TV, Computer Time Could Harm Heart

After treadmill test, cardiac recovery worse in those with more 'screen time,' study finds

1/17/2011
Heavy Drinking May Boost Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

The more someone drinks, the more likely the heart-rhythm disorder, study finds