Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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4/11/2017
Younger Adults and Stroke

The number of younger adults suffering a stroke is on the rise, researchers say.

4/11/2017
The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

4/10/2017
Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker

Fluctuations seen among 4 models, especially during exercise, study finds

4/10/2017
More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

4/10/2017
Grey Hair and Heart Disease

The amount of grey hair a man has may indicated his risk of heart disease, study finds.

4/8/2017
10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

4/7/2017
Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

4/7/2017
Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

4/7/2017
Vitamin D and Heart Disease

High-dose Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent heart disease, study concludes.

4/6/2017
Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study

Researchers say this may explain why more males seek treatment for the skin disease

4/6/2017
Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

4/6/2017
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

4/5/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study

Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren't ruling out other approaches

4/4/2017
High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

4/4/2017
Health Tip: Understanding Angina

Factors that can trigger chest pain

4/3/2017
Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

4/3/2017
Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

4/3/2017
For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

4/2/2017
Heart Devices 101: Guide to the Tools That Keep You Ticking

FDA offers glossary of terms to help you understand your doctor's advice

3/31/2017
Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

3/29/2017
When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

3/28/2017
What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types

3/27/2017
Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

3/24/2017
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

3/23/2017
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

3/23/2017
Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

3/21/2017
Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Ways to help ward off complications

3/20/2017
Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/17/2017
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

3/17/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

3/16/2017
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

3/15/2017
U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

3/13/2017
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

3/11/2017
Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

3/10/2017
Zika and Heart Problems

The Zika virus may cause serious heart problems in adults, study finds.

3/9/2017
Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

3/9/2017
3/8/2017
Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients

Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

3/8/2017
Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate

Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

3/8/2017
Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

3/8/2017
More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

3/7/2017
Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?

New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

3/7/2017
Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

3/6/2017
Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

3/1/2017
Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

2/27/2017
Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

2/27/2017
More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure

2/24/2017
Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women

Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

2/24/2017
Gum Disease and Stroke Risk

Adults with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of ischemic stroke, new study finds.