Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/28/2011
Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent

Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

7/27/2011
Caution Urged in Intensive Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Such therapy may double the risk of dangerously low blood glucose levels, study finds

7/26/2011
Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke

But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

7/26/2011
Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.

Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

7/25/2011
Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study

But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

7/25/2011
Smoking After Heart Attack Raises Risk of Dying

Study found those who quit for good were more likely to be alive a year later

7/25/2011
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit

Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find

7/21/2011
Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

7/21/2011
Brilinta Approved for Acute Coronary Syndromes

Blood-thinning drug helps prevent clotting

7/19/2011
'Broken Heart Syndrome' May Affect More People Than Thought

Two-thirds of patients with the disorder reported experiencing a stressful trigger event, study shows

7/18/2011
Human Stem Cells Used to Fix Damaged Mouse Heart

Findings could help in the advancement of stem cell therapy, scientists suggest

7/15/2011
Alcohol Affects Left, Right Heart Chambers Differently

Small amounts lead to decrease in function in chamber that pumps blood to rest of the body, study says

7/14/2011
Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study

NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

7/13/2011
Ultrasound May Determine Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients

Risk 10 times higher in HIV patients with abnormal results compared with general population: study

7/13/2011
Generic, Brand-Name Heart Drugs Seem to Have Same Effect on Thyroid

No difference in rates of thyroid disease with different forms of arrhythmia drug, study finds

7/12/2011
Physical Activity Levels Linked to Employment Status

Men's and women's exercise levels affected differently by being unemployed, study finds

7/12/2011
Bettering Social Status Lowers High Blood Pressure Risk

For poor or disadvantaged people, the risk goes down as they move up the ladder of success, study finds

7/12/2011
Health Tip: Insufficient Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Here's how it affects your health

7/11/2011
Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Disorders in Study

Treating breathing disorder may help avoid heart conditions, researchers say

7/11/2011
Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study

Many heart attack patients may undergo unnecessary, costly procedure, experts warn

7/8/2011
California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness

Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

7/7/2011
Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk

7/6/2011
Study Finds Heart Failure Drug Ineffective

Billions wasted on Natrecor in decade it took to find out it doesn't work, expert says

7/6/2011
Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

7/5/2011
Small, Rural Hospitals Provide a Lower Quality of Care: Study

Still, these hospitals are vital in making sure rural Americans can quickly access emergency care

7/5/2011
Healthy Lifestyle May Ward Off Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Exercise, staying slim and eating right were associated with a 92 percent decrease in risk

7/5/2011
Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted

But only half of non-emergency artery-opening procedures were deemed appropriate

7/5/2011
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

7/1/2011
More Than 200,000 Suffer Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals Annually

A major cause of death inside hospitals, study finds

7/1/2011
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

6/30/2011
Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

6/28/2011
Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study

In North Carolina, statewide coordination sped up lifesaving hospital transfers, researchers say

6/28/2011
Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

6/27/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings

Without the anxiety of a clinic visit, readings from kidney patients may give a more accurate picture

6/27/2011
New Blood Thinner Beats Plavix When Paired With Low-Dose Aspirin

But dose of aspirin was key to experimental drug Brilinta's success, study found

6/27/2011
Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors

Study authors not clear on why, but urge doctors to watch teens closely

6/26/2011
Class of Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risk in Older Diabetics

Researchers saw a lower risk with metformin, but experts say study's not the final word

6/24/2011
Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Inflammation, Disease Risk

Gastric bypass seems to reduce risk factors linked to diabetes, heart disease, study finds

6/23/2011
Hospital Delays Tied to Racial Divide in Heart Attack Care

Black Americans tend to go to centers that take longer to transfer patients for treatment, study finds

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

6/22/2011
Cocaine-Related Heart Damage May Be 'Silent'

Study of people addicted to drug finds structural harm in 83%

6/21/2011
High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk

But heart benefits still outweigh potential downside, study authors say

6/20/2011
Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives

A CPR pause of 20 seconds or more before electric shock to heart cuts chance of survival, study finds

6/20/2011
Millions Don't Get Meds for Serious Artery Disease: Study

Peripheral artery disease indicative of a 'whole-body problem,' researcher says

6/20/2011
Men's Waistlines Could Be Key to Health

40 inches put most men in risk zone for serious illnesses, experts say

6/17/2011
Gene Study Sheds Light on Often Fatal Heart Condition

Duplicate in chromosome 16 region linked to raised threat of aneurysm that causes aortic dissection

6/14/2011
Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke

But lowering cholesterol with statins reduces their odds for cardiovascular events, researchers say

6/13/2011
Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines

Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005