Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/3/2010
Immigrants at Lower Stroke Risk Than Long-Term Residents?

Canadian study found new arrivals tended to be healthy

2/3/2010
Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea

Gray matter changes may explain memory and other problems related to disorder, study suggests

2/2/2010
CT Scans Deemed Best for Checking Heart Arteries

But if it's muscle tissue that needs examining, use MRI, expert says

2/1/2010
Poor Mental Functioning May Predict Stroke

Men who scored lowest on test also had worst outcomes, study reports

2/1/2010
Experts Issue Warning on Prostate Hormone Therapy

People underestimate effect on heart from androgen deprivation, official says

2/1/2010
Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability

Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

1/29/2010
Tune Up Your Health

Scientists zero in on why listening to music seems so beneficial

1/26/2010
Burning Heart Tissue Beats Atrial Fibrillation

If drugs don't work, catheter ablation does the job, study finds

1/25/2010
Heart Valve Implanted Via Catheter Approved

Inserted by way of a tube in a leg vein and guided up to the heart

1/25/2010
Early EKG Seems to Improve Odds After Heart Attack

Administration by paramedics shortens time to specialized treatment, study finds

1/21/2010
As Obesity Increases, So Does Stroke Risk

Especially high rate among blacks may have genetic cause, researcher says

1/20/2010
Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart

Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Heart-Assist System Approved for Severe Heart Failure

Among people who aren't candidates for heart transplant

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/18/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

1/15/2010
Diabetes Drug Looks Safe for Heart Failure Patients

Metformin might even improve advanced heart disease, researchers find

1/15/2010
From Risky Health Status to a Better Life

Not just writing about losing weight but doing it takes reporter from the brink of disaster

1/15/2010
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study does not clarify whether exposure from scans raises risk

1/12/2010
Men, Women Respond to Stress Differently

Finding calls for gender-specific treatments for some diseases, researchers say

1/12/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Best Way to Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

Emphasis needed on getting patients to keep taking their meds, researchers say

1/12/2010
Faster Heart Rate May Raise Risk of Heart Attack Death

But for women, exercise cuts that risk significantly, study finds

1/8/2010
Older Antidepressant May Treat Heart Failure

The drug clorgyline shows promise in animal tests, but side effects concern researchers

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

1/6/2010
Smog Standards Need Tightening, Activists Say

Improved air quality would especially benefit those with lung, heart conditions, advocates say

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

1/4/2010
Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

12/31/2009
A Toast a Day May Help the Heart

Daily dose of champagne seems to improve blood flow, study finds

12/30/2009
Stem Cells Might Reverse Heart Damage From Chemo

Cancer patients could one day take potent therapies, get heart fixed later, researchers say

12/25/2009
Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents

Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

12/22/2009
Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans

Image quality varies due to ethnicity, weight, heart rate, study finds

12/22/2009
Heart Risk Tied to Inflammatory Protein

But researchers say the link to CRP may be due to other factors

12/21/2009
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart

Arteries appear to be less clogged in those who nurse infants, study finds

12/21/2009
With Cardiac Rehab, More Is Better: Study

Too few heart patients make use of all 36 Medicare-funded sessions, researchers say

12/18/2009
12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/16/2009
New Stroke Tool May Predict Early Recurrence

Averting second, possibly deadly, attack is long-term goal, researchers say

12/16/2009
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High

Deaths also at all-time low, government report shows

12/15/2009
Boosting Kids' Stroke IQ May Save Lives

Children taught to recognize symptoms will call for help, experts say

12/15/2009
Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal

Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

12/15/2009
Normal Cholesterol Doesn't Guarantee Healthy Heart

Screening for inflammatory marker may spot people in need of statins, researchers say

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/10/2009
New Field of 'Cardio-oncology' Suggested

Heart, cancer specialists should collaborate to protect chemo patients, researchers say

12/9/2009
Kids Who Beat Cancer Still Face Heart Risks

Chance of cardiovascular problems stays high for 30 years, study finds

12/8/2009
Beating Heart Differs by Gender, Age: Study

New imaging techniques could lead to better diagnoses, experts say

12/4/2009
Water Pipes No Safer Than Cigarettes

48 times more smoke inhaled through hookah, research shows

12/3/2009
Vitamin D May Be Tied to Heart Disease Via Genes

Finding could aid in eventual development of screening test, researcher says

12/3/2009
Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later

20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

12/2/2009
Heart Attack Treatment Speeds Up Nationwide

More get lifesaving angioplasty within 90 minutes of hospital arrival, study finds