Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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6/23/2009
Sleep Disorders Linked to Arrhythmias

Older men with breathing irregularities are at greater risk of heart-rhythm abnormality: study

6/23/2009
New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

Reversible implant appears safe, but more study is needed, researchers say

6/21/2009
Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/17/2009
Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

Expert urges use of alternative to 'toxic' treatment

6/17/2009
Calling All Heart Patients

Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

6/17/2009
New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

6/16/2009
Little Steps Add Up to Major Reductions in Blood Pressure

Boosting patients' awareness lowers risk of stroke and heart trouble, study found

6/15/2009
Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says

6/12/2009
Heart Damage After Vascular Surgery Raises Death Risks

Screening is urged because many people have no symptoms, researchers say

6/12/2009
Anatomy Report Card: Public Gets an 'F'

Ignorance could hamper doctor-patient communication, expert says

6/11/2009
Health Secrets of Red Wine Uncovered

But for maximum benefits, sip don't gulp, research shows

6/10/2009
Studies Report More Harmful Effects From BPA

Chemical in plastics may hurt heart and fertility, researchers say

6/5/2009
Young Ballerinas May Face Heart, Bone Risks

Too few calories, too much exertion can spell danger, study warns

6/4/2009
Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

Better diagnosis, treatments behind decrease, researchers say

6/3/2009
Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70

Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

5/31/2009
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid

In athletes who stop menstruating, supplements boost vascular function, study finds

5/29/2009
Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies

For those with no history of heart disease, risks may outweigh benefits, research suggests

5/28/2009
Window for Stroke Treatment Opens Wider

Clot-busting drug found effective 4.5 hours after symptoms begin

5/28/2009
Cancer Survivors Can Still Be Fit, Study Asserts

Therapies do not appear to hamper cardiovascular health

5/28/2009
Brain Can 'See' Objects Through Touch

Tactile input plays a key role in visualization, study finds

5/28/2009
Compression Stockings Offer Little Benefit After Stroke

Risk of blood clots not affected by their use, new research shows

5/26/2009
Adcirca Approved for Lung Disorder

Drug has the same active ingredient as Cialis

5/26/2009
Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link

Discovery helps explain association between the two illnesses

5/20/2009
With Heart Attacks, Fast Treatment Matters

The sooner angioplasty is done, the lower the death rate, study finds

5/19/2009
Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries

Injections into heart restore blood flow in small study

5/19/2009
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks

Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Risk Factors for High Cholesterol?

Why some people are more likely to have it

5/15/2009
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks

30-year study in Norway sheds light on 'tremendously adverse' effects of tobacco use

5/15/2009
Chewable Aspirin More Readily Absorbed

Study suggests higher levels found in bloodstream could improve heart attack treatments

5/14/2009
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards

Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

5/14/2009
Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Burning faulty tissue better than meds for irregular heartbeat, study suggests

5/12/2009
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals

More research, better adherence to recommendations needed, study suggests

5/12/2009
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts

Too much or too little of the hormone, though, can be damaging, study finds

5/11/2009
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health

Diet to lower blood pressure may also cut risk of heart failure, research shows

5/11/2009
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart

Experts suggest a change of pace for cardiac rehab programs

5/8/2009
Racial Disparity Seen in Angioplasty Outcomes

Black patients more likely to experience complications, study finds

5/8/2009
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues

Society should consider ways to mitigate the effects, experts say

5/8/2009
Fewer Heart Surgeries Needed as Technology Improves

Better prevention methods, medical advances likely behind drop in bypass procedures

5/7/2009
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Consider TIAs an Emergency, Groups Urge

Experts say risk of full-blown stroke is higher than once thought

5/7/2009
Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

Experts offer guidelines to help determine which patients need more observation

5/7/2009
Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

May be option for those too sick for open-heart surgery, study suggests

5/6/2009
Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show

5/6/2009
CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

5/4/2009
Focusing on CPR Improves Survival

Study urges rescuers to add compressions, delay other interventions

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

4/30/2009
Genes May Affect Complications After Heart Surgery

Study finds more shock and kidney problems in those with variant

4/28/2009
Clinics Less Likely to Refer Heart Patients to Cardiologists

Women especially affected if primary care came from community outlet