Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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4/26/2010
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers

Study shows progressive stiffening, which leads to blockages

4/26/2010
Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study

Conversion to white rice strips vital ingredient, researchers believe

4/26/2010
Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health

Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found

4/25/2010
Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study

Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

4/23/2010
Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery

Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

4/23/2010
4/20/2010
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health

Sweeteners in processed foods account for nearly 16% of daily intake, study finds

4/20/2010
Recordings of Pre-Surgery Meetings Ease Anxieties

For heart patients, practice refreshes memory and increases knowledge, study finds

4/20/2010
Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits

Study links ingredient to repression of genes responsible for inflammation

4/16/2010
Public Defibrillators Save Lives

Widespread use could prevent 474 deaths a year in U.S., Canada, study says

4/16/2010
Device Avoids Open-Heart Surgery When Artificial Valve Fails

Inserting new valve within the valve might help high-risk patients, researchers say

4/16/2010
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Alzheimer's

Cardiovascular disease appears to be a major risk factor for dementia, expert says

4/15/2010
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease

People with a diet rich in folate and B-6 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/13/2010
Magnets Might Boost Stem Cell Therapy

In animal studies, they drew more stem cells to damaged heart tissue

4/13/2010
Money Worries Delay Heart Attack Treatment

Even those with insurance sometimes hesitate over finances, study finds

4/12/2010
Antidepressants May Ease Damage From Stroke

Study found neuron growth, known to be promoted by such drugs, helped mice recover

4/12/2010
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women

Danger doesn't affect men, who process carbohydrates more slowly, expert says

4/10/2010
Severe Arterial Disease Found in Younger Adults

Premature hardening of the arteries in arms and legs seen in many patients under 55: study

4/9/2010
Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

4/8/2010
Single Genetic Factor Key to Cardiovascular System

Finding could lead to treatment for heart failure, aortic aneurysm, researchers say

4/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease

Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

4/7/2010
Poor More Likely to Die Following Heart Surgery

No matter what race or gender, poor people have higher death rates than rich within first decade

4/5/2010
4/1/2010
Overactive Thyroid Linked to Stroke in Young Adults

People with hyperthyroidism should have it treated to reduce their risk, experts say

4/1/2010
Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice

Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/26/2010
New Down Syndrome Theory Emerges

Findings could open new avenues of treatment, researchers say

3/24/2010
Tiny Fish Might Help Humans Fix Damaged Hearts

When zebrafish loses cardiac tissue, it simply regrows it, scientists say

3/23/2010
When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign

Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

3/23/2010
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk

Study might offer proof at last that replacing saturated fats has heart benefits

3/22/2010
Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care

Black patients less likely than whites, Hispanics to receive all recommended measures, research shows

3/17/2010
Widespread Public Defibrillators May Save Lives

As lifesaving devices increase, so do the number of heart attack survivors, Japanese study finds

3/16/2010
Stenting May Save Legs

Many with severe peripheral arterial disease can avoid amputation, researchers find

3/16/2010
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Plavix for Bypass Patients

More people taking Plavix before surgery died soon after than those using Brilinta, study finds

3/16/2010
DNA Test May Cut Hospitalizations Caused by Blood Thinner

Determining sensitivity can prevent bleeding, clotting problems, study shows

3/16/2010
Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study

That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/15/2010
Are Stock Market Woes Bad for the Heart?

As economy wobbled, heart attacks seemed to rise, study suggests

3/14/2010
Hope for Inherited, Dangerously High Cholesterol

New drug reduces LDL in people with rare genetic condition, researchers say

3/12/2010
Plavix Less Effective in Some Patients

FDA calls for 'black box' warning to alert those who don't metabolize drug well

3/12/2010
Pelvic Artery Stent Approved

Props open vessel that supplies blood to the legs

3/8/2010
Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice

Despite increase in services, racial disparities persist, study finds

3/8/2010
Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids

Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

3/8/2010
Diet, Exercise Can Improve Thinking

Study finds benefits for the mind, not just the body

3/8/2010
Bleeding Alert Sounded for Stroke Drugs

Medication combination raises risk 10-fold, small study finds

3/8/2010
Stroke Risk Runs in the Family

Study found if parent had brain attack by 65, chances of same quadrupled for their children

3/8/2010
Health Tip: Shovel Snow Safely

Physician group suggests how

3/8/2010
Processed Meat May Harm the Heart

Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

3/7/2010
Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity

It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

3/5/2010
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems