Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

4/27/2009
Heart, Bone Problems May Follow Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men on hormone-lowering therapy may require close monitoring, researchers say

4/25/2009
Hidden Salt in Diet Haunts Many With Heart Failure

Study finds high sodium intake, despite efforts to cut back

4/24/2009
With Peripheral Artery Disease, Med Adherence Is Low

Survival, though, is greater when guidelines are followed, study finds

4/24/2009
Limited English May Be Life-Threatening

Study finds lower survival among less-fluent heart attack victims

4/24/2009
Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment

Experts urge establishment of more regional networks

4/24/2009
Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says

Potentially life-threatening condition often goes undetected until rupture

4/24/2009
Work Strife Stresses the Heart

The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

4/22/2009
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men

Study finds benefit from consuming just one serving a week

4/20/2009
'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

Since they leave few signs, imaging reveals patients at much greater risk for death

4/20/2009
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk

But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/15/2009
Scientists Spot Stroke Genes

Chromosomal region contains two suspect variants that raise risk for brain attack

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/13/2009
Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk

Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

4/13/2009
Aspirin Linked to Brain Microbleeds

Significance unclear, expert says

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/8/2009
Larger Men at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Swedish study says since children are getting bigger, condition may become more common

4/7/2009
Heart Transplant Failures More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Low socioeconomic status and non-white race linked to worse outcomes

4/7/2009
Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure

Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says

4/2/2009
Health Tip: About Heart Arrhythmia

It's an irregular heartbeat

4/1/2009
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss

Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

3/31/2009
Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems

Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

3/31/2009
Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

3/30/2009
Stem Cell Injections Seem to Reduce Angina Pain

Early study finds improved ability to exercise within 6 months

3/30/2009
Statins May Help Before Artery-Opening Surgery

Italian studies report fewer heart attacks after procedures

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

3/30/2009
New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

It could replace anti-clotting drug warfarin for many patients, researchers say

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/26/2009
New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks

3/26/2009
Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome

Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition

3/24/2009
Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

Heart experts stress the importance of genetic testing and diagnosis

3/24/2009
Health Tip: Try Kickboxing

But begin gradually

3/23/2009
Family History Plays Key Role in Blood Clot Risk

Study finds odds more than doubled, especially if kin was diagnosed at young age

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/23/2009
Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

3/20/2009
Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

3/20/2009
Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/19/2009
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking

Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men

3/18/2009
Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants

Study identifies factors that reduce survival rate for combo surgery

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/17/2009
Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis

Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds

3/17/2009
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise

Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

3/16/2009
Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

3/16/2009
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

3/13/2009
Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

Researchers say it works even when common blood thinners also are taken

3/13/2009
Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors