Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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6/1/2010
Matching Heart Donors by Race Unnecessary?

Death rates higher among black recipients, but ethnicity of donor made no difference, study shows

5/28/2010
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'

Exercise 3 days per week may slow cell aging, research suggests

5/28/2010
Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

As implantable medical device technology advances, so will potential risks, researcher warns

5/27/2010
Laser Used to Blast Away Cells Causing Irregular Heartbeat

Treatment worked in people and pigs in study, but more research needed

5/27/2010
Fit People Release More Fat-Burning Molecules During Exercise

And marathon runners generate far more than those who do moderate exercise, study shows

5/26/2010
Surgery, Stenting Fare Equally Well in Preventing Stroke

Both methods have pros, cons in clearing blocked neck artery, study shows

5/26/2010
Healthier Fats Replacing Trans Fats, Study Finds

The food industry is 'trying to do the right thing,' researcher says

5/24/2010
Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure

Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

5/24/2010
Frequent Doctor Visits Help Diabetics Control Blood Pressure

Patients, physicians should communicate more -- either in person, by phone or Internet, researchers say

5/20/2010
Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs

Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

5/14/2010
As End of Life Nears, What to Do With Implanted Defibrillators?

New guidelines help patients, doctors decide on removal to avoid unnecessary shocks

5/14/2010
Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke

After 4.5 hours, odds for good recovery decline sharply and risk of dying increases, study finds

5/11/2010
Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

5/11/2010
Women Often Miss Signs of Stroke

Many don't know the facts and don't recognize the symptoms, U.S. survey reveals

5/11/2010
With Long-Term Exercise, Being 80 Is Just a Number

Seniors find that strength, flexibility can remain, and heart risks fall

5/10/2010
COPD Flare-Up May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Findings show need for treatment even when pulmonary disease looks stable, researchers say

5/9/2010
High-Stress Jobs Tax Women's Hearts, Too

Risk of heart disease doubled for nurses with high work pressures, study found

5/9/2010
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke

Flavanol triggers protective pathways that shield nerve cells in the brain, study finds

5/7/2010
Depression After Heart Attack Tied to Brain Changes

Longer-term studies needed to see whether psychological or physical symptoms occur first

5/7/2010
Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease

Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

5/5/2010
Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants

Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

5/4/2010
Many Unaware of Local Stroke Centers

Residents in U.S. 'stroke belt' are among least informed, survey finds

5/3/2010
'Healthy' Pre-Diabetics Still Face Heart Disease Threat

Experts urge preventive steps for those at risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes

5/3/2010
FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy

Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients

4/29/2010
Watch Your Cholesterol, Your Blood Pressure ... and This Enzyme?

Scientists spot inflammation-related enzyme that may be major contributor to heart disease

4/29/2010
Low Testosterone Raises Heart Death Rates in Impotent Men

Obese patients with erectile dysfunction also at higher risk for cardiac events, research shows

4/29/2010
Health Tip: Use Warfarin Safely

Drug that makes your blood less likely to clot

4/27/2010
Steroids Could Harm Heart's Pumping Ability

Rather than enlarged hearts in weight lifters, study finds problems contracting, relaxing

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