Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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8/18/2010
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Lowest in Mountain States

New government report ranks areas where outpatient care prevents more admissions in cardiac cases.

8/17/2010
Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing

'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

8/17/2010
Antibiotic Sponges Don't Benefit Heart Surgery Patients: Study

U.S. research finds no improvement in infection rates during trial

8/17/2010
Deaths From Heart Attack Rise With Delays in Care

Study finds 10% increase in mortality with every additional hour between call, treatment

8/16/2010
Inhaling Ultra-Fine Particles May Raise Firefighters' Heart Risks

More consistent use of protective gear recommended by researchers

8/14/2010
Tough Childhoods May Contribute to Adult Heart Disease

Abuse, poverty or social isolation can have longer-term consequences for health, expert says

8/14/2010
Walking to School Could Ease Classroom Stress

In study, kids 'commuting' by feet had better heart rate, blood pressure during test

8/13/2010
Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

Plus, fewer deaths seen in group taking no-brand-name diuretics after 8 to 13 years

8/12/2010
Monitoring of Kidney Health Urged for Injection Drug Users

Excess protein in urine noted in about 25% who shoot up; rates higher in HIV-positive, study found

8/11/2010
Colder Weather Boosts Heart Attack Risk

Even slight dip in temperature raises odds in following weeks, study finds

8/9/2010
Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications

Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

8/9/2010
Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

8/5/2010
Extra Vitamin D May Improve Heart Health in Black Teens

2,000 IU daily led to less arterial stiffness in those with vitamin deficiency

8/4/2010
Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

8/4/2010
Genome Studies Point to Cholesterol-Regulating Genes

But researchers caution any possible clinical application is many years away

8/4/2010
Vitamin B May Not Guard Against Second Stroke, Heart Attack

Jury still out on the vascular benefits of supplementation, experts say

8/3/2010
Patient's Pulmonary Valve May Substitute for Donor Aortic Valve

Procedure led to improved survival, quality of life, study found

8/2/2010
Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study

Poorer cardiac output correlates to lower brain volume, study finds

7/30/2010
Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk

People should get needed mineral through their diet, researchers say

7/29/2010
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

7/27/2010
Longer Time Frame for Clot-Busting Drug May Help Beat Stroke

Expanding the time limit from 3 to 4.5 hours doesn't appear to delay treatment, study suggests

7/26/2010
Childhood Cancer May Be Linked to Later Heart Problems

27% of survivors had long-term cardiac dysfunction, Dutch study found

7/26/2010
Link Between Depression, Cholesterol May Differ by Gender

Regulating 'good' and 'bad' levels may help prevent mood disorder among elderly, researchers say

7/23/2010
As Weight Goes Up, So Do Heart Risks

Across-the-board improvements may await those who trim down

7/23/2010
7/22/2010
Can Ozone Cause Heart Attacks?

In tests with rats, smog component appeared to trigger death of heart cells, study says

7/22/2010
Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol

High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/19/2010
Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

7/19/2010
Could PCBs Help Boost Blood Pressure?

Study suggests a link, but cause and effect remains unclear, experts say

7/16/2010
Women at Greater Risk From Serious Angina Than Men: Study

Severe heart disease more likely among women with the condition, researchers say

7/15/2010
Stroke Risk May Rise First Hour After Drinking

But moderate drinking still appears beneficial over time, researchers say

7/14/2010
High Readmission Rates May Not Mean Worse Hospital Care

Medicare plans to use data on returning patients as quality measure, but study questions validity

7/14/2010
Sleep Plays Important Role in Chronic Disease: Report

7 to 8 hours is optimal for adults, but too much or too little raises health risks, study finds

7/12/2010
Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report Finds

U.S. hospitals, patients are responding quicker to warning signs and treatment protocols

7/9/2010
Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging

But experts say heart tests save lives

7/8/2010
Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study

High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

7/8/2010
Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender

Women, less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, received fewer lifesaving 'shocks,' study found

7/8/2010
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low

Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

7/6/2010
Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study

Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

7/1/2010
Antibiotic May Up Risk of Dangerous Potassium Levels in Seniors

TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

6/30/2010
Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults

Enzyme could play key role in onset of dangerous heart enlargement, study shows

6/29/2010
Latest Study on Diabetes Drug Avandia Finds No Heart Risks

Report in direct contrast to other new research that found the opposite

6/28/2010
Gender-Specific Formula for Women's Peak Heart Rate 'More Accurate'

New model better predicts risk of heart-related death, researchers say

6/25/2010
Reverse in Death Rates Seen for Urban, Rural U.S. Residents

City dwelling has gained advantage over country living since mid 80s, data shows

6/25/2010
Diabetes May Double Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

People with the condition account for 10% of deaths from cardiovascular disease, study suggests

6/24/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increased Blood Clot Risk

Seven genes seem to have big impact on how platelets clump together, study suggests

6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/23/2010
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Diabetes-Heart Disease Link

Blood sugar woes may hamper important nerve cell signaling, scientists say

6/22/2010
More Evidence That B Vitamins Alone Won't Counter Heart Risks

Heart attacks, strokes not reduced in those taking B12 and folic acid supplements, study finds