Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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2/23/2010
New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study

Imaging entire heart in one sitting reduces exposure time

2/23/2010
More Expensive Hospital Care May Not Mean Better

Analysis found costs and quality of hospitalization varied nationally

2/22/2010
Patients Do Better at Hospitals That Follow Stroke Guidelines

Chances of survival were higher, study shows

2/18/2010
Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

2/18/2010
Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur

Usually, it's nothing to worry about

2/16/2010
Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients

For many, benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh drugs' downsides, researchers say

2/16/2010
In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation

New device could help find often-symptomless heart problem, researcher says

2/15/2010
After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence

Aggressive care and follow-up are key to preventing further problems, experts say

2/12/2010
Restrictions on Plasma From Female Donors May Need Revisiting

In a surprise, heart patients who received male donors' plasma had worse outcomes, study found

2/11/2010
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk

But these sweet findings aren't conclusive, researchers say

2/11/2010
Low IQ May Up Heart Disease Risk

Reason for link unknown, but unhealthy lifestyle could be a factor, researchers suggest

2/11/2010
Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries

Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

2/11/2010
Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision

CT scan lets doctors see any blockage in arteries, study finds

2/10/2010
Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aren't sure why two conditions are connected

2/9/2010
Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter ablation performed more often in men with fewer complications, study finds

2/9/2010
2/9/2010
ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem

Experts warn of Torsade de Pointes in new scientific statement

2/8/2010
Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment

More get recommended therapies, study finds

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/5/2010
Health Tip: Getting Cardiac Rehabilitation

Who may need this type of therapy

2/4/2010
Health Tip: Beta Blockers May Have Side Effects

But most people have no adverse reactions

2/3/2010
Immigrants at Lower Stroke Risk Than Long-Term Residents?

Canadian study found new arrivals tended to be healthy

2/3/2010
Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea

Gray matter changes may explain memory and other problems related to disorder, study suggests

2/2/2010
CT Scans Deemed Best for Checking Heart Arteries

But if it's muscle tissue that needs examining, use MRI, expert says

2/1/2010
Poor Mental Functioning May Predict Stroke

Men who scored lowest on test also had worst outcomes, study reports

2/1/2010
Experts Issue Warning on Prostate Hormone Therapy

People underestimate effect on heart from androgen deprivation, official says

2/1/2010
Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability

Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

1/29/2010
Tune Up Your Health

Scientists zero in on why listening to music seems so beneficial

1/26/2010
Burning Heart Tissue Beats Atrial Fibrillation

If drugs don't work, catheter ablation does the job, study finds

1/25/2010
Heart Valve Implanted Via Catheter Approved

Inserted by way of a tube in a leg vein and guided up to the heart

1/25/2010
Early EKG Seems to Improve Odds After Heart Attack

Administration by paramedics shortens time to specialized treatment, study finds

1/21/2010
As Obesity Increases, So Does Stroke Risk

Especially high rate among blacks may have genetic cause, researcher says

1/20/2010
Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart

Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Heart-Assist System Approved for Severe Heart Failure

Among people who aren't candidates for heart transplant

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/18/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

1/15/2010
Diabetes Drug Looks Safe for Heart Failure Patients

Metformin might even improve advanced heart disease, researchers find

1/15/2010
From Risky Health Status to a Better Life

Not just writing about losing weight but doing it takes reporter from the brink of disaster

1/15/2010
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study does not clarify whether exposure from scans raises risk

1/12/2010
Men, Women Respond to Stress Differently

Finding calls for gender-specific treatments for some diseases, researchers say

1/12/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Best Way to Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

Emphasis needed on getting patients to keep taking their meds, researchers say

1/12/2010
Faster Heart Rate May Raise Risk of Heart Attack Death

But for women, exercise cuts that risk significantly, study finds

1/8/2010
Older Antidepressant May Treat Heart Failure

The drug clorgyline shows promise in animal tests, but side effects concern researchers

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

1/6/2010
Smog Standards Need Tightening, Activists Say

Improved air quality would especially benefit those with lung, heart conditions, advocates say

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

1/4/2010
Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

12/31/2009
A Toast a Day May Help the Heart

Daily dose of champagne seems to improve blood flow, study finds