Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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4/11/2007
Hot Flashes in Women Tied to Higher Blood Pressure

Systolic/diastolic readings more than 10 points higher on average, study finds

4/11/2007
Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

4/11/2007
Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/6/2007
Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Those without coverage more likely to forego routine physical exams

4/5/2007
Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

3/26/2007
Drug Fails to Cut Deaths from Cardiogenic Shock

Tilarginine had no effect on 30-day survival, study found

3/25/2007
Drug Provides Short-Term Relief of Heart Failure Symptoms

But studies of tolvaptan say its use doesn't reduce risk of re-hospitalization or death

3/25/2007
Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries

Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests

3/24/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Effective After Heart Surgery

Major bleeding was noticeably reduced after 8 months, Canadian study finds

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/4/2007
Sleep Apnea Increasingly Tied to Heart Risks: Study

Mounting data suggest causative role in cardiovascular disease

3/3/2007
Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms

Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

3/2/2007
Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study

High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

3/1/2007
Cholesterol Management Key for Patients at Risk for Stroke

Adhering to guidelines could prevent many attacks, study finds

2/26/2007
Many Stroke Patients Have High Cholesterol

Getting levels under control could prevent many of these attacks, experts say

2/26/2007
Gene Variant Keeps Blood Triglyceride Levels Low

And it's much more common in whites than blacks, research shows

2/23/2007
Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

2/16/2007
Health Tip: About Heart Arrhythmia

When it beats in an abnormal rhythm

2/13/2007
Secondhand Smoke Poses Heart Disease Risk

Study finds warnings signs in blood of those exposed to smoke

2/8/2007
Beauty Shop-Based Stroke Outreach Works

It improved black women's knowledge of key warning signs, researchers say

2/6/2007
Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol

Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

2/5/2007
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk

It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

2/5/2007
U.S. Minority Women Know Less About Heart Disease: Survey

American Heart Association study suggests more targeted efforts needed to raise awareness

1/27/2007
Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

1/26/2007
Study Spots Protein That Helps Body Clear Dead Cells

Finding shows how fat controls inflammation that can lead to many disease processes

1/24/2007
Research Seeks Clues to Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Trouble in heart's right ventricle may cause irregular heartbeat, they say

1/19/2007
Heart Rhythm Gene Linked to Sudden Infant Deaths

Fatal arrhythmia study suggests screening may identify babies at risk

1/18/2007
Health Tip: About Congestive Heart Failure

See your doctor if you have warning signs

1/15/2007
Emotional Health Vital to Heart Attack Recovery

Experts say targeting follow-up care can ease depression, fear in patients

1/11/2007
Case Study Examines Rare Heart Attack Complication

CT scan detected potentially fatal subepicardial aneurysm

1/10/2007
Study Backs Worksite Stress Interventions

Tension-reducing programs help hearts and the bottom line, Italian researchers say

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/2/2007
Moderate Drinking Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Men

But the finding isn't a reason to boost drinking rates, researchers say

12/29/2006
Health Tip: Heart Palpitations

The sensation may or may not indicate a serious health problem

12/26/2006
Methamphetamines May Be Toxic to Blood Vessels

Report posits increased risk for artery tears, stroke in users of the drug

12/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday

Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

12/18/2006
U.S. Government Should Track Heart Disease: Experts

Current data on nation's No. 1 killer is piecemeal, experts say

12/13/2006
Health Tip: Low Blood Pressure May Be Dangerous, Too

Tell your doctor if you become dizzy or lightheaded

12/12/2006
Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks

Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

12/1/2006
Health Tip: Fish is Good for Your Heart

It contains healthy fatty acids

11/29/2006
Health Tip: Blood-Thinning Drugs May Have Side Effects

Tell your doctor if you bleed too easily

11/28/2006
Health Tip: Who Needs Aspirin?

People who may benefit from a daily dose

11/22/2006
Cellular Changes Could Spur Heart Failure Death

Genetics could alter the cells' sodium channel function, study finds

11/16/2006
Health Tip: Thrombus vs. Embolus

An explanation of different blood clots

10/27/2006
Health Tip: Eat a Balanced Vegetarian Diet

Here's how to get the right nutrients

10/20/2006
10/11/2006
Drug Reverses Deadly Angioplasty Complication

Calcium channel-blocker nicardipine undid no-flow in arteries, study finds