Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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12/23/2016
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

12/23/2016
Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome'

Eating and drinking too much can increase your risk for cardiac complications, experts advise

12/22/2016
Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

12/21/2016
High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk

Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

12/21/2016
HIV May Double Odds of Heart Attack

Study suggests that tools used to predict risk need tweaking for those with AIDS-causing virus

12/20/2016
Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study

But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

12/19/2016
Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement

While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

12/16/2016
Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

12/16/2016
Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

Sitting for long periods puts you at risk for potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis

12/14/2016
A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival

Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

12/13/2016
Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

12/9/2016
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage

But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

12/8/2016
Heart Failure Protein May Signal Early Brain Damage

Higher levels indicated potential trouble, study showed

12/7/2016
Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients

Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers

12/7/2016
Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

12/5/2016
Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

12/5/2016
Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players

It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

12/5/2016
Coffee, Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Drinking coffee may help prevent Metabolic Syndrome in women, study finds.

12/1/2016
After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

12/1/2016
Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

11/30/2016
Wider Low-Dose Aspirin Use Would Save U.S. $692 Billion: Study

Many patients who should take it don't, researchers say

11/29/2016
Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

11/29/2016
Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

11/29/2016
Alcohol and Heart Health

Light alcohol consumption doesn't increase risk of coronary artery disease, study finds.

11/28/2016
3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure

Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

11/28/2016
Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools

Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

11/24/2016
A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke

But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

11/23/2016
Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young

Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

11/23/2016
Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'

About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

11/19/2016
Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder

Adopting healthy behaviors might lower risk of atrial fibrillation, study suggests

11/18/2016
Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

11/17/2016
CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

11/17/2016
Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

11/17/2016
Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

11/17/2016
'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study

But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

11/16/2016
Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners

Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

11/16/2016
Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk

Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

11/16/2016
Popular Heartburn Medications and Stroke Risk

Popular medications prescribed to reduce stomach acid and heartburn may up stroke risk, study finds.

11/15/2016
Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

11/15/2016
Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot?

Injectable drugs could provide major advance in heart-disease prevention, researchers say

11/15/2016
Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again

Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack

11/15/2016
Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.

But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

11/14/2016
Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients

Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

11/12/2016
Statins May Boost Survival Odds After Cardiac Arrest

Those already taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs were more likely to be alive one year later, study says

11/9/2016
High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study

Increased doses reduced death risk in those with existing heart disease

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/7/2016
A Future Challenge for Some Cancer Survivors: Heart Disease

The younger the age at diagnosis, the greater the risk, study suggests

11/4/2016
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

11/3/2016
Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find