Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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6/26/2017
Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease

Researcher now probing whether more severe cases of the skin disorder increase odds of heart problems

6/26/2017
Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients

They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

6/26/2017
Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure in Adulthood

Income inequalities when young appear to have lifelong effects, research suggests

6/22/2017
Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

6/22/2017
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

6/21/2017
Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

6/20/2017
Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk

But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/19/2017
Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key

Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding

6/15/2017
Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike

Cycling benefits your heart, muscles, waistline and disposition, experts say

6/15/2017
Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol

Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

6/15/2017
Horse Therapy Could Rein In Stroke's Damage Years Later

Study found animal's movement improved gait, balance for survivors

6/14/2017
Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks

More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

6/13/2017
Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

6/13/2017
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine may benefit some heart patients, study finds.

6/12/2017
Meds Rooted in Ancient China May Help Heart: Review

But U.S. experts greet report with caution, urge further research

6/12/2017
Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk

As the number of diplomas rose, odds of cardiovascular issues declined, study found

6/8/2017
Heart Infections Spike as Injection-Drug Abuse Climbs: CDC

Typical endocarditis patient is white, young and from a rural area, report says

6/8/2017
Marathon Runs Won't Harm Your Arteries

Age, not mileage, predicted hardening of vessels in study sample

6/7/2017
6/6/2017
Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

6/5/2017
Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Sports

Risks for athletes might be lower than once believed, study says

5/31/2017
Healthy Arteries at 70

You can have the heart vessels of a 20-year-old at 70, according to a new study.

5/30/2017
Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?

It's possible, but hard work in today's 'Western' culture, study finds

5/26/2017
Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

5/26/2017
Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart

Try to avoid exercising during heavy pollution times, such as rush hour, researcher says

5/25/2017
Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

5/25/2017
Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

5/25/2017
Sleep and Heart Disease

Too little sleep may increase the risk of death in people with certain heart disease risk factors, study finds.

5/24/2017
Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

5/23/2017
Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat

Study shows the more someone stops breathing at night, the greater the risk of atrial fibrillation

5/22/2017
Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart

Weight-lifters using the synthetic hormones have lower pumping capacity, study finds

5/22/2017
Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease

Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

5/19/2017
Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights

Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

5/18/2017
Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too

Healthy diet may provide protection from peripheral artery disease, study says

5/17/2017
Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

5/16/2017
Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

5/16/2017
Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

5/16/2017
Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

5/15/2017
Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes

Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

5/15/2017
Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk

Women whose periods end early and those who never give birth seem at added risk, research suggests

5/15/2017
'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study

This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

5/14/2017
Astronauts' Blood Vessels Less Efficient on Long Missions: Study

Finding could lead to preventive treatments for space travel and even here on Earth

5/12/2017
Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

5/12/2017
Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem?

Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

5/12/2017
Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes

Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

5/12/2017
Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday