Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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10/31/2016
'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

10/31/2016
Does 'Good' Cholesterol Matter in Heart Disease Risk?

Lifestyle appears more important than the HDL number, study suggests

10/28/2016
Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients

It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

10/27/2016
Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling

Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

10/27/2016
Air Pollution and Heart Health

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in young adults, study finds.

10/25/2016
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

10/24/2016
Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

10/24/2016
Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

10/21/2016
Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You?

A component in cocoa seems to help control blood sugar and inflammation, but there's a caveat

10/20/2016
Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

10/19/2016
Digestive Byproduct Tied to Meat Raises Risks for Some Heart Patients

Those with narrowed leg arteries and high levels of the byproduct had higher odds of dying early, study suggests

10/18/2016
Are Vegetarian Diets Heart-Healthier?

Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk, but one expert is skeptical of research

10/17/2016
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems

Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

10/17/2016
No Link Between Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat in Heart Failure Patient Study

Stress test didn't show short-term changes after coffee drinking

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/11/2016
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

10/6/2016
U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

10/6/2016
Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

10/6/2016
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

10/6/2016
Depression and Heart Trouble

Is there a link between depression and heart disease risk?

10/3/2016
More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks

Every half-teaspoon or so raises risk of premature death by 12 percent, study suggests

9/30/2016
It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare

Nutrition expert says tailgating standards aren't scoring any heart-health points

9/26/2016
'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

9/20/2016
Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women

Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

9/19/2016
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

9/15/2016
Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults

Smaller kidneys and blood vessel abnormalities more likely as these babies age, researchers say

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart

Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/14/2016
Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some

Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

9/13/2016
Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study

The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage

9/13/2016
Sugar Companies Shifted Focus to Fat as Heart Harm: Study

Decades-old documents show researchers were paid to influence scientific thinking, researchers say

9/7/2016
Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression

Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

9/7/2016
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills

Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for heart and kidney problems, not just stroke

9/6/2016
Thyroid Levels in High-Normal Range May Be Linked to Cardiac Arrest

Study isn't cause for alarm, cardiologist says, but hormone could be more 'toxic' than thought

9/6/2016
Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?

Once a week or more may take toll, study finds, but at least one cardiologist questions the findings

9/6/2016
Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health

Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report

9/1/2016
Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

8/31/2016
Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That

Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes

8/31/2016
Drug-Coated Stents Don't Improve Patient Survival, Large Study Reports

But, the pricier devices do lead to fewer repeat heart procedures

8/31/2016
3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

8/29/2016
Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/25/2016
Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter

If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

8/22/2016
Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

8/19/2016
'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart

Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says

8/18/2016
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

8/18/2016
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests