Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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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

5/10/2017
Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital

Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

5/10/2017
What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

5/10/2017
Pain Relievers and Heart Attack

Common pain medications may increase risk of heart attack, study finds.

5/8/2017
Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows

5/5/2017
Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs

At-home regimen might help get you walking again, researcher says

5/4/2017
Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study

Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

5/4/2017
5/3/2017
Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?

It won't help your heart and could even hurt it, researchers say

5/2/2017
Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

5/2/2017
Heart Health and Longevity

Staying heart healthy in middle age could add years to your life, study suggests.

5/1/2017
Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

5/1/2017
1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It

Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

5/1/2017
Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo

Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

4/27/2017
Energy Drinks and Your Heart

Energy drinks impact heart health more than other caffeinated beverages, study finds.

4/26/2017
Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes

Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm

4/26/2017
Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt

Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows

4/26/2017
Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

4/25/2017
Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

4/24/2017
Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

4/24/2017
Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

4/21/2017
Diet Soda and Health Risks

Artificially-sweetened beverages linked to stroke and dementia in new study.

4/20/2017
Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

Pedal pushers saw their risk for heart disease, cancer and early death cut by almost half in 5-year study

4/20/2017
Benefits of Biking to Work

Biking to work could cut your risk of cancer and heart disease, study finds.

4/19/2017
Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of 'high-intensity' treatment, researchers say

4/19/2017
High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

4/18/2017
No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

4/14/2017
Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

4/14/2017
Traffic Pollution and Heart Health

Traffic-related air pollution may impact HDL cholesterol levels, study finds.

4/13/2017
Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

4/13/2017
Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

4/12/2017
Diabetes Continues Its Relentless Rise

But doctors making headway with heart complications among these patients

4/12/2017
Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

4/12/2017
Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate

Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say

4/11/2017
A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

4/11/2017
Younger Adults and Stroke

The number of younger adults suffering a stroke is on the rise, researchers say.

4/11/2017
The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

4/10/2017
Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker

Fluctuations seen among 4 models, especially during exercise, study finds

4/10/2017
More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

4/10/2017
Grey Hair and Heart Disease

The amount of grey hair a man has may indicated his risk of heart disease, study finds.

4/8/2017
10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

4/7/2017
Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

4/7/2017
Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

4/7/2017
Vitamin D and Heart Disease

High-dose Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent heart disease, study concludes.

4/6/2017
Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study

Researchers say this may explain why more males seek treatment for the skin disease

4/6/2017
Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises