Misc. Stroke Related Heart News

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8/28/2017
High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure Risk

Study offers another reason to watch your intake

8/28/2017
Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way

Study of injected medication suggests reductions in inflammation could be treatment target

8/28/2017
Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study Suggests

Continuous long-term monitoring led to diagnosis in 1 out of 3 high-risk adults

8/25/2017
Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

8/24/2017
After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

8/23/2017
More Support for Tight Blood Pressure Control

Aggressive treatment seemed well-tolerated and worth greater expense, studies found

8/22/2017
Health Tip: Get Moving and Stay Active

And improve heart health

8/17/2017
Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

8/17/2017
Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

8/16/2017
Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns

Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up

8/15/2017
A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

8/15/2017
Health Tip: The Facts About Fat

The good, the bad and the ugly

8/14/2017
Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

8/11/2017
Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

8/10/2017
Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

8/10/2017
Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

8/10/2017
Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?

Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

8/10/2017
Stroke Risk and Gender

Stroke rates are declining significantly in men, but not in women, study finds

8/9/2017
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

8/9/2017
Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women

Explanations for the disparity aren't clear

8/9/2017
Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients

Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

8/8/2017
Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes

New evidence review reconfirms patient guidelines

8/7/2017
Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

8/7/2017
Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

8/2/2017
10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

8/2/2017
Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

8/2/2017
Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

8/1/2017
Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet

Researchers suspect food quality may account for the difference

7/31/2017
Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk

Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. states

7/25/2017
Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

7/19/2017
As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

7/19/2017
Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

7/17/2017
9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases

Study found those exposed to dust cloud also more prone to develop asthma

7/14/2017
Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks

These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

7/14/2017
Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

7/13/2017
Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

7/12/2017
Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

7/12/2017
CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

7/11/2017
Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

7/11/2017
CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

7/10/2017
Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

7/5/2017
'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

7/5/2017
Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?

More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say

6/29/2017
Some Prostate Drugs May Do Harm

Hormone-based meds linked to higher blood sugar and 'bad' cholesterol levels in small study

6/28/2017
Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

6/28/2017
Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

6/27/2017
Stress and Heart Disease

Persistent mental distress increases risk of death in heart patients, study finds.

6/27/2017
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

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