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High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients May 24, 2016

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke May 19, 2016

Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients May 17, 2016

Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

5 Warning Signs of Stroke May 13, 2016

More younger people at risk; treatment must be administered quickly, neurologist says

Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S. May 12, 2016

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers May 05, 2016

Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke May 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study April 25, 2016

Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat April 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke April 20, 2016

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study April 18, 2016

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study April 18, 2016

Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age April 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer April 11, 2016

Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker April 07, 2016

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers Say April 06, 2016

Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds April 05, 2016

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure April 04, 2016

A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease

Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study March 31, 2016

It might help predict speech and language recovery in those who suffer stroke in brain's left side, researchers find

Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk March 28, 2016

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study March 28, 2016

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link March 24, 2016

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants March 23, 2016

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients March 21, 2016

When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died, study finds

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments March 16, 2016

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea March 14, 2016

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

Obese Women on Birth Control Pills May Face Higher Risk of Rare Stroke March 14, 2016

But, overall risk is still low, experts say

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought March 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk March 04, 2016

Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health March 04, 2016

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

Violence May Raise a Woman's Risk for Stroke March 03, 2016

Victims were more likely to have narrowing of the neck arteries, study finds

One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk March 02, 2016

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives March 01, 2016

Studies found that also raising taxes on sugary drinks may prevent even more deaths

Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds March 01, 2016

Office workers, truckers and police seem to face challenges eating well, staying fit

Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk February 29, 2016

But overall increase was only 8 percent higher in the first two days after a clock change, researchers said

Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men February 23, 2016

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Help Keep Stroke at Bay February 19, 2016

Between 7 and 8 hours of shut-eye each night seems to be best, research suggests

Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study February 18, 2016

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke February 18, 2016

Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke? February 18, 2016

Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomes

Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study February 18, 2016

Helping older survivors with daily activities costs more than previously estimated, researchers say

Stroke Survivors Develop Seizures, Study Confirms February 18, 2016

15 percent experience at least one seizure within 3 years, researchers say

Stroke's Aftermath Often Worse for Women, Minorities: Study February 18, 2016

Men, whites tend to make more gains in physical function in months after the attack

Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: Study February 18, 2016

Research exposes communication gap that could increase the risk of future strokes

Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call February 18, 2016

People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine February 18, 2016

Early and frequent movement reduces risk of serious complications in seniors, researchers find

For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be Deceiving February 17, 2016

Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies February 17, 2016

Patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds, researchers suggest

Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study February 17, 2016

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Second Stroke: Study February 17, 2016

Actos reduced risk by 24 percent in people with insulin resistance, research showed