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Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks January 12, 2017

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery January 11, 2017

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide January 10, 2017

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor' January 06, 2017

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended January 04, 2017

Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome' December 29, 2016

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble December 23, 2016

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research December 14, 2016

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival December 14, 2016

Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk December 07, 2016

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension December 05, 2016

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

Regular Drinkers, Irregular Heartbeat? December 05, 2016

Even moderate amounts of alcohol may contribute to atrial fibrillation, study suggests

11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy December 05, 2016

Study found those who suffered more brain damage were more likely to have seizures afterwards

Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study December 01, 2016

Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots December 01, 2016

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling November 30, 2016

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke November 24, 2016

But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young November 23, 2016

Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk November 21, 2016

Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina November 18, 2016

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk November 16, 2016

Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners November 16, 2016

Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk November 15, 2016

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk? November 15, 2016

Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec

Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again November 15, 2016

Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack

Trouble Sleeping Tied to Higher Risk for Irregular Heartbeat November 14, 2016

Atrial fibrillation can trigger strokes, study authors note

Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests November 14, 2016

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues November 10, 2016

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

Does Living in Poor Neighborhood Up Stroke Risk? November 01, 2016

Unhealthy behaviors are more common in disadvantaged areas, researcher says

Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients October 28, 2016

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

Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young October 25, 2016

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

Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study October 24, 2016

But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study October 18, 2016

If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat October 13, 2016

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

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts October 06, 2016

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa October 03, 2016

But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable September 30, 2016

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

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

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

Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug September 14, 2016

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

Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some September 14, 2016

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

New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand September 08, 2016

With help of sensor-laden glove, good hand used to regain some control of inert hand

What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year September 08, 2016

That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs

A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk September 07, 2016

Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression September 07, 2016

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

Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills September 07, 2016

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

Alcohol Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Ups Stroke Risk: Study September 02, 2016

Doctors should ask patients with atrial fibrillation about their drinking

Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks August 30, 2016

CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found

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