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Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May 25, 2017

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care May 25, 2017

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers May 24, 2017

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat? May 24, 2017

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist May 17, 2017

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide May 17, 2017

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth May 17, 2017

Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography May 16, 2017

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health May 16, 2017

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes May 15, 2017

Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients May 12, 2017

Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes May 12, 2017

Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery May 02, 2017

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

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends May 01, 2017

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

1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It May 01, 2017

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

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

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

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone' April 18, 2017

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk? April 13, 2017

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

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

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

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 2017

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

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

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests? April 07, 2017

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

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

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

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart April 05, 2017

Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery April 05, 2017

People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts? March 31, 2017

Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good March 23, 2017

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High March 17, 2017

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat? March 17, 2017

Those with low stroke risk might not benefit, new study contends

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study March 14, 2017

More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later? March 13, 2017

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People March 09, 2017

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015 March 09, 2017

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure March 09, 2017

Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes March 07, 2017

Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk March 06, 2017

Problem also more likely in men and patients under 39, though chances are still low

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery March 01, 2017

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners February 28, 2017

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women February 24, 2017

Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk? February 23, 2017

Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study February 23, 2017

Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke February 22, 2017

Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review February 22, 2017

Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits

Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain February 22, 2017

Study found increased risk of dementia, depression in five years following brain attack

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study February 22, 2017

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues February 22, 2017

Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds

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