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More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care July 31, 2015

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk July 30, 2015

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study July 29, 2015

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble July 27, 2015

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines July 22, 2015

Study shows delivery of clot-busting drug is often later than staff believes

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble July 16, 2015

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study July 15, 2015

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report July 14, 2015

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning July 10, 2015

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers July 10, 2015

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women July 09, 2015

But study found no benefit for men, and plan further research

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study July 09, 2015

Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners? July 07, 2015

New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline July 07, 2015

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death July 07, 2015

Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care July 07, 2015

Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care July 02, 2015

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC July 02, 2015

Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat June 30, 2015

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device June 29, 2015

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study June 29, 2015

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk June 24, 2015

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study June 23, 2015

Participants had been severely impaired for a year or more

Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa June 22, 2015

Idarucizumab quickly reversed the effect in 100 percent of cases, study found

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits June 16, 2015

Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster June 11, 2015

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug June 11, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs June 10, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds June 09, 2015

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease May 27, 2015

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study May 27, 2015

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk May 27, 2015

Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat May 20, 2015

But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites May 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals May 18, 2015

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat May 15, 2015

Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat? May 15, 2015

Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial May 15, 2015

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure May 15, 2015

Researchers find odds about 80 percent higher among people with insufficient shuteye

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health May 14, 2015

Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk May 13, 2015

Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds May 11, 2015

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke May 10, 2015

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms May 07, 2015

Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers May 06, 2015

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients May 05, 2015

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

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