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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study May 04, 2015

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care May 04, 2015

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study May 01, 2015

No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

How to Lower Your Stroke Risk May 01, 2015

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health April 29, 2015

Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks April 27, 2015

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat April 27, 2015

People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults April 24, 2015

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain April 23, 2015

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say April 20, 2015

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners April 14, 2015

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare April 09, 2015

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide April 08, 2015

Danger is greatest in first two years after the brain attack, Swedish researchers say

Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study April 07, 2015

Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study April 02, 2015

Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines March 31, 2015

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

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