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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

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

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

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

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

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer August 29, 2016

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise August 29, 2016

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk August 24, 2016

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage August 22, 2016

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk August 18, 2016

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Blood condition is common among older patients

Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases? August 10, 2016

High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure August 08, 2016

Researchers cite aging populations, diet, inactivity and lack of preventive care

Study Links Sleep Problems to Stroke Risk, Recovery August 03, 2016

Treating sleep difficulties may reduce the threat, neurologist says

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers? July 26, 2016

Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed July 21, 2016

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review July 19, 2016

Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds July 18, 2016

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack July 14, 2016

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study July 14, 2016

Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control July 12, 2016

People who didn't get enough daily magnesium had higher BP readings, analysis showed

Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns June 29, 2016

Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks June 23, 2016

Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That June 22, 2016

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study June 22, 2016

They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study June 20, 2016

Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation June 20, 2016

Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say

Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden June 16, 2016

Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team June 16, 2016

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty June 15, 2016

Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure

Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study June 14, 2016

Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care June 13, 2016

Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later June 09, 2016

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women? June 09, 2016

Study reflects gender differences in treatment of atrial fibrillation

Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat June 08, 2016

They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors June 02, 2016

Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites June 02, 2016

Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke June 01, 2016

Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble