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Small lifestyle changes may have big impact on reducing stroke risk

DALLAS — Making small lifestyle changes could reduce your risk of having a stroke, according to a new study in the American ...

Minor Changes in Cardiovascular Health Reduce Chances of Stroke

NIH-supported study supports need for more research in stroke prevention ...

Re-Analysis of Diabetes Drug Finds No Higher Heart Attack Risk

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – A re-analysis of the data from a pivotal study of rosiglitazone found no increased risk of cardiovascular events associated with the controversial diabetes drug, according to researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). ... Full story

Researchers solve 20-year puzzle of how heart regulates its beat

Findings help explain what goes wrong in heart failure ... Full story

Sleep Study Finds Important Gender Differences Among Heart Patients

Poor Sleep May Be Most Harmful to Women with Heart Disease ... Full story

Methodist Sugar Land is first in county to offer stroke-preventing procedure for atrial fibrillation patients

Sugar Land, TX - Methodist Sugar Land is the first hospital in Fort Bend County to offer the LARIAT procedure to treat patients who have atrial fibrillation and are at increased risk of stroke. The LARIAT procedure is nonsurgical and noninvasive—performed in a catheterization lab instead of an operating room. ... Full story

Research teams find genetic variant that could improve warfarin dosing in African-Americans

In the first genome-wide association study to focus on warfarin dose requirement in African-Americans, a multi-institutional team of researchers has identified a common genetic variation that can help physicians estimate the correct dose of the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin. ... Full story

Binge drinking may put young people at risk for heart disease

Jeanne Galatzer-Levy - Repeated weekend binge drinking in healthy young adults causes changes in blood flow in the arm suggesting an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ... Full story

Heart Health Matters to Your Brain

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C - People suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ... Full story

Protein block stops vascular damage in diabetes

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how to stop the destructive process that leads to cardiovascular disease in diabetic laboratory animals. ... Full story

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