Stroke

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about stroke. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.

Small Restaurants Have Calorie-Packed Items, Too

Meals from non-chain or small-chain restaurants typically have higher calorie content than their fast-food peers.

Sodium Levels Remain High in Popular Foods

Study finds little progress in reducing sodium levels of common processed and restaurant foods since 2005.

Skipping Blood Pressure Medication Increases Stroke Risk

Poor adherence or non-adherence to medication drastically increases stroke risk in patients with high blood pressure.

Noisy Airports May Impact Heart Health of Nearby Residents

Study shows noise from planes may disrupt sleep, worsening cardiovascular health.

Coffee and Heart Health

Studies suggest coffee helps protect our hearts, rather than harm them.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

A common sleep disorder may significantly increase risk of sudden cardiac death.

Common Painkillers Increase Heart Risks

Study finds that taking high doses of NSAIDs for prolonged periods of time increases risk for heart attack and stroke.

Vegetarians May Live Longer Than Meat Eaters

New research confirms that vegetarian dietary patterns can extend longevity.

Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent Memory Loss

In addition to being heart-healthy, the Mediterranean diet may also help protect our minds.

Novel Ads Encourage Smokers to Ask Their Doctors About Quitting

A new national campaign aiming to curb smoking rates features real stories from former smokers.

Magnets in iPad 2 May Interfere with Heart Devices

A study conducted by a 14-year-old student finds that the iPad 2 interferes with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Poor Diet Negatively Impacts Sleep Patterns in Middle-School Children

Among children, a link found between diet and sleep may be the key to promoting better heart health as adults.

Smokeless Tobacco Trends in Adolescents

Smokeless tobacco use remains unchanged between 2000 and 2011 among middle and high school students.

Pets May Boost Heart Health

After a comprehensive review of existing research, experts acknowledge an association between pet ownership and reduced cardiovascular risk.

Fiber Reduces Stroke Risk

Study shows increasing dietary fiber intake could drastically reduce risk for stroke.

Heart Patients Slow to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Despite benefits, many heart patients fail to adopt healthy lifestyle changes following diagnosis.

Physically Demanding Jobs Increase Heart Disease Risk

Manual labor may increase risk for heart attack and stroke.

Understanding the Tobacco Control Act

A review of the law that helps protect the public against health problems caused by tobacco use.

Binge Drinking Harms the Heart

A study highlights the negative impact that excessive drinking can have on the heart—even in young, healthy individuals.