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

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests.

Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise often promotes better heart health, but it's still important to take precautions.

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for serious health problems, from heart attack to stroke.

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to noise pollution from traffic may reduce life expectancy, a new study contends.

Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive physical therapy helps restore arm function in people who have survived a severe stroke, a new study finds.

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one in 10 older heart attack survivors gets a potentially lifesaving implantable defibrillator, a new study finds.

Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study suggests that smartphones should be kept a safe distance from implanted cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators, in the rare chance that signaling "interference" occurs.

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kengreal (cangrelor) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent blood clots from forming during angioplasty.