Heart Attack Drug News

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11/17/2017
11/16/2017
8/29/2017
Viagra Won't Help, and May Harm, Patients With a Heart Valve Disorder

Earlier data suggested the drug might ease high blood pressure in lungs, but new study refutes that

8/28/2017
Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way

Study of injected medication suggests reductions in inflammation could be treatment target

8/22/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

6/15/2017
Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol

Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

5/12/2017
Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem?

Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

4/7/2017
Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

3/29/2017
Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

3/22/2017
Heart Drug Digoxin May Raise Death Risk for Some Patients: Study

Those with irregular heartbeat are especially vulnerable right after starting the medicine, researcher says

3/6/2017
Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

2/15/2017
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

2/3/2017
What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

1/30/2017
Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

12/12/2016
Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

10/17/2016
Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

10/11/2016
Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?

Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/1/2016
Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

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

6/16/2016
For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

5/11/2016
Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

4/20/2016
Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

2/24/2016
Staying on Low-Dose Aspirin Before Heart Surgery Deemed Safe

Study finds no increased risk of bleeding in 30 days after operation

1/19/2016
Slow Heart Rate Doesn't Mean Early Death Risk: Study

But, there's some concern for those taking medications that slow the heart rate

1/12/2016
Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

12/1/2015
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

11/11/2015
Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

11/10/2015
Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

11/10/2015
Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better

Study found self-monitoring was linked to a lower risk of death after 5 years

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

11/9/2015
Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

10/5/2015
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

9/21/2015
Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

8/3/2015
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

7/24/2015
FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

7/21/2015
Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

7/14/2015
Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

7/7/2015
How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

6/24/2015
Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

5/5/2015
Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

4/6/2015
New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

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

3/25/2015
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

2/27/2015
Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

2/17/2015
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

2/3/2015
A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says

1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

12/5/2014
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says