Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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3/24/2017
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

3/16/2017
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

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

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/9/2017
Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List

Start by loading up with veggies, preferably in a variety of colors, cardiologist says

2/8/2017
Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

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
ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling

Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

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

1/24/2017
Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

1/3/2017
Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

12/23/2016
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

12/23/2016
Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome'

Eating and drinking too much can increase your risk for cardiac complications, experts advise

12/16/2016
Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

10/24/2016
Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

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

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study

High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

9/15/2016
Alcohol and Your Heart

Drinking alcohol daily over the long term may increase risk of common heart rhythm problem, study finds.

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

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

8/31/2016
Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That

Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes

8/31/2016
Drug-Coated Stents Don't Improve Patient Survival, Large Study Reports

But, the pricier devices do lead to fewer repeat heart procedures

8/30/2016
Mediterranean Diet Shows Its Protective Powers in Heart Patients

Those who ate more produce, fish, olive oil were less likely to die during study period

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

8/15/2016
Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say

American Heart Association statement says it's not enough to move to boost health, you have to sit less

8/11/2016
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

8/10/2016
Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?

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

7/20/2016
Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education

People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure, study suggests

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

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

6/6/2016
Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills, Study Says

Abnormal sleep patterns may disrupt body's natural rhythm

6/1/2016
Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

5/17/2016
Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

4/7/2016
4/4/2016
Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study

Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

3/28/2016
Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/2/2016
One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

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

2/23/2016
Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care

And, that's despite having healthier blood vessels, study says

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/1/2016
Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

1/25/2016
Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

1/21/2016
Heart Disease and Dietary Fats

Eating healthier fats could reduce heart disease deaths around the world, new study finds.

1/18/2016
Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank You

And the more you do, the better off you'll be, cardiologists say