Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/19/2010
Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab

A year later, only 37 percent were doing cardio exercises 3 times a week, study finds

6/18/2010
Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk

And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

6/14/2010
'Good' HDL Cholesterol Now Tied to Lower Cancer Risk

But finding is an association and doesn't prove cause-and-effect, researchers say

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

6/9/2010
Shortness Boosts Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Short people face 1.5 times greater chance of cardiovascular trouble, Finnish researchers say

6/8/2010
40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against Angina

Could be a less expensive treatment for the painful heart condition, study says

6/1/2010
Dual Therapy Best for Preventing Bleeding After Heart Procedures

But combined techniques less likely to be used for those at highest risk, study finds

6/1/2010
Shorter Hospital Stays May Hinder Heart Failure Patients

Quicker discharge tied to more readmissions, at-home deaths, study finds

6/1/2010
Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location

Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

6/1/2010
Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk

Study found treatment hiked hip fractures by 58 percent

5/28/2010
Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair

Amniotic membrane used by Japanese researchers to rejuvenate damaged heart muscle in rats

5/28/2010
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes

Study finds link between lack of oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease

5/27/2010
Fit People Release More Fat-Burning Molecules During Exercise

And marathon runners generate far more than those who do moderate exercise, study shows

5/26/2010
Progress Made Against Once-Fatal Heart Defect

Implanted devices help babies survive, thrive into adulthood, study shows

5/21/2010
Talk With Doctor Helps Heart Attack Patients Resume Sex

But study finds that many don't get counseling on when it's safe to do so

5/20/2010
Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs

Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

5/20/2010
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health

Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

5/19/2010
Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart

Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

5/14/2010
As End of Life Nears, What to Do With Implanted Defibrillators?

New guidelines help patients, doctors decide on removal to avoid unnecessary shocks

5/13/2010
Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimer's

Atrial fibrillation affects 1 in 20 people over age 65, experts note

5/12/2010
New Implanted Defibrillator May Be Simpler, Safer

Device does away with wires that can cause trouble, experts say

5/11/2010
Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

5/11/2010
Barbara Walters' Prognosis Is Excellent, Doctors Say

Increasingly common surgery will replace aortic valve to improve blood flow

5/7/2010
Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease

Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

5/4/2010
Hospitals Falling Short on Heart Patients' Follow-Up Care

Not tracking heart failure outcomes after discharge leads to readmissions, study finds

4/27/2010
Calcium Scan Improves Heart Risk Prediction

It may give doctors new tool in treating and managing heart disease, experts say

4/26/2010
Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health

Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found

4/23/2010
Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery

Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

4/20/2010
Many Don't Take Blood Thinner After Getting Stents

Serious risks double by waiting even a day after discharge, study finds

4/13/2010
Malpractice Fears Can Influence Medical Practice

Peer pressure also plays a role, study shows

4/12/2010
Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old

One-fifth of procedures performed in patients aged 80 and older, researchers say

4/7/2010
Poor More Likely to Die Following Heart Surgery

No matter what race or gender, poor people have higher death rates than rich within first decade

3/31/2010
New Insights Into Who's At Risk With Angioplasty

Guidelines based on national data point to those heart patients needing closest monitoring

3/30/2010
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts

Cardiac patients walking back to health with shelter dogs

3/24/2010
Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals

However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

3/24/2010
New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health

Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say

3/23/2010
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk

Study might offer proof at last that replacing saturated fats has heart benefits

3/16/2010
Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study

That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

3/15/2010
Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm

New studies suggest promising new ways to ease atrial fibrillation

3/15/2010
Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems

And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests

3/10/2010
Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly

Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

3/5/2010
Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities

Older people with heart disease most susceptible to potential problems, small study suggests

3/4/2010
Hearts of Hospice Patients Being Needlessly Shocked

Researchers say defibrillators can be turned off on admission

3/3/2010
Newer Blood Test Predicts Diabetes, Heart Disease

A1C outperforms fasting glucose in predicting heart disease and stroke risk, study finds

3/3/2010
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly

But it may be linked to a slight rise in high blood pressure, researchers say

2/26/2010
Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack

Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

2/18/2010
Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

2/16/2010
Women Need More Help After Heart Attack

Quality of life in first year's aftermath impacted by lack of social support

2/12/2010
Bill Clinton Back Home After Heart Procedure

His doctor says ex-president could be back to work by Monday, four days after having stents inserted into clogged coronary artery