Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

2/10/2010
Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking

More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

1/25/2010
More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging

Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/19/2010
Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart

The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

1/18/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

1/18/2010
For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors

Cholesterol levels, while important, shouldn't be overriding concern, study says

1/18/2010
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil

Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

1/15/2010
Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA

HHS, FDA pledge funds for more research on the common plastics chemical

1/14/2010
Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens

Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

1/12/2010
Could a Bigger Bottom Boost Health?

Derriere fat curbs inflammatory processes linked to heart disease, experts say

1/12/2010
Faster Heart Rate May Raise Risk of Heart Attack Death

But for women, exercise cuts that risk significantly, study finds

1/8/2010
Common Radio Frequency Tag Readers Might Trouble Pacemakers

Found in store security tags, hotel keycards, toll booth sensors, researchers say

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

12/31/2009
Procedure Boosts Outcomes in Implantable Defibrillator Patients

Catheter-based cardiac tissue clearing cuts recurrence of a dangerous heart arrhythmia, study finds

12/28/2009
Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obese' Man

Heart risks may take years to show up, but they're there, study finds

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/16/2009
Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life

Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

12/15/2009
Normal Cholesterol Doesn't Guarantee Healthy Heart

Screening for inflammatory marker may spot people in need of statins, researchers say

12/7/2009
New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots

Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

12/4/2009
Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart

Small study found they spurred blood vessel growth after heart attack

12/1/2009
Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You

Stronger cardiovascular system tied to academic achievement, study finds

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/19/2009
Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart

But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/18/2009
Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys

Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives

11/18/2009
Study Shows Hospital Report Cards Unlikely to Spur Improvement

Treatment of heart patients no better after performance data released to public, researchers find

11/18/2009
Niacin Adds No Benefit for Statin Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin didn't reverse or stall carotid artery disease

11/18/2009
New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination

Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say