Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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11/17/2009
Biotech Soybeans Good Source of Omega-3

Oil from engineered beans might help reduce heart attacks, researchers say

11/16/2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks

People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

11/16/2009
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease

But further trials are needed to prove this conclusively, researchers say

11/16/2009
Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

11/16/2009
New Wiring Adds Risk When Replacing Pacemaker

Complications most likely when new lead is needed in heart devices, researchers find

11/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men

Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

11/16/2009
Rapid Cooling Might Help Heart Attack Patients

Pumping coolant into the nose right away seems to prevent brain damage, study finds

11/16/2009
Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia

It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or Niaspan

11/9/2009
No Gender Gap Found for Clot-Busting Drug

Plavix helped men and women almost equally, study finds

11/4/2009
Poorer Outcomes After 'Off-Pump' Bypass Surgery

Keeping patients on the heart-lung machine improved survival, study found

11/3/2009
Statins May Worsen Fatigue in Heart Failure Patients

But no one's suggesting the drugs should be stopped

10/23/2009
Adding Drug Doesn't Help Control Blood Pressure

No risk reduction for heart patients when ARB added to ACE inhibitor therapy, study finds

10/18/2009
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not

Despite potential heart benefits, other risks await, experts warn

10/15/2009
Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab

New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

10/15/2009
Smoking Bans Good for Non-Smokers' Hearts: Study

Report could get more states to pass laws to curtail secondhand smoke, experts say

10/9/2009
American Heart Association Guidelines Save Lives

Heart attack, heart failure survival better at hospitals given awards for following program

10/7/2009
Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off

European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device

10/7/2009
Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference

But new study design might change response times, researcher says

10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

10/1/2009
Clot-Busting Therapy Under Review

Cardiologists looking at new generation of drugs as Plavix trial shows double dosage best for angioplasty

10/1/2009
Heart-Pacing Devices Hold Promise for Heart Failure

Defibrillators, pacemakers offer benefits for patients with milder forms of the condition, study suggests

9/28/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Risk Higher in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Reason behind gender difference isn't clear, researchers say

9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/22/2009
Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack

Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

9/15/2009
Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest

Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

9/14/2009
Implantable Defibrillators May Not Help Women With Heart Failure

Analysis of previous research found little benefit for female patients

9/14/2009
Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease

Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

9/10/2009
U.S. Faces Shortage of Heart Surgeons

Too many aging Americans, too few new doctors spell trouble, experts say

9/9/2009
Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives

To prevent sudden cardiac death, researchers recommend electrocardiograms

9/2/2009
Statins Before Vascular Surgery Cut Deaths, Complications

Problems halved in patients getting blood-vessel repairs done, study finds

9/1/2009
Government Best Source for U.S. Hospital Data, Study Finds

Magazines that rank facilities don't take all measurements into account

8/31/2009
New Anti-Clotting Drug Beats Plavix

Brilinta prevents heart attacks and improves survival, researchers say

8/24/2009
Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure

Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

8/19/2009
Stenting a Good Option for Left Main Heart Artery

As effective as standard of bypass surgery, Polish study finds

8/19/2009
Avandia Raises Heart Failure Risk More Than Actos

Diabetes drug shouldn't be used when there's a safer alternative, study says

8/17/2009
Worries May Worsen Peripheral Arterial Disease

Distressed 'type D' personality associated with mortality risk, study suggests

8/11/2009
How Weight Loss Helps the Heart

Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

8/6/2009
Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study

8/5/2009
Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

Paradox found in guidelines study

8/5/2009
Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits

7/31/2009
Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say

7/29/2009
Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease

7/28/2009
Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

Fast dissemination of data may become main stimulus for change, experts say

7/28/2009
More Dairy, Calcium in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life

Study beginning in 1930s suggests link, but experts unsure

7/27/2009
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

7/16/2009
FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair

Injected medication may be linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, agency says

7/14/2009
Walking, Biking to Work Pays Off

Active commuters are slimmer and fitter, study finds

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

7/1/2009
Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified

Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ

6/30/2009
Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment

CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds