Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

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