Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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Article Title
6/30/2009
U.S. Doctors Treat Heart Attack With Man's Own Stem Cells

Pioneering procedure aims to repair damaged cardiac muscle, surgeons say

6/29/2009
Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart

Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

6/24/2009
Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment

6/21/2009
Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

6/17/2009
Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial

Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say

6/17/2009
Calling All Heart Patients

Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

6/15/2009
Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says

6/9/2009
Reduced-Radiation Heart Scans Don't Compromise on Quality

New techniques bring equivalent results without the potential dangers, study shows

6/9/2009
Another Blood Fat Fuels Heart Attack Risk

Danish study fingers high levels of lipoprotein(a)

6/8/2009
Know Your Odds for Heart Failure

Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

5/29/2009
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health

Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

5/19/2009
Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries

Injections into heart restore blood flow in small study

5/19/2009
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks

Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

5/18/2009
Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease

Still, it's best to lose that excess weight, review says

5/15/2009
Chewable Aspirin More Readily Absorbed

Study suggests higher levels found in bloodstream could improve heart attack treatments

5/14/2009
Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Burning faulty tissue better than meds for irregular heartbeat, study suggests

5/14/2009
Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival

Heart patients gained an extra year of life over 8 years of follow-up, study finds

5/14/2009
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

5/14/2009
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites

Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

5/11/2009
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart

Experts suggest a change of pace for cardiac rehab programs

5/6/2009
Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show

5/6/2009
CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

5/5/2009
Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky

Because of similar symptoms, doctors urge overreaction if in doubt

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

4/29/2009
Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise

Noninvasive method detects dangerous levels of artery-blocking proteins

4/28/2009
Clinics Less Likely to Refer Heart Patients to Cardiologists

Women especially affected if primary care came from community outlet

4/25/2009
Many Who Should Use Statins Don't

Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

4/24/2009
Limited English May Be Life-Threatening

Study finds lower survival among less-fluent heart attack victims

4/24/2009
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers

Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

4/24/2009
Work Strife Stresses the Heart

The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

4/22/2009
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men

Study finds benefit from consuming just one serving a week

4/21/2009
Doctor's Training Affects Defibrillator Implant Results

Study finds fewer complications with electrophysiologists

4/20/2009
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk

But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

4/17/2009
NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions

Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded

4/15/2009
Soothing Songs Please the Heart

Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

4/14/2009
Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found

4/13/2009
Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk

Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/7/2009
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Waist size important in women, not men, researchers report

4/2/2009
Human Heart Can Make New Cells

Discovery could lead to ways of regrowing damaged cardiac tissue, experts say

4/1/2009
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss

Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

3/31/2009
Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems

Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

3/31/2009
Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

3/31/2009
Patient's Own Stem Cells Might Treat Heart Attack

Infusing cells into damaged area helped restore blood flow, researchers say

3/30/2009
Stem Cell Injections Seem to Reduce Angina Pain

Early study finds improved ability to exercise within 6 months

3/30/2009
Omega-3s of No Added Benefit to Heart Attack Patients

Standard therapy wipes out any protection the supplement might provide, study finds

3/30/2009
Statins May Help Before Artery-Opening Surgery

Italian studies report fewer heart attacks after procedures

3/30/2009
New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

Isolating damaged heart tissue does not produce better outcomes, study finds

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes