Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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