Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/30/2009
No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents

Risk appears the same for bare metal or drug-eluting devices, study found

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/26/2009
New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks

3/25/2009
Faulty Household Wiring Can Trigger a Heart Defibrillator

Several cases of inappropriate shocks from appliances have been reported

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/23/2009
Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

3/20/2009
Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/19/2009
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking

Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men

3/17/2009
Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis

Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds

3/17/2009
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise

Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

3/16/2009
Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

3/16/2009
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack

But inactivity makes benefit vanish quickly, researchers say

3/16/2009
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

3/13/2009
Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women

And ovary removal is another reproductive factor linked to cardiovascular trouble, research shows

3/13/2009
Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors

3/12/2009
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics

Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

3/12/2009
Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds

Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

3/11/2009
New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition

Promises to make diagnosis simpler for disease than can strike younger adults

3/11/2009
Slight Cut in Salt Intake Would Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

Just 1 less gram a day could produce dramatic results, study says

3/11/2009
Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk

It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

3/9/2009
Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research

Scientists applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

3/8/2009
Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday

Researchers applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/3/2009
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul

Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks

3/3/2009
Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack

Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

2/27/2009
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

2/26/2009
Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease

Untreated, one throat strain can lead to damaging fever, physicians warn

2/25/2009
Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds

Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

2/18/2009
Is Bypass Truly Better than Stenting?

Read the fine print, experts say in disputing new study's finding

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/15/2009
Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style