Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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7/18/2008
Heart Blood Vessels Grown in the Lab

Could offer a future alternative to bypass surgery, researchers say

7/16/2008
Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

7/14/2008
For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat

Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

7/14/2008
Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition

CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

7/14/2008
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes

Even patients without diabetes face 4-fold increase in death, major complications

7/11/2008
Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

7/9/2008
Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients

But it doesn't improve death rates, study finds

7/9/2008
ELS Plus CPR Boosts Blood Flow After Cardiac Arrest

Catheter procedure keeps heart tissue alive, benefits other organs, study finds

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/7/2008
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives

Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

7/7/2008
Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

7/5/2008
Get Healthy: Your Middle-Aged Heart Will Thank You

It's never too late to start eating better, losing weight and exercising, studies find

7/3/2008
Screening Athletes Could Cut Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

But ECG use controversial because of cost, number of false positives, study says

7/3/2008
FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs

Wants long-term studies to assure medications don't raise cardiovascular risks

7/1/2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

6/30/2008
Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby

Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

6/30/2008
Fatty Liver Disease Ups Heart Risks for Obese Kids

As many as 6 million U.S. youngsters have the condition, researchers warn

6/30/2008
New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes

Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

6/25/2008
Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise for Marfan Syndrome

Losartan slowed aortic enlargement, most life-threatening defect of condition

6/25/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Reduce Repeat Artery Procedures

But sicker patients may be getting bare metal devices, study suggests

6/25/2008
Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates

More schooling, more money linked to improved outcomes, study concludes

6/23/2008
Arterial Calcium Scans Can Predict Death Risk

But the test's cost may still be prohibitive, experts say

6/23/2008
Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women

Study found eating fruits, veggies, whole grains most protective against heart disease

6/23/2008
Low Vitamin D Could Raise Death Risk

Study is among the first to show such an effect from a nutrient, experts say

6/23/2008
New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found

Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

6/18/2008
Cardiologists Spot Best Treatment for a Deadly Duo

Controlling heart rate is key when heart failure, irregular heartbeat combine, study finds

6/17/2008
Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough

For those over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the greater threat, experts say

6/16/2008
Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer

For women, especially, the brew could boost heart health, study finds

6/13/2008
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack

It significantly lowers cholesterol, researchers say

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk

Measurement is inexpensive, simple to perform, yields instant result, study says

6/9/2008
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

6/9/2008
Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women

Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

6/9/2008
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk

Findings suggest current dietary requirements need to be increased

6/8/2008
Applying Parallel Pressure Improves Vascular Grafting

Finding could speed new tissue-engineered stem cell bypass procedures, study says

6/4/2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

6/3/2008
Heart Failure Patients Overestimate Their Life Expectancy

Statistical survey indicates doctors need to be more clear in explaining realities

6/2/2008
Black Athletes' Hearts May Differ From Those of Whites

Abnormal electrical patterns more common in black football players, but they aren't necessarily dangerous, experts say

6/2/2008
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies

Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

5/30/2008
Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement

Mice given BH4 had lower production of toxic free radicals from hypertension, study finds

5/27/2008
New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks

Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

5/27/2008
Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack

More than half don't see themselves at any increased risk, researchers find

5/23/2008
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients

Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

5/22/2008
'Net, Video Tools Successful in Lung Disease Management

Canada's TELEHEALTH program improved conditions for patients in rural and remote areas

5/22/2008
CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases

Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

5/22/2008
Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks

Ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol determined chances of trouble in postmenopausal women, study shows

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks

One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

5/21/2008
Day of Admission Dictates Length of Stay for Heart Failure

Patients admitted to a hospital on Thursdays or Fridays have longer stays, study found