Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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

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

5/21/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children

The condition produces inflammation, potential cardiovascular problems, study says

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

5/21/2008
Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results

One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

5/21/2008
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics

Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

5/19/2008
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/19/2008
Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says

5/18/2008
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/15/2008
Statins May Help Older Women Control Irregular Heartbeat

The cholesterol-lowering drugs showed some benefits in preliminary trial

5/15/2008
Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls

Some not clear on risks of problems, two surveys find

5/15/2008
New Guidelines Issued for Implanted Heart Devices

Prevention is as important as intervention, specialists say

5/14/2008
Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths

Studies find they might add to traditional risk factors

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/14/2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

5/13/2008
Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly

Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

5/13/2008
Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Study finds higher levels of protein that increases levels of damaging blood fats in users

5/12/2008
Viagra May Protect Hearts of Some Muscular Dystrophy Patients

In study with mice, drug prevented heart failure in those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

5/12/2008
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans

Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors

Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/6/2008
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Long-term study, involving women, deals another blow to homocysteine theory

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

5/2/2008
Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack

Small study found they attributed symptoms to stress, indigestion and fatigue

5/1/2008
Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients

Remote screening cut hospital readmissions, provided timely intervention

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

5/1/2008
Incubators Affect Newborns' Heart Rates

Electromagnetic fields seem to cause drop in heart rate variability, researchers report

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

4/29/2008
Secondhand Smoke Blocks Artery Repair

Toxins' effect on heart health may be worse than thought, study suggests

4/29/2008
Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease

But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

4/28/2008
Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

4/25/2008
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

4/24/2008
New Heart Disease Markers Discovered

Genes associated with elevated CRP levels play role in metabolic syndrome, studies say

4/23/2008
Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble

High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

4/23/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

4/23/2008
Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications

Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk

4/22/2008
Quality Care, Not Number of Procedures, Determines Bypass Results

As the number of heart surgeries has declined, so has death rate, study finds

4/21/2008
New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results

Called a 'box lesion,' it helps isolate electrical impulses causing irregular heartbeat

4/21/2008
Gene Variant Protects Black Heart Failure Patients

Has same effect as beta blocker drugs in 40% of blacks, study finds

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

4/17/2008
Skin Test Spots Heart Risks in Healthy People

No blood sample required with noninvasive cholesterol test, study shows

4/16/2008
Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive

Those going to hospital on weekend faced 13.4% lower chance of recovery, study finds

4/16/2008
Timing of HRT May Influence Heart Risks

Study found women with risk factors who took it early in menopause did not have diminished vessel function

4/16/2008
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages

But doctors are divided on whether supplements are a good option

4/14/2008
Diabetic Eye Problem Linked to Heart Failure

Retinopathy more than doubled the risk of heart problems, study found

4/14/2008
Hormone Replacement May Cut Risk for Age-Linked Eye Disease

Estrogen may prevent advanced macular degeneration, study finds

4/10/2008
Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests