Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

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

Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

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

Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack

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

Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients

Remote screening cut hospital readmissions, provided timely intervention

Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

Incubators Affect Newborns' Heart Rates

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

Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

Secondhand Smoke Blocks Artery Repair

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

Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease

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

Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

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

Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

New Heart Disease Markers Discovered

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

Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble

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

Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

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

Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications

Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk

Quality Care, Not Number of Procedures, Determines Bypass Results

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

New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results

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

Gene Variant Protects Black Heart Failure Patients

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

Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

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

Skin Test Spots Heart Risks in Healthy People

No blood sample required with noninvasive cholesterol test, study shows

Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive

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

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

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages

But doctors are divided on whether supplements are a good option

Diabetic Eye Problem Linked to Heart Failure

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

Hormone Replacement May Cut Risk for Age-Linked Eye Disease

Estrogen may prevent advanced macular degeneration, study finds

Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

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

Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks

Finnish study says early start to healthy lifestyles can pay big dividends later

Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study

Study of doctors shows 7 eggs a week raise risk of dying

Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death

Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit

But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications

At-risk patients need care to avoid heart disease, cancer, task force report says

Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass

MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function

Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

Many have high percentages of body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes

Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack

Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure

Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery

But patients who received stents required more procedures to reopen arteries, study found

Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

Enhanced doctor-patient communication showed big drops in blood pressure, disease scores

Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say

Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones

Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk

Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents

Antiplatelet prasugrel may protect better than Plavix, study shows

Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice

Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

Heart Failure Raises Risks After Non-Cardiac Surgeries

Post-op odds of dying increased for patients with the common condition, study found

Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

Study with dogs shows devices much more than a mechanical fix for ailing patients

Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

Happy Marriage, Happy Heart

Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure