Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

4/10/2008
Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks

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

4/10/2008
Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study

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

4/9/2008
Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

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

4/8/2008
Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death

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

4/8/2008
Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit

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

4/7/2008
New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

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

4/3/2008
Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications

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

4/1/2008
Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass

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

4/1/2008
Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

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

3/31/2008
Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack

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

3/31/2008
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

3/31/2008
Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery

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

3/31/2008
Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

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

3/30/2008
Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say