Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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2/20/2008
Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults

Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

2/20/2008
Music Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes

Study finds enhanced alertness, mood in those who listened just a few hours a day

2/19/2008
Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends

Study suggests staffing, systemic issues behind difference in mortality rates

2/18/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Ease Irregular Heartbeat

Statins effective against atrial fibrillation, analysis shows

2/18/2008
Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives

More patients would take recommended medications, study says

2/18/2008
One Drink May Help Heart, But Two Is Too Many

Extra glass negates immediate benefits to circulation, Canadian study says

2/14/2008
Drug Cuts Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Safety trial shows novel compound blocks enzyme triggering cell and tissue death

2/13/2008
Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems

But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

2/12/2008
Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure

It seems to plug calcium leaks that cause tiring in muscles, study says

2/12/2008
Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk

Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates

2/11/2008
High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women

State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

2/8/2008
Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries

Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds

2/8/2008
Heart Attack Seldom Leads to Healthier Diet

Most patients were still eating poorly one year later, study found

2/7/2008
Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks

British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

2/6/2008
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

2/5/2008
First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous

Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

2/4/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

1/30/2008
Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding

German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

1/30/2008
Study Challenges New Benchmark for High-Volume Heart Transplant Hospitals

Johns Hopkins researchers question government decision to lower requirements for designation

1/29/2008
Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same

Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated

1/29/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug Helps Infants With Heart Ills

Study shows use for small doses of Plavix in children under 2

1/29/2008
Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery

But experts question results of small Polish study

1/28/2008
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

1/23/2008
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble

Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

1/23/2008
Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages

Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study

1/22/2008
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

1/21/2008
'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise

Trial finds polymer reduces inflammatory reaction associated with current devices

1/19/2008
Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

1/18/2008
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

1/18/2008
Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

But it's nowhere near ready for general use, experts caution

1/11/2008
Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients

British study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of major vascular events

1/9/2008
Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes

Finding may fuel debate about screening for cardiovascular problems

1/9/2008
Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart

The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

1/8/2008
Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

1/3/2008
Defibrillation Comes Late in 30 Percent of Hospital Cases

Heart treatment doesn't always begin in recommended 2 minutes, study shows

12/27/2007
Lower Body Temps Increase Blood Loss During Surgery

Analysis of 40 years' data shows somewhat risky transfusions often necessary

12/26/2007
Heart Procedure Reduces Need for Defibrillator Shocks

While study results are promising, they don't address benefits of drug therapy

12/18/2007
Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong

Study finds false positives occur 9.2% of the time in emergency rooms

12/18/2007
U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling

But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says

12/14/2007
FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin

They cite concerns that consumers wouldn't use the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor safely

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

12/11/2007
Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk

Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug

12/11/2007
Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest

Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/10/2007
Coronary Artery Calcium May Raise Women's Heart Risk

New study challenges traditional assessment of risk

12/6/2007
Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors

Studies in mice suggest they might prevent cardiac arrest

12/5/2007
Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients

Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

12/5/2007
Overweight Kids Often Become Obese, Unhealthy Adults

Experts warn of surge in cardiovascular troubles by 2035