Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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
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
Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

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

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

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say

3/30/2008
Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

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

3/29/2008
Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk

Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

3/29/2008
New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents

Antiplatelet prasugrel may protect better than Plavix, study shows

3/28/2008
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

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

3/26/2008
Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice

Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

3/25/2008
Heart Failure Raises Risks After Non-Cardiac Surgeries

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

3/21/2008
Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

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

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

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

3/20/2008
Happy Marriage, Happy Heart

Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

3/19/2008
Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease

Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

3/19/2008
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

3/18/2008
Genetic Medicine Making Inroads Against Disease

Advances against PTSD, bone loss and heart woes cited in new research

3/18/2008
The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting

Those 80 and older may not need to be hospitalized, study says

3/17/2008
Chest Pain May Signal Cocaine Use in Young Patients

It's important that doctors ask about drug use upfront, experts say

3/17/2008
Some Imperfect Hearts OK for Transplant

Ventricular thickening didn't affect outcomes, could expand donor pool, experts say

3/14/2008
Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant

As a result, FDA to require testing of all imported heparin

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/14/2008
Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

3/14/2008
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

3/12/2008
Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts

Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

3/11/2008
Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

3/7/2008
Depression After a Heart Attack Dangerous for Years

Study finds long-lasting increased risk of death, but no clear explanation why

3/7/2008
Even in Middle Age, Starting to Drink May Lower Heart Risks

Wine is better than liquor, study says; a healthy lifestyle is even better, doctor adds

3/5/2008
Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin

Using it could save money and lives, expert says

3/5/2008
FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products

But officials can't say if it's responsible for adverse events, deaths reported

2/29/2008
Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk

Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

2/27/2008
Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/26/2008
Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Analysis of studies finds modest benefit with both conditions

2/26/2008
National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients

American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

2/25/2008
Doing Angioplasty Long After Heart Attack Still Worth It, Analysis Shows

But author of one of studies in the review challenges the finding

2/25/2008
More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure

Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

2/22/2008
Stroke More Prevalent in U.S. Than in Europe

Poor Americans fare worse; risks, health-care system cited as factors

2/22/2008
Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents

Amid flurry of studies, certain advice emerging for heart patients

2/21/2008
Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk

Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

2/21/2008
Cats Help Shield Owners From Heart Attack

Study finds 30% risk reduction when felines are in the home

2/21/2008
Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

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