Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

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