Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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10/16/2007
Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study

Survival rates virtually the same, but some people may prefer one option over the other

10/16/2007
Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes

It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

10/16/2007
Defib Wire Warning Shouldn't Worry Most Users: Experts

Overall risk is low, but patients should consult with their doctors

10/14/2007
Chest Compressions Key to Revised CPR Guidelines

Keeping blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs is critical for survival, experts say

10/11/2007
Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey

Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

10/9/2007
Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart

High anxiety, low control double recurrent heart attack risk, study finds

10/8/2007
Family Infighting Hurts the Heart

Spats with spouse, kids, others boosts cardiovascular dangers, study finds

10/5/2007
Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too

They help ward off osteoarthritis, study suggests

10/5/2007
Erectile Dysfunction: A Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies link this common problem with vascular disease

10/5/2007
Study Rates Heart Health of Popular Diet Plans

Ornish beat Atkins, but any weight loss is good for the heart, researchers say

10/4/2007
Randy Jackson Takes Aim at Diabetes

American Idol judge is part of a campaign to stress the disease's link to heart disease

10/4/2007
Cardiac Artery Trouble Boosts Family Heart Risk

Relatives of those affected face higher odds of heart disease, study finds

10/3/2007
Study Finds Benefits With Drug-Coated Stents

Better outcomes for high-risk patients

10/2/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators

And blacks are less likely to receive the lifesaving devices, studies find

10/2/2007
Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs

Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

10/2/2007
Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women

Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect

9/29/2007
Diabetes Drugs Boost Heart Failure But Not Death

Experts split on what this means for those taking Avandia, Actos

9/29/2007
Take Care of Heart Before Any Surgery: Experts

New guidelines include advice to not stop statin drug use

9/27/2007
Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart

'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

9/26/2007
High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health

Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

9/26/2007
Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Rehab

But too many go without this valuable form of care, experts say

9/24/2007
Take Care of Your Heart Before and After Problems

Healthy blood pressure and weight can help avoid heart failure; rehab can aid recovery

9/24/2007
No Link Between Anti-Nausea Drug, Heart Trouble

Current warning for droperidol unwarranted, study suggests

9/19/2007
'Cosby' Star Tackles a Silent Heart Threat

Family deaths get Phylicia Rashad talking about peripheral artery disease

9/19/2007
Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

9/14/2007
Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina

Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

9/13/2007
Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels

Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death

9/12/2007
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart

It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

9/12/2007
Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart

Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

9/12/2007
Advance Reported in Heart Valves for Children

Researchers replicate tissue on 'cellular scaffolding'

9/11/2007
Beta Blocker Doesn't Help Children With Heart Failure

Trial shows no improvement with carvedilol

9/11/2007
Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients

Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

9/11/2007
Weight Gain May Spell Trouble for Heart Failure Patients

It typically precedes their hospitalization, study finds

9/10/2007
Experts Sort Out Good Fats From Bad

New guide helps consumers make healthier food choices

9/7/2007
Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk

Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

9/7/2007
Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease

Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

9/6/2007
Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety

High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

9/4/2007
Fat Builds Up in Hearts Before Diabetes Onset

Technique giving researchers static image of beating heart could be new screening tool

9/4/2007
Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women

Novel treatment promotes blood vessel growth in heart muscle, researchers say

9/2/2007
Blood Pressure Drug Combo Helps Diabetic Hearts

Large, long-term global study shows diuretic plus ACE inhibitor reduced risk of dying from heart disease

8/29/2007
New Heart Pump Shows Promise in Trial

Smaller, simpler device can be used in more patients, expert says

8/29/2007
Case Management Cost-Effective Way to Cut Heart Risks

California study shows such visits with patients reduced risk by 10% and also cut costs

8/27/2007
Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids

Whether defibrillators should be available an open question, researcher says

8/22/2007
Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested

Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

8/17/2007
Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults' Hearts

It affected 4 indicators of cardiovascular trouble, study found

8/17/2007
Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients

The technique reduces levels of protein linked to poor surgery results, study says

8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

8/14/2007
Fewer Minority Men Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

Education efforts may be working for blacks, Hispanics, U.S. study finds

8/13/2007
Pot Bellies Point to Heart Risk

This kind of fat was strong indicator of trouble ahead, study found

8/13/2007
Antioxidants No Magic Bullet for Heart Disease in Women

No substitute for conventional medicines or a healthy lifestyle, study finds