Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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11/6/2007
Experimental Drug Fails Against Heart Failure

Tezosentan didn't change outcomes for patients with sudden, life-threatening attacks, trial shows

11/6/2007
Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients

They performed no better with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, researchers say

11/6/2007
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart

But contraceptives heighten risk of arterial problems, studies find

11/6/2007
Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's

Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

11/5/2007
Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study

Almost 90% adhered to fluid restriction, weigh-ins when aided by trained support group

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/5/2007
Blood-Incompatible Heart Transplants Safe for Infants

Study data shows mortality could be reduced 20% for those awaiting new organ

11/5/2007
Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits

Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says

11/5/2007
New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries

They could eliminate need for invasive procedures for some patients, study says

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow

Arteries function better when the dark delight is consumed, study suggests

11/4/2007
New Heart Pump Helps Women Awaiting Transplants

It's smaller than the first-generation device, researchers report

11/4/2007
Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure

Doctors need to do more to erase racial disparities, study suggests

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/2/2007
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals

Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Just Anticipating a Nap May Be Good for the Heart

Expectation produced small drops in blood pressure, but more study needed, researchers say

11/1/2007
Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator

Not every patient needs the expensive but lifesaving devices, experts note

11/1/2007
Siblings Often Share Heart Risks

Brothers, especially, may be most affected, study finds

10/29/2007
Study Supports Controversial Heart Failure Drug

But small, short-term trial is unlikely to quiet Natrecor's critics

10/29/2007
Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives

American Academy of Pediatrics says heart problems in kids have been underestimated

10/24/2007
Obesity Can Hurt Kids' Hearts

Early signs of cardiovascular disease are there, researchers say

10/23/2007
Marital Stress Linked to Heart Disease

Couples with troubled relationships have hardening of the coronary arteries, research says

10/22/2007
Overweight Now a Global Problem

About a quarter of the world's adults are obese, study finds

10/22/2007
Whole Grains Do a Heart Good

Cereal cuts cardiovascular risk, as do fruits, veggies, research shows

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