Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

8/12/2007
U.S. Hispanics Focus of Free Cholesterol Checks

Up to half have not been screened in the last 5 years, group says

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/10/2007
Moderate Exercise Might Be Healthier Than Intense Workouts

Just a 30-minute daily walk can help stave off diabetes, heart trouble, study finds

8/3/2007
Diet and Fitness: A Proven Path to Heart Health

Lifestyle changes can slash your risk for cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes

8/3/2007
Hostility Puts Men's Hearts at Risk

Bad feelings may help spur chronic inflammation, study suggests

7/27/2007
Two Diabetes Drugs Double Heart Failure Risk: Study

Avandia, Actos-linked danger occurs even at low doses and among younger patients

7/25/2007
Clots Reduce Aortic Tear Survival

Ruptures in the aorta endanger 10,000 Americans each year, experts say

7/24/2007
Defibrillators Can Control Dangerous Heart Condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disorder, often strikes younger people

7/23/2007
Study Links Diet Soft Drinks With Cardiac Risk

Just one soda a day tied to higher incidence of metabolic syndrome

7/20/2007
Simple Lifestyles Changes Can Produce Big Payoffs

The path to a better, longer life may be shorter than you think

7/20/2007
New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure

But cost, safety issues could keep Diovan, Tekturna from most patients, experts say

7/19/2007
One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

7/18/2007
Combining Drugs Doesn't Improve Arterial Disease Outcome

No overall benefit seen when blood thinner, antiplatelet agent used together, study finds

7/18/2007
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Heart Disease

But doctor's office-based DNA tests are still a long way off, experts say

7/17/2007
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk

Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

7/16/2007
No Danger Found in Blood Thinner-Statin Combination

Study detects no increase in heart attack, stroke, death

7/16/2007
Patch Helps Heart Grow New Cells

Rat study suggests a way of repairing lost cardiac tissue

7/12/2007
Cirrhosis Can Impact Heart Surgery Success

Two-thirds of those with severe disease died after cardiac surgery, study found

7/12/2007
Blood Test Warns of Dangerous 'Deep Belly' Fat

This type of fat around organs boosts health risks, researchers say

7/10/2007
Death Rate High in Drug-Coated Stent Trial

Small study of bypass patients found no such risk from bare-metal stents

7/5/2007
Timing of Breast Cancer Drug Affects Cardiac Risk: Study

Giving Herceptin alongside -- not after -- standard chemo may be best approach

7/3/2007
A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay

Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report