Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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4/30/2007
Implantable Defibrillator Wires Prone to Failure

Study finds failure rate for old, new versions reaches 20% at 10 years

4/26/2007
Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function

Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

4/25/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Bring Mixed Benefits

High-dose statins may not be worth the cost for some heart patients, study finds

4/24/2007
New Angina Drug Fails to Cut Heart Attacks

But ranolazine may still have a place in therapy, experts say

4/24/2007
Emergency Care Lacking for Patients Over 90

Too often, doctors don't provide recommended heart attack treatments, study finds

4/23/2007
Novel Stent Relieves Acute Heart Pain

It diverts blood to oxygen-starved heart muscle, researchers say

4/20/2007
Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts

Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/19/2007
Drug-Coated Stents as Good as Bypass Surgery

Study finds complication, survival rates essentially same

4/19/2007
Heavy Drinking in College May Harm Heart

But moderate amounts of alcohol could be healthy, study shows

4/18/2007
Protein Monitoring Improved Heart Failure Treatment

French trial found fewer deaths and hospital stays

4/13/2007
Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack

Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

4/11/2007
Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

4/10/2007
Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors

New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

4/10/2007
Co-Payments Cut Statin Use

Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

4/9/2007
Patient Questionnaire Can Gauge Heart Failure Risk

23 points can help spot who's in gravest danger, experts say

4/9/2007
Study Questions Value of Stents for Blocked Heart Artery

More improvements may be needed to boost patient outcomes, experts say

4/8/2007
Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women

But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

4/6/2007
Gene Marker May Predict Diabetes Risk

'Telomeres' at chromosomes' ends shorten as disease nears, experts say

4/6/2007
Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Those without coverage more likely to forego routine physical exams

4/5/2007
Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

3/30/2007
Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/28/2007
Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure

But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

3/27/2007
Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

3/27/2007
Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure

Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/27/2007
Research Propels Advances in Clinical Cardiology

3 studies highlight new drug therapies, heart valve 'clips' and better nuclear imaging

3/27/2007
Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study

Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

3/26/2007
Drug Fails to Cut Deaths from Cardiogenic Shock

Tilarginine had no effect on 30-day survival, study found

3/26/2007
Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups

Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

3/26/2007
Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents

For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

3/26/2007
More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study

Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn

3/26/2007
Cutting-Edge Devices Assist Cardio Treatments

Experimental technologies proving their mettle as powerful tools for docs

3/26/2007
Early Use of Cholesterol Drug Boosts Outcomes After Angioplasty

A second study suggests statins prevent plaque buildup in arteries

3/25/2007
Drug Provides Short-Term Relief of Heart Failure Symptoms

But studies of tolvaptan say its use doesn't reduce risk of re-hospitalization or death

3/25/2007
Heart Test Shows Who Needs Implantable Defibrillators

It also spots those patients who don't need the cardiac rhythm devices, study says

3/25/2007
Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries

Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests

3/25/2007
Next Generation of Stents Responds to Problems

Newer drug-eluting and biodegradable versions show promise

3/24/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Effective After Heart Surgery

Major bleeding was noticeably reduced after 8 months, Canadian study finds

3/23/2007
Bypass Better Than Stent Use for Blocked Artery

Studies favor bypass, but experts say decision must be made on case-by-case basis

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/21/2007
Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames

Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

3/20/2007
Artery Disease Poses Immediate Risks

1 of every 7 patients suffers serious event, including death, within one year, study finds

3/19/2007
Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries

10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

3/16/2007
Gap in Black-White Life Expectancy Narrows

It's a good sign, but not a victory, one expert says

3/16/2007
Checklist May Help Cut Sudden Death in Athletes

12-step screen can spot underlying heart problems, experts say

3/12/2007
Almost Two-Thirds of Pacemaker Users Have Sleep Apnea

The breathing disorder often goes undetected, study finds

3/12/2007
Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85

But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says