Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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1/31/2007
Air Pollution Poses Heart Risk to Postmenopausal Women

And the higher and longer the exposure, the bigger the threat, study finds

1/30/2007
Drug-Eluting Stents Best After Artery Re-Closure

Study upholds the use of these devices to replace bare metal stents

1/30/2007
Stenting Surgery Could Prevent Heart Injury Deaths

'Endografts' may replace riskier open-chest surgery after aortic tears, study finds

1/29/2007
Ex-NFL Linemen Prone to Heart Disease

Excess weight and inactivity are the key reasons, study says

1/27/2007
Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

1/23/2007
Antidepressants Fight Heart Disease-Linked Depression

Common drug outperformed psychotherapy in trial

1/23/2007
Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study

The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

1/18/2007
Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood

Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease

1/16/2007
South Asians Plagued by Heart-Attack Risk Factors

They suffer first attack at 53 years, compared to 58.8 years for westerners

1/15/2007
Drug Combo May Benefit Heart-Disease Patients

Medicines for diabetes and cholesterol cut risk factors for heart attacks, study suggests

1/15/2007
Emotional Health Vital to Heart Attack Recovery

Experts say targeting follow-up care can ease depression, fear in patients

1/12/2007
Telomere Length May Predict Heart Disease Risk

The tip of chromosomes might be useful diagnostic tool for men, study suggests

1/12/2007
Heart Association Urges Americans to Start! Walking

Program also recognizes companies that foster healthy work environments

1/10/2007
Study Backs Worksite Stress Interventions

Tension-reducing programs help hearts and the bottom line, Italian researchers say

1/9/2007
Blood Test May Predict Risks for Heart Patients

But some specialists say study findings won't have immediate impact on practice

1/9/2007
People With Congenital Heart Disease Living Longer

Despite rising diagnoses, better care means patients enjoying better quality of life, study finds

1/9/2007
Milk Blunts Heart Benefits of Tea

It wipes out the valuable effects of antioxidants, study finds

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
Heart Association Kicks Off Walking Campaign

'Start!' asks employers to encourage regular exercise for workers

1/8/2007
New Source of Stem Cells Discovered

Amniotic fluid cells don't come with ethical concerns that surround embryonic cells, researchers say

1/5/2007
Implantable Defibrillator Not for Every Heart Patient

New test detects who will benefit from the costly device, study finds

1/3/2007
Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves

Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

1/2/2007
Heart Failure Measures Don't Measure Up

Following standards doesn't alter patient outcomes after hospital discharge, study finds

1/2/2007
Inflammation-Fighting Drug Fails in Heart Trial

But researchers think the approach could one day pay dividends

1/2/2007
Moderate Drinking Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Men

But the finding isn't a reason to boost drinking rates, researchers say

12/29/2006
Rising Number of Uninsured Tops Health News for 2006

Worries about food safety, antidepressants and stents also made headlines

12/28/2006
Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers

Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

12/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday

Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

12/12/2006
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Lifestyle changes more likely to prevent second heart attack, study finds

12/12/2006
Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks

Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

12/7/2006
Statin Users Risk Heart Attacks by Stopping Treatment

Dutch study finds chance for incident increased at least 30 percent

12/6/2006
FDA Panel to Weigh Value of Drug-Coated Stents

Safety concerns are raising doubts about the artery-opening devices

12/6/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Create Clot Risk

While they offer benefits, they may not be appropriate for all heart patients, FDA says

12/5/2006
Medicaid Patients Receive Poorer Cardiac Care

They're more likely to lack medication and endure delays in care, study finds

12/4/2006
Doctors Divided Over Loss of Experimental Cholesterol Drug

Pfizer compound sought to raise 'good' cholesterol, but trial revealed unacceptable death rate

11/29/2006
Compound in Red Wine May Be Key to Heart Health

But levels of procyanidins aren't the same in all wines, study says

11/28/2006
Statins Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Those Without Heart Disease

But the drugs didn't reduce threat of coronary heart disease or overall death

11/27/2006
Marathon Runners May Harbor Hidden Heart Disease

Doctors can mistake cardiac thickening as sports-related, experts warn

11/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Are Thankful Hearts

Tiny implanted devices are keeping one Texas family alive

11/22/2006
New Blood Thinner Offers Safer Heart Attack Care

Bivalirudin cut down on bleeding episodes, researchers found

11/22/2006
Embryonic Stem Cells Yield Full Range of Heart Tissues

The finding brings experts a step closer to stem cell-based treatments

11/21/2006
U.S. Experts Aim for Better Heart Imaging

They've devised an "action plan" to help doctors with CT, MRI diagnoses

11/19/2006
3-D Cardiac MRI Spots Heart Trouble

Technology is improving as researchers get clearer images

11/18/2006
Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients

Widely used 'risk score' underestimates dangers to end-stage patients, study finds

11/17/2006
Bad Diet? Urine Test May Tell

It's a quick, cheap way for doctors to assess eating habits, study finds

11/16/2006
Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk

Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

11/16/2006
Animal-Tissue Heart Valves Appear Safe

They equal mechanical devices in extending young patients' survival, study finds

11/15/2006
Blood Transfusions Won't Help All Heart Patients

Procedure can harm those with low levels of a blood marker, researchers say