Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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11/15/2006
Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Finding echoes prior study in women

11/15/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Can Keep Leg Arteries Clear

They may work equally well in lower, upper body, study finds

11/14/2006
Amniotic Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Congenital Heart Defects

Condition causes more deaths in first year of life than any other birth defect

11/14/2006
Arm Workouts Get Heart Patients' Legs Moving

Table-top exercise can help those with arterial disease, study finds

11/13/2006
Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloons Keep Arteries From Reclosing

The finding could eliminate the need for drug-coated stents, study suggests

11/13/2006
Doctors Debate the Merits of Drug-Coated Stents

Some worry the artery-opening devices may contribute to long-term mortality

11/13/2006
Heart Failure Patients Can Waltz Their Way to Stronger Hearts

Dancing sometimes offers better results than exercise, researchers report

11/12/2006
Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids

Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

11/8/2006
Pacemaker Could Aid Some Cases of Heart Failure

Device might help hearts adjust to physical activity, researchers say

11/8/2006
Diabetes Shouldn't Keep Patients From Heart Transplant

But diabetic damage to organs can be a disqualifying factor, experts say

11/7/2006
Study Finds High Incidence of Less-Recognized Heart Failure

It involves abnormalities with heart refilling with blood, not pumping it

11/5/2006
For Many Women, Daily Aspirin Can Protect the Heart

But not every woman is a candidate for the therapy, so check with your doctor first

11/2/2006
Stem Cell Fish Research Shows Heart Regeneration

Zebrafish re-grow damaged hearts, so perhaps humans could, too, experts say

11/1/2006
Device-Delivered Drugs Ease Severe Heart Failure

Patients who were near death are living for years, British team says

11/1/2006
Test Gauges Pulmonary Hypertension Risk

Simple heart measurement predicts survival, experts say

11/1/2006
Compound in Red Wine Boosts Health of Obese Mice

But whether resveratrol will offer similar benefits to people remains to be seen

10/31/2006
Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients

Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

10/17/2006
Fish and Fish Oil's Benefits Far Outweigh Risks

Omega-3 protection trumps mercury toxin risk, studies find

10/17/2006
Breathing Training Benefits Heart-Surgery Patients

It helped reduce pulmonary complications, such as pneumonia, study finds

10/17/2006
Heart From Donor With Hepatitis C Reduces Survival

Study dashes hopes that these organs might be of wider use

10/12/2006
Study Questions Value of Lower Cholesterol Targets

It may be that statins are better treatment for heart risk factors, researchers say

10/9/2006
2-Drug Treatment Reverses Heart Attack Damage

Therapy proves successful with rats, but human trials a long way off

10/6/2006
Bypass Best for Clogged Arteries

It provides better survival than drugs or angioplasty, study found

10/4/2006
Study Favors One Type of Drug-Coated Stent

But experts call for better, longer trials of the artery-opening devices

9/25/2006
Heartburn Drugs Might Slow Heart Failure

Small study finds value in over-the-counter Pepcid

9/25/2006
Intensive Statin Therapy Beneficial in Heart Emergencies

Studies find a reduction in deaths, cardiovascular problems

9/19/2006
Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems

They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

9/18/2006
Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds

More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

9/14/2006
Muscle Cell Insights a Boon to Research

A key protein holds clues to muscular dystrophy, heart failure, researchers say

9/13/2006
Expensive, Drug-Coated Stents Offer Modest Benefit

Based on studies, bare-metal stents may be just as good, experts say

9/11/2006
Angioplasty Beats Bypass for High-Risk Male Patients

It's safer and more cost-effective, study finds

9/11/2006
Protein Could Warn of Heart Failure

Another study suggests high levels of GRK2 point to danger

9/8/2006
Early Symptoms Can Warn of Sudden Cardiac Death

Chest pain, breathlessness call for quick action, study finds

9/5/2006
FDA Approves 1st Implantable Artificial Heart

It's meant for patients with advanced heart disease who are too ill for transplant

8/30/2006
Gene Holds Clues to Heart Disease

Variants of GATA2 could help explain familial risk, study shows

8/29/2006
Bioengineering Could Replace Pacemakers

The technique restored healthy heart rhythm in pigs, researchers say

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/28/2006
U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide

80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

8/25/2006
Imaging Makes Heart Rhythm Surgery Safer

'ICE' provides surgeons with real-time view of the esophagus

8/23/2006
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke

And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

8/21/2006
Lifetime Cost of Women's Angina Tops $1 Million

Even mild artery blockages can trigger serious expense, study finds

8/21/2006
Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation

Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

8/21/2006
Statins Protect Heart After Heart Attack

Animal experiments find role for popular drug beyond lowering cholesterol

8/18/2006
Does Body-Mass Index Really Predict Heart Risk?

New data suggests BMI can't distinguish between fat, muscle

8/15/2006
Heart Failure Patients Fare Better With Follow-Up Nursing Care

Researchers cite fewer hospitalizations, improved functioning for those enrolled in study

8/14/2006
Breast Cancer Patients Should Monitor Heart Risks

2 studies find potential side effects from Herceptin, radiation

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/11/2006
ACE Inhibitors Good for Hardened Arteries

While some doctors still debate the practice, new research finds benefits

8/10/2006
Pigeons Provide Clues to Post-Op Artery Re-Closure

The birds have genetic predisposition to 'over-exuberant' tissue growth, researchers say

8/10/2006
Staying Single May Shorten Life Span

U.S. study finds 58 percent increased death rate for singles vs. marrieds