Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

8/9/2006
Statin Drugs Cut Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Cholesterol-lowering meds effective even in patients without heart disease, study finds

8/8/2006
Just a Little High-Saturated Fat Can Be Hard on the Arteries

Researchers find that even one high-fat meal reduces effects of 'good' cholesterol

8/7/2006
Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease

Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

8/4/2006
New Guidelines Out on Use of Anti-Clotting Therapy

Groups say stroke risk should be main determinant in treating patients with atrial fibrillation

8/2/2006
Extreme Exercise Can Slow the Heart

Finding may have implications for cardiac research, experts say

7/31/2006
New Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hereditary Heart Conditions

In animal study, single injection into a vein hints of long-lasting treatment for humans

7/27/2006
Men at Higher Risk of Recurrent Blood Clots

Deep venous thrombosis often occurs in the legs and can be fatal, experts warn

7/27/2006
Heart Attacks Often Go Unrecognized

Some estimates run as high as 43 percent; women frequently under-diagnosed

7/27/2006
Weightlifting Can Tear the Heart

In rare cases, heavy strain triggers deadly aortic dissection, experts say

7/26/2006
Paralyzed Patients Can Need Heart Pacing Help

Spinal cord injuries at the neck can slow cardiac function, researchers say

7/25/2006
High-Tech CT Useful in Spotting Heart Disease

But scans shouldn't replace a full clinical diagnosis, experts say