Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

7/24/2006
Study Reveals How Fish Oils Help the Heart

They contribute to better regulation of electrical activity

7/24/2006
Light Drinking Cuts Risk for Death, Heart Attack

A drink a day may bring benefits, but experts aren't sure why

7/22/2006
Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack

New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

7/21/2006
Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery

It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

7/21/2006
Hyperactive Girls Can Often Become Unhealthy Women

Researchers find link between childhood behavior and adult heart woes

7/21/2006
Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers

But poor access to care means newcomers' health soon suffers, report finds

7/20/2006
Kids Need More Exercise to Stave Off Future Heart Trouble

Guidelines recommending 1 hour per day should be revised upward, experts say

7/20/2006
Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes

Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication

7/19/2006
Subtle, Deadly Form of Heart Failure on the Rise

Standard heart-pumping measurements won't pick up 'diastolic' form of the disease

7/19/2006
Exercise Works Wonders in Middle Age

Study finds big heart benefits for folks 40 and older

7/19/2006
Impotence Can Foreshadow Coronary Artery Disease

Doctors should monitor heart health of patients with erectile dysfunction, study says

7/17/2006
Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death

But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report

7/17/2006
Age No Barrier to Heart Valve Surgery

New findings show the procedure is now much safer for elderly patients

7/13/2006
Study Supports Screening Babies for Heart-Rhythm Defect

Dangerous 'long QT syndrome' is often mistaken for SIDS, experts say

7/13/2006
Eyes May Provide Window on Heart Risk

Measuring width of retinal vessels predicts cardiac dangers, study finds

7/12/2006
Heart Failure in Parents a Risk Factor for Children

Study finds 70 percent increased odds for the dangerous condition

7/11/2006
Any Level of Physical Activity Helps Prolong Life

Going to the gym or running errands, it's all heart-healthy, study finds

7/10/2006
New Markers Won't Help Docs Assess Heart Risks

Blood levels of C-reactive protein, other markers, add little to known risk factors, study shows

7/10/2006
New Method Gauges Anxiety Linked to Implanted Defibrillators

Assessing patient fears helps spot those in need of counseling, researchers say

7/10/2006
Experts: Screen Most Older Adults to Prevent Heart Attacks

Panel advises regular arterial exams for even healthy Americans

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

7/5/2006
Women's Health Risks Rise Along With Weight

Extreme obesity, especially, is linked to more illness and death, study finds

7/5/2006
Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD

About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

7/5/2006
Epidemic of Deadly Atrial Fibrillation is Here

Data suggests more than 5 million have potentially dangerous abnormal heartbeat

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

7/3/2006
New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

6/30/2006
Shedding Light on Trans Fats in Foods

New FDA labeling requirement helps consumers spot these threats to heart health

6/30/2006
Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death

Developing the type 2 form of the illness is like aging 15 years, researchers say

6/29/2006
Two Technologies Together Spot Clogged Vessels

Noninvasive cardiac MRI plus contrast enhancement worked better than angiography, researchers report

6/28/2006
Study Identifies Kidney Trouble as Heart Risk

ACE inhibitor drugs improve survival

6/27/2006
Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure

Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

6/27/2006
Testosterone Offers Women Benefits, Risks

Higher levels may boost sexual function, but increase heart trouble, studies find

6/26/2006
Low-Fat Dairy Products May Fight High Blood Pressure

The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

6/26/2006
Women's Heart Care Varies Widely By Hospital

New survey finds a 40% difference between best, poorest performers

6/21/2006
Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat

The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

6/20/2006
Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Cataracts

Nonsmokers and people without diabetes showed even bigger benefit, study found

6/20/2006
Pricey Heart Procedure Best for Younger Patients

'Left atrial catheter ablation' is new, effective and very expensive, study finds

6/19/2006
New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet

This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

6/19/2006
Engineered Cells Could Control Irregular Heartbeat

Natural tissues might replace implanted pacemakers in children, study suggests