Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/19/2006
Veggies Do a Heart Good

Mice fed 30% vegetable diet were thinner with clearer arteries, study found

6/16/2006
Experts Draft New Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines

These disorders include heart murmurs, endocarditis

6/13/2006
Fish Oil Won't Fix Abnormal Heart Rhythms: Study

But eating fish may still be heart-healthy, expert says

6/12/2006
Defibrillator Recipients Face Increased Heart-Failure Risk

They need more care than they're getting to ensure their health, study says

6/12/2006
Try the No-Sweat Solution to Better Health

Even moderate physical activity brings big rewards, experts say

6/9/2006
Kitchen Cupboard or Medicine Cabinet?

There's a harvest of healing in everyday foods, experts say

6/9/2006
Apples May Be Heart-Healthy

Flavonoids found in fruit protect cells from inflammation, study suggests

6/9/2006
Aspirin-Plavix Combo Disappoints in Heart Arrhythmia Trial

It's less effective than warfarin in preventing strokes, researchers say

6/7/2006
Imaging Combo Catches Cardiovascular Trouble

Two types of scans were more accurate at spotting blood flow problems

6/6/2006
Heart Patients Need More Fitness Follow-Up

Women are in worse physical shape than expected, study finds

6/5/2006
Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease

PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

6/5/2006
Many Ex-NFL Linemen at Risk for Heart Disease

More likely to have enlarged hearts, metabolic syndrome than retired non-linemen, studies find

6/2/2006
Enlarged Heart Not Always a Sign of Trouble

Type of stress determines how the heart reacts, researchers report

6/1/2006
Mild Heart Disorder Raises Stroke Risk

Slight reduction in pumping ability found to cause the problem

6/1/2006
Expert Advice on Heart Attack Now Online

American Heart Association's Web site is new resource for heart patients

5/26/2006
Daily Drinking Cuts Heart Disease Risk for Men

Benefit of moderate drinking doesn't extend to women, study suggests

5/24/2006
Genes Help Gum-Disease Germ Harm Arteries

They could explain how periodontal infections boost heart risks, researchers say

5/22/2006
Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure

Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

5/22/2006
Study Shows Best Treatment for Lung Injury Patients

Less fluid, a shorter catheter improve results for acute respiratory distress syndrome

5/20/2006
Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure

Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/18/2006
Studies Gauge Safety of Replacing Implanted Defibrillators

The dilemma: Balancing surgical risks against those of device failure

5/18/2006
Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

5/18/2006
Fish Consumption Linked to Heart Abnormality

But experts insist the food is a heart-healthy choice

5/17/2006
New Once-a-Day Blood Pressure Drug Effective

Aliskiren is first new type of antihypertensive in a decade

5/16/2006
Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol

Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

5/15/2006
Adult Heart Pumps Help Kids Waiting for Transplant

Study finds 85 percent survival rate with these implanted devices

5/15/2006
U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines

Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

5/15/2006
Problems With Implantable Heart Devices Need More Public Airing

Experts say companies that make them should work closely with government, doctors

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

5/10/2006
Experts Point to Best Centers for Heart Attack Care

Hospitals that adhere to guidelines boost patient outcomes

5/9/2006
Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care

Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

5/8/2006
Ultrasound Can Help Predict Heart Attack Risk

Atherosclerosis in neck artery is key warning sign, study finds

5/5/2006
Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients

But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame