Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/15/2016
Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say

American Heart Association statement says it's not enough to move to boost health, you have to sit less

8/11/2016
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

8/10/2016
Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?

High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

7/20/2016
Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education

People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure, study suggests

6/16/2016
For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

6/6/2016
Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills, Study Says

Abnormal sleep patterns may disrupt body's natural rhythm

6/1/2016
Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

5/17/2016
Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

4/7/2016
4/4/2016
Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study

Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

3/28/2016
Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/2/2016
One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

2/24/2016
Staying on Low-Dose Aspirin Before Heart Surgery Deemed Safe

Study finds no increased risk of bleeding in 30 days after operation

2/23/2016
Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care

And, that's despite having healthier blood vessels, study says

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/1/2016
Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

1/25/2016
Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

1/21/2016
Heart Disease and Dietary Fats

Eating healthier fats could reduce heart disease deaths around the world, new study finds.

1/18/2016
Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank You

And the more you do, the better off you'll be, cardiologists say

1/18/2016
High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Above the 16th floor, odds of staying alive after heart stops are slim, study finds

1/7/2016
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Limit Sugar and Salt, Boost Fruit and Veggie Intake

Recommendations, revised every 5 years, designed to promote healthier lifestyles

12/28/2015
Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds

Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

12/22/2015
Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds

Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

12/22/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study

British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

12/21/2015
Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

12/17/2015
Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?

Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

12/1/2015
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

11/22/2015
Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

11/16/2015
Lowering Body Temperature May Help Cardiac Arrest Patients

Treatment improved survival in 'nonshockable' heart cases, researchers say

11/12/2015
Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health

Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient, researchers say

11/11/2015
Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

11/10/2015
Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator

New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/2/2015
New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play

Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

10/26/2015
Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

10/21/2015
Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs

Study cites problems with availability, affordability

10/13/2015
Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

10/12/2015
Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health

People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

10/5/2015
Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

9/29/2015
Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

9/21/2015
Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say