Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

9/10/2015
Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Harm the Heart

Sound slumber 'recharges our batteries,' cardiologist explains

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

8/31/2015
Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

8/25/2015
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

8/20/2015
Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

Lack of exercise, stress and higher drinking rates could be to blame, researchers say

8/13/2015
Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest

8/5/2015
Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

8/3/2015
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

7/31/2015
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

7/16/2015
Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

7/13/2015
1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

7/9/2015
Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

7/8/2015
Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

6/29/2015
Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

6/24/2015
Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/16/2015
FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

6/15/2015
Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients

Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

6/11/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

6/3/2015
Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study

European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

5/15/2015
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

5/14/2015
Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

5/8/2015
Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/29/2015
Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure

Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests

4/6/2015
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

3/31/2015
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

3/27/2015
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

3/17/2015
New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

3/6/2015
Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens

Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

3/5/2015
Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

3/3/2015
Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says

2/27/2015
Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries