Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/14/2006
Blood Thinner Protects Heart Patients

Abciximab boosted survival after angioplasty, stent placement, study found

3/14/2006
Anti-Clotting Drugs May Improve Heart Attack Care

Arixtra and Lovenox extend survival, lower post-attack events, studies show

3/14/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Keep Hypertension in Check

Patients using angiotensin receptor blocker postponed progression to hypertension, study finds

3/13/2006
Doctors Rethinking Aspirin-Plavix Combination

Blood-thinning regimen can double death risk if used to prevent first heart attack, study finds

3/13/2006
Lumbee Indian Tribe at Raised Heart Risk

Members of the North Carolina tribe may need more focused care, researchers say

3/13/2006
A Better Blood Test for Heart Disease?

The screen spots cells body uses for self-repair, researchers say

3/13/2006
Pregnancy Complications May Signal Long-Term Heart Trouble

Obstetric problems may put women at cardiovascular risk, study finds

3/13/2006
Women, Minorities Less Likely to Get Best Heart Attack Care

White male patients are most often transferred to high-quality medical centers, study finds

3/12/2006
Study Will Look at Early Use of HRT

Estrogen replacement might be heart-healthy for menopausal women

3/10/2006
More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots

Low cabin pressure might also be to blame, but more study is needed, experts say

3/3/2006
Healthy Lifestyle May Fight Impotence

Diet, exercise battle both erectile dysfunction and heart disease, study suggests

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Combat Stress Boosts Heart Disease Risk

Cardiac dangers continue even decades later, study finds

3/3/2006
Diabetes May Roll Back Victories Over Heart Disease

Growing epidemic threatens America's health, study finds

3/3/2006
Air Mask Therapy Best for Sleep Apnea: Experts

New guidelines support the use of pressurized nighttime airflow

3/1/2006
Radiowave Technique Steadies Abnormal Heartbeats

Catheter ablation helped atrial fibrillation patients in study

2/28/2006
'Wave' Test Could Spot Heart Disease

Noninvasive screen relies on pulses within arteries

2/27/2006
Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good

Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

2/27/2006
Infection Raises Women's Post-Bypass Death Risk

Finding could explain why women are more likely to die after the surgery

2/24/2006
Gene Test Could Spot Athletes' Cardiac Risk

A cluster of mutations may predict a dangerous arrhythmia, researchers say

2/24/2006
Poor Gums Take Big Bite Out of Health

Periodontal disease ups risks for diabetes, heart disease and preemie delivery, experts warn

2/23/2006
Stem Cells Might Fight Circulatory Disorder

Peripheral artery disease can lead to leg ulcers, amputation

2/14/2006
More Than 40% of Heart Attacks Go Undiagnosed

The problem affects women more often than men, researchers report

2/13/2006
Estrogen Therapy of No Value to Heart Health

But it may offer some protection to younger postmenopausal women, study finds

2/2/2006
Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Heart Failure

No breakthroughs yet, but getting the 'recipe' right will be key, experts say

1/31/2006
Women More Aware of Heart-Disease Risk...

... But treatment still doesn't equal that of men, studies find

1/25/2006
Heart-Surgery Drug Poses Risks: Study

It can cause kidney failure, stroke, heart problems, researcher says

1/25/2006
Statins May Prevent Sepsis in Heart Patients

Risk of deadly reaction to infection was reduced by cholesterol drugs, study says

1/23/2006
Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Trouble

Men with condition performed more poorly on cardiac stress test, researchers found

1/20/2006
Science Creates a Living Bandage for Broken Hearts

'Cardiac patch' and other advances are on the horizon, researchers say

1/20/2006
On-the-Job Stress Bad for the Heart

British study links it to increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease

1/11/2006
Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks

In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

1/9/2006
Electrocardiograms Help Predict Heart Failure

Study finding based on people with high blood pressure

1/3/2006
Amino Acid Supplement No Good After Heart Attack

It might even raise death risk for older patients, researchers find

12/29/2005
Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!

Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

12/28/2005
Angioplasty Best for Heart Attack Survival

When emergency clot-dissolvers failed, it upped survival rates, study found

12/28/2005
Genetic Test Can Detect Heart Transplant Rejection

It may also reduce the need for invasive heart-muscle biopsies, researchers say

12/27/2005
If Your Siblings Have Heart Disease, You May, Too

Study finding should encourage people to control risk factors, experts say

12/27/2005
Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients

Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

12/19/2005
Gene-Coated Stents May Boost Healing

The new technology could bring gene therapy to the inside of arteries

12/16/2005
Scoring Method Misses Women's Heart Disease Risk

Doctors may not be spotting a third of women at risk for heart attack, study finds

12/16/2005
Study That Discredited HRT Was Flawed, Experts Say

More research would be needed to overturn those findings, however

12/15/2005
Early Detection Could Prevent Athletes' Sudden Death

Simple MRI scans can pick up a serious heart condition, researchers say

12/6/2005
Medications Keep Heart-Failure Patients Alive

Vigilant use reduces risk of death by nearly 50 percent, researchers report

12/6/2005
Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure

Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

12/6/2005
Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts

Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

12/1/2005
Volunteer-Operated Defibs are Lifesavers

Study shows they improve survival even in rural areas

11/28/2005
Simpler CPR Guidelines Unveiled

They emphasize chest compressions over rescue breaths

11/28/2005
C-Reactive Protein Signals Cardiovascular Risk, Sometimes

Two studies arrive at different conclusions on value of test for inflammatory protein

11/22/2005
Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients

Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin