Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

11/22/2005
Heart Surgery Riskier for Those Over 80

Doctors must weigh risks and benefits carefully, researchers conclude

11/21/2005
Blood Test Helps Docs Spot Problem Drinkers

The screen could reduce costs for treating chronic illnesses, study finds

11/18/2005
Program Improves Heart Patients' Care

'Get With the Guidelines' encourages health staff to stick to treatment standards

11/17/2005
Protein Test Gauges Heart Failure Risk

High blood levels of NT-proBNP can signal danger, study finds

11/17/2005
Many Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicines

But many fail to tell their doctors, raising drug interaction risks, study found

11/17/2005
Innovative Research Gives Heart Patients Hope

Robots, gene-driven pacemakers and even a link to creme brulée served up at AHA meeting

11/16/2005
Arthritis Patients Missing Out on Aspirin Therapy

Rheumatoid sufferers at higher risk of heart disease, study notes

11/16/2005
Fewer Carbs Boost DASH Diet's Heart Benefits

Replacing carbohydrates with protein or monosaturated fats checked blood pressure

11/15/2005
Roller Coasters Can Tax the Heart

People with cardiac problems should avoid the amusement park staples, study warns

11/15/2005
Pet Therapy Boosts Heart-Failure Patients

Visit with dogs improved heart, lung function in hospitalized men and women, study found

11/15/2005
U.S. Heart Patients May Get Too Many Blood Transfusions

Many of these potentially risky procedures may be unnecessary, researchers contend

11/14/2005
Common Heart Failure Test May Be Flawed

New finding could change treatment for the condition

11/14/2005
Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving

But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/14/2005
Mechanical Heart Pumps Extend Survival

Left ventricular assist devices are used when drugs won't help heart failure

11/13/2005
Measuring Blood Pressure Near Heart May Be Key

Arm-based readings may not give the full picture of a medicine's effectiveness, study finds

11/12/2005
Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant

Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

11/10/2005
Women Lag in Heart Disease Detection

They get fewer important tests compared to men, study finds

11/7/2005
Viagra Fights Blood Vessel Disorder

The drug eased symptoms in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon

11/7/2005
Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol

It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

11/2/2005
Shortness of Breath a Potential Sign of Heart Trouble

It was a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than angina, study found

10/31/2005
Guidelines for Heart Treatment Benefit Patients

Better results, fewer complications when recommendations are followed, study finds

10/28/2005
Underprivileged at Greater Risk of Heart Disease

The tools to spot their risk are lacking, British study finds

10/26/2005
Child's Growth Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Low birthweight, a failure to thrive, then adding fat boost risks, study finds

10/24/2005
Don't Work Your Heart Out

Stressful jobs and unfair bosses can raise cardiac risks, study finds

10/20/2005
Gene That Helps Control Heartbeat Found

Could help against human arrhythmias, researchers say

10/17/2005
Drug Improves Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes

Study found pioglitazone cut risk for heart attacks, strokes

10/12/2005
Many Women Still Don't Take Heart Disease Seriously

Campaign seeks to highlight risks, encourage proactive approach to heart health

10/11/2005
Cholesterol Levels Are Falling, But Red Flags Are Rising

Drugs called statins, and not diet and exercise, may be driving the trend, experts say

10/10/2005
Researchers Question Value of CRP Test

High levels of protein tend to occur only with other cardiovascular risk factors, study says

10/5/2005
Many Smokers Stick With Habit After Heart Attack

European study shows one in five don't quit, despite risks

10/5/2005
Implanted Defibrillators Found Cost-Effective

Findings may open the door to wider Medicare coverage, experts say

10/4/2005
Mixed Reviews for Pulmonary Artery Catheters

Two studies find no clinical benefit, but they aren't harmful, either

10/3/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Better for Diabetics

Fewer problems develop than with older bare stents, study finds

9/30/2005
The Lowdown on Bad Cholesterol

Experts see gains in ever-decreasing levels, with even 'normal' people benefiting from statins

9/29/2005
Trial Will Look At Widening Angioplasty's Reach

Research to examine whether community hospitals can use it for non-urgent care

9/29/2005
High Blood Pressure Can Be Lethal in Overweight

It's the prime factor raising their cardiovascular risk, study finds

9/28/2005
Artery-Opening Drugs Don't Help Valve Problem

Spanish study finds vasodilators not effective for aortic regurgitation

9/27/2005
Blacks at Raised Risk of Sleep Apnea

They're also less likely to seek help for the dangerous disorder, study shows