Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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Article Title
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

5/2/2006
New Method Gauges Blood Needed for Bypass Surgery

It's a means of preserving this precious resource

5/2/2006
Surprising Report on Statins Won't Deter Doctors From Using Them

They see great value in administering the cholesterol drugs to heart patients

4/28/2006
Treatment Team Lowers Heart Risk for Obese Patients

Battling the 'metabolic syndrome' on multiple fronts works, they say

4/26/2006
Free Guidebooks Make for Heart-Healthy Reading

Experts at U.S. National Institutes of Health offer exercise, diet tips

4/26/2006
New Guidelines Recommended for Implanted Heart Devices

Cardiac group asks FDA and manufacturers to cooperate on pacemakers, defibrillators

4/25/2006
Pacemaker, Defibrillator Reliability Can Be Improved

While the devices have gotten better, they still malfunction, studies find

4/25/2006
Survival Rises When Hospitals Heed All Heart Attack Guidelines

But one out of four hospitals aren't adhering completely, study finds

4/24/2006
Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Etanercept could help lower inflammation linked to heart risk factors

4/24/2006
Heavy Coffee Drinking Doesn't Hurt the Heart

No risk of heart disease found in two long-term studies

4/21/2006
Gene Protects Against Diabetes, Heart Disease

Variant found in 1 in 20 people lowers blood fats, study finds

4/18/2006
Education Level Linked to Heart Disease: Study

Those with just a high school degree more likely to have calcium deposits in arteries

4/18/2006
Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Study finds the eating plan reduced risk by 40 percent

4/14/2006
Sleep Apnea Raises Arrhythmia Risk

Finding could explain rise in risk for sudden death linked to the condition

4/10/2006
Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring

Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

4/10/2006
Standard Test Misses Heart Disease Signs in Women

Angiograms don't find blockages in smaller vessels that women tend to have, study shows

4/7/2006
Vascular 'Microparticles' May Help Spur Disease

A rise in these naturally occurring particles could hurt the heart, study fnds

4/3/2006
Multiple Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure

Measures include counseling on nutrition and exercise, study reports

3/31/2006
Many Women Still Misinformed About Heart Disease

Risk factors and symptoms of trouble can be very different from those for men

3/31/2006
Hormone Can Predict Pulmonary Hypertension, Risk of Death

BNP serves as a marker in people with serious lung disease, study says

3/30/2006
Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Questioned

Earlier research suggesting a gain is flawed, new study contends

3/24/2006
Fish Not a Proven Heart Protector: Study

But the presence of omega 3 fats confers a likely benefit, experts say

3/22/2006
New Cholesterol Drug Fails Human Trial

Poor results may doom once-promising line of research, experts say

3/21/2006
Exercise No Threat to a Woman's Heart

But excess weight and sedentary lifestyle are, studies find

3/18/2006
Eat Cholesterol-Lowering Foods in Combination: Study

Choosing the right foods lowered blood fats just as well as drug therapy

3/15/2006
Costly Heart Test Could Save Medicare Money

Cardiac screen spots those who need a defibrillator, study says

3/15/2006
Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients

More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

3/14/2006
Carotid Stenting Safe Alternative to Surgery

Propping open this vital vessel can help prevent strokes, experts say

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