Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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9/26/2005
Stroke Tests Underused for Women

Not enough are getting key post-attack screens, study finds

9/26/2005
Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke

Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

9/19/2005
Most Americans Don't Link Tummy Fat With Heart Disease

Sixty percent are unaware this type of obesity threatens the heart, survey finds

9/14/2005
Aggressive Treatment No Better for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Finding that conservative approach works as well contradicts previous trials

9/13/2005
Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study

Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

9/7/2005
New Heart Risk Factor: Low Levels of Artery Repair Cells

German study finds increased risk of heart attack, death

9/7/2005
CT Scans Spot Younger Men's Heart Risk

But the technique isn't yet recommended for wide use, researchers add

9/7/2005
Aggressive Therapy Best for Chest Pain

Large, ongoing British study finds it would save lives

9/3/2005
Most Europeans Know Little About Heart Failure

And a similar survey of Americans would find similar results, expert warns

9/1/2005
'Legs For Life' Program Targets Poor Blood Flow

Many Americans have peripheral artery disease but do not know it, experts say

9/1/2005
Sleep Apnea May Herald Early Heart Disease

Links between cardio trouble and frequent awakenings unclear, experts say

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

8/29/2005
The Heart Can Heal Itself, Sometimes

Implanted device removed safely in 32 would-be transplant patients, report says

8/29/2005
Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk

Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

8/29/2005
Swift Statin Therapy Cuts In-Hospital Heart Attack Deaths

Treatment in first 24 hours saves lives

8/24/2005
Tarantulas Help Medical Science Creep Forward

They're giving researchers key insights into human muscles

8/22/2005
Brain Damage Is Linked to Heart Failure

Scans show problems with vital areas that control heart functions, study says

8/18/2005
Scientists Solve Nitroglycerin Mystery

They now know how it helps the heart, but can it cause harm, too?

8/18/2005
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80

British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

8/16/2005
A Clear Winner in the Coated-Stent Derby -- Sort Of

New studies back sirolimus, but some heart doctors prefer paclitaxel

8/16/2005
Anemia Raises Heart Failure Risks

Improving hemoglobin levels could save lives, study suggests

8/15/2005
Blood-Thinner Warfarin Underused in Heart Attack Patients

Review says teaming it with aspirin halves the risk of a second attack

8/1/2005
Smoking, Obesity Double Trouble for Teens

Secondhand smoke is nearly as unhealthy as puffing on cigarettes, study finds

7/27/2005
Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly

Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

7/25/2005
Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets

Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

7/21/2005
Study to Focus on Preventing Aortic Aneurysm

Researchers will compare use of stents to 'watchful waiting'

7/20/2005
Heart Device Maker Stayed Silent on Defects, Critics Claim

Guidant under fire for "foot-dragging" over recalled implantable defibs

7/19/2005
Insulin Resistance Linked to Heart Failure

Condition may be another predictor of heart problems, study finds

7/19/2005
Key Tests Predict Women's Heart Risk

Specific cholesterol screens plus a blood protein work best, study finds

7/18/2005
Gene May Cause Heart Valve Defect

The mutation could drive aortic valve disease, researchers say

7/14/2005
Prayer Doesn't Help Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Bedside therapy had minimal effect as well, researchers find

7/13/2005
Even Low-Dose Birth Control Pill Raises Heart Risk

But young women's absolute risk remains small, experts note

7/13/2005
Study Questions Value of 2-Chamber Pacemakers

Researchers finds no survival advantage, but other experts endorse the devices

7/13/2005
Bypass Costs Far Higher in U.S. Than in Canada

Americans pay over 80 percent more for similar outcomes, study finds

7/12/2005
Hospitals Show Heart-Failure Treatment Gap

Study finds wide variance on 4 key indicators

7/11/2005
Get Fit to Fight Metabolic Syndrome

The condition is a precursor to diabetes, heart disease

7/6/2005
Vasodilator Drugs Fight Advanced Heart Failure

Large study finds them superior to another class of medications

7/6/2005
Soy May Fight High Blood Pressure

But don't change your diet just yet, experts say

7/5/2005
Sudden Cardiac Death Spells Heart Trouble in Family

Dying at young age means relatives should be tested for heart defects, study says

7/3/2005
Growth Hormone Helps Hearts of Childhood Cancer Patients

Therapy can restore organ to near normal size, study finds

6/30/2005
Key Factors Raise Heart Failure Death Risk

One surprise: obesity may actually be protective, researchers say

6/28/2005
Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored

Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure

6/27/2005
Diuretics Best Option For Diabetics With High Blood Pressure

Large study finds they work as well as more expensive drugs

6/27/2005
Women's Cardiac Care Varies by Hospital

Survival is improving, survey finds, but rates differ between centers

6/25/2005
Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side

Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

6/22/2005
Sudden Death Risk Peaks in Month After Heart Attack

More research needed to spot those in greatest danger, experts say

6/20/2005
Have Stockings, Will Travel

Compression hose cuts in-flight blood clot risk 12-fold, study finds

6/18/2005
Blood Protein Signals Heart Disease Risk

Routine screening for inflammatory C-reactive protein is increasing

6/16/2005
Heart Association Diet Book Offers Recipe for Success

'No-Fad Diet' urges Americans to 'think smart, eat well and move more'

6/15/2005
Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive