Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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