Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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4/11/2005
Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk

In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

4/8/2005
Heart Transplants in Babies Not Limited by Blood Type

Those under age 1 will accept organs that aren't a match, researchers say

4/8/2005
Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal

Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

4/6/2005
A New Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Study finds predictive value of a heart-produced molecule

4/5/2005
Exercise, Stress Management Boost Heart Health

Patients with heart disease fared better than with drugs alone

4/2/2005
Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol

Rat study suggests these drugs also strengthen artery walls

4/2/2005
Procedure Offers Hope for Peripheral Artery Disease

It could spare many patients amputation of foot or leg

4/1/2005
Scientists Spot New Cholesterol-Lowering Target

Mice without a key protein cut their "bad" cholesterol in half

4/1/2005
New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure

Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

3/31/2005
Inflammation Key to Belly Fat 's Unhealthy Effects

Fat cells produce compounds that boost arterial disease, study finds

3/31/2005
Can Stem Cells Reverse Heart-Attack Damage?

Therapy might revolutionize treatment of heart patients

3/30/2005
Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention

It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

3/28/2005
New Surgery Detours Within Clogged Artery Walls

The procedure can restore blood flow when all else fails, study says

3/28/2005
Artery Cells Can Produce Heart Disease-Linked Protein

C-reactive protein discovery a new insight into killer illness

3/24/2005
Vitamin D Can Help Most Dialysis Patients

Study finds it extends lives regardless of parathyroid activity

3/21/2005
Study Unravels Hysterectomy-Heart Disease Link

Operation itself does not raise a woman's cardiovascular risk, study finds

3/19/2005
High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat

25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

3/18/2005
Veterans Heavier Than Rest of U.S. Population

Finding spotlights need for obesity prevention at VA health centers

3/15/2005
Higher Elevations Healthier for Hearts

Study finds lifespan increases with altitude

3/15/2005
Vitamin E Ups Heart Failure Risk

Study also finds supplement doesn't prevent cancer or heart disease

3/10/2005
Bill Clinton's Surgery Successful

Doctors remove scar tissue, fluid buildup that resulted from his heart bypass last fall

3/9/2005
Cholesterol Linked to Premature Aging Disorder

Kids with progeria age quickly and die young from heart disease

3/9/2005
Clinton Surgery Called Rare, But Not Risky

Doctors will remove fluid buildup following his bypass surgery

3/9/2005
Clot-Blocking Drug Combats Severe Heart Attacks

Plavix keeps arteries open, improves survival rates, studies find

3/8/2005
Obesity May Encourage Heart Failure

Heart-cell death rises tenfold in mice bred to be fat

3/8/2005
Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

More study is needed before guidelines should be changed, researchers say

3/8/2005
MRI Safe for Those With Pacemakers, Defibrillators

The finding applies only to recent models of these implanted devices, however

3/7/2005
Laughter is Ha-Ha-Heart Healthy

Blood flow increases when folks watch funny movies, study finds

3/7/2005
Implanted Defibrillator Helps Spot Death Risk

It tracks trouble with daily heart rhythms, study finds

3/7/2005
Blood Sodium Levels Affect Heart Failure Survival

Doctors should pay closer attention to this key factor, study finds

3/3/2005
Diet, Exercise a Real Shortcut to Health

Study shows big results come within 6 weeks

2/21/2005
Coated Stents Superior Over the Long Term

Study finds advantages over bare-metal stents after three years

2/18/2005
Aspirin Could Save More Women's Hearts

Less than half of those who might benefit take the cheap, effective drug, study finds

2/18/2005
Gender Gap Closing in Heart Attack Treatment

More women are getting recommended therapies, study finds

2/8/2005
Eating Well Staves Off Disability

Dairy, fruits and vegetables can help you function better as you age, study finds

2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

2/7/2005
3 Risky Diabetes Drugs May Be Safe for Heart Patients

Study finds drugs that FDA says should not be given actually may help diabetics.

2/4/2005
Put Your Heart on That To-Do List

Women must keep a healthy lifestyle to avoid cardiovascular disease, experts advise

2/3/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Attacks the Heart

Study confirms it doubled the risk of heart failure in patients

2/2/2005
Stopping Aspirin Therapy Boosts Stroke Dangers

For stroke survivors, quitting aspirin triples risk

2/1/2005
New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk

Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

1/26/2005
Heart Threats May Lead to Nerve Damage in Diabetics

High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity increase risk of neuropathy, study says

1/25/2005
Tailored Drug Protects Heart Attack Patients

Variation of anti-clotting agent heparin improves survival rates, study finds

1/25/2005
Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia

Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

1/20/2005
Poor Physical Performance Linked to Heart Risk

Rats bred to have low exercise capacity have more risk factors

1/19/2005
1/19/2005
New Guidelines Simplify Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Alphabetized rules based on results of recent clinical trials

1/18/2005
Experts Fail to Perform CPR Correctly

Medical personnel often don't follow recommended technique, studies show

1/18/2005
Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease

It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults