Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

6/14/2005
Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit Defibrillator Patients

The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds

6/10/2005
Patient Education Won't Alter Diabetes Outcomes

Learning about the disease had little effect, study found

6/10/2005
Depression Often Untreated in Heart Patients

Cardiologists need to spot warning signs, arrange for help, study suggests

6/8/2005
Statin Treatment Doesn't Help Heart Valve Problem

Anti-cholesterol drug ineffective against aortic stenosis in small trial

6/6/2005
Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart

Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

6/2/2005
CDC: Being Overweight or Obese Not Healthy

Agency holds news conference to counter its own recent report

6/2/2005
Experts Say No to Estrogen After Hysterectomy

Its risks outweigh any benefit for older women, task force finds

6/1/2005
Gene May Affect Blood-Clot Drug's Effects

Testing could one day help doctors prescribe the best dose, study says

5/31/2005
Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

5/31/2005
Experts Weigh in On the Better Bypass

Use of heart-lung machine depends on surgeon's skill, AHA concludes

5/26/2005
Fish Oil Fights Smog's Effect on Heart

It beat soy oil in keeping cardiac damage at bay, study found

5/25/2005
Bypass Beats Stents for Heart Surgery

The new findings run counter to previous studies, however

5/25/2005
Depressed Heart Surgery Patients Face Higher Mortality Rates

Physicians should pay closer attention to emotional well-being, study suggests

5/24/2005
Warfarin Cuts Stroke Risk After Irregular Heartbeat

Study suggests patients continue drug even if heart rhythm is under control

5/23/2005
Mouse Study Casts Doubt On CRP Heart Disease Test

But one expert dismissed the finding as "not important"

5/23/2005
Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects

But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

5/19/2005
Homeless People's Heart Problems Going Untreated

Study finds many suffer from hypertension, diabetes

5/19/2005
Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit

Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

5/19/2005
Heart CT Scans Often Pick Up Trouble Elsewhere

Ignoring those findings could be fatal, researchers warn

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk

Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

5/17/2005
Non-Stick Teflon Stents Saving Lives

They resist reclosure as they prop open arteries, study finds

5/11/2005
Drug Might Lower Heart Attack Risk

Protein inhibitor reduces inflammatory markers in those at high risk

5/11/2005
Heart Rate During and After Exercise Tied to Sudden Death

Slow response, slow recovery raises risk, study finds

5/11/2005
Gastro, Antipsychotic Meds Linked to Cardiac Death

European study finds they interfere with heart rhythm

5/10/2005
Money Affects Angioplasty Outcomes

Poorer patients had worse symptoms before, after surgery

5/6/2005
Regular Exercise Cuts Women's Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Even two hours a week makes a difference, though more is better