Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

5/5/2005
Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart

Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

5/5/2005
Defibrillators Help Newly Diagnosed Heart Patients

Study suggests Medicare guidelines may need to be revised for implanted devices

5/5/2005
Anger Can Be a Heartbreaker

Arrhythmias provoked by hostility more like to trigger cardiac arrest

5/4/2005
Fish Oil Nutrient Boosts Ailing Hearts

Better outcomes for bypass patients and those using pacemakers

5/3/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Show Shortfalls

Real-life results below those in controlled trials, study finds

5/3/2005
Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks

Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

5/2/2005
Excess Weight, High Cholesterol Tax Older Women's Arteries

More evidence exercise can protect the female heart after menopause

5/2/2005
Income May Help Fuel Obesity, Study Finds

Money is no protection against extra pounds, researchers say

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/29/2005
Gene Therapy Trial Focuses on Leg Pain

The treatment could improve circulation without surgery, researchers hope

4/26/2005
Combo Artery Surgery Needs More Study

Researchers suggest more trials to determine safety of combined surgeries

4/25/2005
Bypass Surgery Doesn't Harm Cognitive Ability

New study finds heart procedure free of lasting deficits

4/25/2005
Antiplatelet Drug May Help Aspirin Prevent Stroke

Clopidogrel-aspirin combination reduces formation of tiny clots, study finds

4/22/2005
Pacemakers Continue to Prove Their Worth

21st century twists improve performance, experts say

4/21/2005
Beer, Red Wine Both Boost Blood Pressure

But red wine's other effects may still make it heart-healthy

4/20/2005
Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease

Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

4/19/2005
Heart Failure Drug May Raise Death Risk

Use nesiritide only as "last resort," researchers say

4/19/2005
Happy People Make for Healthy People

Drop in stress hormone tied to reduced disease risk, study suggests

4/18/2005
Obesity: Bad For Men, Women and Kids

Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find

4/18/2005
Web Site Checks Up On Hospital Quality

New public-private initiative lets Americans compare local services

4/15/2005
Weight-Loss Drug Shows Further Promise in European Trial

Results for rimonabant trial parallel those of American study

4/13/2005
New Clues to Killer Heart Failure

Underlying health problems may be best treatment target, researchers say

4/12/2005
Tracking Kidney Patients' Cardiac Risks

Factors such as hypertension, smoking most effectively predict survival

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