Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/11/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Best If Artery Closes Again

Angioplasty less successful in treating such blockages, study finds

1/5/2005
C-Reactive Protein a Red Flag for Heart Trouble

It's as important as elevated cholesterol levels, studies find

1/4/2005
Diet Fare Matters Less Than Diet Devotion

No popular weight-loss plan stands out, but perseverance is key, study finds

1/3/2005
Aspirin Use Lags Among Diabetic Women

Study: They're not using therapy to prevent heart disease

1/3/2005
Dual-Chamber Pacemakers Better for Heart Patients

They cost more, but reduce hospitalizations and disability, study finds

1/2/2005
Teen Obesity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Excess weight leads to serious adult health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease

12/30/2004
More Kids at Risk for Future Heart Trouble

Experts warn many already showing signs

12/30/2004
Some Wireless Devices Safe Near Pacemakers

Personal digital assistants didn't interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators

12/28/2004
Fine-Tune Your Intake of Fatty Acids

Omega-3 and omega-6 acids are vital to a healthy diet

12/28/2004
Internal Clock Affects Heart Rhythm Patterns

Finding could lead to better understanding of heart disease

12/27/2004
Drug-Eluting Stents Work for Restenosis

Effective treatment for repeat in-stent narrowing

12/26/2004
Chocolate: A Boon for the Libido and the Heart

Research suggests it packs some surprising health benefits

12/20/2004
Embryonic Stem Cells Keep Heart Beating

They acted like pacemaker in animal trials

12/20/2004
Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Valuable Tools

They may better reflect daily hypertension readings, heart experts say

12/17/2004
U.S. Halts Use of Celebrex in Cancer Trial

Will review heart safety of all cox-2 inhibitors

12/16/2004
Pacemakers Can Avert Fatal Attack in Some Epilepsy Patients

Study found slowed or stopped heartbeats during seizures

12/15/2004
More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease

Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

12/14/2004
A Puzzling Blood Pressure Drug Finding

Supposed danger of calcium channel blockers requires further study, experts say

12/7/2004
Fingertip Test Catches Early Signs of Heart Disease

Check of smallest vessels a clue to condition of coronary arteries

11/24/2004
Obese Kids Prone to Enlarged Hearts as Adults

Added weight puts strain on developing heart muscle, study finds

11/23/2004
Diabetics Suffering Less From Heart Disease

Study finds big declines, but improvements needed

11/11/2004
Two-Pronged Cholesterol Approach Works

Lifting 'good' lipids, lowering 'bad' cuts cardiovascular events

11/11/2004
New Weapon Against Arrhythmias

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators benefit both men and women

11/10/2004
Binge Drinking Raises Death Risk After Heart Attack

Study finds odds doubled for those who did so in previous year

11/9/2004
Even Placebo Pills Can Help Heart-Failure Patients

Survival rates were higher if pill regimen was followed, study finds

11/9/2004
Obesity Drug Shows Great Promise

Trial participants had sustained weight loss of almost 20 pounds over two years

11/8/2004
Knowing Why Grandpa Died May Save You

Government urges Americans to know their family medical history

11/8/2004
Foods Rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid May Protect the Heart

The substance appeared to reduce the risk of death in women, study finds

11/8/2004
Drug Combo Cuts Heart Disease Death Rate in Blacks

But researchers believe the therapy would benefit all races

11/7/2004
Pollution May Hasten Hardening of Arteries

Long-term exposure tied to early development of condition

11/1/2004
Excess Weight Hurts Even Seemingly Healthy Heart

It limits the muscle's ability to expand and contract, study finds

10/26/2004
Heart Doctor Is Next Cereal Box Celebrity

New York cardiologist preaches heart-healthy lifestyle

10/25/2004
Blood Vessel Function May Point to Heart Problems

Root of those problems can be traced to childhood ills such as obesity

10/21/2004
New Stents Tied to Rare Heart Attack Risk

It may increase if anti-clotting therapy stops

10/20/2004
New Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Promise

Minimally invasive technique takes half the time of traditional surgery, works as well

10/19/2004
New 'Superaspirin' Prevents Colon Cancer in Mice

And it works without causing gastrointestinal bleeding, study finds

10/18/2004
Phone-in Care Doesn't Help Heart Failure Patients

Monitoring by nurses didn't improve re-hospitalization rates, study found

10/18/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Helps Fight Heart Failure

It cuts death and hospitalization rates, study says

10/15/2004
Binge Drinking May Be Bad for the Blood

Alcohol causes platelets to stick, but red wine does not, study finds

10/12/2004
Alcohol Could Hike Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Moderate to heavy male drinkers faced 25% to 46% greater risk of atrial fibrillation

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/12/2004
Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk

Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors

10/7/2004
Stem Cell Molecules Repair Genetic Damage

They sent signals that fixed damaged heart cells in mice, study says

10/5/2004
Caution Urged on Transfusions in Some Heart Patients

Finding of higher death rate among those with anemia, study suggests

10/4/2004
Sibling Heart Attack a Sign You're at Risk, Too

Aggressive steps should be taken to lower that risk, study finds

9/27/2004
Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men

But some experts question its worth

9/24/2004
Statins Expand Their Role in Protecting the Heart

They're now recommended for some people without obvious cholesterol problems

9/23/2004
Anger Linked to Heart Disease Inflammation

It boosts blood levels of C-reactive protein, study finds

9/20/2004
Nondiabetics Should Watch Blood Sugar, Too

Study finds high levels a heart risk for them, also

9/20/2004
Blood Protein Gives Early Warning for Heart Disease

More evidence that C-reactive protein is linked to artery damage