Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

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