Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/20/2004
Child Abuse Leads to Adult Heart Disease

It adversely affects the body and mind, study finds

9/16/2004
Aggressive Therapy After Heart Attack Backed

Drugs, quick angioplasty deemed safe and effective

9/14/2004
Heart Drugs May Also Strengthen Bone

Beta blockers associated with lower fracture risk

9/14/2004
Exercise Can Keep Heart Failure in Check

It keeps the muscle from growing stiff, research finds

9/13/2004
New Guidelines Issued for Avoiding Air Travel Clots

They include stretching exercises and drinking liquids, but not alcohol or caffeine

9/10/2004
Upping the Ante to Lower Cholesterol

New national goals seek to cut risk of heart attack and stroke

9/8/2004
Health Claims OK'd for Foods with Fatty Acids

FDA says fish, supplements with omega-3 cuts heart disease

9/8/2004
Common Antibiotic Tied to Rare, Fatal Heart Effect

Erythromycin combined with some drugs can raise risk, study finds

9/8/2004
Drug Reduces Cardiac Arrest by 21 Percent

It's of real value to those at high risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds

9/2/2004
Implanted Defibrillators Cut Down on Cardiac Arrest

Study finds benefits of implantation over 17-year period

9/2/2004
Ignoring Heart Attack, Stroke Risks Costs Billions

Untreated smoking, hypertension, cholesterol has fiscal toll

8/31/2004
Rehab Improves Survival After Heart Attack

Study finds participation raises chances by 50%

8/31/2004
Older Americans Aren't Being Treated for High Blood Pressure

A systolic reading of 160 or higher is dangerous, study says

8/31/2004
Angina Drug Safe for Long-Term Use

Study finds lower heart-failure rates with nifedipine

8/30/2004
Enzyme Halts Runaway Inflammation

Could be model for drugs that fight wide range of illnesses

8/25/2004
Imaging Technique May Give Heart Attack Early Warning

It could highlight dangerous plaque deposits in arteries

8/24/2004
Statin Drugs Help Clear Clogged Arteries

They cut plaque buildup in arteries of hospitalized patients

8/23/2004
High Blood Pressure Up 30% in U.S.

65 million adults have it, government report says

8/18/2004
An Aspirin a Day -- Good Medicine For Many

It can help heart patients but may pose risks for others

8/17/2004
Stress Test Can Miss Heart Disease

56% of those who passed then flunked scan for hardening of arteries

8/16/2004
Heart Pump Lengthens Lives

Helps congestive heart failure patients live longer

8/11/2004
Device Helps Bystanders Restart Failing Hearts

Minimal training and defibrillators could save thousands

8/6/2004
Two Drivers Help on the Road to Recovery

Golfer Nancy Lopez and husband, Ray Knight, credit teamwork for his comeback from a heart attack

8/4/2004
Diuretic Not Suited for Everyone With Heart Failure

Those on spironolactone and ACE inhibitors need monitoring, researchers caution

8/3/2004
Aggressive Treatment Saves Lives of Older Heart Patients

Procedures such as angioplasty and stenting aren't too taxing, study finds

8/2/2004
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds nutrients in diet protect better

8/2/2004
MRIs, Heart Implants Can Coexist Safely

Study still urges caution for those with pacemakers, defibrillators

8/2/2004
Many Heart Patients Fail to Get Needed Drugs

One-third of those with heart failure aren't prescribed ACE inhibitors

7/27/2004
Ankle Readings Foretell Walking Problems

Pressure gauge predicts blocked arteries without symptoms

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/23/2004
Is Angioplasty Right for All Heart Patients?

Experts differ over procedure's merits in many cases

7/23/2004
Study Questions Combo Therapy for Stroke Patients

Using aspirin with anti-clotting medication increases risk of bleeding problems

7/23/2004
How Homer Helps Your Heart

Rhythms of ancient poetry synchronize beating with breathing

7/23/2004
Vacations Can be a Heart-Stopper

If you're at risk of a heart attack, take it easy on your next trip