Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/20/2004
No Drop in Incidence of Heart Failure

But survival has inched up over 20 years, study finds

7/20/2004
Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol

It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

7/12/2004
Beta Blockers Safe for Heart-Failure Patients

Benefits outweigh possible side effects

7/12/2004
Sleep Apnea Tied to Abnormal Heartbeat

Screening for nighttime disorder urged in atrial fibrillation patients

6/20/2004
Depression Spells Heart Trouble for Older Women

It increases risk of death by heart attack by 50 percent

6/17/2004
Newer Drug Helps Prevent Heart Attack

Valsartan benefits older people at high risk for heart attack and stroke: study

6/14/2004
Exercise Doesn't Help Some With Heart Woes

Those already on cholesterol-lowering medications get no relief, study finds

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/7/2004
Experts Move to Resuscitate CPR

Skip the mouth-to-mouth, they say, especially if you're untrained

6/6/2004
Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Are Problems for Many Diabetics

Doctors need to do a better job of outlining the risks

6/1/2004
Clue to High Heart Attack Risk in Morning Found

Reduced blood vessel flexibility may explain vulnerability

5/30/2004
Americans Not Getting Lifesaving Screenings Often Enough

Confusion, procrastination play a part in delays, survey finds

5/22/2004
What Every Diabetic Should Know About Heart Disease

It's the leading killer of people with the blood sugar disease

5/21/2004
Good News for Chocolate Lovers

Studies find it helps heart and arteries, but caffeine doesn't get same blessing

5/20/2004
Possible Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death Found

Arrythmia, artery problems strike people in prime of life

5/19/2004
Implanted Heart Devices Save Lives

They reduce death rates, hospitalizations for cardiac failure patients

5/19/2004
Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Blood Pressure

Diet, regular workouts are best long-term strategy

5/16/2004
A New Look to Heart Failure Treatment

Cardiologists reshape the heart to boost its strength

5/14/2004
High Blood Pressure Can Kill Without Warning

That's why doctors urge routine screenings

5/14/2004
Beer May be a Boon to the Heart

Scientists tap more evidence of alcohol's role in boosting cardiovascular health

5/14/2004
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Heart Disease

Study finds lower cholesterol levels in teens who were breastfed as infants

5/10/2004
Can Viagra Cure Impotence?

This and other findings highlight new research on erectile dysfunction

5/6/2004
Walnuts May Protect the Heart

They lower cholesterol and improve artery function, study suggests

5/5/2004
Gene Mutation May Up Your Risk of Heart Attack

Finding could lead to new medications to protect the heart

5/3/2004
Delivering Heart Drugs From the Inside

New stent with biodegradable coating could advance cardiovascular treatment

4/20/2004
Some Heart Drugs Aren't Properly Prescribed

Statins and diuretics underused, two studies found

4/20/2004
Study Backs Bypass Operations Without Pumps

They're as effective as surgeries that use heart-lung machines