Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/12/2004
Help Yourself to Heart Health

A new quiz offers customized information for those with questions

4/12/2004
Heart Condition Doesn't Boost Risk of Second Stroke

Opening between organ's two upper chambers not a risk factor

4/9/2004
MRIs Can Detect Blocked Arteries

May replace invasive angiograms to diagnose problems

4/6/2004
Hardening of Arteries Takes Emotional Toll

Atherosclerosis linked to depression, study finds

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/5/2004
Less Breathing Is More in CPR

Overventilation can hurt survival, study indicates

3/31/2004
Study: Inflammation No Solid Gauge of Heart Disease

Finds traditional risk factors are better than C-reactive protein

3/29/2004
Surgery Cuts Death Risk for Those With Rare Heart Disorder

Cutting part of nerves to heart helps young people with long QT syndrome

3/29/2004
Women Urged to Take Heart Disease Seriously

New guidelines designed to protect against this No. 1 killer

3/26/2004
Walnuts a Smart Choice for Heart

They protect against coronary artery disease, study suggests

3/24/2004
Heart Disease: A Diabetic's Biggest Health Threat

Yet too few people with the disease are aware of the risk, experts say

3/22/2004
Mental Stress Hard on the Heart

It can trigger irregular heartbeats faster than physical exertion

3/15/2004
Heart Attack Therapy Prevents Long-Term Damage

Animal study finds novel method prevents dangerous leakage

3/10/2004
Heart Patients Undertreated in ER, Despite New Tests

Many docs ignore most accurate blood test after heart attack, study finds

3/8/2004
Study Challenges Cholesterol Recommendations

Finds intensive statin therapy saves heart patients

3/5/2004
Fortified Grain Products May Cut Stroke Deaths

The key is folic acid, a new study says

3/5/2004
Post-Traumatic Stress Boosts Heart Attack Risk

New study finds a link in Vietnam veterans

3/2/2004
Cholesterol Drugs Can Halt Heart Disease

More intensive use of statin therapy recommended, new study suggests

3/1/2004
Hostility Can Hurt the Heartbeat

Study finds increased risk of atrial fibrillation in angry men

2/28/2004
Be Smart When It Comes to Your Heart

Simple steps can cut your risk of cardiovascular disease

2/27/2004
Sterol-Packed O.J. a Cholesterol Buster

But it won't work for those with high levels of the blood substance

2/23/2004
Healthy Heart Habits May Keep 'Mini Strokes' at Bay

Proper diet and exercise might keep you sharper as you age

2/21/2004
The Gender Differences of Heart Disease

Fatigue, shortness of breath can presage a heart attack in women

2/19/2004
New Molecular Marker for Heart Disease Found

Protein linked to inflammation points to cardiovascular trouble

2/19/2004
Discovering How a Cholesterol Drug Works

Company researchers uncover the mystery after the fact

2/18/2004
Heart Tests Not for Everyone

Panel says low-risk people without symptoms don't need them

2/16/2004
Your Heart's Health Is in Your Hands

Wise lifestyle choices can stop cardiovascular disease before it starts

2/14/2004
How Old is Too Old for Bypass Surgery?

The operation can be a boon for some elderly heart patients

2/13/2004
Some Hospital Stays Too Long

European hospitals hold heart attack patients longer than necessary

2/11/2004
New Heart Risk Marker Found

Blood test for protein helps treatment, predicts problems

2/9/2004
Depression Linked to Heart Disease in Older Women

It raises risk of cardiovascular problems by 50 percent

2/4/2004
New Guidelines Show Women How to Avoid Heart Disease

Diet, exercise, screenings are key to thwarting this killer

2/4/2004
Scientists Create Mice That Produce Heart-Healthy Compounds

Finding could lead to farm animals that yield the omega-3 fatty acids

2/3/2004
Vitamin Therapy Won't Stop Second Stroke

Lowering levels of amino acid in blood doesn't change outcome

2/3/2004
Heart Disease Marker Now Tied to Colon Cancer

C-reactive protein links tumors, simmering irritation

1/16/2004
Exercise Helps Heart Failure Patients

Following a supervised program improves their chances of survival

1/14/2004
New Ways to Catch Heart Defect

Studies outline better methods to detect and treat dangerous condition

1/4/2004
Stopping Heart Disease in Its Tracks

Eat right and exercise regularly, doctors advise

12/31/2003
Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in U.S.

Group also marks milestones for 2003

12/31/2003
Not a Lean Year for Health News

Nation's obesity epidemic raged on while SARS scared the world in 2003

12/22/2003
Drug-Coated Stents Safe, Effective in Real World

Study finds they work in a broader patient group

12/18/2003
'Economy-Class Syndrome' Not a Myth: Study

Finds 1% risk of deadly clots even in business travelers

12/17/2003
Studies: Inflammation a Bad Actor for Heart

Find severe, early artery blockage in lupus patients

12/12/2003
New Risk for Heart Disease Found

Overweight people with smaller-sized apolipoprotein more likely to have heart disease

12/10/2003
New Clue to Sudden Coronary Death

Tiny hemorrhage can cause plaque rupture

12/4/2003
Company Defends New Drug-Coated Stent's Safety Record

Clotting risk no greater than with bare metal stents

12/3/2003
Discovery of 'Heart Attack Gene' Offers Treatment Options

But they still include some standbys like diet and a healthy weight

12/2/2003
When the Hearts of Young Athletes Fail

Study assesses risk of sudden cardiac death in competitive athletes