Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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Article Title
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

11/28/2003
Heart Attacks: Cold Plays A Role

Take care as the days grower shorter, brisker

11/25/2003
Finding Best Treatment for Heart Failure

International study tries to find which therapies will work best

11/24/2003
The Future of Heart Health

Stem cell transplantation, accessible defibrillators among innovative research

11/24/2003
Nitric Oxide a Player in Heart Health

Study shows link between it and robust arteries

11/21/2003
Holiday Cooking That's Good for Your Heart

Cookbook features recipes that are festive without being fattening

11/20/2003
Researchers Probe Possible New Therapy for Hypertension

It would boost, not slow, activity of calcium channels

11/19/2003
Bury the Butts for Great American Smokeout

Smokers urged to stay away from cigarettes on Nov. 20

11/12/2003
New Drug Cuts Risk of Second Stroke, Heart Attack

Study finds anti-clotting medicine should be used for year after first attack

11/12/2003
Healing Your Own Heart Valves

Those engineered from a patient's tissue can repair damage

11/11/2003
Defibrillators Save Lives in Health Clubs

The devices protect against sudden cardiac arrest

11/11/2003
Simple Ways to Spot Heart Disease in Women

They could detect and help prevent heart disease in women

11/11/2003
Walk Away From Heart Disease

Brisk but comfortable pace helps your cardiovascular health

11/11/2003
Impotence Linked to Heart Attack Risk

It increases the chances of heart trouble threefold

11/11/2003
A Boost for the Heart

Electrical device helps heart failure patients

11/10/2003
Stents Do the Trick for Heart Patients

They're a cost-effective way to open arteries, study finds

11/10/2003
Aspirin Alone Not Always Enough to Clobber Clots

Therapy may not be strong enough to prevent blood problem in some heart patients

11/10/2003
Kids on Fast Track to Heart Disease

One in eight schoolchildren has at least three risk factors

11/9/2003
Many Heart Failure Patients Don't Get What They Need

Appropriate therapies, counseling vary from hospital to hospital

11/6/2003
Ozone in Arteries Could be Danger Signal

Might serve as early warning of heart attack, study finds

11/6/2003
Heart Disease Markers Have Wider Value

Predicted heart attacks even in those who didn't have heart surgery

11/5/2003
Top Number in Blood Pressure Tells All

Study finds it's a better predictor of heart disease

11/4/2003
Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Risk factors found in kids can predict problems in adulthood

11/3/2003
Unique Symptoms May Signal Heart Trouble in Women

They include fatigue, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping

10/30/2003
FDA Issues Warning on New Heart Stent

Device linked to 60 deaths, but agency says it's safe to use

10/29/2003
Halting Aspirin Therapy May Harm Heart Patients

Study finds high risk of serious cardiac problems

10/27/2003
Kidney Disease Increases Chance of Heart Disease

Heart Association warns that first condition puts people at high risk for second

10/27/2003
Know Your ApoB Levels?

Study finds marker predicts heart trouble better than cholesterol levels

10/27/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Offer Hope Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

They reduced inflammation as well as risk factors for heart disease

10/22/2003
Monitoring Against Heart Failure

Daily tracking system reduces death rate for those with disease

10/17/2003
Heart Patients Often Lose Heart to Exercise

Even close call isn't motivation enough for everyone, study finds

10/17/2003
Catching Heart Trouble During Your Workout

Measuring oxygen pumping during exercise could help detect problems

10/14/2003
Hispanic Heart Patients Better Off

VA study finds they have better survival rates than whites or blacks

10/13/2003
Stem Cell Therapy Helps Heal Damaged Heart

Healthy tissue created after heart attack

10/7/2003
Peanut Butter Good for Your Heart

Study finds peanut butter has as much Vitamin E as raw nuts

10/6/2003
Who Should Get Implantable Defibrillators?

Cardiac imaging pinpoints patients who'll benefit most from heart shocker device

10/6/2003
CPR Helps Quality of Life, Too

Study on bystander assistance refutes notion that patient ends up a wreck

10/4/2003
Why Aging Hearts Slow Down

Study finds protein linked to pumping decline

10/2/2003
Anemia Drug May Reduce Heart Attack Damage

EPO protects heart cells from dying, study finds

10/1/2003
Protein Key to Heart Failure

Disrupting it cuts down on loss of heart function in mice

9/25/2003
External Defibrillators a Sound Investment

Placing them in certain public places is worth the money

9/25/2003
Tooth Loss Damages Diet

Can lead to less healthy eating habits, study finds