Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/27/2003
Toast Red Wine for a Ripe Old Age?

Not so fast, some experts say

8/26/2003
Cardiac Scan Predicts Heart Attack Risk

But expert wonders whether it's any better than a skilled doctor

8/20/2003
Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Heart scans may offer better measure of effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering drugs

8/12/2003
Why Bypass Patients Return to the Hospital

Infections are leading cause of readmissions

8/6/2003
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Prevent Heart Disease

Yet short-term use offers some benefits to menopausal women

8/5/2003
When Working Out Hurts Your Heart

Some have version of gene that leads to heart enlargement, study says

8/5/2003
Post-Heart Attack Care: The Quicker the Better

Timing of bypass or angioplasty makes a difference

8/4/2003
New Guidelines for Echocardiography

Latest research incorporated into new recommendations

7/30/2003
Atrial Fibrillation Cases Filling Hospital Beds

Hospitalizations for heartbeat woes nearly tripled between 1985 and 1999, report says.

7/25/2003
For Antioxidants, Go Straight to the Source

Eating foods high in these molecules better than popping pills, study finds

7/24/2003
Some Teens Face Heart Trouble Down the Road

Study finds those who had high blood pressure developed artery problems later

7/16/2003
Help for Atrial Fibrillation

Technique stops cardiac arrhythmia before it starts

7/16/2003
Vitamin C Cuts Heart Disease Risk in Women

Researchers say finding is promising, but more study is needed

7/14/2003
A Test to Predict Diabetes Risk

Metabolic syndrome also warns of heart disease, study finds

7/9/2003
Heart Disease Not Always Death Sentence

It's reversible in young female athletes, study finds

7/8/2003
Mixed News on High Blood Pressure

Researchers find incidence is up, but more people have it under control

7/8/2003
Depression Makes Heart Patients Feel Worse

It's a better predictor of quality of life than severity of disease, study finds

7/7/2003
Researchers Discover Heart Defect Gene Mutation

Discovery could eventually lead to better prevention or treatment

7/3/2003
A Better Beta Blocker For Heart Failure

More lives were saved by newer drug, major European study finds

7/2/2003
New Proteins Could Aid Cancer, Heart Treatments

Scientists discover new class of proteins that spur blood vessel development

7/1/2003
Mixed Meds: A Dangerous Prescription for Heart Patients

Too many get diabetes drugs that can harm them

7/1/2003
Heart Defibrillators for Kids Deemed Safe

American Heart Association backs their use in emergencies

6/27/2003
Like the Rest of Us, Doctors Need to Get Moving

Physicians urged to prescribe more exercise -- for patients and themselves

6/27/2003
CPR May Work in Prone Position

Small study finds better blood flow

6/26/2003
Study: Cholesterol Test at 50 Most Efficient Heart Tracker

But expert says it's pound-foolish to ignore younger adults

6/26/2003
A Super Pill to Thwart Heart Attacks and Stroke?

Researchers contend it can be created

6/25/2003
Heart Defibrillators Do More Than Save Lives

Many treated with the devices resume normal routines

6/25/2003
Defibrillators in Schools: Lifesaving Lessons

Advocates say portable devices save victims of sudden cardiac arrest

6/23/2003
Scanning for Heart Disease

Combination imaging offers good evaluation of coronary damage

6/16/2003
An Early Predictor of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen for women who have hypertension, diabetes during pregnancy

6/12/2003
Statins Slash Heart Disease Risk for Diabetics

Cholesterol-cutting drugs reduce dangers even in those with "normal" cholesterol

6/12/2003
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Protect the Heart

Vitamin E and beta carotene fail to fight cardiovascular disease, study finds

6/10/2003
Bypass Surgery Best on a Beating Heart

'Off-pump' procedure prevents blood clots, study says

6/10/2003
Vessel Condition Raises Stroke Risk

Researchers say finding won't lead to immediate changes

6/9/2003
Statins, Lifestyle Changes Cut Artery Plaque

Therapy would benefit those prone to heart disease

6/4/2003
Airport Metal Detectors Don't Harm Heart Devices

Study finds pacemakers or implanted defibrillators unaffected by screenings

6/3/2003
The Socioeconomics of Heart Disease

Low-income heart patients suffer worse outcomes, national study finds

6/2/2003
Young Cancer Survivors Face Heart Threat

Cardiovascular disease lurks after chemo or radiation, study finds

5/31/2003
Commitment to Heart Health Must Start in Childhood

Heart association offers tips to help kids avert later problems

5/28/2003
VA Health Care Improving, Study Says

But concentrating services means fewer angiographies

5/28/2003
Angry Children Hurt Their Heart Health

Hostility in kids can lead to cardiovascular disease, study finds

5/27/2003
Apnea Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

Correcting problem can prevent dangerously irregular rhythm

5/27/2003
2 Pacemakers Better for Some Heart Patients

Twin therapies improve quality of life, study finds

5/27/2003
Surgery Beats Drugs for Fixing Blood Flow to Heart

Study finds it reduces risk of cardiac death more than medication alone

5/16/2003
Molecule Battles Heart Disease

Once thought a contributor to cardiovascular disease

5/14/2003
Too Much Booze Damages Key Hormones

Could lead to health problems even after chronic drinkers stop drinking, study finds

5/14/2003
Vets Can Have 'Virtual' Visit With Doctor

Now VA patients can send implantable defibrillator information via phone

5/13/2003
Genetics Play Part in Hardening of Arteries

Common gene variant increases risk of cardiovascular disease

5/13/2003
North Americans Better at Controlling High Blood Pressure

More Europeans have condition, new study shows

5/11/2003
Tips to Touch Mom's Heart

A bouquet of advice for mom on how to reduce her cardiovascular disease risk