Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/23/2003
Exercise Testing Warns Women of Heart Trouble

Poor performance more than triples death risk

9/16/2003
Angioplasty and Stenting Carry Small Stroke Risks

Cardiac procedures may dislodge particles that travel to brain, study says

9/16/2003
Stronger Warning Signs for Lurking Aneurysms

Study says age, gender and size more critical than hypertension as predictors

9/15/2003
Happy Marriage Strengthens a Woman's Heart

Good union reduces heart disease risk factors, study finds

9/12/2003
Lowering Cholesterol: One Man's Story

An improved diet and plenty of time on the bike does the trick

9/12/2003
Stroke Patients Run Risk of Hidden Heart Disease

Researchers say they need to be checked even if they show no symptoms

9/10/2003
High Cholesterol at 40 Signals Heart Trouble Later

Your lifetime heart disease risk grows, new study finds

9/9/2003
More Signs That Red Wine May Cut Cholesterol

Beneficial compounds, called saponins, found in grape skins

9/5/2003
A Closer Look at Lipids

Study aims to detail their role in major illnesses

9/5/2003
Heart Attack Warnings

Study says 'hot pepper' nerve receptors on heart may trigger pain and signal trouble

9/3/2003
New Hope for People With Heart Failure

Drug may help reduce risk of death and illness in those with chronic disease

9/3/2003
Drug/Aspirin Combo Packs Powerful Punch After Heart Attack

The two may reduce death risk and coronary problems, study finds

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.