Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/6/2003
People Don't Get the Picture on Heart Risk

Showing a common image alone doesn't change behavior

5/2/2003
Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Heart Disease

Study found presence of first could point to presence of second

4/24/2003
Relative's Stroke Can Be a Warning

British study finds family history doubles your own risk

4/20/2003
Blood Treatment Targets Heart Disease

Experimental theory to be tested in large-scale study

4/19/2003
Working Out to Stop Heart Failure

Study to examine effects of exercise on heart failure

4/17/2003
Part of Genetic Tie to Heart Disease Explained

Disease risk lower in people with gene variation in immune system cells

4/16/2003
Cancer Drug Improves Stent Outcomes

Taxol keeps narrowed vessels open after angioplasty, study finds

4/15/2003
Concord Grape Juice Stamps Out Hypertension

Men who drank 12 ounces a day lowered their blood pressure

4/15/2003
Hard Workouts Are Heart Healthy

But experts add that any exercise is good for you

4/15/2003
Caffeine and Ephedra Before Workout Tax Heart

Combination increases cardiovascular strain, study finds

4/11/2003
Drug Combo Clobbers Heart Disease Risk

Two lipid-lowering meds are better than one, study finds

4/10/2003
Catheters Put Some Heart Patients at Risk of Stroke

Those with aortic-valve stenosis fared better with non-invasive techniques

4/10/2003
Protein Inhibits Atherosclerosis

Discovery could lead to treatments for this potential killer

4/4/2003
Moderate Drinking May be a Heart-Smart Choice...

... But alcohol is but one piece of a healthy lifestyle

4/4/2003
Godfathers of the Cocktail Hour

California researchers were first to document health benefits of alcohol

4/3/2003
A Warning on Stopping Blood Thinners Before Surgery

Discontinuing their use can lead to stroke in some cases, new research says

4/3/2003
Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs Don't Do it All

These heart meds don't offer much protection against stroke, study finds

4/1/2003
Smoking Ban Eased Town's Hearts

During six months of ban, heart attack rate dropped 60% at hospital in Helena, Mont.

3/28/2003
Heart Disease Costs the Most

Study ranks it as most expensive medical condition

3/26/2003
Statins Help Heart Patients With Inflamed Vessels

Taken before artery procedures, they reduce deaths, heart attacks

3/21/2003
Deciphering Viagra's Heart Benefit

Study finds how impotence drug helps protect the heart

3/20/2003
Test Reveals Early Evidence of Heart Disease in Diabetics

It can detect calcium deposits in arteries

3/19/2003
New Test Warns of Heart Attack

It detects high levels of clotting protein called CD40 ligand

3/19/2003
Aspirin Resistance Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Problems seen in those in whom aspirin doesn't block key chemical

3/14/2003
Americans Living Longer

Experts cite better treatments for heart disease

3/7/2003
Women Should Cut Heart Disease Risks Before Menopause

The longer they wait, the greater the threat

3/5/2003
MRIs May Be Alternative to Stress Tests

Doctors can detect disease in those with difficulty exercising

3/4/2003
Tests Can Tie Fainting to Faint of Heart

Doctors try to get a better handle on swooning

3/4/2003
Beating Odds of Heart Disease, Stroke in Diabetics

Major study to test best ways to lower risk

3/3/2003
Gene Therapy Problem Pinpointed

Older cells may be more resistant to viruses carrying help for heart failure

2/28/2003
Heart Disease: A Woman's Biggest Health Threat

It kills more American women than men

2/28/2003
Promising Gains in the Fight Against Heart Disease

Gene therapy, internal defibrillators head the list

2/27/2003
Is There a Stronger Heart Risk Than Cholesterol?

Study argues that apolipoproteins are better marker

2/20/2003
Homocysteine Hikes Stroke Risk

High levels of amino acid in those with heart disease carries additional danger

2/18/2003
A Little Exercise Can Go a Long Way

As long as you feel the strain, your heart gains, new research says

2/17/2003
Too Many Kids Can Take Years Off Your Life

Parents who have more than two children face greater risk of heart disease

2/17/2003
Blood-Thinning Drug Cuts Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Clopidrogrel, when coupled with aspirin, can prevent subsequent heart problems

2/13/2003
The Perfect Couple on Valentine's Day

New research shows chocolate and your heart make a good pair when it comes to health