Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/18/2016
High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Above the 16th floor, odds of staying alive after heart stops are slim, study finds

1/7/2016
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Limit Sugar and Salt, Boost Fruit and Veggie Intake

Recommendations, revised every 5 years, designed to promote healthier lifestyles

12/28/2015
Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds

Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

12/22/2015
Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds

Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

12/22/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study

British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

12/21/2015
Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

12/17/2015
Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?

Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

12/1/2015
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

11/22/2015
Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

11/16/2015
Lowering Body Temperature May Help Cardiac Arrest Patients

Treatment improved survival in 'nonshockable' heart cases, researchers say

11/12/2015
Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health

Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient, researchers say

11/11/2015
Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

11/10/2015
Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator

New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/2/2015
New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play

Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

10/26/2015
Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

10/21/2015
Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs

Study cites problems with availability, affordability

10/13/2015
Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

10/12/2015
Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health

People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

10/5/2015
Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

9/29/2015
Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

9/21/2015
Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

9/10/2015
Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Harm the Heart

Sound slumber 'recharges our batteries,' cardiologist explains

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

8/31/2015
Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

8/25/2015
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

8/20/2015
Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

Lack of exercise, stress and higher drinking rates could be to blame, researchers say

8/13/2015
Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest

8/5/2015
Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

8/3/2015
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

7/31/2015
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

7/16/2015
Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

7/13/2015
1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

7/9/2015
Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

7/8/2015
Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

6/29/2015
Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

6/24/2015
Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/16/2015
FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

6/15/2015
Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients

Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

6/11/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

6/3/2015
Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study

European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

5/15/2015
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

5/14/2015
Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

5/8/2015
Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says