Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/11/2003
Device Halves Heart Patient Deaths

Pacemaker-like therapy helps heart beat more normally

2/9/2003
Cold Weather, Cold Hearts

Winter chills can be dangerous for people with heart disease

2/6/2003
New Link to DiGeorge Syndrome

Gene that helps form baby's blood vessels is key player in birth defect disease

1/30/2003
A Better Way To Measure Heart Damage

Cardiac MRI catches tiny areas of cell death, predicts future trouble

1/27/2003
Doctors Urged to Check for Key Heart Marker

But C-reactive protein not yet a risk factor

1/22/2003
Blockage Can Be Death Knell in Heart Condition

Obstruction is damaging in cardiomyopathy, the most common genetic heart disease

1/20/2003
Women Not Getting Heart Help They Need

Study finds many with cardiovascular disease don't get preventive drugs

1/20/2003
Enzyme Exacerbates Heart Disease

It triggers hardening of arteries, study says

1/13/2003
Anti-Inflammatory Aids Heart Patients

Celebrex improved three factors linked to cardiovascular disease

1/10/2003
Viagra May Be Linked to Clotting

Study finds impotence drug causes platelet clumping

1/9/2003
Genetic Mutation Linked to Atrial Fibrillation

Discovery may lead to new treatments for this heart disorder

1/7/2003
Heart-Filling Problem Prevalent and Deadly

Study finds 1 in 4 has it, and death risk is eightfold

1/4/2003
Ex-Football Great Stars in Safe Heart Campaign

Calvin Hill spreads word about dangers of heart failure

12/31/2002
Setbacks, Advances and Ghosts From the Past Marked 2002

HRT treatments stopped, malaria gene mapped, and smallpox fear returned

12/26/2002
Eating Fish a Good Way to Prevent Stroke

One meal a month reduces a man's risk more than 40 percent

12/17/2002
Statins Work, If You Take Them

New study suggests clinical trials may overstate real-world results

12/16/2002
Doctors Chided for Neglecting Heart Risk

Readily available tools ignored, heart association president says

12/7/2002
Heart Disease Knows No Gender

Though many women don't know it, it's their biggest health threat

12/4/2002
The Best Way to Manage an Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Controlling the heart rate works for many patients

12/4/2002
Bypass Bests Angioplasty for Some With Blocked Artery

Heart attack, stroke less likely in bypass group, study finds

12/3/2002
A Better Test for Heart Attacks

Perfusion imaging prevents unnecessary hospitalizations

12/2/2002
Veggies, Nuts and Grains Can Beat Heart Disease

Combination diet reduces bad cholesterol, study finds

11/20/2002
Alarming News for Black Men's Heart Health

Those with coronary disease are in worse shape than white men and less capable of exercise

11/19/2002
Heart Pump as Pricey as Transplant

Researchers find costs for both are similar

11/19/2002
Anger Tears Your Heart Apart

Study finds hostility may make you more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease

11/18/2002
Marrow Transplant Grows New Vessels in Legs

Prevents limb amputation in those with circulatory problems

11/18/2002
A Fish a Day Keeps Heart Woes at Bay

Heart association revises its omega-3 fatty acids guidelines

11/17/2002
Emergency Angioplasty Alone Works

Study finds procedure effective without surgical backup

11/11/2002
New Blood Test Predicts Survival for Heart Patients

It detects elevated levels of hormone called N-BNP

11/11/2002
Medical Errors May Cause Significant Number of Heart Attacks

American Heart Association calls for procedure changes

10/30/2002
More Living With Heart Failure

Survival up, incidence down for women, since 1950

10/25/2002
Another Way Your Heart Can Give Out on You

Study looks at impact of newly recognized form of congestive heart failure

10/17/2002
Magnesium No Way to Treat a Heart Attack

Newer drugs and treatments far more effective

10/15/2002
Aggressive Treatment Best for Some Heart Problems

Invasive approach costly but worth it

10/11/2002
Waist Circumference Helps Predict Cardiovascular Risk

It may be better gauge than overall weight, study says

10/7/2002
Heart Attack Predictions Need Update: Study

Existing calculations on risk leave out important facts, researchers say

10/4/2002
Keep Track of Your Heart Health

Online tool helps you assess, manage risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol

10/2/2002
Pill Prevents Rabbit Stents from Re-Blocking

Scientists hope trial drug does the same in humans with cardiovascular disease

9/27/2002
Surgery Beats Balloon for Heart Disease

Surgery patients less likely to die or need repeat procedures, research finds

9/26/2002
Clearing the Path to a Healthier Heart

Device prevents traveling blood clots

9/25/2002
Blood Thinner Prevents Second Heart Attack

Warfarin works better than aspirin alone, but with complications

9/23/2002
Hormone May Signal Heart Trouble in Teens

Adolescents with high levels of leptin show early signs of cardiovascular disease

9/22/2002
Legs for Life Starts Its Run

Free screening offered for dangerous narrowing of leg arteries

9/20/2002
On the Trail of a Killer

Volunteers needed for heart defect study

9/19/2002
Vitamin E Won't Slow Hardening of Arteries

Antioxidant's role in heart health questioned

9/19/2002
Proteins Unlock Secrets of Heart

Scientists find ones that control size and function

9/18/2002
Women Not Heeding Warnings About Heart Disease

"Simple Solutions" protect women against cardiovascular trouble

9/18/2002
Predicting the Path of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Eight-point model predicts risk of death

9/14/2002
For a Healthy Heart, Get an Early Start

By focusing on children now, doctors hope to reduce heart disease in adults later

9/12/2002
Gene Therapy Creates Natural Pacemaker

Scientists restore normal heartbeat in guinea pigs