Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/9/2002
It's Not All Downhill After Heart Bypass

Study finds no loss of mental function after surgery

9/5/2002
Stroke Vaccine Passes Early Test

Animal study shows promising results

9/5/2002
Chronic Infections Raise Heart Risk in Smokers

Increase odds of getting hardening of arteries

9/3/2002
Some Problem Drinkers More Prone to Heart Trouble

Scientists discover genetic cause of heart disease in certain alcoholics

9/3/2002
Control Your Life, Help Your Heart

Study finds even illusion of control can reduce cardiac stress

9/3/2002
Wine Prevents Second Heart Attack

Study finds men who imbibe can lower risk of cardiovascular trouble down the line

9/3/2002
8/27/2002
Vitamin Cocktail After Angioplasty Boosts Heart Health

Vitamins lower homocysteine levels in those getting artery-opening procedure

8/27/2002
Another Case Of Wine's Health Benefits

Study finds red wine drinkers have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids

8/26/2002
Viagra May Protect Your Heart

Animal study says impotence drug may precondition cardiac muscle against damage

8/22/2002
Abnormal Heartbeats May Have Genetic Roots

Variant changes heart muscle control, study finds

8/22/2002
Heartening News on Vitamin E

Study of women shows it protects against cardiovascular disease

8/13/2002
Zoloft May Be Safe to Fight Depression After Heart Attack

Study finds antidepressant reduced serious side effects by 23 percent

8/12/2002
Stress Linked to Heart Deaths in Women

They were 1.64 times more likely to die of a heart attack, Japanese study finds

8/12/2002
Peeling Away Stroke Risk

Bananas can help fill potassium quota, study finds

8/12/2002
Defibrillators and Police: A Life-Saving Combination

Boosts survival chances of those having sudden cardiac arrest

8/5/2002
Measuring the Power of Statins

Scan assesses how well the drugs lower calcium buildup in arteries

8/5/2002
Keeping Blood Healthy

New Web site offers information about clots

8/1/2002
The Tale of Two Heart Drugs

Study compares drugs used in angioplasty

7/31/2002
Obesity Doubles Risk of Heart Failure

Being overweight is a factor independent of obesity-related conditions

7/28/2002
Virtual Doctor Visits Are a Virtual Reality

New technology lets doctors check patients with irregular heartbeats via phone lines

7/22/2002
Gene Therapy Halts Heart Failure in Hamsters

But no immediate benefit seen to human heart patients

7/17/2002
Heart Deaths Rise in Russia

Study: Most of world sees decline

7/16/2002
Deciphering a Heart Attack in the ER

Rules help pick patients for intensive care

7/15/2002
Aspirin-Anticoagulant Combo Improves Heart Attack Survival

Adding the drug increases blood flow, Dutch study says

7/11/2002
Long Hours, Little Sleep Hard on a Guy's Heart

Study finds the combo can double the risk of heart attack

6/20/2002
Estrogen Dampens Inflammation, Boosting Heart Health

Study reveals possible reason why pre-menopausal women have less heart disease

6/18/2002
Aggressive Use of Statins Questioned

Study says they can harm some heart attack patients

6/17/2002
Sex Discrimination in the Intensive Care Unit

Fewer women admitted than men when suffering heart attacks

6/5/2002
Cost of Blood Thinner Deemed Too Steep

Clopidogrel can prevent heart attacks, but aspirin is cheaper

6/5/2002
Antibiotic-Coated Stents Look Promising

Drug from Easter Island helps prevent re-closing

5/23/2002
Artery-Opening Soon After Heart Attack Helps Survival

Angioplasty, bypass in days following halves death rate

5/15/2002
The Temperamental Side of High Blood Pressure

Study finds the causes of hypertension may be emotional as well as physical

5/6/2002
Tea Helps Hearts Heal

Latest study adds to growing evidence the brew helps hearts recover from attacks

5/6/2002
Clot Crusher

New tool vacuums blockages in those facing angioplasty

5/1/2002
Guarding Heart Against Herceptin

Study finds out how powerful breast cancer drug can harm the heart

4/30/2002
A Change of Heart

Beta blockers may improve results of bypass surgery

4/26/2002
Tomato Research Heating Up

Study finds cooked tomatoes have more antioxidants than raw

4/24/2002
Bad Heart, Bad Hearing?

Study finds link between heart disease, inner ear problems

4/22/2002
Food for Thought

From berries to soy, studies offer some help for what ails you

4/15/2002
Daily Aspirin Reduces Heart Attack Risk

But not enough people take advantage of drug's benefits

4/7/2002
Get Smart: Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

New campaign seeks to educate people about the subtler symptoms

4/4/2002
Bypass Surgery on Beating Heart Found Safe

British study says patients have fewer complications

3/27/2002
How to Best Mend a Broken Heart

New study attempts to show what works best for repairing heart's clogged blood vessels

3/23/2002
Think Smart for a Healthy Heart

Common-sense steps can help you ward off coronary disease

3/20/2002
Hormone Therapy Can Slow Atherosclerosis in Early Stages

Study finds starting it before disease progresses is key

3/20/2002
Implanted Defibrillators Save Lives

Experts say study findings raise cost as an issue

3/19/2002
Age a Barrier to Aggressive Heart Treatment

Invasive procedures less likely after 75, study finds

3/19/2002
Obesity Can Spell Heart Trouble in Young Women

New study finds even teens can develop enlarged hearts, thickening of heart wall

3/18/2002
Plaque Vaccine Shows Promise

Mouse study holds promise for treating human artery disease