Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/12/2002
Heart Doctors May Need Gentle Reminders About Care

Study finds system of hints leads to better care

3/5/2002
City Air Could Kill You

Study shows urban air pollution increases chances for lung cancer, heart disease

2/28/2002
Soy May Work Magic on Menopause

Key compound in beans also reduces cholesterol levels

2/27/2002
Simple Blood Test Could Predict Risk of Heart Disease

Study finds high proinsulin levels can double chances of cardiovascular problems

2/18/2002
Fewer Women Survive Bypass Surgery

Study shows need to learn more about differences between sexes, researcher says

2/15/2002
Natural Estrogen Seems to Protect Against Heart Disease

It accomplishes what hormone replacement therapy can't

2/14/2002
Nearly Half of Fatal Heart Attacks Strike Outside Hospital

CDC calls figures 'alarming,' urges Americans to recognize symptoms

2/13/2002
Sudden Stress Causes Fat to Stick Around

Extra fat in blood could increase heart disease risk

2/8/2002
Hormone Test Reveals Heart Failure Risk

It can help eliminate potentially fatal misdiagnoses

2/6/2002
Love of the Game Can Strain Hockey Players' Hearts

Experts say physical conditioning key to avoiding cardiac problems

1/29/2002
Tea and Chocolate: No Sympathy Needed

More evidence that both are good for your health

1/28/2002
Technology Cures Bad Heartbeats

Erratic heart cells found and zapped, cardiologists report

1/21/2002
New Artery Scan Is Cheaper, Noninvasive

Magnetic resonance angiography getting more accurate

1/14/2002
Caution Urged on Widening Use of Cholesterol Drugs

Disputed study says effect on younger patients is unknown

1/12/2002
Pocket-Sized Heart Monitor Ready to Go

New ECG device will help patients and EMT workers

1/3/2002
Defibrillator Vest Calms Irregular Heartbeats

First external device to control arrhythmia gets OK

12/11/2001
Men Have More Heart Tests

Women less likely to get cardiac catheterization after a heart attack, regardless of their doctor's gender, says study

11/29/2001
Put on a Happy Face

It might save your heart

11/22/2001
Men's Heart Problems Are Short Story

Short legs may mean more heart disease, says study

11/15/2001
Gene Jump-Starts Damaged Hearts

Hormone gene gives new life to bad hearts, say two studies

11/14/2001
Pump Holds Hope for Terminal Heart Patients

Artificial device improved survival rate in study, but expert cautions high cost may limit its use

11/14/2001
Heart Protein Predicts Future Attack

High levels of troponin call for aggressive therapy, says study

11/13/2001
Daybreak Is Dangerous for Heart Attacks

But men more likely than women to die during night attacks, says study

10/31/2001
Faith Healers

Study suggests prayer can help heart patients recover

10/27/2001
CPR for the Squeamish

For disease-fearful bystanders, there's an alternative to traditional mouth-to-mouth technique in heart attack cases

10/16/2001
Targeting Toxins After Cardiac Surgery

Antibodies crucial to protect kidneys, says study

10/2/2001
U.S. Reaps Rewards for Reducing Heart Risk

Study finds simple measures sharply reduced deaths of all kinds

9/28/2001
Third Patient Gets Artificial Heart

Two more to get device in first human trial

9/26/2001
Move Over, Tomatoes

Autumn olive berries pack more of antioxidant called lycopene

9/25/2001
Are Defibrillators on All Planes Too Costly?

Makes more financial sense on larger jets, says study

9/25/2001
Know a Heart Attack's Warning Signs

Quick response can head off serious damage

9/24/2001
Artificial Heart Patients Doing Well

One patient was near death before surgery

9/21/2001
Aggressive Is Best for Older Heart Patients

Artery-opening procedures work better than drugs, study finds

9/10/2001
Heart Ache? Don't Hesitate

Call 911 if you even suspect you're having a heart attack

8/20/2001
Hormone Therapy May Halt High Blood Pressure

Study raises new questions about effect on women's heart disease

8/14/2001
Warnings on Heart Devices on the Rise

Maker says few defibrillators, pacemakers are faulty

8/14/2001
A Milestone for a Heart Throb

Man passes three-year mark with mechanical ticker

8/13/2001
Doctors May Be Missing Crucial Diagnosis

Heart failure is more common than believed, study says

8/8/2001
Heart Patients Driving Against Orders Do OK

Lower-than-average accident rate may prompt changes

8/3/2001
Don't Worry, Get Mad Once in Awhile

Study finds not getting angry increases heart risk for angry people

8/1/2001
Expanding Waistline Hurts Your Heart

More fat means earlier attacks, study says

8/1/2001
Stem Cells May Mend Broken Heart

Embryo tissue can become cardiac muscle, Israeli study finds

7/24/2001
Secondhand Smoke Does Its Damage in 30 Minutes

Study finds blood vessels in nonsmokers narrow quickly

7/23/2001
HRT: The Heart of The Matter

Two reports debate whether hormone therapy prevents heart disease

7/18/2001
Psychosis Drug Linked to Heart Deaths

FDA scientists say absolute risk remains low

7/12/2001
Smoking, Gene Variants Triple Risk of Heart Disease

Nasty combination packs wallop for men in British study

5/18/2001
When Cops Shock

Speedy police help in emergency heart cases saves lives, study finds

5/14/2001
Women: No. 1 Disease Is a Heartbreaker

Most don't know heart disease is their top killer

5/14/2001
Heart Defects Causing Fewer Deaths

Advances in care credited with dramatic decline

5/4/2001
The Latest in Heart-Wear

High-tech vest can shock the heart back to normal