Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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6/16/2014
Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

6/4/2014
Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study

They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

5/20/2014
Reports of Chest Pain Down For Whites, But Not Blacks

Study suggests blacks may need more intervention for blood pressure, diabetes and smoking

5/19/2014
More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

5/14/2014
Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?

Early study suggests Celexa, and other drugs in its class, might help, but many questions remain

5/5/2014
Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts

Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

4/30/2014
High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors

Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

4/10/2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

3/28/2014
Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

3/27/2014
Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study

Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

2/24/2014
Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

2/24/2014
Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

40 percent suffered pain three months later, and 10 percent did after two years

2/15/2014
Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

2/13/2014
Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure

Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack

2/11/2014
Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease

Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

2/11/2014
Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

1/23/2014
Minority Patients Less Likely to Stick With Heart Attack Meds: Study

Black, Hispanic women were least compliant one year out

1/22/2014
Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk

Large review finds patients arriving at hospitals in off-hours have 5 percent higher odds of dying

1/14/2014
Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet

Packaging problem could allow air, moisture to affect drug's effectiveness, company says

1/10/2014
A-Fib Doesn't Mean You're Banished to the Sidelines

For most people with an irregular heartbeat, it's OK to stay active, doctors say

1/10/2014
Living a Full Life, Irregular Heartbeat and All

Maryland man still exercises an hour a day

12/18/2013
'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows

Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

12/2/2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

11/21/2013
FDA Warns of Heart Risks From Stress-Test Drugs

Doctors should screen patients before using Lexiscan or Adenoscan, agency says

11/19/2013
Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests

Small trial found the drug reduced blood clotting more when taken at night than in the morning

11/18/2013
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

They say too many people would get the cholesterol-lowering drugs; heart groups defend the recommendations

11/18/2013
Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients

Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

11/18/2013
Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

11/13/2013
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

11/8/2013
Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health

They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

11/7/2013
FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

11/7/2013
Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study

But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest

11/5/2013
Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy

But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements

10/29/2013
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health

Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

9/13/2013
Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

9/9/2013
Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Discovery might lead to drugs to combat disorder that causes 325,000 U.S. deaths every year

9/3/2013
Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial

U.K. heart study halted early after multiple artery clearings showed strong results

8/28/2013
Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary

8/15/2013
Scientists ID Genes Behind Chronic Mountain Sickness

Condition can lead to heart attack, stroke and lung problems

8/6/2013
Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

8/5/2013
Casino Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls

Colorado county law likely reduced illness from secondhand smoke, study suggests

7/22/2013
Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems

Study of 7,400 people found fewer heart attacks, other conditions among optimists

7/9/2013
Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

7/2/2013
Quitting Smoking Can Lead to Weight Gain for Women, Study Confirms

But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

6/21/2013
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

5/17/2013
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

Experimental app shaves critical seconds off smartphone transmissions of EKG images, study says

5/8/2013
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study

They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

4/11/2013
Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble