Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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11/19/2014
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found

11/19/2014
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

11/19/2014
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

11/17/2014
Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

11/17/2014
Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

11/17/2014
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

11/17/2014
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

11/17/2014
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

11/17/2014
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

10/21/2014
Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

10/13/2014
Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/29/2014
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

9/19/2014
Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

9/15/2014
Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

9/10/2014
Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/9/2014
Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting

An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/18/2014
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

8/8/2014
Mutant Gene Spurs Dangerous Heart Condition in Newfoundland Dogs: Study

Ridge of abnormal tissue forms below the aorta, restricts blood flow and can cause sudden death

7/16/2014
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

6/25/2014
Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

6/23/2014
Heart Failure Therapy May Benefit Women More Than Men

But study finds they're less likely than males to receive pacemaker that synchronizes heartbeats

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