Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial

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

Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

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

Scientists ID Genes Behind Chronic Mountain Sickness

Condition can lead to heart attack, stroke and lung problems

Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

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

Casino Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls

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

Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems

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

Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

Quitting Smoking Can Lead to Weight Gain for Women, Study Confirms

But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

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

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

Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

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

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

Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

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

A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front

'Fight hard and fast to get past the anger,' and don't forget to keep healthy habits

FDA Renews Heart-Risk Warning for Antibiotic

Some may develop fatal heart rhythms when taking azithromycin, agency says

Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Reasons why it may be performed

Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses

Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation

Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss

But risk of macular degeneration doesn't outweigh drug's heart benefits, experts say

Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study

More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks

Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says

Physical activity after age 40 can increase life expectancy by up to 7 years, researchers find

Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?

Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks

About $8,200 found in worker expenses, $52,000 in employer long-term disability costs

State Regulations Tied to Drop in Common Heart Procedure

Critics worry that the push for good outcomes may reduce access to care for sickest patients

Study: Blood Tests for Inflammation Could Help Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

But the tests would uncover risk in relatively few people, evidence review finds

New Defibrillator Implanted Just Under the Skin

But it's still designed to correct an irregular heartbeat

Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

Year of Taking Risky Blood Thinners May Be Unnecessary After Stent Surgery

Studies suggest it might be safe to stop double anti-platelet therapy sooner

Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC

Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

New Guidelines Say No to Screening EKGs for Low-Risk Patients

Recommendations mirror those issued in 2004 because science hasn't changed, experts say

The Health Benefits, and Risks, of Alcohol

Moderate consumption may help the heart, but perils also exist

2 New Weight-Loss Drugs Won't Reverse U.S. Obesity Crisis

Proper nutrition, exercise are key factors that must be part of any diet plan, health experts say

9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients

Study suggests common diagnostic methods underestimate risk for those with rheumatoid arthritis

Statewide Program Improved Heart-Attack Survival: Study

North Carolina patients were transferred more quickly to hospitals that perform lifesaving procedure

Study Links Antibiotic to Slight Rise in Heart Patients' Death Risk

But the finding for azithromycin needs to be confirmed, expert says

U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines

Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure

Injecting patient's 'enhanced' bone marrow into damaged heart improved symptoms

Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival

The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart

Researchers rule out one possible explanation

Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

In Danish study, bystander assistance made difference between life, death for many patients

Defibrillator Implantation May Be Riskier for Underweight Patients

Study suggests reasons may include frailty, other health conditions

Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives

Study found giving it early to heart attack patients halved cardiac arrest rates, death risk

Showing Patients Images of Their Clogged Arteries a Powerful Wake-Up Call

They were more likely to take statins, lose weight afterwards, studies find