Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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11/26/2012
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

11/13/2012
Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks

Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

11/6/2012
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

11/5/2012
Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?

Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

11/5/2012
Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks

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

10/9/2012
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

10/3/2012
Study: Blood Tests for Inflammation Could Help Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke

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

9/28/2012
New Defibrillator Implanted Just Under the Skin

But it's still designed to correct an irregular heartbeat

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

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

9/20/2012
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

9/6/2012
Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC

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

7/30/2012
New Guidelines Say No to Screening EKGs for Low-Risk Patients

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

7/20/2012
The Health Benefits, and Risks, of Alcohol

Moderate consumption may help the heart, but perils also exist

7/19/2012
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

6/7/2012
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

6/6/2012
Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients

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

6/5/2012
Statewide Program Improved Heart-Attack Survival: Study

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

5/16/2012
Study Links Antibiotic to Slight Rise in Heart Patients' Death Risk

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

5/15/2012
U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines

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

5/11/2012
Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

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

5/10/2012
Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure

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

5/7/2012
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

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

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

4/24/2012
Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart

Researchers rule out one possible explanation

3/27/2012
Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

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

3/27/2012
Defibrillator Implantation May Be Riskier for Underweight Patients

Study suggests reasons may include frailty, other health conditions

3/27/2012
Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives

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

3/26/2012
Showing Patients Images of Their Clogged Arteries a Powerful Wake-Up Call

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

3/21/2012
New Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack

In small study, high levels of misshapen cells from vessel walls spelled trouble

3/20/2012
Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes

In short-term, drug still helps restore the pulse, study found

2/28/2012
FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Statins

But side effects, like increased blood sugar, don't outweigh the cholesterol drugs' benefits, agency says

2/21/2012
Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain

Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

2/14/2012
Stem Cell Treatment Might Reverse Heart Attack Damage

Patients' own cardiac stem cells reduced scarring in preliminary study

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

1/10/2012
Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks

However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

1/10/2012
Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart

Higher-than-normal levels can increase cardiac inflammation, study found

1/10/2012
New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

12/27/2011
New Blood Test May Rule Out Heart Attacks More Quickly

More sensitive troponin screen made the call in three hours, instead of 12-16 hours

12/20/2011
Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life

Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

12/19/2011
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/13/2011
Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery: Review

In-hospital death, emergency bypass no more likely in non-specialty centers, researchers say

12/5/2011
Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women

Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

11/28/2011
Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day

In study, early morning hours were the worst time

11/28/2011
Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study

That led to improved heart function, researchers said

11/23/2011
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/14/2011
Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol

In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

11/14/2011
Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices

Anxiety that cardio defibrillator will fire at wrong time inhibits sexual activity, study finds

11/14/2011
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women, Study Suggests

Problems can emerge even if no weight gain is evident, researcher says