Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

New Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack

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

Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes

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

FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Statins

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

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

Stem Cell Treatment Might Reverse Heart Attack Damage

Patients' own cardiac stem cells reduced scarring in preliminary study

Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

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

Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks

However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart

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

New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

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

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

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

Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

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

Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery: Review

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

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

Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day

In study, early morning hours were the worst time

Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study

That led to improved heart function, researchers said

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

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

Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

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

Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol

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

Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices

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

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women, Study Suggests

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

Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble

Study of Washington state physicians, high school officials shows not enough are asking the right questions

New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11

Recommendations a shift from testing only children with family history of heart disease

'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC

But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study

The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

3 Hours of Exercise Weekly Can Cut Men's Heart Risks

Study found lowered risk related to higher levels of 'good' cholesterol

Overnight Stay May Not Be Necessary for Stenting: Study

Researchers say doing artery-opening procedure on outpatient basis saves money, is just as safe

Childless Men May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

Study suggests infertility may explain the link

Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble

Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

Heart Devices Like Pacemakers Linked to Infections

Complications from these devices put patients at greater risk for death, study suggests

U.S. Offers Health-Care Pamphlets in Spanish

They summarize benefits, risks of heart medications, other health issues

Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty

But some patients with rapid deterioration might still benefit from it, researchers say

New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

Infections Among Those With Heart Devices Has Doubled: Study

Researchers suggest growing number of sicker patients explains the increase

Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say