Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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7/8/2011
California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness

Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

6/21/2011
Delays in Hospital Transfers for Heart Attack Patients May Raise Death Risk

Study stresses the need to get to centers that can clear blockages quickly

6/13/2011
Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines

Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

6/3/2011
Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack

Study found patients are also less likely to receive lifesaving treatments

5/24/2011
Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart

Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

5/23/2011
CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms

Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

5/23/2011
Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study

But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

5/23/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Helps Those With Mild Heart Failure

Inspra reduced cardiovascular complications, including irregular heart rhythm

5/12/2011
Keep MP3 Headphones 2 Centimeters or More From Pacemaker: Study

Don't store them in a front pocket if you have a lifesaving cardiac device

5/11/2011
Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble

10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

5/10/2011
Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks

Study finds Procrit offers no cardiac protection, may increase risk after acute attack

5/10/2011
Drug Therapy for Artery Disease Underused, Study Says

Before receiving heart stent, fewer than half of patients found to be on recommended medications

5/9/2011
After Heart Attack, Certain Painkillers May Raise Risk for Recurrence

Even a week's worth of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could be hazardous, study finds

5/4/2011
New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study

Leads of the minimally invasive device are just under the skin, making patient care easier, researchers say

4/28/2011
Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds

Circadian rhythms may make heart more vulnerable between 6 a.m. and noon, researchers suggest

4/26/2011
Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study

Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

4/25/2011
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study

High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

4/25/2011
Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients

Ancient Chinese exercise seems to improve quality of life, researchers report

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/22/2011
Nurse Practitioner Counsels Lifestyle Changes as Key to Heart Health

It's all about diet and exercise, not medications, she advises

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/4/2011
Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients

It may be better than medication alone, researchers report

4/4/2011
Heart Attack Risk Plagues Post-Katrina New Orleans

Study finds three times the risk, due to stress, among other factors

4/4/2011
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study

FDA approval still pending; at least one doctor says it's not ready for widespread use

3/28/2011
Conflicts of Interest Cloud Heart Treatment Guidelines: Study

More than half of guideline authors report ties with drug makers, related companies

3/22/2011
Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death

Danger greatest shortly after physical activity, but absolute risk small, research finds

3/11/2011
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

2/28/2011
Optimism Is Good for Your Heart

A bright outlook helps heart disease patients live longer, study finds

2/21/2011
Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study

Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

2/14/2011
Too Few Heart Patients Go to Cardiac Rehab

More frequent referrals, discussions with doctors could change that

2/10/2011
Wireless Device Can Cut Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations

Doctors able to track fluid pressure in lungs, make medication adjustments, study shows

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/19/2011
Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage

Study found it's almost as likely that a new lesion is the culprit

1/17/2011
Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

Study finds gene that raises the danger and another, also tied to blood type, that might offer protection

1/15/2011
Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay

1/14/2011
New Guidelines Released for Stroke Care

Aim is to reduce deaths by improving lifesaving measures, patient follow-up

1/12/2011
High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

How well HDL functions may matter more than how high the level is, research suggests

1/11/2011
Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally

Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

12/28/2010
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/7/2010
New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes

11/29/2010
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk

And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

11/19/2010
FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks

Main ingredient propoxyphene can cause dangerous irregular heartbeat, agency says

11/16/2010
Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use

Used, sterilized ICDs didn't cause infections, delivered lifesaving shocks when needed, study finds

11/16/2010
Shorter Sleep in Men Ups Risk of Heart Disease: Study

Even an extra hour of sleep was associated with less thickening of the neck arteries, researchers found

11/16/2010
Gaining Weight Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Study finds that for every 8.8 pound increase, the risk for narrowed heart arteries rises about 50 percent

11/16/2010
Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack

While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says