Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

11/16/2010
Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure

Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

11/15/2010
Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy

Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association

11/15/2010
External Defibrillators Not Much Help in Hospitals

While effective in public places, study found differently in hospital setting

11/15/2010
New Blood Thinner a Promising Alternative to Warfarin

Rivaroxaban did as well or better, with easier dose monitoring, in international study

11/15/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Study found they did not reduce recurrences of dangerous atrial fibrillation

11/15/2010
Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk

Research found having mother, father or sibling with it increased chances 40%

11/15/2010
Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study

Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

11/9/2010
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke

Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/6/2010
Heartburn Drugs, Plavix Seem Safe to Take Together

Proton-pump inhibitor did not blunt effect of blood thinner in clinical trial

10/5/2010
Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients

Hormone seemed to help women but more study is needed, researchers say

10/1/2010
Doctors' Health, Well-Being Affect Patient Counseling

Those who live healthy lifestyle more likely to offer beneficial advice, study finds

9/29/2010
Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study

Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

9/28/2010
C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study

Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

9/27/2010
New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks

Upgraded software can be uploaded into the ICD during routine doctor visit, researchers say

9/24/2010
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study

Rate rose even when spikes in fine particle levels were below EPA safety threshold, researchers find

9/10/2010
Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts

Medical experts disagree on how extensively young athletes' hearts should be tested

9/7/2010
Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations

But findings don't apply to low- or middle-income countries, study says

9/5/2010
Winter Sports Tourists at Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Too little conditioning, cold and high altitude all contribute to hazard, researchers say

9/2/2010
Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat

Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they're normal size

8/30/2010
Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients

Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

8/25/2010
Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol

These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

8/16/2010
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure

Study found Swedish women who ate it a few times a month were protected

8/10/2010
Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows

Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

8/9/2010
Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life

Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

7/27/2010
Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study

Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

7/15/2010
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use

Health risks posed by an unauthorized change of medications could be great, experts say