Heart Attack Management and Prevention News

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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

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/9/2010
Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging

But experts say heart tests save lives

7/8/2010
Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study

High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

7/8/2010
Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender

Women, less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, received fewer lifesaving 'shocks,' study found

7/8/2010
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review

Eastern 'exercises' may aid heart, immune system, balance, bone health and quality of life, researchers say

7/6/2010
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study

In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

7/6/2010
Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study

Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

7/1/2010
Antibiotic May Up Risk of Dangerous Potassium Levels in Seniors

TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

6/30/2010
Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults

Enzyme could play key role in onset of dangerous heart enlargement, study shows

6/28/2010
Gender-Specific Formula for Women's Peak Heart Rate 'More Accurate'

New model better predicts risk of heart-related death, researchers say

6/28/2010
Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease

There's little evidence that they actually prevent the condition, researchers say

6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/19/2010
Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab

A year later, only 37 percent were doing cardio exercises 3 times a week, study finds

6/18/2010
Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk

And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

6/14/2010
'Good' HDL Cholesterol Now Tied to Lower Cancer Risk

But finding is an association and doesn't prove cause-and-effect, researchers say

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

6/9/2010
Shortness Boosts Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Short people face 1.5 times greater chance of cardiovascular trouble, Finnish researchers say

6/8/2010
40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against Angina

Could be a less expensive treatment for the painful heart condition, study says

6/1/2010
Dual Therapy Best for Preventing Bleeding After Heart Procedures

But combined techniques less likely to be used for those at highest risk, study finds

6/1/2010
Shorter Hospital Stays May Hinder Heart Failure Patients

Quicker discharge tied to more readmissions, at-home deaths, study finds

6/1/2010
Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location

Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

6/1/2010
Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk

Study found treatment hiked hip fractures by 58 percent

5/28/2010
Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair

Amniotic membrane used by Japanese researchers to rejuvenate damaged heart muscle in rats

5/28/2010
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes

Study finds link between lack of oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease

5/27/2010
Fit People Release More Fat-Burning Molecules During Exercise

And marathon runners generate far more than those who do moderate exercise, study shows

5/26/2010
Progress Made Against Once-Fatal Heart Defect

Implanted devices help babies survive, thrive into adulthood, study shows

5/21/2010
Talk With Doctor Helps Heart Attack Patients Resume Sex

But study finds that many don't get counseling on when it's safe to do so

5/20/2010
Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs

Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

5/20/2010
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health

Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

5/19/2010
Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart

Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

5/14/2010
As End of Life Nears, What to Do With Implanted Defibrillators?

New guidelines help patients, doctors decide on removal to avoid unnecessary shocks

5/13/2010
Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimer's

Atrial fibrillation affects 1 in 20 people over age 65, experts note

5/12/2010
New Implanted Defibrillator May Be Simpler, Safer

Device does away with wires that can cause trouble, experts say

5/11/2010
Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

5/11/2010
Barbara Walters' Prognosis Is Excellent, Doctors Say

Increasingly common surgery will replace aortic valve to improve blood flow

5/7/2010
Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease

Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

5/4/2010
Hospitals Falling Short on Heart Patients' Follow-Up Care

Not tracking heart failure outcomes after discharge leads to readmissions, study finds

4/27/2010
Calcium Scan Improves Heart Risk Prediction

It may give doctors new tool in treating and managing heart disease, experts say

4/26/2010
Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health

Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found