Heart Attack News

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9/15/2015
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts

Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

9/11/2015
Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

9/2/2015
Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

9/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

8/31/2015
Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?

Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

8/31/2015
Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

8/31/2015
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial

Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain

8/31/2015
Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

8/28/2015
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

8/25/2015
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

8/24/2015
Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows

Women seem especially at risk, and more research is needed, experts say

8/20/2015
Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

Lack of exercise, stress and higher drinking rates could be to blame, researchers say

8/19/2015
Only 1 in 10 With Heart Failure Sent to Rehab Programs

Younger patients and men more likely to be referred than older patients and women, study finds

8/13/2015
Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest

8/12/2015
Jury Still Out on Whether Saturated Fat Is Bad for You, Researchers Say

But clear link seen between trans fats and heart troubles, early death

8/11/2015
Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

8/10/2015
More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk

Avoid diet heavy in fried food, processed meats and sugary drinks, experts advise

8/5/2015
Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

8/5/2015
Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

8/3/2015
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

7/31/2015
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

7/30/2015
Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

7/29/2015
Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

7/27/2015
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

7/24/2015
FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

7/21/2015
When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

7/16/2015
Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

7/14/2015
Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

7/10/2015
Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

7/10/2015
FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

7/9/2015
Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

7/8/2015
Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

7/7/2015
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

7/7/2015
How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

7/2/2015
Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

7/1/2015
Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

6/30/2015
Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts

Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says

6/29/2015
Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

6/22/2015
Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

6/22/2015
Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa

Idarucizumab quickly reversed the effect in 100 percent of cases, study found

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/16/2015
FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

6/11/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

6/10/2015
Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

6/9/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins