Heart Attack News

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2/17/2015
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

2/16/2015
More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

2/10/2015
U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

2/10/2015
Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age

They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

2/10/2015
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

2/10/2015
Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/9/2015
Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women

Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

2/5/2015
Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

1/30/2015
Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

1/29/2015
Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

1/28/2015
72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

1/26/2015
ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

1/20/2015
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

1/20/2015
Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

1/16/2015
Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

1/14/2015
Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting

Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

1/13/2015
How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

1/6/2015
Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

1/5/2015
Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says

Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

12/31/2014
Little Change in Fast Food Calorie Counts, Salt Content

Researchers tracked popular items from 3 major chains from 1996-2013

12/23/2014
When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

12/23/2014
Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC

Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says

12/22/2014
Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

12/17/2014
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

12/15/2014
FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

12/12/2014
Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

12/12/2014
Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

12/5/2014
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

12/5/2014
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

12/3/2014
Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

11/24/2014
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

11/21/2014
Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

11/20/2014
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

11/19/2014
3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

11/19/2014
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

11/19/2014
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

11/19/2014
Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

11/19/2014
Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

11/18/2014
Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

11/18/2014
Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

11/18/2014
Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

11/17/2014
Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

11/17/2014
Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

11/17/2014
Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

11/17/2014
Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

11/17/2014
CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

11/17/2014
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke