Heart Attack News

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1/25/2016
Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

1/21/2016
Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'?

Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

1/20/2016
Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

1/13/2016
Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

1/8/2016
High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study

Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

1/7/2016
Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

12/28/2015
Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds

Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

12/28/2015
Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients

Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

12/24/2015
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

12/22/2015
Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden, according to new study

12/21/2015
Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

12/16/2015
Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

12/11/2015
A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover

This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/8/2015
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Recovery After Heart Attack

Researchers report that positive patients were more physically active, less likely to be re-hospitalized

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/3/2015
Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

12/2/2015
New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure

Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

12/2/2015
Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries Ago

Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

11/30/2015
Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

11/26/2015
Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds

11/25/2015
Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

11/25/2015
Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

11/25/2015
Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

11/22/2015
Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

11/19/2015
Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

11/17/2015
Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

11/13/2015
Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

11/9/2015
Women May Get Poorer Care Than Men Post-Heart Attack

This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say

11/9/2015
Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator

New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/9/2015
45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR Basics

They retained the info months later, even without a refresher session, study found

11/9/2015
Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

11/9/2015
Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

11/9/2015
Smoggy Days Linked to Most Severe Type of Heart Attack

Heart patients should take precautions when pollution is high, study suggests

11/9/2015
Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

11/9/2015
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds

Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

11/7/2015
The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression

Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

11/3/2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

11/2/2015
New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play

Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

10/26/2015
Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

10/16/2015
Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal

Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

10/14/2015
Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men's

Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say

10/13/2015
Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

10/8/2015
Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs