Heart Attack News

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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
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

11/17/2014
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

11/17/2014
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

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
Certain Heart Attacks Are Deadlier in Hospital

Percentage of STEMI deaths among inpatients three times higher than among outpatients, 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

11/17/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

11/12/2014
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

11/12/2014
Protect Yourself in Icy Temperatures, Heavy Snow

Winter's dangers can be avoided with simple precautions, experts say

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

11/4/2014
Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signal Future Heart Trouble: Study

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

10/29/2014
Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

10/22/2014
Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

10/21/2014
Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

10/17/2014
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

10/14/2014
Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

10/13/2014
Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

10/13/2014
Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

10/8/2014
Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

10/7/2014
Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?

Risk factors include extra weight

10/2/2014
Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves

Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

9/30/2014
Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

9/30/2014
Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

9/18/2014
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

9/17/2014
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

9/15/2014
Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/20/2014
Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

8/20/2014
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests