Heart Attack News

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6/8/2015
World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

6/2/2015
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

5/28/2015
Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

5/27/2015
Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

5/27/2015
Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

5/20/2015
COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

5/20/2015
Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

5/18/2015
Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say

5/15/2015
How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?

Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

5/15/2015
World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

5/14/2015
Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

5/12/2015
Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

5/6/2015
Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

5/4/2015
Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

5/1/2015
911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/29/2015
COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

4/27/2015
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

4/27/2015
MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

4/24/2015
Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

4/20/2015
Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

4/16/2015
Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

4/14/2015
Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

4/9/2015
Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

4/7/2015
Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study

Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

4/6/2015
New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

4/6/2015
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

4/2/2015
More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study

Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

3/31/2015
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

3/26/2015
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

3/25/2015
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

3/23/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

3/17/2015
New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

3/16/2015
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

3/16/2015
Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments

Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

3/16/2015
Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm

Researchers also report that procedure appears to increase the risk for stroke

3/16/2015
Procedure May Beat Drug in Patients With Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat

Catheter ablation appears to outperform Amiodarone in people with both conditions, study finds

3/16/2015
Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

3/16/2015
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say

Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

3/16/2015
Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

3/16/2015
Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

3/16/2015
CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients With Chest Pain

Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack more than standard care

3/16/2015
Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

3/16/2015
Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

3/6/2015
New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

3/6/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

3/5/2015
Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

3/5/2015
Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants