Heart Attack News

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7/16/2014
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

7/14/2014
Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

7/11/2014
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

7/8/2014
More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

7/2/2014
Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

6/30/2014
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

6/23/2014
Quitting Smokeless Tobacco May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Swedish study found those patients were half as likely to die within two years

6/20/2014
Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

6/18/2014
Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study

And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

6/10/2014
Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

6/4/2014
Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study

They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

6/3/2014
Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study

But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say

6/3/2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

6/3/2014
Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says

It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends

6/3/2014
1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says

6/2/2014
More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

6/2/2014
Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women

Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

5/29/2014
More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

5/28/2014
Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

5/21/2014
Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

5/19/2014
More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

5/15/2014
There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'

Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

5/14/2014
Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

5/13/2014
Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble

Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

5/13/2014
Intensive Insulin Therapy Might Aid Diabetics After Heart Attack

Study suggests tight blood sugar control ups survival, but recent medical advances may also play role

5/12/2014
Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

5/9/2014
Solar Flares Might Actually Help Some Heart Patients

Patients with implanted cardiac devices had smoother rhythms when sun 'storms' erupted, study found

5/9/2014
Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds

Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

5/9/2014
FDA Approves New Type of Anti-Clotting Drug

Zontivity, which belongs to a novel class of drugs, reduced heart, stroke, cardiovascular death in patients

5/8/2014
5/6/2014
Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns

It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

5/1/2014
Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

4/30/2014
Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

4/30/2014
High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors

Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

4/29/2014
Ironclad Findings About Red Meat's Harms?

Analysis of 21 studies may bolster case against a diet of steak

4/25/2014
Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows

Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

4/23/2014
Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

But some believe the study is flawed

4/23/2014
A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

4/16/2014
Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

4/10/2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

4/9/2014
Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations

But study found spironolactone didn't prevent deaths from common form of heart disease

4/7/2014
Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

3/31/2014
Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble

Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection

3/31/2014
Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests

Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood

3/31/2014
Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study

Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

3/31/2014
Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

3/31/2014
Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study

Metformin does not have protective effect on left ventricle, researchers say

3/31/2014
Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

3/31/2014
New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say