Heart Attack News

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3/31/2014
Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports

Finding could help scientists protect astronauts, and also might benefit some patients on Earth

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

3/31/2014
Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?

Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary

3/28/2014
Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds

Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

3/28/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

3/27/2014
Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

3/27/2014
Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters

3/25/2014
Post-Katrina Heart Woes Persisted at Least 6 Years

Fallout from stressful events can linger a long time, study suggests

3/21/2014
Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study

Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

3/17/2014
Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies

Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest

3/17/2014
Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

3/4/2014
Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

3/4/2014
Heart Attack Risk Rises in Hours After Angry Outburst: Study

Absolute risk from any one episode remains very small, but the danger is there, experts say

2/27/2014
Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

2/25/2014
Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

2/25/2014
Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes

Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

2/25/2014
Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel

Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

2/24/2014
Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

2/17/2014
More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men

Endocrine Society echoes recent FDA concerns about the popular supplements

2/15/2014
Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

2/14/2014
Implanted Monitor May Help Spot Dangerous Heart Rhythm After Stroke

In company-funded trial, device outperformed usual tests in detecting atrial fibrillation

2/13/2014
Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure

Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack

2/12/2014
More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC

Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

2/11/2014
Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease

Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

2/11/2014
FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen

Some studies had suggested naproxen (Aleve) might pose less of a threat than other painkillers

2/11/2014
FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk

Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk

2/11/2014
Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

2/10/2014
Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows

Better surgical techniques, greater use of heart meds behind trend, researchers report

2/10/2014
FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers

Studies suggest naproxen (Aleve) may pose less of a threat

2/4/2014
Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

2/3/2014
FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy

Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

1/31/2014
CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

1/29/2014
Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study

Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

1/27/2014
Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning

1/23/2014
Minority Patients Less Likely to Stick With Heart Attack Meds: Study

Black, Hispanic women were least compliant one year out

1/22/2014
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds

But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

1/22/2014
Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say

American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

1/22/2014
Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

1/22/2014
Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk

Large review finds patients arriving at hospitals in off-hours have 5 percent higher odds of dying

1/21/2014
Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray

Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

1/16/2014
Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

And obese middle-aged people die an average of more than 7 years sooner, U.S. statistics show

1/15/2014
'Microparticles' Show Promise in Healing Damaged Hearts

Mouse study suggests the therapy can curb injury from inflammation, but human trials are needed

1/14/2014
Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet

Packaging problem could allow air, moisture to affect drug's effectiveness, company says

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/6/2014
Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

1/3/2014
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

12/20/2013
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

12/20/2013
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

12/19/2013
Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But the risk is temporary as blood thinner use starts, and could be overcome by other means, experts say

12/18/2013
'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows

Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease