Heart Attack News

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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

12/16/2013
Common Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Risk of Early Death in Kidney Patients: Study

Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

12/14/2013
Snow-Shoveling Health Tips as Winter Looms

Combination of exertion and cold weather poses heart attack risk, expert warns

12/9/2013
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds

But patients should not keep smoking while on nicotine-replacement therapy, experts warn

12/4/2013
Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study

Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

12/4/2013
FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures

Owners of the recalled Philips automated external defibrillators advised to contact the company

12/3/2013
Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

11/27/2013
Study Raises Concerns Over Safety of Implanted Heart Pump

Clots are arising at increasing rate for people using the HeartMate II device, although reasons are unclear

11/25/2013
Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study

Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says

11/21/2013
FDA Warns of Heart Risks From Stress-Test Drugs

Doctors should screen patients before using Lexiscan or Adenoscan, agency says

11/20/2013
Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

11/20/2013
Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure

Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

11/19/2013
Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack

And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds