Heart Attack News

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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

11/19/2013
Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests

Small trial found the drug reduced blood clotting more when taken at night than in the morning

11/19/2013
'Smart' Pacemakers May Protect Heart From Further Damage

Study found 'on-off' devices were better than standard 'always on' devices in those with slow heartbeats

11/19/2013
Study Sheds Light on How Heart Heals Itself

Research with mice may someday help people recovering from heart attacks, scientists say

11/18/2013
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

They say too many people would get the cholesterol-lowering drugs; heart groups defend the recommendations

11/18/2013
Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder

Damage to blood vessels of the retinas and kidneys tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation, study found

11/18/2013
Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital

Study found more took their pills as directed if they got personal attention from a pharmacist, reminders

11/18/2013
Giving CPR for More Than 30 Minutes May Be Worth It

Study finds keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors

11/18/2013
Text Message From Your Heart Doc: 'Take Your Medicine'

New study finds reminder texts help patients stay on the right track for health

11/18/2013
Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

11/11/2013
No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

11/8/2013
Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health

They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

11/7/2013
FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

11/5/2013
Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study

For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men

11/5/2013
Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy

But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements

11/4/2013
Heart-Rhythm Disorder Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack: Study

People with atrial fibrillation had nearly doubled odds of a later heart attack

10/28/2013
Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study

But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

10/28/2013
Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find

Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

10/23/2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

10/22/2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart

Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

10/14/2013
Crohn's and Colitis May Be Tied to Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Review of previous studies finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular trouble

10/14/2013
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

10/9/2013
Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Levels of heart disease, stroke rose along with exposure, researchers say

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

10/7/2013
Study Tallies Risk of Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Stent Placement

Those at highest odds for new heart attack, stroke include people with advanced disease

10/2/2013
Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens

Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

10/1/2013
Better-Educated Public May Bring More Lifesaving CPR, Study Shows

In Denmark, survival after cardiac arrest rose as more bystanders received training

9/26/2013
Blood Thinner Dangerous for Patients With Artificial Heart Valves, Study Finds

Trial, which was halted early, found Pradaxa increased risk for strokes and bleeding in this group

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain