Heart Attack News

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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
'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

9/23/2013
Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

9/23/2013
Medicare Costs for Heart Attack Survivors Up 17 Percent, Study Finds

Rising expenses attributed to care in first year after hospital discharge

9/16/2013
Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study

Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

9/13/2013
Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

9/9/2013
Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Discovery might lead to drugs to combat disorder that causes 325,000 U.S. deaths every year

9/4/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Which Kids With Heart Muscle Disease Are in Most Danger

Key risk factors measured at diagnosis can guide treatment for cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

9/3/2013
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

9/3/2013
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Onglyza study reflects new cautious approach to oversight of diabetes medicines, experts say

8/28/2013
Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary

8/27/2013
Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease

People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

8/27/2013
High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men

They're far more prone to heart attacks than women, study found

8/22/2013
Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests

Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack

8/22/2013
Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?

Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine

8/20/2013
Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk

Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

8/13/2013
Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study

Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say

8/7/2013
Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery

Stent procedure was successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical

8/6/2013
Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent

Procedure successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical

7/29/2013
Docs Should Counsel Heart Attack Survivors on Resuming Sex, Experts Say

Too often, worries over the safety of sexual activity are not addressed

7/24/2013
Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack, Study Shows

It's a hidden concern that doctors need to discuss more, experts say

7/23/2013
Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women

Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

7/22/2013
Routine Echocardiograms Wouldn't Reduce Heart Events: Study

Experts say findings support current guidelines that only at-risk people must receive the test

7/22/2013
Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows