Heart Attack News

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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

7/22/2013
Moon's Cycle Tied to Heart Surgery Outcomes: Study

Patients who got a vessel repair during waning full moon fared better

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/10/2013
Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker

Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

6/28/2013
Cooling Treatment for Cardiac Arrest Underused in Hospitals: Study

Procedure protects brain, improves survival, researchers say

6/28/2013
PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets

Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors

6/27/2013
Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

6/25/2013
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/19/2013
Stronger Statins Don't Up Kidney Injury Risk, Study Finds

Higher doses of cholesterol-fighting drugs did not increase threat among heart attack patients, researchers say

6/19/2013
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

6/18/2013
Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta

MRI study found higher risk of future stroke, heart attack

6/17/2013
Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study

Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

6/7/2013
FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks

6/5/2013
Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds

Fewer heart attacks, deaths for patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors

5/30/2013
PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep

Problems with shut-eye may increase along with rise in stress disorder symptoms, study says

5/30/2013
High Doses of Common Painkillers May Raise Risk for Heart Trouble

Review found chances were greatest in those who took NSAIDs and had a history of cardiovascular disease

5/21/2013
Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary

For older patients with hypertension, heart failure, different problems will likely cause death, study finds

5/21/2013
Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study

Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

5/17/2013
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

Experimental app shaves critical seconds off smartphone transmissions of EKG images, study says

5/16/2013
Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds

Likelihood of death, readmission remains high for more than 30 days after heart failure, heart attack

5/15/2013
Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study

Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

5/9/2013
Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals

5/9/2013
Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart Devices

Electricity from pools' lighting systems might interfere with implanted defibrillators, case studies show

5/8/2013
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study

They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

5/7/2013
Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

4/30/2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/24/2013
'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk

Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

4/23/2013
Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries

Study found people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/18/2013
Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies

Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

4/17/2013
Could Turtle Gene Findings Aid Human Health?

The slow-moving reptiles might offer clues about stroke and heart attack recovery, researchers say

4/16/2013
Heart Scarring May Be More Dangerous Than Thought, Study Suggests

Anomaly in a cardiac pumping chamber shows up on EKG and is tied to higher heart failure rate

4/11/2013
Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble

4/11/2013
A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front

'Fight hard and fast to get past the anger,' and don't forget to keep healthy habits

4/8/2013
Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds

4/1/2013
Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial

High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death

3/26/2013
Modest Cardiac Benefit From Chelation Therapy Not Enough to OK Use: Experts

New study shows slight effect, but arduous 'leaching' treatment has side effects, doctors say

3/22/2013
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds

Boosting physicians' fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say

3/22/2013
FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation of Public Defibrillators

Agency isn't recalling the cardiac-arrest devices, but wants to require pre-market approval

3/21/2013
Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

3/19/2013
Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study

Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

3/14/2013
Clot Buster Safe for Stroke Patients on Blood Thinners: Study

Fears that giving tPA to those taking aspirin or Plavix might raise risk of brain bleeds largely unfounded, researchers say

3/13/2013
Breast Cancer Radiation Has Long-Term Heart Effects: Study

But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh heart-disease risks

3/13/2013
Relatives Who Witness Loved One's CPR Fare Better: Study

Researchers found they were less likely to suffer PTSD, depression or anxiety later

3/12/2013
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight

Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

3/12/2013
FDA Renews Heart-Risk Warning for Antibiotic

Some may develop fatal heart rhythms when taking azithromycin, agency says