Heart Attack News

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3/12/2013
Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts

Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

3/11/2013
Bypass Patients Fare Equally Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine

Three studies find no differences in outcomes, even for the frail or elderly

3/11/2013
Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

3/11/2013
Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

3/11/2013
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

3/11/2013
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress

3/11/2013
New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge

Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve outcomes in company-funded trials

3/11/2013
Study: Mega Vitamins Won't Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might

But modest gains from arduous 'leaching' therapy aren't enough to OK it at this time, study author says

3/11/2013
Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?

Study finds 'hardening of the arteries' widespread throughout history, showing it's not just a modern ill

3/8/2013
Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Reasons why it may be performed

3/5/2013
Scans That Gauge Heart Scarring May Spot High-Risk Patients

Advanced MRI could become aid in guiding cardiovascular treatment, study authors say

3/4/2013
HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack

Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

2/28/2013
Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke

The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

2/28/2013
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/27/2013
Sibling's Death May Boost Your Own Risk of Dying From Heart Attack: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping methods can follow after losing a brother or sister

2/27/2013
Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients

Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

2/26/2013
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

2/20/2013
Injected 'Hydrogel' May Help Repair Failing Hearts

Testing in pigs shows it serves as platform for growth of healthy tissue; human trials are planned

2/20/2013
1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds

2/20/2013
Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/18/2013
Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels

2/12/2013
When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

2/12/2013
For Hospitals, Lowered Death Rates May Not Mean More Readmissions

Study finds patients who survive heart attacks, pneumonia aren't just returning as inpatients soon after

2/11/2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

2/11/2013
Long Waits in the ER May Raise PTSD Risk for Heart Patients

Those who spent over 11 hours in emergency department more likely to be traumatized months later: study

2/7/2013
Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

2/6/2013
Study Ties Gene to Dangerous Heart Valve Deposits

Severe calcium build-up in aortic valve can block blood flow to body

2/6/2013
Heart Attack Patients Do Better if They Had Chest Pain First

Study found this holds true even with latest cardiac procedures

2/1/2013
Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

1/31/2013
Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses

Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

1/30/2013
Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation

1/30/2013
Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study

Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

1/24/2013
Extreme Cold Snap Brings Unexpected Health Risks

Heart attacks, strokes and asthma flare-ups increase, expert warns

1/22/2013
Hospital Readmissions All Too Common, U.S. Studies Find

It's a complex, system-wide problem, expert says

1/21/2013
Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss

But risk of macular degeneration doesn't outweigh drug's heart benefits, experts say

1/14/2013
Berries May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Women, Study Says

18-year study found health benefits beyond those of other fruits, veggies

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

1/7/2013
Hillary Clinton Returns to Work

Secretary of State was released from hospital last week after 3 days of treatment for blood clot

1/4/2013
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake

Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

1/3/2013
Hillary Clinton Plans to Return to Work Next Week

Secretary of State was released from hospital Wednesday after 3 days of treatment for blood clot

1/3/2013
Hillary Clinton Released From NYC Hospital

Secretary of State's doctors confident she will make full recovery after treatment for blood clot in head

1/1/2013
Hillary Clinton Has Blood Clot in Head, Full Recovery Expected

Secretary of State's doctors discovered the obstruction Sunday, possibly linked to recent concussion

12/20/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study

For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

12/20/2012
FDA: Don't Use Pradaxa Blood Thinner in Patients With Artificial Heart Valves

Warning based on European trial showing increased risk for strokes, heart attacks in this group

12/18/2012
Giving Plavix Before Angioplasty May Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Review of the data does not show increase in overall survival, however

12/17/2012
Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds

Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

12/17/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Streamline Care for Worst Heart Attacks

Time is of the essence to avoid brain damage and save lives, experts say

12/16/2012
Winter Weather, Snow Shoveling Pose Heart Risks

Expert gives tips for cold-weather heart health

12/13/2012
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix May Carry Heart Risks, FDA Warns

Smokers should talk with their doctor before taking the drug, agency says