Heart Attack News

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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

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/10/2012
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study

Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

12/10/2012
New Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Leg Clots, Study Finds

Apixaban appears safer, easier to use than warfarin, but just as effective, researchers say

12/8/2012
Give Your Heart the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Learn how to handle emotional, financial and physical pressures of the season, cardiologist suggests

12/7/2012
No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review

Using the so-called 'performance-enhancing' hormone can harm health, experts warn

12/6/2012
Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

12/5/2012
Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

But discuss with your doctor first

12/3/2012
Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

11/28/2012
Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients

Study found increased mortality for people with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat

11/28/2012
Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat

Even early stage thyroid trouble could help spur atrial fibrillation, study suggests

11/19/2012
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

11/13/2012
Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks

Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

11/13/2012
Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers

'Energy harvester' would be powered by heart's beating, but more research needed

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/7/2012
Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study

They were more likely to have complications, die after the heart rhythm devices were implanted

11/7/2012
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest

Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

11/7/2012
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug

Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

11/6/2012
Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions

Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

11/6/2012
Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts

Latest data from small study suggests therapy could fight heart failure, but larger trials are needed

11/6/2012
Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study

Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

11/6/2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

11/6/2012
Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients

Early study found that clots might not be prevented in some, while others could face bleeding risk

11/6/2012
Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart

Study found little difference in outcomes whether patient's own cells were used or not

11/5/2012
Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?

Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

11/5/2012
Losing Weight May Lower Cardiac Risks

Study finds both low-carb and low-fat diets help overweight people reduce inflammation

11/5/2012
Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study

But that doesn't mean longer-term use won't help the heart, experts say

11/5/2012
Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect