Heart Attack News

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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

11/5/2012
Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetic Heart Patients: Study

5-year rates of death, heart attack higher for patients who underwent stenting, research shows

11/5/2012
Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study

Major trial with more than 11 years of follow-up shows no benefit for heart attack, stroke

11/5/2012
Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit

But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

11/5/2012
Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Early study adds to evidence supporting sleep's importance in preventing disease

11/2/2012
ADHD Drugs Didn't Raise Heart Risks for Kids, Study Finds

Review found no difference in severe cardiac events between kids taking, not taking meds

10/29/2012
Smoking Bans Reduce Hospitalizations: Study

Significant cuts seen in heart attacks, strokes, asthma

10/29/2012
Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation

Findings based on 50 cancer survivors who were followed for 25 years

10/29/2012
Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart

Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

10/25/2012
Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study

Quitting before brain attack occurs cuts chances of second stroke, heart attack or death

10/24/2012
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?

Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

10/24/2012
Does Sleep Apnea Offer Some Protection During Heart Attack?

People with the condition seem to suffer less damage to heart from nonfatal attack, researchers suggest

10/23/2012
Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

High blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger signs for peripheral artery disease in men

10/23/2012
Doctors Warn About High Levels of Caffeine in Some Energy Drinks

Concerns follow reports that Monster beverages may have been linked to five deaths in recent years

10/22/2012
Health Tip: Signs of Heart Attack in Women

They can be different than in men

10/18/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says

10/16/2012
Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don't Stick With Meds

That could spell trouble for their future health, study says

10/15/2012
Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise

Review of data finds too much chair time doubles odds for diabetes, heart disease and death

10/10/2012
New Research Suggests HRT May Lower Heart Risks

Timing of hormone therapy seems to be key, with younger women seeing benefit

10/9/2012
State Regulations Tied to Drop in Common Heart Procedure

Critics worry that the push for good outcomes may reduce access to care for sickest patients

10/7/2012
Doctor Offers Hunting Safety Tips

Heart attacks, falls bring many hunters to the emergency room

10/2/2012
Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study

One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

10/1/2012
New Anti-Clotting Drug Bests Warfarin, Study Says

Apixaban was better at preventing stroke in patients with heart rhythm disorder

9/27/2012
Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study

Fruits and vegetables particularly good sources of the substances

9/20/2012
Year of Taking Risky Blood Thinners May Be Unnecessary After Stent Surgery

Studies suggest it might be safe to stop double anti-platelet therapy sooner