Heart Attack News

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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

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