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Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function

Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study

Researchers stress that CPR and defibrillator use are critical before reaching the ER

Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure

Injecting patient's 'enhanced' bone marrow into damaged heart improved symptoms

Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival

The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

Scientists Spot How Cox-2 Painkillers Raise Heart Risks

The drugs suppress an enzyme that relaxes blood vessels and guards against clotting, research finds

Heart Attack Survival Varies Widely Among Hospitals, Study Finds

Simple changes in administrative procedures can save lives, researchers say

Depression Linked to Higher Odds for Poor Leg Circulation

In study, depressed patients were more apt to develop peripheral artery disease

Researchers Repair Damage Caused by Heart Attacks in Mice

Non-beating scar tissue was transformed into beating heart muscle

Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'

Once coverage stops, they don't seek cheaper alternatives, study finds

High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

Sibling Had a Stroke? Your Risk Might Rise, Too

Study shows interconnections between genetics, shared lifestyles, experts say

EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults

Even minor changes can mean greater odds of heart attack, other conditions, study finds

Omega-3 Supplements No Help Against Repeat Heart Trouble: Review

Second look at 14 studies concluded there was no benefit

Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death

Risk appears greater for hard-to-treat disease, Swedish researchers say

Study Supports CPR Chest Compressions for Cardiac Arrest

When defibrillation won't work, frequent compressions can help save lives, researchers say

First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise

Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

Antipsychotic Drugs Might Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

Researchers saw a 'modest' increase, which decreased over time

Moderate Drinking Might Help Men Live Longer After Heart Attack

Study suggests protective effect of drink or 2 a day, but experts warn against too much boozing

Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

In Danish study, bystander assistance made difference between life, death for many patients

Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives

Study found giving it early to heart attack patients halved cardiac arrest rates, death risk

Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

Clot-buster Drug Injection Might Help Some Heart Attack Patients

Study found that it saved more cardiac muscle than clot extraction technique

CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast

Study shows chest-pain patients who are not having an attack could be discharged safely sooner

Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Enough to Help Heart Attack Patients: Study

Using higher dosage didn't improve outcomes, but might increase bleeding risks, experts say

Showing Patients Images of Their Clogged Arteries a Powerful Wake-Up Call

They were more likely to take statins, lose weight afterwards, studies find

Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad for the Heart: Study

Research finds too little sleep may increase risk of stroke, heart attack; too much may cause coronary artery disease

New Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack

In small study, high levels of misshapen cells from vessel walls spelled trouble

Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk

Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

Vitamin E Supplements Don't Affect Heart Failure Risk: Study

Large review showed they did not make any difference in healthy women

Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

BPA Exposure May Raise Risk of Heart Disease

People might come into contact with bisphenol A through packaged foods, drinking water, dental sealants

Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise

Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Statins

But side effects, like increased blood sugar, don't outweigh the cholesterol drugs' benefits, agency says

Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease

Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain

Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart

Mutation in TTN gene affects ability of heart muscle fibers to work properly, researchers say

Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say

Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients

Study found little difference between those who took supplement, those who didn't

Short-Term Exposure to Smog May Up Odds of Heart Attack

Large review looked at pollutants such as carbon monoxide and ozone

No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

Heart Disease May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

Study found men who had the first had 74% higher chance of developing the second

Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'

Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease

Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons

Male-only Y chromosome can raise risk by 50%, study finds

Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows