Heart Attack News

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2/14/2012
Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients

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

2/14/2012
Short-Term Exposure to Smog May Up Odds of Heart Attack

Large review looked at pollutants such as carbon monoxide and ozone

2/13/2012
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

2/9/2012
Heart Disease May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

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

2/9/2012
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

2/9/2012
Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons

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

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

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

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

1/30/2012
Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

1/19/2012
Sex OK for Many Heart Patients, Docs Say

New American Heart Association guidelines detail who -- and who isn't -- at risk

1/16/2012
Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too

Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/11/2012
Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

But getting active during work and leisure hours can lower the odds, study finds

1/11/2012
1/10/2012
Study Challenges Potassium Guidelines for Heart Attack Patients

Current recommendations for the mineral may be too high, researchers say

1/10/2012
Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart

Higher-than-normal levels can increase cardiac inflammation, study found

1/10/2012
Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority

911 dispatchers asked to talk callers through life-saving procedure after witnessing cardiac arrest

1/10/2012
New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

1/9/2012
Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent First Heart Attack or Stroke? Not So Fast

Modest benefits might not outweigh bleeding risk, evidence review suggests

1/9/2012
Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds

Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

1/3/2012
Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

People with serious cardiovascular issues may be good candidates, experts say

1/3/2012
U.S. Heart Attack Patients Readmitted Most Often: Study

Shorter hospital stays may be to blame, say researchers

12/27/2011
New Blood Test May Rule Out Heart Attacks More Quickly

More sensitive troponin screen made the call in three hours, instead of 12-16 hours

12/19/2011
Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk

14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

12/19/2011
'Nerve Snip' Might Ease Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Some people are more prone to stress-linked heart disorder, experts point out

12/15/2011
Snow Shoveling Really Does Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

Seven percent of heart patients at Canadian hospital said symptoms started while clearing snow

12/14/2011
Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study

Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

12/12/2011
ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

12/9/2011
Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat

They reported the greatest gains in quality of life, study finds

12/1/2011
Veggies, Fruit May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

The effect seemed tied to antioxidants and helped even those with heart disease, study found

12/1/2011
First Generic Lipitor Approved

Widely used statin drug helps lower bad cholesterol

11/30/2011
Clogged Arteries Pose Different Dangers for Men, Women: Study

Heart treatment might need to take gender into account, researcher says

11/28/2011
Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day

In study, early morning hours were the worst time

11/28/2011
Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care

Recommended time is seldom met in switching patients to angioplasty or stent facility, study finds

11/23/2011
Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert

Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

11/23/2011
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

11/23/2011
Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing

Controversial painkiller was pulled from the market in 2004 due to heightened heart attack, stroke risk

11/22/2011
How Much Salt Is Best for the Heart?

New study shows fine balance: too much or too little raises death, hospitalization risk

11/21/2011
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/16/2011
Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study

Older males more likely to get preventive medications, researchers say

11/15/2011
Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/14/2011
Stem Cells Show Promise in Healing Damaged Hearts

3 studies show cells sourced from bone marrow or the heart itself may help after heart attack

11/14/2011
Experimental Drug for Irregular Heart Rhythm Raises Death Risk: Study

Dronedarone trial cut short after excess of deaths in patients with permanent form of atrial fibrillation

11/14/2011
Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol

In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

11/14/2011
More Heart Attack Patients Take Meds When They Are Free

Eliminating co-pay increased adherence, reduced costs, study says

11/14/2011
Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Dental office visits protect the heart by curbing growth of harmful bacteria, researchers say

11/14/2011
Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study

Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

11/14/2011
Blood Thinner Xarelto Shows Promise for Heart Patients

Study found it cut odds of death and heart attack, but bleeding risk needs monitoring, experts say