Heart Attack News

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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

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

11/8/2011
'Fake Marijuana' May Trigger Heart Trouble in Teens

Report details cases of three boys in Texas who smoked K2 and then suffered attacks

11/3/2011
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

10/27/2011
Python Findings Shed Light on Human Heart Health

After feeding, snake blood has high levels of enzymes that protect the heart

10/27/2011
U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk

Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

10/24/2011
Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Bedtime May Be Better

Patients doing so had better heart health than those on a morning schedule, study shows

10/24/2011
Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk

Trouble sleeping may increase risk as much as 45 percent, researchers say

10/24/2011
Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?

Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

10/20/2011
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots

Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

10/18/2011
Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds

Number of cases is down, but there are still too many, expert says

10/13/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC

But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

10/11/2011
Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study

The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

10/5/2011
Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

9/27/2011
Childless Men May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

Study suggests infertility may explain the link

9/26/2011
Certain Antidepressants With Blood Thinners May Pose Risk for Heart Patients

Study showed increased chances of bleeding for those taking SSRIS, antiplatelet meds after heart attack

9/23/2011
Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wine's Healthy Effect on Heart: Study

No effect seen when people drank polyphenols in dairy-based drinks, researchers say

9/23/2011
Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

9/22/2011
Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke

Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

9/21/2011
Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk

Effect only lasts up to 6 hours, seems to affect mainly those already at risk, study suggests

9/19/2011
One-Third of Severe Heart Attack Patients Have Treatment Delays

Often, slowdown comes during patient transfers to another hospital, study finds

9/19/2011
Heart Failure Care Influenced by Insurance Coverage

Study found those on Medicaid, Medicare fared worse than those with private insurance

9/19/2011
Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

9/16/2011
U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

9/16/2011
Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk

Researchers find an association, but don't prove 'cause and effect,' study says

9/14/2011
Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble

Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

9/14/2011
Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Common in Poorer Neighborhoods

Study of seven U.S., Canadian cities finds disparities in both countries

9/13/2011
New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients

Imaging technology suggests novel treatment may help prevent some heart disease, researchers say

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

8/30/2011
Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty

But some patients with rapid deterioration might still benefit from it, researchers say

8/22/2011
Infections Among Those With Heart Devices Has Doubled: Study

Researchers suggest growing number of sicker patients explains the increase

8/22/2011
Most Heart Attack Patients Who Need Angioplasty Quickly Get It: Study

Coordinated efforts by hospital staff across the United States led to the improvement, report says

8/22/2011
Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery

Study finds post-op survival rises for those in committed relationships

8/19/2011
Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Scan may help predict which patients deemed at moderate risk would benefit from statins: study

8/16/2011
The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

8/15/2011
Survival After Cardiac Arrest in ICU May Depend on Cause

Researchers hope findings will help families with end-of-life decision-making

8/11/2011
Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

8/8/2011
Many Heart Patients Anemic After Too Many Blood Tests in Hospital

Researchers warn this could translate into worse outcomes

8/4/2011
More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke

Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

8/2/2011
Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients

Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

8/2/2011
Post-Heart Attack Exercise May Depend on Where You Live

Poor areas often lack places for survivors to be active, study finds

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/28/2011
Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack

Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

7/28/2011
Heat-Linked Illnesses Strike Thousands Each Year: Report

CDC researchers say these conditions are largely preventable

7/27/2011
Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

But complication rate was relatively high and FDA approval may be years away, researchers say

7/26/2011
Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke

But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

7/25/2011
Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study

But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

7/25/2011
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit

Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find