Heart Attack News

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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

11/14/2011
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women, Study Suggests

Problems can emerge even if no weight gain is evident, researcher says

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