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Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study

Many heart attack patients may undergo unnecessary, costly procedure, experts warn

Coordinated Cooling Effort After Cardiac Arrest Can Improve Outcomes

Study found new system reduced neurological damage among patients

Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted

But only half of non-emergency artery-opening procedures were deemed appropriate

Painkillers May Raise Risk of Dangerous Heart Flutter

NSAIDS, cox-2 inhibitors have been associated with other cardiovascular problems, researchers say

Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

More Than 200,000 Suffer Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals Annually

A major cause of death inside hospitals, study finds

Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study

In North Carolina, statewide coordination sped up lifesaving hospital transfers, researchers say

Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Seem to Help Dialysis Patients

Early trial suggests these engineered grafts have promise, but more study needed

New Blood Thinner Beats Plavix When Paired With Low-Dose Aspirin

But dose of aspirin was key to experimental drug Brilinta's success, study found

Class of Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risk in Older Diabetics

Researchers saw a lower risk with metformin, but experts say study's not the final word

FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs

Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

Hospital Delays Tied to Racial Divide in Heart Attack Care

Black Americans tend to go to centers that take longer to transfer patients for treatment, study finds

Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix

But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

Delays in Hospital Transfers for Heart Attack Patients May Raise Death Risk

Study stresses the need to get to centers that can clear blockages quickly

Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study

Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives

A CPR pause of 20 seconds or more before electric shock to heart cuts chance of survival, study finds

Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

New U.S. Health Initiative Highlights Disease Prevention

Multi-agency effort will focus on encouraging exercise, healthy eating

Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix Linked to Heart Problems

FDA sees small but increased risk in patients taking the medicine

Heart Attack Victims Face Greater Risk of Dying When Ambulances Are Diverted

Medicare patients turned away from nearest hospital more likely to die, study finds

Women May Be Getting Unneeded Heart Imaging Tests

A push to recognize and treat heart attacks in women has unintended consequence, expert says

Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients

Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack

Study found patients are also less likely to receive lifesaving treatments

Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets May Not Pose Risk to Arteries

Short-term studies found no harm to vascular health

Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

Fear of Dying During Heart Attack May Make Matters Worse

High anxiety linked to greater inflammation, study finds

Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes

1 in 4 tested had heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, study finds

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Heart Patients With Stents

Giving fish oil capsules along with standard care made clots easier to break up, researchers found

Trial Stopped After Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients

NIH terminated study 18 months early, citing no drop in heart attacks, strokes for users

Daily Four-Drug Combo Pill Halves Heart Disease Risk: Study

Low cost, better adherence are pluses, but side effects could be problem, experts say

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Raised Death Risk in Women

But overall risk due to new-onset atrial fibrillation still fairly low, researchers say

CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms

Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

Blood Pressure Drug Helps Those With Mild Heart Failure

Inspra reduced cardiovascular complications, including irregular heart rhythm

FDA to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia From Pharmacy Shelves

Action comes 8 months after use of controversial medicine was restricted due to heart risks

Cardiac Rehab Can Boost Survival After Angioplasty, Study Finds

But not enough patients take advantage of these programs, experts say

Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble

10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks

Study finds Procrit offers no cardiac protection, may increase risk after acute attack

Drug Therapy for Artery Disease Underused, Study Says

Before receiving heart stent, fewer than half of patients found to be on recommended medications

Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study

Cholesterol levels improved even better in young patients than adults, study found

Moderate Levels of Arsenic in Water Can Pose Health Threat

Study in Bangladesh finds it may raise the risk of heart disease

Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds

50% of victims survived, compared with 36% in other indoor public places

New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study

Leads of the minimally invasive device are just under the skin, making patient care easier, researchers say

Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease

But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health

As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study

Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study

Fatty acids in bloodstream seem to interfere with the painkiller

Bone Drug Plus Statin Better at Fighting Plaque in Aorta: Study

But researchers stress people should not take bisphosphonates just to prevent heart disease

Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds

Circadian rhythms may make heart more vulnerable between 6 a.m. and noon, researchers suggest