Heart Attack News

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5/2/2011
Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

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

5/2/2011
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

5/2/2011
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

5/2/2011
Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study

Fatty acids in bloodstream seem to interfere with the painkiller

4/28/2011
Bone Drug Plus Statin Better at Fighting Plaque in Aorta: Study

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

4/28/2011
Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds

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

4/26/2011
Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study

Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

4/25/2011
Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients

Ancient Chinese exercise seems to improve quality of life, researchers report

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/19/2011
For Nonsmokers, Healthy Living Cuts Death Rate in Half: Study

Better diet, exercise and keeping slim fend off heart disease, cancer, research shows

4/11/2011
Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution

Filters could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers say

4/11/2011
Higher Rate of Morning Heart Attacks Not Due to Blood Pressure: Study

Readings vary throughout day, typically lowest in morning, researchers find

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/7/2011
Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab

Virtual reality activities may help patients improve arm strength, function, researchers say

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/4/2011
Too Many Hours at Work Might Harm the Heart

Study of British workers found 11-hour days raised heart disease risk 67%

4/4/2011
Heart Attack Risk Plagues Post-Katrina New Orleans

Study finds three times the risk, due to stress, among other factors

4/4/2011
Study Hints at Link Between Antidepressants and Heart Trouble

But the finding is preliminary and doesn't prove a relationship, experts note

4/4/2011
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study

FDA approval still pending; at least one doctor says it's not ready for widespread use

3/24/2011
'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study

After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

3/23/2011
Americans' Exposure to Mercury From Fish Won't Harm Hearts: Study

Large analysis finds no detectable cardiovascular danger

3/22/2011
Study Questions Rise in Use of Certain Cholesterol Drugs

Fibrates are gaining in popularity despite lack of proof regarding benefits, researchers say

3/22/2011
Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death

Danger greatest shortly after physical activity, but absolute risk small, research finds

3/22/2011
Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids

But testing combo not routinely done in the United States, researchers note

3/21/2011
Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

3/18/2011
Analysis Confirms Diabetes Drug May Harm the Heart

Latest finding adds to evidence that Avandia raises risk of heart attack, death

3/17/2011
Stem Cell Therapy Shrinks Enlarged Hearts

Study is small and more research is needed, but approach might someday be a breakthrough

3/15/2011
Study Questions Tests Used to Spot Heart Risks in Kidney Patients

Value of commonly used 'biomarkers' lack conclusive evidence, researchers say

3/14/2011
In Men, Duration of Diabetes Linked to Raised Heart Risk

More than 17 years of type 2 disease doubles the odds of a first heart attack, study finds

3/11/2011
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

3/8/2011
Hospitals Urged to Check for Depression Before Discharging Heart Patients

People have fewer, less severe problems with early, collaborative care, study finds

3/8/2011
Simply Watching a CPR Video Might Save Lives

Short message gives people confidence to help when someone has heart attack, experts say

3/2/2011
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk

Death risk higher in those with type 2 and heart disease striving for 'normal' glucose levels: study

3/1/2011
Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension

Analysis authors not sure of exact mechanism behind benefit

2/28/2011
Sugary Drinks Might Raise Hypertension Risk: Study

Those who consumed more were more likely to have high blood pressure, but exactly why is not clear

2/28/2011
Optimism Is Good for Your Heart

A bright outlook helps heart disease patients live longer, study finds

2/28/2011
Heart Patients With Depression Often Find ER Delays

Canadian study shows those with a history of depression don't get priority care

2/25/2011
Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart

Study found having hot flashes, night sweats sooner linked to lower risk of cardiovascular trouble

2/24/2011
Scientists Say Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts

Study offers insights into whether humans might have same potential

2/24/2011
Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men

But women who have a certain type of heart attack tend to be older and sicker, raising death risk

2/24/2011
Coffee, Sex, Smog Can All Trigger Heart Attack, Study Finds

Even a small rise in risk can end up causing many deaths when spread across the population

2/22/2011
People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs

Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

2/21/2011
Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study

Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

2/16/2011
New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study

How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death

2/16/2011
Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC

Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes

2/16/2011
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

2/15/2011
Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study

Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

2/15/2011
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control