Heart Attack News

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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

2/15/2011
Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

Analysis suggests something about carrying extra weight is at play

2/14/2011
Too Few Heart Patients Go to Cardiac Rehab

More frequent referrals, discussions with doctors could change that

2/14/2011
New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat

Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

2/14/2011
Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study

Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

2/10/2011
Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health

Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

2/9/2011
Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart

Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

2/7/2011
Heart Scans May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Patients who had them were more likely to develop malignancies in chest, stomach area

2/2/2011
If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack

Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

2/1/2011
New Campaign Urges Women to Know Signs of Heart Attack

Too few women recognize one, U.S. health officials say

1/31/2011
Super Bowl Loss Really a Heart Stopper for Some Fans

Defeat raises hometown rates of cardiac-related deaths; win may have opposite effect, study finds

1/26/2011
Widespread Use of Defibrillators in Public Places Saves Lives: Study

They're more effective than CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, one expert says

1/26/2011
FDA Panel Recommends Tougher Standards for External Defibrillators

Recalls, failure to fix problems spurred agency to ask for more oversight

1/25/2011
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients

Reducing anxiety cuts heart attacks, deaths and other cardiovascular events, research suggests

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/22/2011
Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

1/19/2011
Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage

Study found it's almost as likely that a new lesion is the culprit

1/19/2011
Nurses' Long Shifts May Put Hospital Patients at Risk: Study

Fatigue linked to work schedules needs more study, researcher says

1/19/2011
Daily Fruit, Veggies May Cut Risk of Heart Disease Death

Extra servings linked to greater reductions in risk, study suggests

1/17/2011
Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study

Routine mental health screening for heart patients may be 'prudent,' researchers say

1/17/2011
Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

Study finds gene that raises the danger and another, also tied to blood type, that might offer protection

1/14/2011
Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds

Strategies needed to boost heart drug adherence in this high-risk group, researcher says

1/12/2011
High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

How well HDL functions may matter more than how high the level is, research suggests