Heart Attack News

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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

7/21/2011
FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients

Another option alongside Plavix, but should not be taken with higher doses of aspirin

7/20/2011
Stopping Daily Aspirin Boosts Heart Attack Risk: Study

Discontinuation was tied to 60 percent rise in risk for nonfatal attacks, researchers say

7/19/2011
Married Men Seem to Seek Help for Heart Attacks Sooner

Within 6 hours of first signs of chest pain, 75 percent got medical help, study says

7/18/2011
Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly

But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

7/14/2011
Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study

NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

7/13/2011
Ultrasound May Determine Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients

Risk 10 times higher in HIV patients with abnormal results compared with general population: study

7/11/2011
Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study

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

7/11/2011
Coordinated Cooling Effort After Cardiac Arrest Can Improve Outcomes

Study found new system reduced neurological damage among patients

7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

7/5/2011
Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted

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

7/5/2011
Painkillers May Raise Risk of Dangerous Heart Flutter

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

7/5/2011
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

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

7/1/2011
More Than 200,000 Suffer Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals Annually

A major cause of death inside hospitals, study finds

6/28/2011
Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study

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

6/28/2011
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

6/27/2011
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Seem to Help Dialysis Patients

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

6/27/2011
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