Heart Attack News

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3/27/2012
Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

3/26/2012
Clot-buster Drug Injection Might Help Some Heart Attack Patients

Study found that it saved more cardiac muscle than clot extraction technique

3/26/2012
CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast

Study shows chest-pain patients who are not having an attack could be discharged safely sooner

3/26/2012
Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Enough to Help Heart Attack Patients: Study

Using higher dosage didn't improve outcomes, but might increase bleeding risks, experts say

3/26/2012
Showing Patients Images of Their Clogged Arteries a Powerful Wake-Up Call

They were more likely to take statins, lose weight afterwards, studies find

3/26/2012
Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad for the Heart: Study

Research finds too little sleep may increase risk of stroke, heart attack; too much may cause coronary artery disease

3/21/2012
New Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack

In small study, high levels of misshapen cells from vessel walls spelled trouble

3/21/2012
Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk

Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

3/20/2012
Vitamin E Supplements Don't Affect Heart Failure Risk: Study

Large review showed they did not make any difference in healthy women

3/20/2012
Many Americans Ambivalent Over Laws Aimed at Healthy Living

Poll finds most accept rules for safety, smoking, eating, but also worry about a 'nanny state'

3/12/2012
Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

3/12/2012
Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

3/5/2012
BPA Exposure May Raise Risk of Heart Disease

People might come into contact with bisphenol A through packaged foods, drinking water, dental sealants

3/3/2012
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise

Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

2/28/2012
FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Statins

But side effects, like increased blood sugar, don't outweigh the cholesterol drugs' benefits, agency says

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/22/2012
More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease

Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

2/21/2012
Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain

Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

2/16/2012
Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

2/15/2012
Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart

Mutation in TTN gene affects ability of heart muscle fibers to work properly, researchers say

2/15/2012
Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say

Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

2/14/2012
Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients

Study found little difference between those who took supplement, those who didn't

2/14/2012
Short-Term Exposure to Smog May Up Odds of Heart Attack

Large review looked at pollutants such as carbon monoxide and ozone

2/13/2012
No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

2/9/2012
Heart Disease May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

Study found men who had the first had 74% higher chance of developing the second

2/9/2012
Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'

Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease

2/9/2012
Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons

Male-only Y chromosome can raise risk by 50%, study finds

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

1/30/2012
Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

1/19/2012
Sex OK for Many Heart Patients, Docs Say

New American Heart Association guidelines detail who -- and who isn't -- at risk

1/16/2012
Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too

Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/11/2012
Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

But getting active during work and leisure hours can lower the odds, study finds

1/11/2012
1/10/2012
Study Challenges Potassium Guidelines for Heart Attack Patients

Current recommendations for the mineral may be too high, researchers say

1/10/2012
Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart

Higher-than-normal levels can increase cardiac inflammation, study found

1/10/2012
Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority

911 dispatchers asked to talk callers through life-saving procedure after witnessing cardiac arrest

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