Heart Attack News

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11/16/2010
Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack

While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says

11/15/2010
External Defibrillators Not Much Help in Hospitals

While effective in public places, study found differently in hospital setting

11/15/2010
New Blood Thinner a Promising Alternative to Warfarin

Rivaroxaban did as well or better, with easier dose monitoring, in international study

11/15/2010
Cholesterol on Eyelids Might Point to Heart Risk

People with these deposits were at higher odds for cardiovascular disease, researchers say

11/15/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Study found they did not reduce recurrences of dangerous atrial fibrillation

11/15/2010
For Some, Care May Be Withdrawn Too Soon After Cardiac Arrest

Studies suggest that patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia need more time to recover

11/15/2010
CPR Guidelines May Lower Out-of-Hospital Death Rate

One U.S. city gained a fourfold jump in patient survival since 2006, EMS director says

11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/15/2010
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

11/15/2010
Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk

Research found having mother, father or sibling with it increased chances 40%

11/15/2010
Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study

Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

11/15/2010
Minneapolis Study Points to Sharp Drop in Smoking Rates

Not only are more smokers quitting, but fewer people are choosing to start habit, 30-year study finds

11/15/2010
Stressful Jobs May Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add

11/15/2010
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

11/12/2010
Setting National Hospital Standards Could Boost Cardiac Care

American Heart Association experts are proposing such a system

11/10/2010
FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

11/9/2010
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke

Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

11/8/2010
Many Patients With Heart Attack Delay Hospital Care

Takes an average of 2.6 hours to get to medical center after first symptoms, study finds

11/4/2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...

... But they live just as long, study suggests

11/4/2010
Hemophilia Drug Used Off-Label Raises Clot Risk

Those without blood disorder who were given it were twice as likely to have trouble, review found

10/26/2010
Gene Mutations May Blunt Plavix's Effectiveness, Study Finds

Variants can jeopardize success of stent placement procedures, researchers say

10/26/2010
For Black Men, Haircuts Might Also Cut High Blood Pressure

Barbers who offer BP checks help customers beat hypertension, study finds

10/20/2010
Home Monitoring of Blood-Thinner Use Appears Effective

Home tests show promise for patients taking warfarin, study finds

10/19/2010
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery

Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

10/18/2010
Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk

But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

10/18/2010
New CPR Guidelines Emphasize Compressions First

American Heart Association says press hard and fast, whether an expert or untrained

10/15/2010
More Evidence That Compression-Only CPR Works Best

Avoiding mouth-to-mouth allows responders to keep blood flowing, researchers say

10/12/2010
Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study

But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/8/2010
Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

FDA cites product's increased risk for heart attack and stroke

10/8/2010
Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Boost Effectiveness

Night-time dosing causes normal dip, reducing risk of heart attack, stroke, study finds

10/6/2010
Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial

It's 'the end of the story' for rolofylline against this tough-to-treat condition, researcher says

10/6/2010
Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young men who smoke are among those at highest risk, study finds

10/5/2010
'Hands-Only' CPR May Work Best for Cardiac Arrest

Mouth-to-mouth unnecessary and may discourage bystanders from trying to help, study finds

10/5/2010
Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients

Hormone seemed to help women but more study is needed, researchers say

10/1/2010
Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Up to one drink daily lowers women's risk by a third, researchers say

9/29/2010
Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study

Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

9/28/2010
C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study

Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

9/27/2010
Statins Could Prevent More Strokes, Heart Attacks: Analysis

Wider use would be cost-effective prevention method, researchers say

9/27/2010
In Test of Stents, Old Standby Wins Out

Older drug-eluting model prevents more major cardiac events than a newer version, researchers find

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/23/2010
Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement

Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

9/23/2010
FDA Restricts Access to Avandia

Citing heart risks, agency also orders review of key research on cardiovascular impact; European regulators suspend drug's sales

9/21/2010
Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study

No interaction seen between blood thinner, proton-pump inhibitors, researchers say

9/20/2010
Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

9/20/2010
Metabolic Syndrome Doubles Heart Risk, Analysis Shows

Urgent need to help people control obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance, expert says

9/16/2010
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Aid Stroke Recovery

Small study found significant improvements in partially paralyzed patients

9/16/2010
Depression, Heart Disease Combo May Up Odds of Death

Together, they quadruple risk of dying from heart attack, stroke, study finds

9/15/2010
FDA Advisers Divided on Whether to Ban Diet Drug Meridia

Signs of heart and stroke risks prompt some panelists to call for new warnings and restricted distribution

9/14/2010
'Type D' Personality Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Problems

Negative traits including pessimism, social inhibition appear to threaten long-term health, study finds