Heart Attack News

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1/5/2011
Fish Oil May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements seem to boost heart function, study finds

1/4/2011
Many May Get Unneeded Implantable Defibrillators

More attention to guidelines could reduce unnecessary procedures, experts say

1/4/2011
Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients

Among those who suffer a type of attack called STEMI, less schooling tied to worse outcomes

12/29/2010
Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses

Study found health, quality of life improved when care was coordinated across the board

12/28/2010
For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds

Without lifestyle changes too, people remain susceptible to chronic health problems

12/28/2010
Woman Struggles to Control Cholesterol

Diet, exercise, medication employed to cope with extraordinarily high levels

12/28/2010
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

12/27/2010
Scientists Spot DNA Linked With Dangerous Heart Rhythms

The genes weren't suspected of playing role in heart's electrical activity

12/23/2010
Electronic Health Records May Not Always Improve Care

Experts say better tools needed to assess effectiveness of new record-keeping

12/21/2010
Race, Sex Play Part in Hypertension Risk

Where you live also factors into the equation, study found

12/13/2010
Oxycontin, Other Opioid Painkillers Tied to Higher Health Risks

But other factors may explain link seen in two studies involving Medicare patients, expert says

12/9/2010
Grades in High School Might Influence Adult Health

Study of people tracked since the 1950s ties better scores back then to less sickness later

12/9/2010
Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says

Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

12/2/2010
Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

11/29/2010
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk

And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

11/22/2010
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies for Longer Life

Antioxidant alpha-carotene seems tied to lowered death risk, researchers find

11/22/2010
Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients

6 sessions a week improved heart function, overall health, but is not for everyone, researcher says

11/19/2010
FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks

Main ingredient propoxyphene can cause dangerous irregular heartbeat, agency says

11/17/2010
Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension

Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

11/16/2010
Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use

Used, sterilized ICDs didn't cause infections, delivered lifesaving shocks when needed, study finds

11/16/2010
Higher Plavix Dose Won't Boost Outcomes After Stent Placement: Study

Some patients still face clot risk after the artery-opening procedure, researchers explain

11/16/2010
Adding Surgery to Meds May Help Diabetics With Heart Disease

The combo seems to reduce clogging of blood vessels better than drugs alone, study finds

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