Heart Attack News

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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

1/12/2011
Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart

Even a little more activity spread through the average workday boosts health, study suggests

1/12/2011
Certain Painkillers Appear to Boost Odds for Heart Attack

But absolute risk from NSAIDs is small and doesn't outweigh benefits for many patients, expert says

1/10/2011
Sugary Drinks, Foods Might Put Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

Study found those who consumed the most showed more signs of pending cardiovascular trouble

1/10/2011
Too Much TV May Be Linked to Heart Attack, Death Risk

Excessive leisure-time sitting increases chances of cardiovascular problems, study finds

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