Heart Attack News

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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

9/13/2010
FDA Panel to Mull Ban on Diet Drug Meridia

Withdrawal of the drug, which may raise heart risks, is an option, agency says

9/8/2010
Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

9/8/2010
Many Heart Patients Place False Hope in Angioplasty

In non-emergency scenarios, the artery-opening procedure won't prevent heart attack, experts note

9/5/2010
Winter Sports Tourists at Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Too little conditioning, cold and high altitude all contribute to hazard, researchers say

9/2/2010
Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat

Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they're normal size

9/1/2010
Double-Dose Plavix Benefits Certain Patients, Study Finds

And higher-dose aspirin is no more effective than low dose, researchers say

9/1/2010
Diet Pill Meridia Ups Heart Attack Risk: Study

While researchers saw no rise in deaths, some experts wonder if this drug has a future

8/31/2010
'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%

Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

8/30/2010
Clues to Heart Attack, Stroke Risk From Fat-Filled Artery

Prior history of blood flow problems, diabetes, narrowed arteries raises odds, study finds

8/30/2010
Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients

Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

8/27/2010
Quality of Care After Joint Surgery May Affect Heart Health

Certain steps seem to cut risk of angina, cardiac events, researchers found

8/25/2010
In Some Patients, Hypertension Meds Raise Blood Pressure

Finding true for "significant" percentage of people, researchers say

8/25/2010
Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol

These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

8/24/2010
Heart Risks the Same With 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study

Finding conflicts with previous research that found Avandia riskier than Actos

8/20/2010
Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol

Strategy helped those with cluster of unhealthy heart risk factors, study found

8/19/2010
Binge Drinking, Hypertension a Deadly Combo

They greatly increased risk of dying from stroke, heart attack, South Korean researchers found

8/16/2010
Inhaling Ultra-Fine Particles May Raise Firefighters' Heart Risks

More consistent use of protective gear recommended by researchers

8/16/2010
Red Meat May Boost Women's Heart Disease Risk

Eating fish, poultry, nuts and low-fat dairy lowers the chances, study shows

8/16/2010
Hostile, Competitive Types May Be Harming Their Hearts

Italian study finds personality linked to a thickening of neck artery wall

8/16/2010
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure

Study found Swedish women who ate it a few times a month were protected

8/12/2010
Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine

Study found people preferred pills to the antioxidant-rich sweet to lower blood pressure

8/10/2010
Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows

Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

8/4/2010
Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

8/3/2010
Weight Gain Eroding Americans' Quality of Life

'Healthy days per year' lost due to overweight has doubled since 1993, study shows

7/30/2010
Experts Support FDA Panel's Backing of New Blood Thinner

Brilinta, which got nod from agency advisors Wednesday, would be welcome option, docs say

7/30/2010
Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk

People should get needed mineral through their diet, researchers say

7/27/2010
Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study

Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

7/25/2010
Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health

People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find