Heart Attack News

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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

7/23/2010
As Weight Goes Up, So Do Heart Risks

Across-the-board improvements may await those who trim down

7/22/2010
The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study

Effect was seen even when researchers factored out obesity, exercise

7/22/2010
Can Ozone Cause Heart Attacks?

In tests with rats, smog component appeared to trigger death of heart cells, study says

7/22/2010
Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol

High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

7/21/2010
FDA Puts Partial Hold on Avandia Safety Study

Enrollment in TIDE trial suspended after agency rules diabetes drug has heart risks

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/18/2010
Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death

High exposures tied to reduced heart rate variability in those with lung, heart disease, researchers find

7/15/2010
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use

Health risks posed by an unauthorized change of medications could be great, experts say

7/15/2010
Avandia Raises Heart Risk But Should Stay on Market, FDA Panel Finds

Experts vote for tightened controls or restricted sales on diabetes drug

7/13/2010
FDA Panel Seems Skeptical Over Key Avandia Data

Recent allegations of suppressed or manipulated findings by diabetes drug's maker may be having an impact

7/12/2010
Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report Finds

U.S. hospitals, patients are responding quicker to warning signs and treatment protocols

7/12/2010
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

7/12/2010
Sleep Apnea Could Raise Heart Risks for Older Men

From middle age to age 70, the sleep-time breathing disorder could pose a hazard, study suggests

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/10/2010
FDA Reviewer Questions Results of Key Avandia Trial

Ahead of crucial advisory panel meeting next week, official cites 'mishandling' of data for diabetes drug

7/9/2010
FDA Advisory Panel Decision on Avandia Looms

Experts meet next week to pore over study data on controversial diabetes drug

7/6/2010
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study

In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

7/6/2010
Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study

Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

6/30/2010
Testosterone Gel Could Raise Heart Risks in Frail, Older Men

But study was small and effect may not be similar in men generally, experts say

6/29/2010
Latest Study on Diabetes Drug Avandia Finds No Heart Risks

Report in direct contrast to other new research that found the opposite

6/28/2010
Diabetes Drug Avandia Ups Heart Risk, Reviews Conclude

Two studies published in advance of FDA hearing on drug's fate

6/25/2010
Diabetes May Double Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

People with the condition account for 10% of deaths from cardiovascular disease, study suggests