Heart Attack News

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6/23/2010
Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers

Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

6/21/2010
Higher Testosterone Tied to Heart Trouble in Older Men

Further study may unravel whether hormone levels actually cause the problem, researcher says

6/21/2010
Obesity Doesn't Always Guarantee Heart Disease

Those without other risk factors may not develop the condition, study suggests

6/19/2010
Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab

A year later, only 37 percent were doing cardio exercises 3 times a week, study finds

6/18/2010
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors

Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

6/15/2010
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function

Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

6/10/2010
Lack of Insurance Could Raise Inpatient Death Risk

In study, hospitalized uninsured more likely to die from heart attack, pneumonia than insured

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

6/9/2010
Shortness Boosts Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Short people face 1.5 times greater chance of cardiovascular trouble, Finnish researchers say

6/8/2010
Common Pain Relievers Raise Heart Risk for Healthy Folks

Safety of drugs like Advil and Aleve differ, study finds

6/1/2010
Shorter Hospital Stays May Hinder Heart Failure Patients

Quicker discharge tied to more readmissions, at-home deaths, study finds

6/1/2010
Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location

Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

5/28/2010
Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair

Amniotic membrane used by Japanese researchers to rejuvenate damaged heart muscle in rats

5/28/2010
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes

Study finds link between lack of oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease

5/27/2010
Experts Advise At-Risk Diabetics to Begin Daily Aspirin Later

In a change, heart & diabetes groups push age threshold up from 40, to 50 for men, 60 for women

5/21/2010
Talk With Doctor Helps Heart Attack Patients Resume Sex

But study finds that many don't get counseling on when it's safe to do so

5/20/2010
Big Decline in Heart Attacks If All States Had Smoking Bans

Americans would suffer 18,000 fewer attacks per year, save millions in health costs, study finds

5/20/2010
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health

Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

5/19/2010
Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart

Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

5/17/2010
Heart Attack Guidelines Close Racial Gaps in Hospital Care

But they're not enough to guarantee complete parity in treatment, expert says

5/11/2010
Barbara Walters' Prognosis Is Excellent, Doctors Say

Increasingly common surgery will replace aortic valve to improve blood flow

5/11/2010
Overtime Boosts Heart Attack Risk

Work stress may take a toll on your heart, researchers say

5/10/2010
Bran Intake Helps Those With Diabetes

Study finds lower death rates among women who ate the most whole grains

5/10/2010
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Heart Disease, Death

Danger comes from microscopic contaminants from fuel combustion, report says

5/10/2010
COPD Flare-Up May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Findings show need for treatment even when pulmonary disease looks stable, researchers say

5/9/2010
High-Stress Jobs Tax Women's Hearts, Too

Risk of heart disease doubled for nurses with high work pressures, study found

5/5/2010
Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants

Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

5/4/2010
Pneumonia Shot Won't Help Lower Men's Heart Risks

Study finds no protection against heart attack, stroke

5/4/2010
Hospitals Falling Short on Heart Patients' Follow-Up Care

Not tracking heart failure outcomes after discharge leads to readmissions, study finds

5/3/2010
'Healthy' Pre-Diabetics Still Face Heart Disease Threat

Experts urge preventive steps for those at risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes

5/3/2010
FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy

Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients

4/29/2010
Low Testosterone Raises Heart Death Rates in Impotent Men

Obese patients with erectile dysfunction also at higher risk for cardiac events, research shows

4/26/2010
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers

Study shows progressive stiffening, which leads to blockages

4/26/2010
Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors

High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds

4/26/2010
Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health

Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found

4/20/2010
Many Don't Take Blood Thinner After Getting Stents

Serious risks double by waiting even a day after discharge, study finds

4/16/2010
Public Defibrillators Save Lives

Widespread use could prevent 474 deaths a year in U.S., Canada, study says

4/15/2010
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease

People with a diet rich in folate and B-6 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/13/2010
Money Worries Delay Heart Attack Treatment

Even those with insurance sometimes hesitate over finances, study finds

4/13/2010
Smoking Bans May Be Boosting Public Health

Toronto hospital admissions for heart, respiratory woes fell by a third after laws took hold, study found

4/13/2010
Smoking May Erase Heart Benefits of Light Drinking

Moderate tipplers lowered stroke risk, but only if they didn't smoke, study found

4/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease

Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

4/2/2010
Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks

3/31/2010
New Insights Into Who's At Risk With Angioplasty

Guidelines based on national data point to those heart patients needing closest monitoring

3/30/2010
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts

Cardiac patients walking back to health with shelter dogs

3/30/2010
Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner

Study found checking for blood sugar disease earlier cut complications, costs

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/24/2010
Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals

However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

3/24/2010
Tiny Fish Might Help Humans Fix Damaged Hearts

When zebrafish loses cardiac tissue, it simply regrows it, scientists say

3/24/2010
New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health

Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say