Heart Attack News

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

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

3/23/2010
When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign

Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/23/2010
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk

Study might offer proof at last that replacing saturated fats has heart benefits

3/22/2010
Plavix Can Help Cut Death Risk in Certain Heart Patients

In study, people with heart attack, heart failure who didn't undergo angioplasty fared better with the blood thinner

3/22/2010
Light Drinking Good for the Heart

Two studies confirm previous evidence that it reduces mortality

3/19/2010
High-Dose Zocor Boosts Muscle Injury Risk: FDA

People taking the cholesterol-lowering drug should consult their doctor if problems arise, the agency says

3/18/2010
Low-Fat Diet Does Little to Alter Cholesterol Levels

But researcher adds it's still a good choice for losing weight

3/17/2010
Widespread Public Defibrillators May Save Lives

As lifesaving devices increase, so do the number of heart attack survivors, Japanese study finds

3/16/2010
Blood Vessels Bounce Back Once Smokers Quit

Quickly leads to reduced risk of heart trouble, study finds

3/15/2010
Women's Chromosomes May Affect Blood Pressure

The effect might be strongest after menopause, mouse study suggests

3/15/2010
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good

In those with low levels to start, odds eased for diabetes, cardio woes, study found

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/15/2010
Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm

New studies suggest promising new ways to ease atrial fibrillation

3/15/2010
Aspirin Alone Works Best to Prevent Clots a Year After Stenting

Adding Plavix didn't boost outcomes after 12 months, new study finds

3/15/2010
Are Stock Market Woes Bad for the Heart?

As economy wobbled, heart attacks seemed to rise, study suggests

3/15/2010
2 Drugs Fail to Prevent Diabetes in the Overweight

Diovan, Starlix also had limited or no effect in shielding users from cardiovascular woes, study finds

3/15/2010
Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems

And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests

3/15/2010
Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk

Skin ailment boosts odds for heart attack, stroke, and inflammation may be key, researchers say

3/15/2010
Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble

Another study suggests that stress weighs heavily on the hearts of police, firefighters

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/14/2010
Hope for Inherited, Dangerously High Cholesterol

New drug reduces LDL in people with rare genetic condition, researchers say

3/12/2010
Variable Blood Pressure a New Stroke Risk Factor?

Big ups and downs in readings may call for specific treatments, experts say

3/8/2010
Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids

Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

3/8/2010
Sleepless Nights Plague America

People of all races say lack of shuteye affects their work, even sex lives

3/5/2010
Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities

Older people with heart disease most susceptible to potential problems, small study suggests

3/4/2010
Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

Lack of benefit for heart disease, most common stroke is puzzling, expert says

3/3/2010
Newer Blood Test Predicts Diabetes, Heart Disease

A1C outperforms fasting glucose in predicting heart disease and stroke risk, study finds

3/3/2010
You Can't Exercise Away TV's Toll on the Heart

Heavy screen time in youth means trouble by mid-40s, despite activity levels, study finds

3/3/2010
Workplace Wellness Programs Work

Employees who used them lost weight, lowered heart disease risk, study finds

3/2/2010
Study Questions Value of Test for Peripheral Artery Disease

Ankle-brachial index, and resulting aspirin therapy, may not be needed for healthier patients

3/1/2010
Cutting Salt Could Prevent Almost 500,000 Heart Attacks

Government-industry collaboration would work better than a "salt tax," study finds

3/1/2010
Routine Heart Tests for Athletes Would Save Lives

The ECGs are also cost-effective, new study shows

3/1/2010
Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries

Low-fat, low-carb, Mediterranean regimens all help the heart, study finds

3/1/2010
Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice

Someday, leptin could free people with type 1 disease from daily injections, expert predicts

2/26/2010
Stents May Be Effective Weapon Against Stroke

One study finds they are equal to artery-clearing surgery, but another trial does not

2/26/2010
Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack

Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

2/24/2010
Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments

'Patch' for damaged heart is just one of several promising developments

2/23/2010
Tests to Measure Safety of Anti-Clotting Drugs of Limited Value

Can't predict which patients are at risk for excessive bleeding during surgery, study finds

2/22/2010
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'

It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

2/18/2010
Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

2/18/2010
Happiness Protects Your Heart

Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

2/17/2010
Rising Use of Medical Technologies Extending Americans' Lives

Annual report on nation's health finds flaws, though, in weight, exercise and insurance

2/16/2010
Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients

For many, benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh drugs' downsides, researchers say

2/16/2010
Genetic Risk Score Doesn't Spot Heart Trouble in Women

But family history of early cardiovascular disease a risk factor, study found

2/16/2010
Women Need More Help After Heart Attack

Quality of life in first year's aftermath impacted by lack of social support

2/15/2010
After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence

Aggressive care and follow-up are key to preventing further problems, experts say

2/12/2010
Bill Clinton Back Home After Heart Procedure

His doctor says ex-president could be back to work by Monday, four days after having stents inserted into clogged coronary artery

2/11/2010
Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision

CT scan lets doctors see any blockage in arteries, study finds

2/10/2010
Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aren't sure why two conditions are connected