Heart Attack News

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Article Title
2/10/2010
Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking

More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

2/5/2010
Super Bowl Stress Can Spark Heart Attacks

Investing too much emotion in the game can kill you, experts say

2/3/2010
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Raises Suicide Risk

Patients' odds for cardiovascular death also go up after they get the news, study finds

2/2/2010
Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function

Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

2/1/2010
Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

2/1/2010
Experts Issue Warning on Prostate Hormone Therapy

People underestimate effect on heart from androgen deprivation, official says

1/29/2010
Fake Drugs Bought on the Web Pose Big Health Risks

2.5 million men in Europe alone may have taken counterfeit Viagra, study says

1/25/2010
More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging

Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

1/25/2010
Early EKG Seems to Improve Odds After Heart Attack

Administration by paramedics shortens time to specialized treatment, study finds

1/21/2010
FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug

Meridia shouldn't be used by those with history of heart problems, agency says

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/19/2010
Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart

The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

1/18/2010
For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors

Cholesterol levels, while important, shouldn't be overriding concern, study says

1/18/2010
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil

Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

1/14/2010
Leading COPD Drug Won't Harm Heart: FDA

Initial concerns over Spiriva HandiHaler may be unfounded, agency says

1/14/2010
New Anti-Clotting Drug Outperforms Plavix

Trial shows Brilinta boosts patient outcomes with no added bleeding risk

1/13/2010
Chemical BPA Linked to Heart Disease Risk

But study doesn't establish cause-and-effect

1/12/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Best Way to Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

Emphasis needed on getting patients to keep taking their meds, researchers say

1/12/2010
Faster Heart Rate May Raise Risk of Heart Attack Death

But for women, exercise cuts that risk significantly, study finds

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/7/2010
Leading COPD Drug May Raise Chances of Heart Trouble

Study found Atrovent upped risk, while other research found Spiriva might do opposite

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

12/31/2009
Procedure Boosts Outcomes in Implantable Defibrillator Patients

Catheter-based cardiac tissue clearing cuts recurrence of a dangerous heart arrhythmia, study finds

12/30/2009
Heart Attacks More Common in Winter

Exercise caution when shoveling, working out to avoid cardiac emergency

12/23/2009
High Lipoprotein Levels Can Cause Heart Disease

Study shows it could be a new target for prevention and treatment

12/21/2009
With Cardiac Rehab, More Is Better: Study

Too few heart patients make use of all 36 Medicare-funded sessions, researchers say

12/21/2009
Experts Say CPR by Untrained Bystander a Good Idea

Study found little harm done even when collapsed person didn't need it

12/16/2009
Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life

Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

12/15/2009
Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal

Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

12/14/2009
Contributors to Heart Failure Identified

Twelve variants seen in one gene, researchers say

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/11/2009
Blood Thinner Combos Risky for Heart Attack Patients

Bleeding risk highest for those taking both warfarin and clopidogrel, study finds

12/7/2009
EPA: Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health

Announcement comes as big global warming conference begins in Copenhagen

12/7/2009
New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots

Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

12/4/2009
Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart

Small study found they spurred blood vessel growth after heart attack

12/4/2009
Diabetes Drugs Go Head-to-Head in Study

Metformin outperforms widely used sulfonylureas, but each patient will be different, experts say

12/3/2009
Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills

Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

12/3/2009
Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later

20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

12/2/2009
Heart Attack Treatment Speeds Up Nationwide

More get lifesaving angioplasty within 90 minutes of hospital arrival, study finds

11/26/2009
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly

But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

11/25/2009
Stenting May Equal Bypass for Diabetic Heart Patients

But study follow-up period was too short to draw definite conclusions, experts say

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/24/2009
Angioplasty Outcomes May Vary Little Between Hospitals

In-hospital death rates didn't differ greatly between high- and low-volume centers, study found

11/24/2009
Cholesterol Plays Role in Heart Failure Risk

Pumping ability reduced in those with undesirable blood levels, analysis shows

11/24/2009
Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack

More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

11/23/2009
Vioxx Problems Known Years Before Recall

Study points up weaknesses of drug approval process in United States, researcher says

11/19/2009
Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart

But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

11/18/2009
Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys

Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives