Heart Attack News

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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

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
Experts Say CPR by Untrained Bystander a Good Idea

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