Heart Attack News

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11/18/2009
Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Long-term comparison study finds chlorthalidone most likely to prevent heart failure, stroke

11/18/2009
Study Shows Hospital Report Cards Unlikely to Spur Improvement

Treatment of heart patients no better after performance data released to public, researchers find

11/18/2009
New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination

Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say

11/17/2009
The Mummies' Curse: Heart Disease

Finding suggests atherosclerosis is as old as the pyramids, and not an ill of the modern world

11/17/2009
Obesity Rolling Back Gains in Heart Health

Studies show risk factors rising among children and adults, with many denying they have a problem

11/17/2009
Heartburn Drugs Can Thwart Popular Blood Thinner

Combination can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, U.S. officials say

11/17/2009
Biotech Soybeans Good Source of Omega-3

Oil from engineered beans might help reduce heart attacks, researchers say

11/16/2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks

People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

11/16/2009
Why Watching TV Sports Increases Heart Attacks

For those who've had an attack already, stressful games raise blood pressure, study finds

11/16/2009
Elderly Treated Less Aggressively for Heart Attack

Hospitals less likely to follow guidelines for patients 80 and older, study finds

11/16/2009
Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate

Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

11/16/2009
Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

11/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men

Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

11/16/2009
Rapid Cooling Might Help Heart Attack Patients

Pumping coolant into the nose right away seems to prevent brain damage, study finds

11/16/2009
Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health

When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

11/16/2009
Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia

It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or Niaspan

11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/9/2009
No Gender Gap Found for Clot-Busting Drug

Plavix helped men and women almost equally, study finds

11/6/2009
Can a Bad Boss Make You Sick?

Study ties poor supervisors to higher odds for heart attack

11/4/2009
Will New Anemia Drug Top Current Treatments?

Designed for a rare condition, it might have a wider application, experts say

11/4/2009
Poorer Outcomes After 'Off-Pump' Bypass Surgery

Keeping patients on the heart-lung machine improved survival, study found

10/29/2009
Health Tip: At Risk for Another Heart Attack?

Factors that raise your chances of subsequent trouble

10/26/2009
Heart Disease Gender Gap Narrows

Middle-aged women have more heart attacks than in past, but are more likely to survive, studies show

10/20/2009
Heart Failure Treatment Underused

Two-thirds of patients in U.S. hospitals fail to get recommended therapy, study finds

10/20/2009
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Depressed Heart Patients

Those who took them with antidepressant fared same as those who didn't

10/19/2009
Micardis Given Wider Approval

For cardiac patients who can't take an ACE inhibitor

10/15/2009
Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab

New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

10/15/2009
Smoking Bans Good for Non-Smokers' Hearts: Study

Report could get more states to pass laws to curtail secondhand smoke, experts say

10/9/2009
American Heart Association Guidelines Save Lives

Heart attack, heart failure survival better at hospitals given awards for following program

10/7/2009
Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off

European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device

10/7/2009
Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference

But new study design might change response times, researcher says

10/2/2009
Simple Test Might Detect 'Silent' Heart Disease

Even better, calcium scans don't lead to unnecessary tests, researchers say

10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

10/1/2009
Clot-Busting Therapy Under Review

Cardiologists looking at new generation of drugs as Plavix trial shows double dosage best for angioplasty

10/1/2009
Heart-Pacing Devices Hold Promise for Heart Failure

Defibrillators, pacemakers offer benefits for patients with milder forms of the condition, study suggests

9/30/2009
Study Finds Fish Won't Prevent Heart Failure

Benefits confined to heart attack, other types of cardiovascular disease

9/28/2009
Autoimmune Disorder Linked to Stroke, Heart Attack in Women

Smoking, birth control pills raise risk higher, research finds

9/22/2009
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raises Heart Risks

Treatment methods should take into account side effects, researchers say

9/22/2009
Smoking Bans Bring a Drop in Heart Attacks

In one Montana city, incidents fell but rose again when restrictions were lifted

9/22/2009
Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack

Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

9/18/2009
Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men's Lives

Smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol cut 10 years of life, study finds

9/17/2009
More Chest Compressions During CPR Improves Survival Odds

Amount of time spent doing them directly related to success, study shows

9/15/2009
Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation

Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

9/15/2009
Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest

Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

9/14/2009
Implantable Defibrillators May Not Help Women With Heart Failure

Analysis of previous research found little benefit for female patients

9/14/2009
Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease

Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

9/14/2009
Health Tip: Having Another Heart Attack

Things that increase your risk

9/14/2009
Drug Offers Hope Against Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

As yet unapproved, darusentan works in different way than standard medicines

9/10/2009
U.S. Faces Shortage of Heart Surgeons

Too many aging Americans, too few new doctors spell trouble, experts say

9/9/2009
Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives

To prevent sudden cardiac death, researchers recommend electrocardiograms