Heart Attack News

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7/22/2010
Can Ozone Cause Heart Attacks?

In tests with rats, smog component appeared to trigger death of heart cells, study says

7/21/2010
FDA Puts Partial Hold on Avandia Safety Study

Enrollment in TIDE trial suspended after agency rules diabetes drug has heart risks

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/18/2010
Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death

High exposures tied to reduced heart rate variability in those with lung, heart disease, researchers find

7/15/2010
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use

Health risks posed by an unauthorized change of medications could be great, experts say

7/15/2010
Avandia Raises Heart Risk But Should Stay on Market, FDA Panel Finds

Experts vote for tightened controls or restricted sales on diabetes drug

7/13/2010
FDA Panel Seems Skeptical Over Key Avandia Data

Recent allegations of suppressed or manipulated findings by diabetes drug's maker may be having an impact

7/12/2010
Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report Finds

U.S. hospitals, patients are responding quicker to warning signs and treatment protocols

7/12/2010
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay Heart-Healthy

American Heart Association outlines strategies in a new scientific statement

7/12/2010
Sleep Apnea Could Raise Heart Risks for Older Men

From middle age to age 70, the sleep-time breathing disorder could pose a hazard, study suggests

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/10/2010
FDA Reviewer Questions Results of Key Avandia Trial

Ahead of crucial advisory panel meeting next week, official cites 'mishandling' of data for diabetes drug

7/9/2010
FDA Advisory Panel Decision on Avandia Looms

Experts meet next week to pore over study data on controversial diabetes drug

7/6/2010
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study

In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

7/6/2010
Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study

Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

6/30/2010
Testosterone Gel Could Raise Heart Risks in Frail, Older Men

But study was small and effect may not be similar in men generally, experts say

6/29/2010
Latest Study on Diabetes Drug Avandia Finds No Heart Risks

Report in direct contrast to other new research that found the opposite

6/28/2010
Diabetes Drug Avandia Ups Heart Risk, Reviews Conclude

Two studies published in advance of FDA hearing on drug's fate

6/25/2010
Diabetes May Double Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

People with the condition account for 10% of deaths from cardiovascular disease, study suggests

6/24/2010
Most Americans Get Too Much Salt

Much of it comes from processed foods that don't taste salty, CDC experts say

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
FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy

Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients