Heart Attack News

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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

9/8/2009
Severe, Lasting Depression Tied to Heart Patient Deaths

For those who have been hospitalized, risk may double over 7 years, research shows

9/4/2009
Thin Thighs Might Be Harbinger of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen in Danish study, but authors say more research is needed

9/2/2009
Statins Before Vascular Surgery Cut Deaths, Complications

Problems halved in patients getting blood-vessel repairs done, study finds

9/1/2009
Sometimes Angioplasty Can Wait

Artery-opening procedure can be done up to 21 hours later with milder heart attacks, study shows

9/1/2009
Reflux Drugs OK With Blood Thinners

Taking antacids with anti-clotting drugs doesn't change outcomes after a heart attack, researchers find

8/31/2009
Harm Begins With a Few Cigarettes, a Little Smog

Levels of toxins in air don't have to be high to be hazardous, studies find

8/31/2009
New Anti-Clotting Drug Beats Plavix

Brilinta prevents heart attacks and improves survival, researchers say

8/26/2009
Newer, Better Tests for Heart Attacks

Troponin assays speed diagnosis, studies show

8/25/2009
Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report

And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

8/25/2009
Women More Prone to Die in Month After Heart Attack

But factors other than gender may be to blame, researchers say

8/25/2009
Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Not Always Best

Study finds treatment raises death risk in those who also have heart disease

8/24/2009
Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure

Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

8/23/2009
It's Back to Basics to Save a Life

Despite new technology and methods, experts say simple CPR works best

8/20/2009
Heart Risks Rise With Smokeless Tobacco

Increase is small but worth noting, expert says, as product use grows

8/19/2009
Stenting a Good Option for Left Main Heart Artery

As effective as standard of bypass surgery, Polish study finds

8/18/2009
Hospitals Reduce Heart Attack Deaths

Study shows 10-year effort, major medical advances improved survival

8/11/2009
How Weight Loss Helps the Heart

Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

8/10/2009
Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity

Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

8/10/2009
More Evidence Healthy Living Brings Long Life

Good diet, no smoking, regular exercise lower chronic disease risk by 80%, CDC study finds

8/9/2009
In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

8/6/2009
Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study

8/5/2009
Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

7/31/2009
Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say

7/29/2009
Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease

7/29/2009
Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

Experts warn against politicizing their placement

7/27/2009
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

7/23/2009
Injection May Heal Damaged Heart

In mouse study, injured tissue and coronary function are restored

7/21/2009
Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble