Heart Attack News

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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

7/20/2009
Hope for Damaged Heart Muscle

In lab study, re-engineered cells show promise for cardiac treatment

7/10/2009
Effient Sanctioned for Angioplasty Patients

To reduce the risk of blood clots

7/9/2009
Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say

7/8/2009
Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure

Get plenty of it in your diet, researchers say

7/2/2009
Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

Heavy drinkers were affected most, but link holds for even mild use, study finds

7/1/2009
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

Eight of 10 states with highest number of obese adults are in the South, report says

6/30/2009
Even After Death, Heart Attack Treatment May Not End

Too often, EMS crews feel obliged to bring unresponsive patient to hospital, study finds

6/30/2009
U.S. Doctors Treat Heart Attack With Man's Own Stem Cells

Pioneering procedure aims to repair damaged cardiac muscle, surgeons say

6/29/2009
Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart

Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

6/28/2009
Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim

6/24/2009
Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment

6/24/2009
Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

But the link with cardiovascular disease is complex and not a cause for alarm, doctor says

6/23/2009
Electrocardiogram Blip Signals Heart Trouble

Greater risk of atrial fibrillation, need for pacemaker, early death, study shows

6/22/2009
Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

6/21/2009
Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

6/19/2009
Health Tip: Life After a Heart Attack

General suggestions for your recovery

6/18/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients

Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

6/17/2009
Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial

Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say

6/17/2009
New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial

Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

6/15/2009
Psoriasis Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Death

Inflammation looks like common thread, researcher says

6/9/2009
Another Blood Fat Fuels Heart Attack Risk

Danish study fingers high levels of lipoprotein(a)