Heart Attack News

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12/16/2009
Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life

Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

12/15/2009
Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal

Risk of cardiovascular event, suicide goes up within a week of getting news, researchers say

12/14/2009
Contributors to Heart Failure Identified

Twelve variants seen in one gene, researchers say

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/11/2009
Blood Thinner Combos Risky for Heart Attack Patients

Bleeding risk highest for those taking both warfarin and clopidogrel, study finds

12/7/2009
EPA: Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health

Announcement comes as big global warming conference begins in Copenhagen

12/7/2009
New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots

Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

12/4/2009
Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart

Small study found they spurred blood vessel growth after heart attack

12/4/2009
Diabetes Drugs Go Head-to-Head in Study

Metformin outperforms widely used sulfonylureas, but each patient will be different, experts say

12/3/2009
Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills

Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

12/3/2009
Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later

20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

12/2/2009
Heart Attack Treatment Speeds Up Nationwide

More get lifesaving angioplasty within 90 minutes of hospital arrival, study finds

11/26/2009
Ginkgo Won't Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly

But the herbal supplement may help ward off peripheral artery disease, researchers say

11/25/2009
Stenting May Equal Bypass for Diabetic Heart Patients

But study follow-up period was too short to draw definite conclusions, experts say

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/24/2009
Angioplasty Outcomes May Vary Little Between Hospitals

In-hospital death rates didn't differ greatly between high- and low-volume centers, study found

11/24/2009
Cholesterol Plays Role in Heart Failure Risk

Pumping ability reduced in those with undesirable blood levels, analysis shows

11/24/2009
Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack

More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

11/23/2009
Vioxx Problems Known Years Before Recall

Study points up weaknesses of drug approval process in United States, researcher says

11/19/2009
Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart

But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

11/18/2009
Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys

Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives

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