Heart Attack News

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2/27/2009
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

2/26/2009
Men's Stroke Risk Rises Dramatically in Mid-40s

And the contributing factors are often those seen in older patients, study finds

2/25/2009
Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds

Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

2/19/2009
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans

CDC annual report on nation's health focuses on those aged 18 to 29

2/18/2009
Is Bypass Truly Better than Stenting?

Read the fine print, experts say in disputing new study's finding

2/16/2009
Age No Bar to Aggressive Rx for Cardiogenic Shock

The heart condition is a major killer of people over the age of 75, researchers note

2/16/2009
Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Young Athletes

Risk is similar to that of being killed by lightning, study finds

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/15/2009
Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

2/13/2009
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia

Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say

2/12/2009
Study Brings Value of Echocardiography Into Focus

The imaging technique leads to better diagnosis, treatment for heart patients

2/11/2009
New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality

Dronedarone reduced strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation

2/11/2009
Experience Brings Better Angioplasty Outcomes

Patients treated by skilled doctors at high-volume hospitals do best, study finds

2/9/2009
Taking Statins Faithfully Lengthens Life

But experts note finding colored by fact that these folks take better care of themselves generally

2/9/2009
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good

Study finds they don't reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer

2/9/2009
Scientists Heartened at Prospect of End to Stem Cell Ban

Move by Obama expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

2/9/2009
Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works

International studies lay groundwork for designing way to spot susceptible patients

2/5/2009
Statins Don't Cut Cancer Risk

Animal study found 2 popular cholesterol-lowering drugs had little effect on tumors

2/4/2009
High Resting Heart Rate Spells Trouble for Women

Study finds it raises risk of heart attack, while expert notes exercise best antidote

2/2/2009
Experts Urge Limits on Use of Cardiac CT Scans

Radiation-linked cancer risks are small, but need to be considered, AHA panel says

2/2/2009
Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration

Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says

1/30/2009
Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease

Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

1/30/2009
Top 10 Heart-Stroke Advances for 2008

AHA says research looked at smoking bans, acute care, diabetes control and childhood obesity

1/28/2009
Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk

Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting ability, experts say

1/27/2009
Monitoring Protein Didn't Improve Heart Failure Outcomes

Study finds just watching symptoms leads to similar survival rates in older patients

1/26/2009
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You

New advisory puts worries about possible link to heart disease to rest

1/23/2009
60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation

Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

1/22/2009
Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities

Study found healthy older adults were better able to carry out daily tasks

1/20/2009
MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding

Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery

1/20/2009
Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

Older patients were more affected, study found

1/20/2009
Angioplasty Via Wrist May Be Safer

It's seldom used but entails lower risk, speedier recovery, researchers say

1/20/2009
Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx

The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say

1/20/2009
U.S. Heart Attacks Becoming Less Severe

Better control of blood pressure, other factors may be boosting survival, experts say

1/19/2009
Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions

Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

1/16/2009
Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk

Normal readings showed up in many who had heart attacks, study shows

1/15/2009
Newer Contraceptives Don't Increase Heart Risk

But more research is needed because they may lead to blood clots, study says

1/14/2009
Newer Antipsychotics Pose Cardiac Risk: Study

Patients advised to avoid the drugs in some cases

1/14/2009
Blood Flow Measurement Boosts Stent Outcomes

Technology reduces deaths, complications, but may be too costly for some centers, experts say

1/13/2009
Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

1/13/2009
Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care

Differences in initial symptoms could explain discrepancy, study suggests

1/12/2009
Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

1/12/2009
Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline

1/9/2009
Health Tip: After a Heart Attack

Risk factors for having another one

1/9/2009
Studies Challenge Framingham Risk Score

The long-standing assessment for heart risk may not be accurate in some cases

1/8/2009
Guidelines Unveiled for Treating Clogged Heart Arteries

A key deciding factor should be that benefits outweigh risks, experts say

1/8/2009
FDA Backs Cholesterol Drug Vytorin

Review says it lowered bad cholesterol more effectively than Zocor

1/7/2009
Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use

Whether low levels would work for ER patients with hypoxia remains unclear

1/7/2009
Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter

Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

1/6/2009
Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People

Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says