Heart Attack News

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5/20/2009
With Heart Attacks, Fast Treatment Matters

The sooner angioplasty is done, the lower the death rate, study finds

5/18/2009
Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease

Still, it's best to lose that excess weight, review says

5/17/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

Atrial fibrillation raised risk for dementia, study shows

5/15/2009
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks

30-year study in Norway sheds light on 'tremendously adverse' effects of tobacco use

5/15/2009
Chewable Aspirin More Readily Absorbed

Study suggests higher levels found in bloodstream could improve heart attack treatments

5/14/2009
'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation

Other heart irregularities more likely to blame, study says

5/14/2009
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives

Publicly accessible devices prevent heart-attack deaths, study finds

5/14/2009
Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival

Heart patients gained an extra year of life over 8 years of follow-up, study finds

5/14/2009
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

5/14/2009
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites

Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/8/2009
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues

Society should consider ways to mitigate the effects, experts say

5/7/2009
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

5/6/2009
Plavix, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky Combination

Patients with stents should discuss the use of these meds with their doctor, cardiac group says

5/6/2009
CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

5/5/2009
Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk

It tripled the 3-month odds among heart attack patients, study found

5/5/2009
Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky

Because of similar symptoms, doctors urge overreaction if in doubt

5/4/2009
Focusing on CPR Improves Survival

Study urges rescuers to add compressions, delay other interventions

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

5/1/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency

A dose of a statin in time of crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found

5/1/2009
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer

Study finds half a glass each day boosts men's life expectancy by five years

4/30/2009
Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk

Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too

4/29/2009
Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise

Noninvasive method detects dangerous levels of artery-blocking proteins

4/28/2009
Clinics Less Likely to Refer Heart Patients to Cardiologists

Women especially affected if primary care came from community outlet

4/28/2009
Computerized Scan Detects Heart Disease

And prevents unnecessary testing, hospitalization, study shows

4/27/2009
High Co-Pays Keeping Chronically Ill From Their Meds

Many are waiting years after a diagnosis to fill a first prescription, study finds

4/25/2009
Many Who Should Use Statins Don't

Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

4/24/2009
Limited English May Be Life-Threatening

Study finds lower survival among less-fluent heart attack victims

4/24/2009
Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment

Experts urge establishment of more regional networks

4/24/2009
Work Strife Stresses the Heart

The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

4/24/2009
Lowered HRT Use May Have Cut Heart Attacks

But women didn't experience a similar drop in strokes, study finds

4/22/2009
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men

Study finds benefit from consuming just one serving a week

4/21/2009
Breast-feeding a Boon to Mom's Heart

Nursing baby brings cardiovascular benefits decades later, study suggests

4/20/2009
'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

Since they leave few signs, imaging reveals patients at much greater risk for death

4/20/2009
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk

But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

4/17/2009
NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions

Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/15/2009
Blood Pressure Drug May Not Ease Irregular Heartbeat

Despite earlier promise, valsartan fails to deliver against atrial fibrillation, researchers say

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/14/2009
Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/9/2009
FDA Panel Snubs Seroquel as 1st Choice Depression Treatment

Safety concerns mean the drug should only be used when other medications don't work, advisers say

4/8/2009
Larger Men at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Swedish study says since children are getting bigger, condition may become more common

4/7/2009
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Waist size important in women, not men, researchers report

4/6/2009
Psychotherapy Can Ease Post-Surgical Depression

Two techniques worked for patients after heart bypass procedures, study finds

4/2/2009
Daily Naps May Raise Older Women's Death Risk

Addressing where the drowsiness comes from may be the solution, researchers say

4/2/2009
Human Heart Can Make New Cells

Discovery could lead to ways of regrowing damaged cardiac tissue, experts say

3/31/2009
Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems

Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

3/31/2009
New Device 'Fingers' Heart Risk

Fingertip sensor tracks changes in blood flow, predicting odds for heart attack