Heart Attack News

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3/31/2009
Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

3/31/2009
Patient's Own Stem Cells Might Treat Heart Attack

Infusing cells into damaged area helped restore blood flow, researchers say

3/30/2009
Omega-3s of No Added Benefit to Heart Attack Patients

Standard therapy wipes out any protection the supplement might provide, study finds

3/30/2009
One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk

3/30/2009
Statin Might Help Fight Blood Clots in Veins

Cholesterol-lowering Crestor cut risk by 43%, study found

3/30/2009
New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

Isolating damaged heart tissue does not produce better outcomes, study finds

3/30/2009
Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP

Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/30/2009
No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents

Risk appears the same for bare metal or drug-eluting devices, study found

3/26/2009
What Causes Mystery Heart Condition?

Stress cardiomyopathy linked to common drugs, study finds

3/26/2009
Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome

Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition

3/24/2009
Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risks in the ICU

Very ill patients have higher mortality when glucose is too strictly controlled, study finds

3/24/2009
Health Tip: Taking a Daily Aspirin

For some, it may not be safe

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/23/2009
Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

3/20/2009
Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates

What works for some people might be dangerous for others

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/16/2009
Experts Revise Guidelines on Daily Aspirin for Heart

Lower dose appears safe and effective against heart attack in men, stroke in women

3/16/2009
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack

But inactivity makes benefit vanish quickly, researchers say

3/16/2009
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

3/13/2009
Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women

And ovary removal is another reproductive factor linked to cardiovascular trouble, research shows

3/13/2009
Traffic Jams Harm the Heart

Study finds chances of heart attack triples in first hour afterward

3/13/2009
Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care

'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say

3/12/2009
Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Increased Fatigue

Study shows a trend, but heart specialists remain skeptical

3/12/2009
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics

Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

3/12/2009
Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds

Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

3/11/2009
Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives

Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds

3/11/2009
New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition

Promises to make diagnosis simpler for disease than can strike younger adults

3/11/2009
Slight Cut in Salt Intake Would Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

Just 1 less gram a day could produce dramatic results, study says

3/11/2009
Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk

It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

3/10/2009
Ankle Blood Pressure Test May Spot Hidden Heart Risks

2 'unconventional' blood workups might also point out trouble, experts say

3/9/2009
CPR Can Save Young Lives, Too

Contrary to popular belief, study finds it works on kids, teens having heart attacks

3/9/2009
Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research

Scientists applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

3/8/2009
Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday

Researchers applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/6/2009
Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care

Disparity exists even though more minorities than whites meet criteria for cutting-edge treatment

3/5/2009
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

3/3/2009
Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack

Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

3/3/2009
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart

Study finds it alters levels of hormones, could raise risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease

2/27/2009
Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later

What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows

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