Heart Attack News

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11/11/2008
After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

11/11/2008
Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk

These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

11/11/2008
New Type of Stent Shows Promise

It recruits blood vessel cells as a kind of heart-healthy coating, experts explain

11/11/2008
Long-Term Help Regimen Cut Heart Attack Recurrence

Italian study shows that gains with shorter intervention programs aren't sustained

11/10/2008
Study Upholds Stopping Plavix Use Before Surgery

Taken less than 5 days before operation leads to more bleeding, longer hospital stay, study finds

11/10/2008
Speed Not Always of the Essence With Heart Cases in ER

Study found some low-risk patients can wait for tests

11/10/2008
Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination

Elderly who don't get 7.5 hours of shut-eye a night at higher death risk, study suggests

11/10/2008
Heart Valves Fashioned From Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood

They could grow with kids who are born with heart valve defects, researchers say

11/10/2008
Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes

Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows

11/10/2008
Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers

British researchers suggest harnessing that energy could lead to cardiac devices that last longer, do more

11/10/2008
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Repeat Artery Surgery

Even though they have risk factors that could lead to coronary problems, study finds

11/10/2008
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

11/10/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease

Second study found vitamins E, C did little to protect healthy men, either

11/7/2008
'Scaffold' Could One Day Repair Damaged Hearts

It's the first to match structural, mechanical properties of heart tissue, scientists say

11/7/2008
Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use

Study shows appetite suppressant fenfluramine may damage cardiac valves years later

11/7/2008
ER Physicians Press for New Cardiac Arrest Strategies

More bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time would boost survival rates, survey finds

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

11/4/2008
Anxiety Linked to Heart Attack Can Raise Death Risk

The psychological toll appears to shorten lives, study finds

11/4/2008
Sudden Death Risk Highest 30 Days After Heart Attack

But mortality rate has declined over past 3 decades, study shows

11/3/2008
Study Sheds Light on Painkillers' Heart Risk

Cox-2 drugs, like Celebrex, less safe than Cox-1 drugs, like naproxen, study says

11/1/2008
Semi-Annual Time Changes May Affect the Heart

Swedish researchers say heart attack rates change when clocks are adjusted

10/31/2008
Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death

Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

10/30/2008
Statins Lower Blood Marker for Prostate Cancer

But it's not clear if the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect against the disease

10/30/2008
Rate of Diabetes Cases Doubles in 10 Years: CDC

The obesity epidemic is fueling the type 2 disease epidemic, officials say

10/30/2008
Consumer Group Seeks FDA Ban on Avandia

Public Citizen cites liver failure deaths, other risks of adverse events for diabetes drug

10/29/2008
Black Heart Patients Treated Less for Depression

Only half as likely as white patients to receive therapy, study finds

10/29/2008
Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease

CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

10/28/2008
Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia

One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found

10/27/2008
Common Heart Drugs May Hamper Blood Thinner

Calcium channel blockers could inhibit Plavix action, study says

10/27/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart

Greater risk of heart attack, and more complications later, studies find

10/27/2008
Osteoporosis Meds Linked to Heart Problem

Bisphosphonates may up rate of serious atrial fibrillation, review finds

10/24/2008
40 Years of Heart Transplants

They're safer now, but still rare because of lack of donors, experts say

10/24/2008
Even Mild Sleep Apnea Hikes Heart Risk

It can lead to stiffening of arteries, study says

10/23/2008
Speedy Care After Heart Attack Key to Survival

Heart association says cooling body, checking arteries lowers risk of further injury

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/20/2008
Questions Continue About Using Beta Blockers Before Surgery

Study finds increased risk of death, heart attacks

10/17/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Prevent First Heart Attack, Stroke

Study contradicts current recommendations; expert suggests change

10/14/2008
Heart Docs Often Fail to Order Tests Before Angioplasty

Cardiac stress tests show whether a patient even needs the procedure, experts say

10/14/2008
Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

10/14/2008
A One-Man History of Cardiac Advances

New Jersey man, 84, has benefited from 40 years of heart breakthroughs

10/14/2008
Vioxx's Heart Risk Lingered Long After Use Ended

Some danger may come with other NSAID pain relievers, experts say

10/10/2008
Little-Known Fat Can Be a Heartbreaker

Elevated lipoprotein (a) levels boost cardiovascular disease risk for some

10/9/2008
Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin

But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

10/9/2008
Doctors' Groups Collaborate on Care for Heart Patients

They offer guidelines for drug therapy that could harm digestive tract

10/6/2008
Pneumonia Vaccine Lowers Chances of Heart Attack

50% reduction in risk seen 2 years later in Canadian study

10/5/2008
Spiriva Safe, Effective for COPD Patients

However, treatment does not slow disease progression, researchers say

10/1/2008
Group Urges Depression Screening for Heart Patients

They face twice the risk of second cardiac event 1 to 2 years later

10/1/2008
Timing, Dosage of HRT Affect Chances of Heart Trouble

Large study found younger women taking it for a longer time did have higher risk

9/29/2008
Heart Pump Helps Children Waiting for Transplant

Device approved in Europe, still in clinical trials in U.S.