Heart Attack News

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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

1/5/2009
Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage

Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

1/5/2009
When the Heart Stops Beating

Survivors tell their stories of sudden cardiac arrest

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/26/2008
Statins Help Prevent Delirium After Heart Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering meds seem to shield against troublesome complication, study finds

12/24/2008
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive

Review finds it may cut cardiac mortality but not help those with heart rhythm problems

12/23/2008
Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix

Younger patients with the mutation faced higher odds of heart attack, death, studies found

12/22/2008
Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart

Large study finds increased risk of heart failure

12/18/2008
Coated Stents Better Than Bare Metal Ones in Short Run

But slightly higher mortality rates showed up after 3 years, study finds

12/18/2008
Experts Say Blood Sugar Guidelines Remain Effective

Despite conflicting studies, diabetes groups say good glycemic control still best course

12/18/2008
FDA Wants New Diabetes Drugs Tested for Heart Risks

Companies must now show their drugs don't increase chances of cardiac trouble

12/17/2008
Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients

In study, those with pulmonary clots saw benefit

12/17/2008
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk

Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

12/16/2008
Program Aids Hospital Compliance With Stroke Guidelines

Goal is to improve use of treatments proven to cut post-illness complications

12/16/2008
Children of Centenarians Face Lower Heart Risks

Finding adds weight to belief that longevity runs in families

12/15/2008
Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior

Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

12/15/2008
Deaths From Heart Disease, Stroke Down 30%

Medical advances, not lifestyle changes, are source of the improvement, AHA says

12/12/2008
Research Explains Benefit of 'Mini Heart Attack'

Stressing cardiac cells may make them more resilient during real attack, experts say