Heart Attack News

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Article Title
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

12/12/2008
Panic Disorder Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers not sure whether one causes the other, or one is mistaken for the other

12/11/2008
Cost of Hospital Cardiac Care on the Rise

Overall expenditure is up despite a slowing in the number of cases, report notes

12/11/2008
Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes

And those conditions take toll on the heart, study says

12/11/2008
Multiple ICD Replacements Can Predict Complications

Those with history of repeat surgeries likely to face infection, bleeding, study finds

12/11/2008
Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

12/11/2008
Crowded Households Raise Women's Heart Risk

Stress of work and taking care of family to blame, Japanese study finds

12/8/2008
Women's Death Rate Higher From Severe Heart Attack

Undertreatment at the hospital may be a contributing cause, study suggests

12/5/2008
Lung Disease Tied to Increased Risk for Cardiac Events

IPF patients 3 times more likely to suffer heart problems, study says

12/4/2008
Binge Drinking Clogs Arteries With Plaque

Immune cells stick inside blood vessels causing inflammation, blockage, study finds

12/3/2008
Depression Linked to Increase in Abdominal Fat

Dutch researchers made the connection after studying adults ages 70 to 79

12/2/2008
Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women

But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds

12/2/2008
Rapid Response Teams Don't Cut Hospital Heart Attacks, Death Rates

Money may be better spent in other areas, experts say

12/2/2008
High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods

Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says

12/1/2008
Vitamin D Vital for the Heart

Lack of the sunlight-derived nutrient tied to increased cardiovascular events

11/30/2008
Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking

Exposure to air pollution is linked to hardening of the arteries

11/26/2008
CT Scans Can Spot Blocked Arteries

But debate continues as to whether they are worth the expense

11/26/2008
Religion May Help Extend Your Life

Regular attendance is key, researchers say, but they don't know why

11/25/2008
Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks

But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

11/25/2008
Limited Value Found for First-Generation Heart Pumps

But newer models are much more effective, expert says

11/25/2008
Bad Bosses Are Hard on the Heart

Study ties work woes to fatal cardiovascular events in men

11/24/2008
Gasping Is Good When It Comes to Cardiac Arrest

Those who do have better survival odds, but swift action is needed

11/24/2008
Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks

'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

11/21/2008
High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans

Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

11/20/2008
Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes

Winter's lack of sun means adults at risk should be monitored, experts say

11/20/2008
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit

American Cancer Society urges people to stop for a day, then for life

11/14/2008
IV 'Ice Slurry' Quickly Cools Body for Surgeries

Innovative approach could give heart attack victims, other patients more time, developers say

11/14/2008
EKG Not Strong Predictor of Heart Risk

Adds little to other diagnostic measures, British researchers report

11/12/2008
With Angioplasty, More Is Better

Hospitals that perform the heart procedure more often do better, study finds

11/12/2008
Angioplasty Not Always Worth the Price

Cost analysis finds procedure often doesn't bring enough benefit to offset expense

11/12/2008
Heart Failure Accounts for 37% of Medicare Spending

Patients with the condition see doctors far more frequently, study finds

11/12/2008
Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution

Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/11/2008
Study Questions Screening Heart Attack Patients for Depression

International experts say there isn't enough evidence to prove its value

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