Heart Attack News

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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

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

2/13/2009
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia

Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say

2/12/2009
Study Brings Value of Echocardiography Into Focus

The imaging technique leads to better diagnosis, treatment for heart patients

2/11/2009
New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality

Dronedarone reduced strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation

2/11/2009
Experience Brings Better Angioplasty Outcomes

Patients treated by skilled doctors at high-volume hospitals do best, study finds

2/9/2009
Taking Statins Faithfully Lengthens Life

But experts note finding colored by fact that these folks take better care of themselves generally

2/9/2009
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good

Study finds they don't reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer

2/9/2009
Scientists Heartened at Prospect of End to Stem Cell Ban

Move by Obama expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

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