Heart Attack News

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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.

9/26/2008
Physical Exam as Good as High Tech in Assessing Heart Failure

Estimates of fluid in body compared favorably to results of invasive procedure, study finds

9/25/2008
Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

Intensive medical treatment can prevent stroke, study says

9/25/2008
Surgery Unneeded in Most Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Cases

Study says drug therapy better option for 95% of patients, since stroke risk is low

9/24/2008
Drug Coated Stents Better After Heart Attack

Death rate lower than for bare-metal devices, study shows

9/23/2008
Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Vary Widely

Fivefold difference in 10 North American sites

9/23/2008
Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor

Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say

9/22/2008
Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/16/2008
Survival Rate Little Changed With Aortic Valve Disorder

Young adults with the common congenital heart defect don't have worse outcomes, study says

9/15/2008
Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say

9/13/2008
Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble

And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

9/11/2008
Compound Could Reduce Heart Attack Damage

Acts against destructive free radicals, researchers say

9/9/2008
Heavier People Have Heart Attacks Earlier

12 years sooner for the most obese, new research finds

9/9/2008
Air Pollution Harms Patients After Heart Attack

Particles can cripple heart's electrical functioning, researchers say

9/5/2008
Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms

But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

9/5/2008
For Even Healthy Men, Alcohol Seems to Lower Heart Attack Risk

Moderate drinking appears to be beneficial, but doctors are cautious

9/3/2008
Defibrillators Don't Diminish Quality of Life

But the shocks they produce can signal danger, researchers say

9/1/2008
Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure

Study found a small but significant reduction in deaths; parallel study on cholesterol-lowering statin found no beneficial effect.

8/27/2008
Angioplasty Scoring System Predicts Risk of Death

Clinicians use 7 simple variables to gauge in-hospital mortality after coronary intervention

8/25/2008
Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners

It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots

8/22/2008
FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link

But the agency says patients can still take the cholesterol-lowering drug

8/20/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Won't Cause Cancer

New analysis shows no effect from statin meds, which include Lipitor, Crestor

8/19/2008
Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart

In fact, new study hints they might be hazardous

8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/19/2008
Ultrasound Used to Predict Heart Attack Risk

Provides noninvasive way to identify plaques, improve effectiveness of therapy

8/19/2008
Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist

Though procedure is used less often, it reduces bleeding problems, study finds

8/15/2008
Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows

8/14/2008
Heart Drug Used in Ambulance Boosts Survival

High dose of tirofiban plus standard therapy had lower overall mortality, study finds

8/14/2008
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette

There's a nine-fold increase for two packs a day, study finds

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/11/2008
U.S. Hospitals Underutilize Proven Heart Failure Therapy

They don't use CRT pacing devices as they should or follow published guidelines, study finds

8/11/2008
Studies Refine Obesity's Risk for Heart Troubles

Not all overweight in metabolic danger, but waist size a factor even in the normal-weight

8/8/2008
Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients

Abnormal beating a marker for those most likely to die suddenly, study says

8/8/2008
Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly

Higher adiponectin levels may indicate underlying disease, study finds

8/8/2008
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure

Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation