Heart Attack News

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Article Title
6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk

Measurement is inexpensive, simple to perform, yields instant result, study says

6/9/2008
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

6/9/2008
Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women

Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

6/9/2008
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk

Findings suggest current dietary requirements need to be increased

6/8/2008
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought

Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

6/7/2008
Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control

But experts say controlling glucose levels is key for most diabetics

6/6/2008
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

One-year death rate nearly halved in Dutch study

6/4/2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

6/2/2008
Black Athletes' Hearts May Differ From Those of Whites

Abnormal electrical patterns more common in black football players, but they aren't necessarily dangerous, experts say

6/2/2008
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies

Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

5/27/2008
New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks

Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

5/27/2008
Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack

More than half don't see themselves at any increased risk, researchers find

5/23/2008
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients

Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

5/22/2008
Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended

It makes better control possible, heart experts say

5/22/2008
Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks

Ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol determined chances of trouble in postmenopausal women, study shows

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks

One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

5/21/2008
Day of Admission Dictates Length of Stay for Heart Failure

Patients admitted to a hospital on Thursdays or Fridays have longer stays, study found

5/21/2008
Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results

One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

5/21/2008
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics

Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

5/20/2008
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note

5/19/2008
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

5/19/2008
Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women

Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says

5/18/2008
Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea

They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/15/2008
Statins May Help Older Women Control Irregular Heartbeat

The cholesterol-lowering drugs showed some benefits in preliminary trial

5/15/2008
Weight-Loss Aids Bought on Internet Might Harm Your Heart

Pills, supplements have potentially dangerous ingredients, lack warning labels, study finds

5/15/2008
Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls

Some not clear on risks of problems, two surveys find

5/15/2008
New Guidelines Issued for Implanted Heart Devices

Prevention is as important as intervention, specialists say

5/14/2008
Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths

Studies find they might add to traditional risk factors

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/14/2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

5/14/2008
Danger From Heart Surgery Drug Confirmed

FDA says manufacturer of Trasylol now removing remaining stock of drug from U.S. market, following new data on increased death risk.

5/13/2008
Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery

Experts note doses of the blood-pressure drugs given in the study were probably too high

5/12/2008
Viagra May Protect Hearts of Some Muscular Dystrophy Patients

In study with mice, drug prevented heart failure in those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

5/12/2008
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought

5/12/2008
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans

Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

5/9/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Still Spark Debate

Doctors divided on the risks posed by the artery-opening devices

5/9/2008
Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk

Carotid bruits linked to increased odds of heart attack, death, study finds

5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/6/2008
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Long-term study, involving women, deals another blow to homocysteine theory

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/2/2008
Suffering of Heart Failure Similar to Cancer

Same kind of palliative care may be needed, researcher says

5/2/2008
Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack

Small study found they attributed symptoms to stress, indigestion and fatigue

5/2/2008
Simple Steps Lead to Better Blood Pressure Control

Veterans' facility reports improvement in patients within 18 weeks

5/2/2008
Health Tip: Healing Mentally After a Heart Attack

Don't neglect your emotional needs

5/1/2008
Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients

Remote screening cut hospital readmissions, provided timely intervention

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells