Heart Attack News

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7/2/2008
Two-Drug Treatment Didn't Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

But the case isn't closed, American cardiologists say

7/2/2008
Lung Infections Cost Hospitals More Than $10B in 2006

Pneumonia second only to childbirth as most common reason for hospitalizations, analysis finds

7/1/2008
Opening Clogged Arteries Helps Women After Heart Attack

But it doesn't help those with less severe heart damage known as unstable angina, analysis shows

7/1/2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

6/27/2008
Few Student-Athletes Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Access to defibrillators and knowing how to use them could reduce deaths, experts say

6/25/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Reduce Repeat Artery Procedures

But sicker patients may be getting bare metal devices, study suggests

6/25/2008
Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates

More schooling, more money linked to improved outcomes, study concludes

6/24/2008
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women

From birth complications to heart disease, top-rated centers a better choice, health study concludes

6/23/2008
Arterial Calcium Scans Can Predict Death Risk

But the test's cost may still be prohibitive, experts say

6/23/2008
Angina Strikes 1 in 5 Heart Attack Survivors

The chest pain is most likely in younger males, study finds

6/23/2008
Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women

Study found eating fruits, veggies, whole grains most protective against heart disease

6/23/2008
Low Vitamin D Could Raise Death Risk

Study is among the first to show such an effect from a nutrient, experts say

6/23/2008
New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found

Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

6/20/2008
Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients

Routine measurement could be a vital indicator for treating narrowing of lung arteries

6/19/2008
Heart Risks Emerging in People With HIV

The virus, medications, or both might be the culprit, experts say

6/19/2008
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes

Certain DNA raises the odds of this cluster of heart risk factors, experts say

6/18/2008
Cardiologists Spot Best Treatment for a Deadly Duo

Controlling heart rate is key when heart failure, irregular heartbeat combine, study finds

6/17/2008
Studies Support Testosterone Supplements for Older Men

Low levels of the hormone could boost death risk, researchers say

6/17/2008
Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough

For those over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the greater threat, experts say

6/17/2008
FDA Orders Warning Label on Older Antipsychotics

Drugs increase risk of death among elderly patients with dementia, agency says

6/16/2008
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease

Those with highest levels at almost twice the risk, regardless of diabetes, study finds

6/13/2008
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack

It significantly lowers cholesterol, researchers say

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

6/12/2008
Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'

Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

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