Heart Attack News

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9/28/2017
Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Study found they were less likely to receive surgeries involving multiple artery grafts

9/25/2017
Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Swedish study finds those who quit the daily low-dose pill face a more rapid risk of cardio woes

9/20/2017
Will an E-Cigarette Harm Your Heart?

The nicotine may cause adrenaline levels to spike, study finds

9/11/2017
Do E-Cigarettes Damage Blood Vessels?

Small study links the devices to higher blood pressure, heart rate and stiffer arteries

9/11/2017
The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

Too much overtime may pose a threat to your heart

9/6/2017
How a Bite of a Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life

It led to a medical crisis, and then discovery of hidden heart defect

9/5/2017
Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans?

Rates have fallen among those 70 and older; gains against heart disease might explain trend

8/31/2017
Calcium in Arteries May Best Predict Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure might be less of a concern, study contends

8/30/2017
Oxygen Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Survival

Study found that even in older, sicker patients, the treatment didn't help

8/30/2017
As Temperatures Fall, Heart Attacks May Rise

Below-freezing weather might trigger reaction in people with clogged arteries, researcher says

8/29/2017
Diet Study Suggests It's Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

But don't give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes -- they're still good for you

8/29/2017
Marriage a Blessing for Heart Attack Patients

They have better survival than divorced or single patients, research shows

8/28/2017
Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way

Study of injected medication suggests reductions in inflammation could be treatment target

8/24/2017
After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

8/23/2017
More Support for Tight Blood Pressure Control

Aggressive treatment seemed well-tolerated and worth greater expense, studies found

8/22/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis

8/17/2017
Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

8/15/2017
Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis

Study found heightened odds for dangerous clots that travel throughout body

8/14/2017
'Fat But Fit' a Myth?

Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal

8/2/2017
Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

7/25/2017
More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training

Kiosks that provide 5-minute sessions are now in 7 air travel hubs, heart association says

7/18/2017
More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health

Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

7/18/2017
Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study

Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

7/17/2017
Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

7/14/2017
Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks

These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

7/12/2017
Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

7/12/2017
CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

7/11/2017
CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

7/11/2017
Viagra Might Make for a Safer, More Effective Stent

In animal study, coating the artery-opening devices with the drug kept vessels clear longer

7/10/2017
Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

7/5/2017
Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?

More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say

6/28/2017
Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

6/27/2017
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

6/22/2017
Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?

Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children

6/22/2017
Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

6/22/2017
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

6/22/2017
Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries

Poorer nations need greater access to effective health care and prevention programs, researchers say

6/21/2017
Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

6/20/2017
Vaccine Curbs High Cholesterol in Mice

Cardiologists call the results 'exciting,' but stress that only research in humans can confirm the findings

6/20/2017
Cocaine, Other Drugs Detected in Carrie Fisher's System After Her Death

Actress died in December after cardiac arrest; experts say drug abuse can weaken the heart

6/19/2017
Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key

Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding

6/13/2017
Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

6/12/2017
Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk

As the number of diplomas rose, odds of cardiovascular issues declined, study found

5/30/2017
Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit

Only those who stopped using the drug reaped cardiac benefits, researchers say

5/24/2017
Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

5/24/2017
Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

5/17/2017
Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

5/16/2017
Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

5/16/2017
Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds