Heart Attack News

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1/11/2017
High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

1/11/2017
Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble

Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain

1/10/2017
High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

1/4/2017
Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended

Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

1/3/2017
Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

12/29/2016
Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

12/23/2016
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

12/22/2016
Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

12/22/2016
Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

12/22/2016
What is a silent heart attack?

Women more at risk of "silent" heart attack than men, new study finds.

12/21/2016
High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk

Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

12/21/2016
HIV May Double Odds of Heart Attack

Study suggests that tools used to predict risk need tweaking for those with AIDS-causing virus

12/16/2016
Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

12/14/2016
Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

12/12/2016
Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

12/7/2016
For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

12/7/2016
Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

12/6/2016
Quick Shot of Epinephrine Boosts Cardiac Arrest Patients' Survival: Study

A dose within 5 minutes of heart stopping increased chances by 20 percent

12/1/2016
Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study

Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases

12/1/2016
After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

12/1/2016
Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

11/30/2016
Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

11/30/2016
Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

11/18/2016
Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

11/17/2016
CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

11/17/2016
Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

11/17/2016
'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study

But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

11/15/2016
Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

11/14/2016
Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure

Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

11/14/2016
Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

11/14/2016
Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction

Study found risk doubled among young users, but cause-and-effect not proven

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

11/14/2016
DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease

Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

11/10/2016
Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

11/8/2016
Health Tip: What Could Trigger Heart Palpitations?

Factors that may make your heart flutter

11/4/2016
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

11/3/2016
Powerful Cancer Drugs Linked to Rare Heart Risks

New report describes two melanoma patients who died of heart trouble after first doses of immunotherapy drugs

10/31/2016
Pedal Your Way to Heart Health

Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

10/28/2016
Poorer Heart Attack Victims, Especially Women, Fare Worse: Study

Doctors need to focus on more than clinical symptoms, researchers recommend

10/26/2016
FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements

Many American men take them, but heart and psychological issues can occur, agency says

10/25/2016
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

10/24/2016
Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

10/11/2016
Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

10/11/2016
Anger and Heart Attack Risk

Anger, emotional distress or heavy physical exertion can trigger heart attack symptoms, study finds.

10/10/2016
Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?

But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

10/6/2016
Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

10/6/2016
Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

10/4/2016
Cooling Therapy Might Not Help All Cardiac Arrest Patients

Study found this standard treatment may do more harm than good for those whose heart stops suddenly in the hospital

9/30/2016
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking