Heart Attack News

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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

9/19/2016
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study

High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

9/15/2016
Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks

Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say

9/8/2016
What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year

That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs

8/31/2016
Sex Suffers for Younger Adults After Heart Attack

Lack of interest a complaint of many women and men, study finds

8/31/2016
Drug-Coated Stents Don't Improve Patient Survival, Large Study Reports

But, the pricier devices do lead to fewer repeat heart procedures

8/30/2016
Heart Attack Before 50 Ups Early Death Risk

But healthy living can improve those odds, experts say

8/30/2016
Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival

Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says

8/30/2016
Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks

CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found

8/30/2016
Mediterranean Diet Shows Its Protective Powers in Heart Patients

Those who ate more produce, fish, olive oil were less likely to die during study period

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/24/2016
Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks

But shared risk factors, such as air pollution, might explain the connection, researchers say

8/24/2016
Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans

Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years

8/18/2016
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

8/15/2016
Too Many Public Defibrillators Out of Reach When Needed

Canadian study shows many are kept in buildings that aren't always open

8/10/2016
Tougher U.S. Air Standards Would Be Lifesavers: Study

Reducing smog could also prevent many illnesses, medical group says

8/3/2016
Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause

'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

8/2/2016
High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

Study found improved heart function, less scarring

8/1/2016
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

7/26/2016
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine