Heart Attack News

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3/25/2008
Heart Failure Raises Risks After Non-Cardiac Surgeries

Post-op odds of dying increased for patients with the common condition, study found

3/24/2008
Drug Therapy Boosting Heart-Attack Survival Rates

10-year study finds less long-term mortality

3/24/2008
Patients Do Better at Hospitals With Clinical Trials

Attributes encouraged in the trials process may improve overall care, researchers say

3/21/2008
Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

Study with dogs shows devices much more than a mechanical fix for ailing patients

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

3/20/2008
Happy Marriage, Happy Heart

Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

3/19/2008
Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease

Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

3/19/2008
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

3/18/2008
The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting

Those 80 and older may not need to be hospitalized, study says

3/17/2008
Chest Pain May Signal Cocaine Use in Young Patients

It's important that doctors ask about drug use upfront, experts say

3/17/2008
Some Imperfect Hearts OK for Transplant

Ventricular thickening didn't affect outcomes, could expand donor pool, experts say

3/17/2008
Angina More Common in Women Than Men

That means many women may be under-treated for the heart condition, study suggests

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/14/2008
Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

3/14/2008
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

3/14/2008
Anxiety Helps Elderly Women Live Longer

But stress linked to shorter life for men, study finds

3/14/2008
Melt-Away Stent Works Well in Trial

Absorbed harmlessly in the body, it could replace traditional metal stents

3/13/2008
Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots' Risk of Heart Disease

Younger children are more affected than teens, a new study finds

3/12/2008
Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts

Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

3/11/2008
New Method Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival

Emergency crews focus on uninterrupted chest compression, experts say

3/11/2008
Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

3/11/2008
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

3/7/2008
Depression After a Heart Attack Dangerous for Years

Study finds long-lasting increased risk of death, but no clear explanation why

3/7/2008
Even in Middle Age, Starting to Drink May Lower Heart Risks

Wine is better than liquor, study says; a healthy lifestyle is even better, doctor adds

3/7/2008
Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure

Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

3/6/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Reducing inflammation helps blunt cardiovascular threats, study suggests

2/29/2008
Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk

Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

2/28/2008
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Doubles Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Eye disease carries same risk as other circulatory problems, experts say

2/27/2008
Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/26/2008
Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Analysis of studies finds modest benefit with both conditions

2/26/2008
National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients

American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

2/25/2008
Doing Angioplasty Long After Heart Attack Still Worth It, Analysis Shows

But author of one of studies in the review challenges the finding

2/25/2008
More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure

Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

2/25/2008
Many Patients Fail to Take Drugs After Heart Attack

One in five prescriptions were never filled after hospital discharge, study found

2/22/2008
Heart Disease Deaths Over-Reported in New York City

Study says doctors overestimated in-hospital mortality by 51%

2/22/2008
Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents

Amid flurry of studies, certain advice emerging for heart patients

2/21/2008
Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk

Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

2/21/2008
Cats Help Shield Owners From Heart Attack

Study finds 30% risk reduction when felines are in the home

2/21/2008
Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

2/20/2008
More Evidence of Danger From Heart Surgery Drug

Anti-bleeding agent Trasylol tied to increased death, complications, studies find

2/19/2008
Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends

Study suggests staffing, systemic issues behind difference in mortality rates

2/19/2008
Hypertension a Health Challenge for Women

Too many don't have their blood pressure under control, researchers say

2/18/2008
Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives

More patients would take recommended medications, study says

2/14/2008
Drug Cuts Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Safety trial shows novel compound blocks enzyme triggering cell and tissue death

2/12/2008
Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk

Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates

2/11/2008
High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women

State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

2/8/2008
Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries

Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds

2/8/2008
Heart Attack Seldom Leads to Healthier Diet

Most patients were still eating poorly one year later, study found

2/7/2008
Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks

British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes