Heart Attack News

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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

2/6/2008
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

2/5/2008
First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous

Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

2/4/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

2/2/2008
Stars Don Red to Raise Awareness of Women's Heart Risk

Dress show is kickoff to campaign on nation's top killer

1/30/2008
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixes Aneurysms

Study finds advantages over conventional operation

1/30/2008
Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding

German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

1/30/2008
Study Challenges New Benchmark for High-Volume Heart Transplant Hospitals

Johns Hopkins researchers question government decision to lower requirements for designation

1/29/2008
Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same

Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated

1/29/2008
Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery

But experts question results of small Polish study

1/28/2008
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

1/25/2008
FDA Will Wait for Trial Results on Vytorin

Early findings saw no medical benefit; heart expert calls it 'second-line' medication

1/25/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug Trial Shortened by Bleeding Problems

But study author says medication could help many avoid stroke

1/23/2008
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble

Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

1/23/2008
Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages

Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study

1/23/2008
A Little Regular Exercise Extends Men's Lives

Brisk 30-minute walk a few days a week cut death risk in half, study found

1/22/2008
Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications

A person's gene profile seems to dictate response, study finds

1/22/2008
Another Study Links Western Diet to Heart, Health Risks

But it also found that diet soda doesn't protect against metabolic syndrome

1/22/2008
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

1/22/2008
Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure

Patients taking Nexavar need to be monitored closely, study says

1/21/2008
'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise

Trial finds polymer reduces inflammatory reaction associated with current devices

1/21/2008
High Blood Sugar Boosts Women's Heart Disease Risk

Men don't seem to be as prone to problem, study finds

1/19/2008
Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

1/18/2008
Heart Association Renews Call for CPR Training

If more people knew the technique, more lives could be saved

1/18/2008
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

1/16/2008
Specialized System Speeds Heart Attack Treatment

Patients got arteries open faster with program established in Ottawa, Canada