Heart Attack News

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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

1/15/2008
Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble

1/15/2008
ER Wait Times Getting Longer

Even those needing most urgent care are waiting more, study finds

1/14/2008
Cholesterol Drug Zetia Doesn't Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Results might also pertain to Vytorin, which contains Zetia, experts say

1/14/2008
Biotechnology Builds a New Heart

Stem cells injected into 'skeleton' of animal organ was beating in just 8 days

1/10/2008
Priming Heart Before an Attack Could Limit Damage

Animal study shows preconditioning cardiac cells helps organ better tolerate loss of blood flow

1/9/2008
Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes

Finding may fuel debate about screening for cardiovascular problems

1/8/2008
Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

1/7/2008
Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Risk

But experts are split on the need for supplements

1/7/2008
High Levels of Stress After 9/11 Raised Heart Disease Risk

Cardiovascular problems surfaced in people with no history of heart trouble

1/3/2008
Defibrillation Comes Late in 30 Percent of Hospital Cases

Heart treatment doesn't always begin in recommended 2 minutes, study shows

1/2/2008
Restless Legs Syndrome May Cause Heart Problems: Study

Patients face twice the risk of stroke, heart disease compared to people who don't

12/27/2007
High Blood Triglycerides Linked to Stroke Risk

Boosted concentrations of these fats doubled the odds, researchers say

12/27/2007
Lower Body Temps Increase Blood Loss During Surgery

Analysis of 40 years' data shows somewhat risky transfusions often necessary

12/27/2007
Study Sheds Light on Origins of Sudden Cardiac Death

New imaging techniques help researchers probe ventricular fibrillation

12/26/2007
Heart Procedure Reduces Need for Defibrillator Shocks

While study results are promising, they don't address benefits of drug therapy

12/26/2007
Aspirin, Hormone Therapy Combo Can Shorten Lives of Prostate Cancer Patients

First, prescribed to protect the heart, can lead to halting of cancer therapy, report says

12/26/2007
Class of Chemotherapy Drugs Helps Certain Breast Cancer Patients

Anthracyclines increase survival for HER2-positive tumors, but not negative ones, analysis finds

12/18/2007
Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong

Study finds false positives occur 9.2% of the time in emergency rooms

12/18/2007
U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling

But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says

12/18/2007
New Type of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise

Experimental agent works differently than statin medications, researchers say

12/17/2007
Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Just a 30-minute walk most days reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/13/2007
Report Finds 'Widespread Steroid Use in Baseball'

The banned drugs can cause dangerous side effects, including heart trouble

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds