Heart Attack News

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12/11/2007
Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk

Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug

12/11/2007
Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest

Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/10/2007
Coronary Artery Calcium May Raise Women's Heart Risk

New study challenges traditional assessment of risk

12/9/2007
Heart Attacks Peak During the Holidays

People put off going to the doctor or overindulge in unhealthy habits, experts say

12/6/2007
Diabetes Linked to Blood Vessel Inflammation

Easing the blood sugar disease may help the heart, researchers say

12/6/2007
Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors

Studies in mice suggest they might prevent cardiac arrest

12/4/2007
Newer Anticlotting Drug Safe, Effective for Heart Surgeries

Bivalirudin lowers bleeding risk for patients undergoing bypass, study finds

12/4/2007
2-in-1 Test Signals Risk After Heart Attack

It measures nervous system and heart's electrical system

11/30/2007
Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers

High blood-fat levels not always linked to higher stroke risk, studies show

11/29/2007
Knowing Heart Risk Keeps Patients on Cholesterol Drugs

In study, users were informed of their odds for cardiovascular disease

11/27/2007
Low Testosterone Might Shorten Men's Lives

Study finds it's linked to higher death risk, but replacing the hormone may not help, experts say

11/26/2007
Defibrillators Not Dangerous While Driving

Study finds heart patients with the devices aren't prone to accidents

11/21/2007
Global Warming May Trigger Rise in Heart Deaths

Hotter temperatures mean more ozone, and more strain on hearts, researchers say

11/21/2007
Researchers Spot Link Between Heart Disease, Income

As paychecks declined, blood markers of inflammation rose

11/20/2007
Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers

Presence of the protein albumin suggests worsening coronary artery disease, study finds

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/15/2007
Inflammation Can't Explain Depression's Link to Heart Disease

Other factors must be at play to raise women's risk, researchers say

11/14/2007
Avandia Label to Get Heart-Attack Warning

FDA takes action on diabetes drug although evidence is inconclusive

11/13/2007
Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Mouse study finds diet with components patients taught to avoid may offer protection

11/12/2007
Smoking Boosts Blood Pressure in Women

And that heightens the risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

11/12/2007
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study

U.K. researchers find 1 in 20 TIA patients face major attack within a week

11/9/2007
Vioxx Settlement Puts Painkillers Back in the Spotlight

Cox-2 inhibitors not so bad if used wisely and in the right patients, experts say

11/9/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Heart Disease Threat

But checking typical risk factors can help head off problems, research says

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/7/2007
Regular Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

It stimulates tissue repair better than drugs, study finds

11/7/2007
Stem Cells Show Early Promise for Heart Problems

But far more research is needed to benefit heart attack patients, studies show

11/7/2007
Cholesterol Drug Tied to Sleep Disturbances

But Zocor, a statin, still offers significant heart benefits, researchers say

11/6/2007
Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk

The cholesterol-busting drugs could be lifesavers, study suggsts

11/6/2007
Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations

But some extra weight may not lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer, research finds

11/6/2007
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart

But contraceptives heighten risk of arterial problems, studies find

11/6/2007
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks

Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

11/5/2007
CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival

Making more AEDs available in communities could save hundreds of lives, study finds

11/5/2007
New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries

They could eliminate need for invasive procedures for some patients, study says

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
New Heart Pump Helps Women Awaiting Transplants

It's smaller than the first-generation device, researchers report

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/4/2007
Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women

The condition, which is symptomless, can lead to heart attack and stroke

11/4/2007
Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

It props open closed aortas in older patients, research suggests

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Just Anticipating a Nap May Be Good for the Heart

Expectation produced small drops in blood pressure, but more study needed, researchers say

11/1/2007
Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator

Not every patient needs the expensive but lifesaving devices, experts note

11/1/2007
Siblings Often Share Heart Risks

Brothers, especially, may be most affected, study finds

10/29/2007
Study Supports Controversial Heart Failure Drug

But small, short-term trial is unlikely to quiet Natrecor's critics

10/29/2007
Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives

American Academy of Pediatrics says heart problems in kids have been underestimated

10/29/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged

Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

10/26/2007
Drug Lessens Heart Attack Injury

Patients given ANP also had better long-term outcomes, researchers say

10/23/2007
Marital Stress Linked to Heart Disease

Couples with troubled relationships have hardening of the coronary arteries, research says