Heart Attack News

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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

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