Heart Attack News

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4/8/2008
Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death

Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

4/8/2008
A Month of Exercise Helps Ease Heart Failure

Moderate regimen saw heart output, breathing improve, researchers say

4/8/2008
Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit

But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

4/7/2008
Antipsychotic Drug Boosts Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

French study in rats finds olanzapine changes metabolism in weeks

4/7/2008
HRT Dosing May Determine Risks, Benefits

Rodent study finds higher levels of estrogen replacement proved more dangerous

4/2/2008
HIV Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack

FDA reviewing safety profile of abacavir, didanosine

4/1/2008
Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass

MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function

4/1/2008
Home Defibrillators Fail to Boost Survival Rates

But they still may be valuable for heart attack patients, study suggests

4/1/2008
Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight

Many have high percentages of body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes

3/31/2008
Hands-Only Resuscitation OK for Cardiac Arrest

New American Heart Association guidelines don't require ventilation

3/31/2008
Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure

Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

3/31/2008
Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery

But patients who received stents required more procedures to reopen arteries, study found

3/31/2008
ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug

Study focused on more than 17,000 people with coronary artery disease or diabetes

3/31/2008
Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

3/31/2008
Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

Doctors debate worth of lipid-lowering agent that combines 2 medications

3/30/2008
Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks

Enhanced doctor-patient communication showed big drops in blood pressure, disease scores

3/30/2008
Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones

3/30/2008
Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack

Long-term study indicates they lower restenosis risk and don't increase mortality probability

3/29/2008
Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death

Sudden death occurred in 13 percent of fatal coronaries in study

3/28/2008
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

3/26/2008
Calcium Scans Help Predict Coronary Risk

But the cost of such tests is a potential stumbling block, experts say

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