Heart Attack News

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8/27/2007
Study Points to Cause of Vioxx Heart Risk

The drug ups levels of a protein linked to clotting, researchers say

8/25/2007
Make a New Assault on Salt

Most Americans get far too much than is healthy, experts say

8/24/2007
Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk

Each condition encourages the other, study finds

8/22/2007
Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested

Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

8/17/2007
Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients

The technique reduces levels of protein linked to poor surgery results, study says

8/16/2007
Obesity Heightens Kidney Disease Risks

It can spur parathyroid disorder and heart woes, study finds

8/16/2007
FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner

Gene variations dictate how quickly a patient metabolizes warfarin, officials say

8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

8/15/2007
Avandia to Carry Stronger Heart Failure Warning

Four other diabetes drugs in same class will also get a 'black box' on label, FDA announces

8/14/2007
Study Details Heart Risks to Diabetics

From angina to severe heart attacks, the death rate is higher than for non-diabetics

8/14/2007
Total Cholesterol, HDL Good Predictors of Heart Disease Risk

There's no added benefit to measuring other lipids, researchers say

8/14/2007
Nursing Home Residents at Highest Heatstroke Risk

They're most vulnerable to die from an attack, French study finds

8/13/2007
Antioxidants No Magic Bullet for Heart Disease in Women

No substitute for conventional medicines or a healthy lifestyle, study finds

8/13/2007
Cluster Headache Treatment Poses Cardiac Dangers

Off-label use of verapamil linked to heart rhythm abnormalities, study finds

8/11/2007
Extreme Heat Hits Elderly Harder

Age-linked body changes mean they're much more vulnerable, experts say

8/8/2007
New Study Questions Avandia's Heart Risk

Analysis finds no proof that diabetes drug causes heart attacks

8/4/2007
Half-Hour CPR Classes Effective: Study

Widespread use could boost number of people trained in the lifesaving technique

8/3/2007
Diet and Fitness: A Proven Path to Heart Health

Lifestyle changes can slash your risk for cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes

8/3/2007
Hostility Puts Men's Hearts at Risk

Bad feelings may help spur chronic inflammation, study suggests

8/3/2007
Many Heart Attack Patients Don't Get Needed Treatment

10% fail to receive angioplasty and clot-busting drugs, study finds

7/26/2007
Diesel Fumes Help Clog Arteries

Researchers track the way particles trigger inflammation

7/25/2007
Clots Reduce Aortic Tear Survival

Ruptures in the aorta endanger 10,000 Americans each year, experts say

7/24/2007
FDA Panel OKs Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But critics say Evista's heart risks outweigh its benefits

7/24/2007
Defibrillators Can Control Dangerous Heart Condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disorder, often strikes younger people

7/24/2007
Cardio Monitoring Device Falls Out of Favor

The pulmonary artery catheter doesn't help patients, detailed studies show

7/23/2007
Better Grasp of Health Info May Boost Life Span

But a quarter of older adults have 'poor health literacy,' U.S. study finds

7/23/2007
U.S. Heart Failure Program Is Saving Lives

Nationwide hospital-based effort makes for better care, study finds

7/23/2007
Study Links Diet Soft Drinks With Cardiac Risk

Just one soda a day tied to higher incidence of metabolic syndrome

7/20/2007
Low-Carb Diets Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers find out how the diets seem to reduce appetite, weight

7/20/2007
New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure

But cost, safety issues could keep Diovan, Tekturna from most patients, experts say

7/18/2007
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Heart Disease

But doctor's office-based DNA tests are still a long way off, experts say

7/18/2007
Wearable Device Warns Hospital of Heart Attack

It uses Bluetooth technology to text message an alert, developers say

7/17/2007
CT Heart Scans Raise Cancer Risk

Study suggests the tests be carefully matched to patients' need, risk

7/17/2007
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk

Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

7/17/2007
Health Tip: Before You Use a Blood Thinner

Tell your doctor about your other meds

7/17/2007
Better Hospital Care Means More Lives Saved

Top-ranked U.S. centers did better against heart attack, pneumonia, study found

7/16/2007
No Danger Found in Blood Thinner-Statin Combination

Study detects no increase in heart attack, stroke, death

7/16/2007
Traffic Pollution Could Raise Heart Risks

Living near a freeway associated with artery damage, study finds

7/16/2007
Patch Helps Heart Grow New Cells

Rat study suggests a way of repairing lost cardiac tissue

7/13/2007
Hospitalized Patients at High Risk of Vein Clots

But only half get clot-preventing treatments, researchers say

7/11/2007
Reevaluating Hormone Replacement Therapy

Researchers have gained valuable insights since Women's Health Initiative was halted in 2002

7/11/2007
Another Study Sees Heart Risks in Hormone Replacement Therapy

But treatment can offer relief from menopausal symptoms for younger women, researchers say

7/10/2007
'America's Best Hospitals' Tops for Heart Attack Survival

But some centers that don't make the list offer fine care, study finds

7/10/2007
Death Rate High in Drug-Coated Stent Trial

Small study of bypass patients found no such risk from bare-metal stents

7/6/2007
Dying of a Broken Heart Can Happen

Grief-stricken woman's near-death experience sheds light on the phenomenon

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

6/29/2007
Lung Trouble May Raise Heart Risk

Inflammation may be factor linking the two problems, study suggests

6/29/2007
Some High-Carb Diets May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Stay away from white breads and processed baked goods, experts advise

6/29/2007
Opening of Kidney Arteries Brings Dangers

Microscopic 'debris' is left behind with these angioplasties, study finds

6/25/2007
Methamphetamine Tied to Heart Problems

Animal studies show the drug damages coronary and blood vessels