Heart Attack News

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Article Title
9/19/2007
'Cosby' Star Tackles a Silent Heart Threat

Family deaths get Phylicia Rashad talking about peripheral artery disease

9/19/2007
Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

9/18/2007
Study Downgrades Gene as Heart Risk Factor

Screening for variations in APO gene not warranted, researchers say

9/14/2007
Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina

Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

9/14/2007
FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Manufacturer calls Evista a valuable tool, but critics say its heart risks outweigh benefits

9/13/2007
Drug-Coated Stents Go Head to Head

Data analysis suggests sirolimus-coated model is safer

9/13/2007
Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels

Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death

9/13/2007
Novel Cooling Therapy May Have Aided Injured Football Player

Lowering Kevin Everett's body temperature helped protect his spinal cord, doctors say

9/12/2007
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart

It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

9/12/2007
Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart

Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

9/11/2007
Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients

Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

9/11/2007
Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Risks: Study

Another study finds a similar drug, Actos, may be a better choice, researchers say

9/11/2007
Bypass 'Off-Pump' Boosts Women's Outcomes

And another study suggests vitamin E protects their hearts

9/9/2007
Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much

Fatty meal has immediate, negative effect on heart health, research shows

9/7/2007
Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk

Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

9/6/2007
Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety

High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

9/5/2007
Drug, Pacemaker Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Studies suggest new weapons against dangerous atrial fibrillation

9/4/2007
Fat Builds Up in Hearts Before Diabetes Onset

Technique giving researchers static image of beating heart could be new screening tool

9/4/2007
Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women

Novel treatment promotes blood vessel growth in heart muscle, researchers say

8/30/2007
Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk

Almost 40% of patients stopped taking drugs in Italian study

8/29/2007
Case Management Cost-Effective Way to Cut Heart Risks

California study shows such visits with patients reduced risk by 10% and also cut costs

8/27/2007
Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids

Whether defibrillators should be available an open question, researcher says

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