Heart Attack News

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

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

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

6/24/2007
Body Fat Might Be Healthy for Type 1 Diabetics

The finding is no reason for them to become obese, however, researchers add

6/23/2007
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Tougher on Arteries

Switching to beverages with glucose might be preferable, experts say

6/22/2007
Study Will Test Stem Cells Against Heart Attack

British team hopes treatment will improve patient outcomes

6/21/2007
U.S. Health Experts Rate Hospitals' Cardiac Care

And consumers can now check out the results online

6/20/2007
Estrogen May Lower Younger Women's Heart Risk

Findings differ from prior HRT study involving those over 60

6/20/2007
Obesity Cuts Risk of Dying After Heart Attack

But being overweight boosts odds for an attack in the first place, experts warn

6/19/2007
Experts Debate Limits on Implanted Defibrillator Use

Reserving them for younger, healthier patients might make sense, study suggests

6/18/2007
U.S. Women Lagging in Diabetes Care, Study Suggests

Death rates are down for men but up for women

6/18/2007
Pre-Diabetic Changes Double Heart Disease Risk

These early blood sugar trends can be lethal, study finds

6/15/2007
Artificial Arteries Might Aid Bypass Patients

The lab-grown vessels are working well in rats, researchers say

6/15/2007
Echocardiography Helps Identify Heart Disease

Test is more accurate than others when used in patients at risk, experts say

6/15/2007
Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

6/14/2007
Blood Pressure Drop During Bypass Might Impair Thinking

Reasons for the phenomenon aren't yet clear, researchers say

6/14/2007
Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond

When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

6/12/2007
Blacks Less Likely to Get Angioplasty After Heart Attack

U.S. Medicare study shows a gap, but reasons remain unclear

6/12/2007
Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

One hospital's experience points the way, researchers say

6/12/2007
Drug May Cut Aneurysm Risk for Heart Defect Patients

Doxycycline prevented rupture in mice engineered to have Marfan syndrome

6/11/2007
Diabetes Cuts 8 Years Off Life

It boosts heart disease risk as well, new research shows

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/8/2007
Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Speed Heart Attacks

Hormome-suppressing therapy linked to cardiac risk in study

6/8/2007
Cut Down on Lawn Mower Injuries This Summer

Watch out for flying rocks, steep slopes, experts warn

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/6/2007
Drop in Cardiac Deaths Tied to Better Treatments, Lifestyles

But rising obesity and diabetes rates could offset those gains, study finds

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/5/2007
Study Links Inflammation to Heart Disease

British researchers focused on autoantibody rheumatic factor

6/4/2007
Heart Patch Helps Damaged Cardiac Tissue Heal

Biodegradable scaffold worked well in rats induced to have heart attacks

6/4/2007
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure

The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils