Heart Attack News

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11/4/2007
New Heart Pump Helps Women Awaiting Transplants

It's smaller than the first-generation device, researchers report

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/4/2007
Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women

The condition, which is symptomless, can lead to heart attack and stroke

11/4/2007
Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

It props open closed aortas in older patients, research suggests

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Just Anticipating a Nap May Be Good for the Heart

Expectation produced small drops in blood pressure, but more study needed, researchers say

11/1/2007
Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator

Not every patient needs the expensive but lifesaving devices, experts note

11/1/2007
Siblings Often Share Heart Risks

Brothers, especially, may be most affected, study finds

10/29/2007
Study Supports Controversial Heart Failure Drug

But small, short-term trial is unlikely to quiet Natrecor's critics

10/29/2007
Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives

American Academy of Pediatrics says heart problems in kids have been underestimated

10/29/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged

Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

10/26/2007
Drug Lessens Heart Attack Injury

Patients given ANP also had better long-term outcomes, researchers say

10/23/2007
Marital Stress Linked to Heart Disease

Couples with troubled relationships have hardening of the coronary arteries, research says

10/22/2007
Whole Grains Do a Heart Good

Cereal cuts cardiovascular risk, as do fruits, veggies, research shows

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/16/2007
Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study

Survival rates virtually the same, but some people may prefer one option over the other

10/16/2007
Defib Wire Warning Shouldn't Worry Most Users: Experts

Overall risk is low, but patients should consult with their doctors

10/14/2007
Chest Compressions Key to Revised CPR Guidelines

Keeping blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs is critical for survival, experts say

10/12/2007
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease

Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

10/10/2007
Statin Benefits Persist After Treatment Stops

Lower death rates seen up to a decade later, study found

10/10/2007
Hypertension Triples Women's Diabetes Risk

It does so outside of normal diabetes risk factors, such as obesity, study finds

10/9/2007
Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart

High anxiety, low control double recurrent heart attack risk, study finds

10/8/2007
Family Infighting Hurts the Heart

Spats with spouse, kids, others boosts cardiovascular dangers, study finds

10/5/2007
Erectile Dysfunction: A Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies link this common problem with vascular disease

10/5/2007
Study Rates Heart Health of Popular Diet Plans

Ornish beat Atkins, but any weight loss is good for the heart, researchers say

10/4/2007
Randy Jackson Takes Aim at Diabetes

American Idol judge is part of a campaign to stress the disease's link to heart disease

10/4/2007
Cardiac Artery Trouble Boosts Family Heart Risk

Relatives of those affected face higher odds of heart disease, study finds

10/3/2007
Study Finds Benefits With Drug-Coated Stents

Better outcomes for high-risk patients

10/2/2007
Drug Combo Helps Fight Marfan Syndrome

Inherited condition can lead to sudden cardiac death

10/2/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators

And blacks are less likely to receive the lifesaving devices, studies find

10/2/2007
Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women

Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect

10/1/2007
Coronary Disease Might Toughen Up Heart

Mice with the ailment suffered less cardiac damage after injury, study finds

9/29/2007
Diabetes Drugs Boost Heart Failure But Not Death

Experts split on what this means for those taking Avandia, Actos

9/27/2007
Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart

'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

9/26/2007
High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health

Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

9/26/2007
Guidelines Seek to Boost Study of Critically Ill

Barriers around informed consent are impeding lifesaving research, experts say

9/26/2007
Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Rehab

But too many go without this valuable form of care, experts say

9/25/2007
Study Links Coronary Disease, Colon Cancer

Higher incidence of malignancies found in heart patients

9/24/2007
Take Care of Your Heart Before and After Problems

Healthy blood pressure and weight can help avoid heart failure; rehab can aid recovery

9/20/2007
Link Between Air Pollution, Stroke Gets Clearer

Fine particles in lung spur dangerous clots, research shows

9/19/2007
Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types

Work with mice might lead to treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's

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