Heart Attack News

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5/11/2007
Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?

Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

5/10/2007
Younger Women Fail to Heed Heart Attack's Warning Signs

Focusing on chest pain may not be enough, experts warn

5/10/2007
iPods Make the Heart Skip a Beat

The result could be a dangerous malfunction, study says

5/10/2007
Heavy Drinking May Trigger Irregular Heart Rhythm

Atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke, heart attack, experts warn

5/10/2007
Registry to Track Those With 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

Rare, life-threatening condition can occur after major emotional trauma

5/9/2007
Implanted Pumps May Help End-Stage Heart Failure Cases

LVADs could allow patients to leave hospital without a transplant, study suggests

5/8/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Best for Preventing Heart Attack

Higher doses no more protective and increase risk of stomach bleeding, study says

5/8/2007
Half of Drug-Coated Stents Used Off-Label

But this unapproved use doesn't boost patients' risk, studies conclude

5/8/2007
Angioplasty Beats Drugs in Restoring Heart's Blood Flow

Procedure eases a dangerous condition called 'silent ischemia' after heart attack, study shows

5/4/2007
Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk

45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

5/4/2007
Statin Helps Keep Second Strokes at Bay

Lipitor study supports use of cholesterol-lowering drugs after attacks

5/3/2007
Clot-Preventing Drug Improves Heart Blood Flow After Angioplasty

But doctors question whether the practice results in long-term benefits

5/3/2007
Most Americans Don't Have High Blood Pressure Under Control

The condition raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, study authors note

5/3/2007
Gene Material Strongly Linked to Heart Disease

The same cluster raises diabetes risk, too, and a test is in the works, scientists say

5/1/2007
Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study advises women to control risk factors such as diabetes and obesity

5/1/2007
Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization

Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

5/1/2007
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

Dementia 30% more common in those with long exposures, researchers say

4/30/2007
Implantable Defibrillator Wires Prone to Failure

Study finds failure rate for old, new versions reaches 20% at 10 years

4/27/2007
FDA Says No to Vioxx Successor

Critics have questioned adequacy of safety trials for Arcoxia

4/27/2007
Genes Could Boost Arthritis Patients' Death Risk

DNA may pose hazard for people with rheumatoid form of the disease

4/26/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Help Aging Brain

Major 10-year study of older women shows no differences

4/25/2007
HIV Drugs May Raise Heart Attack Risk

But the danger from protease inhibitors remains small, experts say

4/24/2007
New Angina Drug Fails to Cut Heart Attacks

But ranolazine may still have a place in therapy, experts say

4/24/2007
Emergency Care Lacking for Patients Over 90

Too often, doctors don't provide recommended heart attack treatments, study finds

4/24/2007
HIV Infection Seems to Raise Heart Attack Risk

Doctors suspect that inflammation may be to blame

4/23/2007
Novel Stent Relieves Acute Heart Pain

It diverts blood to oxygen-starved heart muscle, researchers say

4/20/2007
Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts

Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/19/2007
Drug-Coated Stents as Good as Bypass Surgery

Study finds complication, survival rates essentially same

4/19/2007
Heavy Drinking in College May Harm Heart

But moderate amounts of alcohol could be healthy, study shows

4/18/2007
Protein Monitoring Improved Heart Failure Treatment

French trial found fewer deaths and hospital stays

4/13/2007
Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack

Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

4/13/2007
Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

4/12/2007
FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Vioxx Successor

Merck's new painkiller Arcoxia shows cardiac risk, committee says in 20-1 vote.

4/11/2007
Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/10/2007
Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors

New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

4/10/2007
Co-Payments Cut Statin Use

Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

4/9/2007
Patient Questionnaire Can Gauge Heart Failure Risk

23 points can help spot who's in gravest danger, experts say

4/9/2007
Study Questions Value of Stents for Blocked Heart Artery

More improvements may be needed to boost patient outcomes, experts say

4/8/2007
Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women

But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

4/6/2007
Gene Marker May Predict Diabetes Risk

'Telomeres' at chromosomes' ends shorten as disease nears, experts say

4/5/2007
Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

4/4/2007
Ibuprofen May Boost Aspirin Users' Heart Risk

Study of arthritis patients needs to be confirmed, experts say

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

4/3/2007
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in Younger Women: Study

But it can still increase stroke and breast cancer risk, researchers add

3/30/2007
Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/28/2007
MRI Technique Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

It tracks cholesterol-like molecules to show points of artery weakness

3/28/2007
Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure

But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial