Heart Attack News

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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

6/4/2007
High-Tech Imaging Might Advance Heart Disease Diagnosis

Two technologies assess cardiac function and arterial health at once, developers say

6/1/2007
Folic Acid Supplements Cut Stroke Risk

Their effect on other heart outcomes is less clear, study finds

6/1/2007
Biodegradable Stent Successful in Human Trial

Could be the future of these artery-opening devices, German researchers report.

5/31/2007
Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities

Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

5/31/2007
Getting Swifter Treatment for Deadliest Heart Attacks

American Heart Association to launch national program called 'Mission Lifeline'

5/29/2007
Rheumatoid Illness, Smoking Can Harm Heart's Aorta

And that can increase risks for aneurysm and heart attack, experts warn

5/29/2007
High-Tech Images Can Reveal Stent Status

The technology to see if it is open or blocked could one day spare some patients invasive tests, study suggests

5/25/2007
Doctors Not Ready to Abandon Diabetes Drug

Study that links Avandia to heart attacks needs further exploration, experts say

5/23/2007
Certain Painkillers May Negate Heart Benefits of HRT

Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers are focus of new study

5/21/2007
Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Attack, Death Risk: Study

FDA expresses caution; manufacturer defends the safety of oral medication for type 2 disease

5/20/2007
Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet

More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

5/18/2007
Online Education Program Helps Heart Patients

AHA site boosts awareness of treatment options, survey finds

5/18/2007
Blood Thinner's Approval Expanded to Include Most Severe Heart Attack

Lovenox shown to reduce recurrent attacks and death

5/17/2007
Aspirin May Cut Pregnancy Complication Risk

Daily use lowers odds for the dangerous spike in blood pressure called preeclampsia

5/15/2007
Unfair Treatment Can Harm the Heart

Sense of injustice raises heart attack risk, study finds

5/15/2007
Just 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Boosts Heart Health

Study finds a little exercise provides cardiovascular benefits, and more is even better

5/14/2007
'Light' Cigarettes Take Heavy Toll on Blood Flow

Smoking them constricts vessels just as much as regular brands, study finds

5/14/2007
Anxiety Ups Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Stressed-out had double the odds for poor outcomes, study found

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

5/11/2007
Higher Dose of Clot-Buster Is Better Before Artery Procedure

Twice as much Plavix halves the number of deaths, heart attacks, study finds

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/11/2007
Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs

Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

5/11/2007
Implanted Defibrillators Are Getting Better

Failure rates are falling, but one expert also sees flaws in a new study

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