Heart Attack News

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1/18/2007
Some Blood Pressure Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk

Treatment should be tailored to individual patients, experts say

1/16/2007
South Asians Plagued by Heart-Attack Risk Factors

They suffer first attack at 53 years, compared to 58.8 years for westerners

1/15/2007
Drug Combo May Benefit Heart-Disease Patients

Medicines for diabetes and cholesterol cut risk factors for heart attacks, study suggests

1/12/2007
Telomere Length May Predict Heart Disease Risk

The tip of chromosomes might be useful diagnostic tool for men, study suggests

1/12/2007
Heart Association Urges Americans to Start! Walking

Program also recognizes companies that foster healthy work environments

1/11/2007
Case Study Examines Rare Heart Attack Complication

CT scan detected potentially fatal subepicardial aneurysm

1/11/2007
Cardiologists Issue Guidelines for Stent Use

Goal is to reduce blood-clot risk in heart patients getting drug-coated devices

1/10/2007
Experimental Drug Tackles Inherited High Cholesterol

But study was small and the compound has downsides, experts caution

1/9/2007
Blood Test May Predict Risks for Heart Patients

But some specialists say study findings won't have immediate impact on practice

1/9/2007
People With Congenital Heart Disease Living Longer

Despite rising diagnoses, better care means patients enjoying better quality of life, study finds

1/9/2007
Milk Blunts Heart Benefits of Tea

It wipes out the valuable effects of antioxidants, study finds

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
Heart Association Kicks Off Walking Campaign

'Start!' asks employers to encourage regular exercise for workers

1/5/2007
Implantable Defibrillator Not for Every Heart Patient

New test detects who will benefit from the costly device, study finds

1/4/2007
Liver Sugars May Help Control Triglycerides

The blood fats are a major cause of artery-clogging illness

1/3/2007
Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves

Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

1/2/2007
Inflammation-Fighting Drug Fails in Heart Trial

But researchers think the approach could one day pay dividends

12/28/2006
Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers

Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

12/15/2006
FDA Strengthens Warning on Heart Surgery Drug

Cardiovascular, kidney risks mean Trasylol should only be used in special circumstances

12/13/2006
Medicare's Hospital Ratings System May Be Flawed

Study finds it bears little relation to actual patient outcomes

12/12/2006
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Lifestyle changes more likely to prevent second heart attack, study finds

12/11/2006
Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels Still a Worthy Goal

Despite death of Pfizer drug, researchers say investigation of concept should continue

12/9/2006
Coated Stents Should Stay on Market, U.S. Advisers Say

But all patients at heightened risk of blood clots, FDA panel concludes

12/8/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Don't Boost Death Risk, U.S. Advisers Say

But the devices may be the cause of blood clots, FDA panel notes

12/7/2006
Statin Users Risk Heart Attacks by Stopping Treatment

Dutch study finds chance for incident increased at least 30 percent

12/6/2006
FDA Panel to Weigh Value of Drug-Coated Stents

Safety concerns are raising doubts about the artery-opening devices

12/6/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Create Clot Risk

While they offer benefits, they may not be appropriate for all heart patients, FDA says

12/5/2006
2 Studies Find Drug-Eluting Stents Risky Without Blood Thinner

Heart patients with such stents face higher sudden-death risk, cardiologists report.

12/5/2006
Medicaid Patients Receive Poorer Cardiac Care

They're more likely to lack medication and endure delays in care, study finds

12/4/2006
Doctors Divided Over Loss of Experimental Cholesterol Drug

Pfizer compound sought to raise 'good' cholesterol, but trial revealed unacceptable death rate

12/4/2006
Drug-Eluting Stents Risky Without Blood Thinner, Study Suggests

Despite clotting dangers, the devices are still the best option, some cardiologists say

11/29/2006
Compound in Red Wine May Be Key to Heart Health

But levels of procyanidins aren't the same in all wines, study says

11/28/2006
Statins Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Those Without Heart Disease

But the drugs didn't reduce threat of coronary heart disease or overall death

11/27/2006
Newly Depressed Heart-Attack Patients at Cardiac Risk

Their odds of second attack are higher than for those with prior history of depression, study finds

11/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Are Thankful Hearts

Tiny implanted devices are keeping one Texas family alive

11/22/2006
Cellular Changes Could Spur Heart Failure Death

Genetics could alter the cells' sodium channel function, study finds

11/22/2006
New Blood Thinner Offers Safer Heart Attack Care

Bivalirudin cut down on bleeding episodes, researchers found

11/22/2006
Embryonic Stem Cells Yield Full Range of Heart Tissues

The finding brings experts a step closer to stem cell-based treatments

11/18/2006
Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients

Widely used 'risk score' underestimates dangers to end-stage patients, study finds

11/17/2006
Newly Released Data Stirs Naproxen Debate

Study finds Aleve boosts heart risks, but expert says data is unreliable

11/17/2006
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life

Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

11/16/2006
Diabetes Dragging Down America's Health: Reports

Increasingly, young people are suffering from the obesity-linked illness

11/15/2006
Blood Transfusions Won't Help All Heart Patients

Procedure can harm those with low levels of a blood marker, researchers say

11/15/2006
Blood Test Spots Heart Failure

Lowers costs of hospital care, study finds

11/15/2006
10% of Americans Struggle With Chronic Pain

And one in four adults suffered a daylong bout of pain in past month, report found

11/14/2006
Amniotic Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Congenital Heart Defects

Condition causes more deaths in first year of life than any other birth defect

11/14/2006
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Decline in Heart Patients

Even those who gave it up decades ago had more problems after heart surgery

11/14/2006
Angioplasty Won't Always Cut Risk for Second Heart Attack

Using the procedure more than 3 days after an attack does no good, study finds

11/13/2006
Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloons Keep Arteries From Reclosing

The finding could eliminate the need for drug-coated stents, study suggests