Heart Attack News

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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

11/13/2006
Anticoagulant-Antidote Pairing Passes 1st Human Safety Test

Medication system could prove a significant advance for heart-disease patients

11/13/2006
Low-Carb Diet Can Be Heart-Healthy

But get dietary fats from plant sources, not meat, experts say

11/13/2006
Doctors Debate the Merits of Drug-Coated Stents

Some worry the artery-opening devices may contribute to long-term mortality

11/13/2006
Diabetes Drug Curbs Arterial Thickening

Actos may be another weapon against heart disease, study finds

11/13/2006
Key Steps Speed Heart Attack Care

All U.S. hospitals should follow these six rules, researchers say

11/13/2006
Heart Failure Patients Can Waltz Their Way to Stronger Hearts

Dancing sometimes offers better results than exercise, researchers report

11/13/2006
Implanted Heart Devices Should Be Recyled After Death, Researchers Say

Morticians and patients willing to donate defibrillators and pacemakers for further use, survey finds.

11/10/2006
3 Million Worldwide Die From High Blood Sugar

Risk kicks in before glucose reaches diabetic levels, experts note

11/9/2006
Cholesterol Control Boosts Lymphoma Survivors' Outcomes

Cancer treatment leaves patients prone to heart disease, experts note

11/8/2006
Pacemaker Could Aid Some Cases of Heart Failure

Device might help hearts adjust to physical activity, researchers say

11/7/2006
Study Finds High Incidence of Less-Recognized Heart Failure

It involves abnormalities with heart refilling with blood, not pumping it

11/7/2006
Malaria Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Chloroquine is giving clues to the group of risk factors that harm the heart

11/5/2006
For Many Women, Daily Aspirin Can Protect the Heart

But not every woman is a candidate for the therapy, so check with your doctor first

11/3/2006
Regular Exercise Helps Obese Teens' Hearts

But a push from parents is crucial to keeping kids healthy, experts say

11/1/2006
Test Gauges Pulmonary Hypertension Risk

Simple heart measurement predicts survival, experts say

10/31/2006
Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients

Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

10/30/2006
New Scanning Tool Could Prevent Unneeded Heart Attack Hospitalizations

Computerized technique reveals blocked arteries

10/27/2006
Proper Care Prevents Deep Vein Clots in Elderly

These leg clots can move to the lung and prove fatal, experts say

10/23/2006
Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs

But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

10/23/2006
Daily Drink or Two Cuts Healthy Men's Heart Attack Risk

Moderate drinking benefits more than high-risk individuals, study suggests

10/20/2006
Breakthrough Cancer Drug Gleevec Gets Heart Precaution

FDA move on drug label unlikely to dim enthusiasm for the medication, experts say

10/20/2006
10/19/2006
Breakthrough Cancer Drug Gleevec Gets Heart Precaution

FDA move on drug label unlikely to dim enthusiasm for the medication, experts say