Heart Attack News

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2/12/2007
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say

2/12/2007
Siestas May Cut Heart Disease Risk

Their stress-reducing effect may be key, study suggests

2/9/2007
New Painkiller Causes Fewer GI Problems

But it's a cox-2 drug, which have been linked to heart problems, experts note

2/8/2007
Carotid Artery Surgery Brings Higher Than Expected Risk

Odds for stroke, heart attack especially high for black patients, study finds

2/7/2007
Hodgkin's Disease Treatment Raises Lifelong Heart Risk

Survivors had more than double the rate of heart attack, study found

2/6/2007
Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol

Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

2/6/2007
Heart Surgery Drug May Boost Death Risk

Aprotinin had already been linked to kidney and heart failure, researchers note

2/6/2007
Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease

It may contribute to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

2/5/2007
Brain Stents Might Help High-Risk Stroke Patients

Encouraging findings need to be confirmed in a larger trial, experts say

2/2/2007
Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke

Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

1/31/2007
Air Pollution Poses Heart Risk to Postmenopausal Women

And the higher and longer the exposure, the bigger the threat, study finds

1/31/2007
Experts Issue Blood Clot Treatment Guidelines

They could help manage threats such as deep-vein thrombosis

1/30/2007
Drug-Eluting Stents Best After Artery Re-Closure

Study upholds the use of these devices to replace bare metal stents

1/29/2007
Ex-NFL Linemen Prone to Heart Disease

Excess weight and inactivity are the key reasons, study says

1/27/2007
Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

1/25/2007
Aspirin Saves Cancer Patients' Lives After Heart Attack

Study results could change standard practice, researchers say

1/23/2007
Antidepressants Fight Heart Disease-Linked Depression

Common drug outperformed psychotherapy in trial

1/23/2007
Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study

The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

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