Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/18/2006
Surgery Better Than Stents at Stroke Prevention

French trial focused on patients with blocked arteries who showed symptoms

10/14/2006
Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems

Left untreated, it can contribute to ills ranging from diabetes to heart trouble

10/10/2006
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Younger patients with more severe disease face highest odds, study finds

10/9/2006
Walnuts May Beat Olive Oil for Heart Health

Spanish study suggests they leave arteries more elastic

10/9/2006
2-Drug Treatment Reverses Heart Attack Damage

Therapy proves successful with rats, but human trials a long way off

10/6/2006
Bypass Best for Clogged Arteries

It provides better survival than drugs or angioplasty, study found

10/4/2006
Study Favors One Type of Drug-Coated Stent

But experts call for better, longer trials of the artery-opening devices

10/3/2006
Heart Screening Prevents Sudden Deaths in Athletes

Italian program cut cardiac deaths by nearly 90 percent

9/25/2006
Heartburn Drugs Might Slow Heart Failure

Small study finds value in over-the-counter Pepcid

9/25/2006
Intensive Statin Therapy Beneficial in Heart Emergencies

Studies find a reduction in deaths, cardiovascular problems

9/22/2006
'Silent Killer' Helps Treat Lung Condition

Carbon monoxide plays Jekyll and Hyde, destroying cells blocking blood flow

9/20/2006
2 Trials Show Stem-Cell Therapy Benefits Heart-Attack Patients

But third trial shows no gain at all, researchers report

9/19/2006
High Levels of Lipoprotein Spell Cardiac Trouble in Women

In large study, risk was even greater if women also had high LDL cholesterol

9/18/2006
Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds

More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

9/13/2006
Expensive, Drug-Coated Stents Offer Modest Benefit

Based on studies, bare-metal stents may be just as good, experts say

9/8/2006
Early Symptoms Can Warn of Sudden Cardiac Death

Chest pain, breathlessness call for quick action, study finds

8/31/2006
Exercise: The Antidote for a High-Fat Meal

Even a mild workout reverses arterial damage, study suggests

8/30/2006
Celebrex Has 'No Role' Against Colon Cancer

It helps prevent polyps but doubles users' heart dangers, two studies find

8/30/2006
Gene Holds Clues to Heart Disease

Variants of GATA2 could help explain familial risk, study shows

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/28/2006
Long Work Days Linked to High Blood Pressure

Risk is higher for those with little job control, study suggests

8/28/2006
U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide

80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

8/21/2006
Lifetime Cost of Women's Angina Tops $1 Million

Even mild artery blockages can trigger serious expense, study finds

8/21/2006
Statins Protect Heart After Heart Attack

Animal experiments find role for popular drug beyond lowering cholesterol

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Know Your Blood Pressure

Are your pressure and cholesterol levels within normal range?

8/18/2006
Does Body-Mass Index Really Predict Heart Risk?

New data suggests BMI can't distinguish between fat, muscle

8/17/2006
Any Tobacco Use Raises Heart Attack Risk

That includes smoking, chewing and secondhand exposures, study finds

8/17/2006
Expanded Use of Plavix Approved

To prevent blocked arteries after heart attack

8/15/2006
Heart Failure Patients Fare Better With Follow-Up Nursing Care

Researchers cite fewer hospitalizations, improved functioning for those enrolled in study

8/15/2006
Heart Drug May Help Reopen Arteries After Stroke

Small study says low-dose argatroban used with intravenous rtPA may improve outcomes

8/15/2006
Blacks, Hispanics Hospitalized More Often for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Many cases could have been prevented through better outpatient care, U.S. group finds

8/15/2006
Coffee Might Trigger First Heart Attack in Some

Study found those at risk for coronary disease were most vulnerable

8/14/2006
Breast Cancer Patients Should Monitor Heart Risks

2 studies find potential side effects from Herceptin, radiation

8/14/2006
Alternative Test Uncovers Hidden Risks for Kidney, Cardiovascular Disease

Patients with high cystatin C protein levels were 50% more likely to die, study says

8/11/2006
ACE Inhibitors Good for Hardened Arteries

While some doctors still debate the practice, new research finds benefits

8/8/2006
Just a Little High-Saturated Fat Can Be Hard on the Arteries

Researchers find that even one high-fat meal reduces effects of 'good' cholesterol

8/8/2006
External Defibrillator Warnings Not Adequate

FDA has issued warnings for one in every five devices, study finds

8/7/2006
Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease

Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

8/3/2006
Blood Clot Threads Are Nature's Most Stretchable: Study

Fibrin fibers could be pulled more than four times their length before they broke

8/2/2006
Guidelines Suggest When Resuscitation Works for Cardiac Arrest

Only about 1 percent of victims survive an attack, study says

7/31/2006
New Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hereditary Heart Conditions

In animal study, single injection into a vein hints of long-lasting treatment for humans

7/27/2006
Men at Higher Risk of Recurrent Blood Clots

Deep venous thrombosis often occurs in the legs and can be fatal, experts warn

7/27/2006
Heart Attacks Often Go Unrecognized

Some estimates run as high as 43 percent; women frequently under-diagnosed

7/25/2006
New Test Identifies Blood Clot Risk

Could help spot people in need of blood-thinning therapy, study says

7/24/2006
Light Drinking Cuts Risk for Death, Heart Attack

A drink a day may bring benefits, but experts aren't sure why

7/22/2006
Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack

New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

7/19/2006
Impotence Can Foreshadow Coronary Artery Disease

Doctors should monitor heart health of patients with erectile dysfunction, study says

7/18/2006
Journal Editor Criticizes Authors of Migraine Study

Research on link to heart risk was OK, but writers' financial interests were not revealed

7/17/2006
Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death

But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report