Heart Attack News

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4/19/2007
Heavy Drinking in College May Harm Heart

But moderate amounts of alcohol could be healthy, study shows

4/18/2007
Protein Monitoring Improved Heart Failure Treatment

French trial found fewer deaths and hospital stays

4/13/2007
Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack

Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

4/13/2007
Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

4/12/2007
FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Vioxx Successor

Merck's new painkiller Arcoxia shows cardiac risk, committee says in 20-1 vote.

4/11/2007
Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/10/2007
Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors

New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

4/10/2007
Co-Payments Cut Statin Use

Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

4/9/2007
Patient Questionnaire Can Gauge Heart Failure Risk

23 points can help spot who's in gravest danger, experts say

4/9/2007
Study Questions Value of Stents for Blocked Heart Artery

More improvements may be needed to boost patient outcomes, experts say

4/8/2007
Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women

But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

4/6/2007
Gene Marker May Predict Diabetes Risk

'Telomeres' at chromosomes' ends shorten as disease nears, experts say

4/5/2007
Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

4/4/2007
Ibuprofen May Boost Aspirin Users' Heart Risk

Study of arthritis patients needs to be confirmed, experts say

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

4/3/2007
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in Younger Women: Study

But it can still increase stroke and breast cancer risk, researchers add

3/30/2007
Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/28/2007
MRI Technique Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

It tracks cholesterol-like molecules to show points of artery weakness

3/28/2007
Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure

But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

3/27/2007
Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

3/27/2007
Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure

Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/27/2007
Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study

Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

3/26/2007
Drug Fails to Cut Deaths from Cardiogenic Shock

Tilarginine had no effect on 30-day survival, study found

3/26/2007
Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups

Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

3/26/2007
Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents

For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

3/26/2007
More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study

Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn

3/26/2007
Drugs as Good as Angioplasty for Stable Heart Disease

A new study found no difference in rates of death or heart attack

3/26/2007
Drugs That Boost HDL Cholesterol Not Ready for Prime Time

But researchers say the concept remains valid in fight against heart disease

3/26/2007
Early Use of Cholesterol Drug Boosts Outcomes After Angioplasty

A second study suggests statins prevent plaque buildup in arteries

3/25/2007
Heart Test Shows Who Needs Implantable Defibrillators

It also spots those patients who don't need the cardiac rhythm devices, study says

3/24/2007
Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Doctors need to pay more attention to patients' mental health, study suggests

3/24/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Effective After Heart Surgery

Major bleeding was noticeably reduced after 8 months, Canadian study finds

3/23/2007
Bypass Better Than Stent Use for Blocked Artery

Studies favor bypass, but experts say decision must be made on case-by-case basis

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/21/2007
Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames

Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

3/20/2007
Artery Disease Poses Immediate Risks

1 of every 7 patients suffers serious event, including death, within one year, study finds

3/19/2007
Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries

10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

3/16/2007
For Heart Attack Victims, Skip the Mouth-to-Mouth

Results are better if bystanders perform chest compressions only, study finds

3/15/2007
Obesity's Ties to Heart Disease Still Unclear

More research is needed, experts say, especially when it comes to gender differences

3/14/2007
Weekend Heart Attacks Can Be Deadlier

Patients less likely to get artery-opening procedures, study says

3/12/2007
Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85

But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says

3/9/2007
FDA Tightens Warnings on Anemia Drugs

Higher-than-recommended doses can be fatal to kidney, cancer patients

3/9/2007
Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix

People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

3/9/2007
Invasive Therapy Doesn't Cut Deaths in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patient's risk profile should determine best treatment, one expert says

3/8/2007
Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health

Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

3/7/2007
Rising Blood Sugar Means Rising Heart Risk

The danger begins even before glucose climbs abnormally high, experts say

3/7/2007
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say