Heart Attack News

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

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say

3/7/2007
Lipitor Approved for Additional Uses

To reduce risks of heart attack and stroke

3/7/2007
EKG Predicts Heart Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Even minor abnormalities can signal future trouble, study finds

3/6/2007
Specialty Heart Hospitals Increase Rate of Surgeries

But the for-profit centers may be offering needed services, study suggests

3/6/2007
Radiation for Breast Cancer in 1980s Ups Heart Risk

But the treatment's lifesaving benefits still outweigh the dangers, experts say

3/6/2007
Cheney's Blood Clot Highlights Fairly Common Condition

Deep vein thrombosis can be life-threatening if not treated promptly, doctors say

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/4/2007
Sleep Apnea Increasingly Tied to Heart Risks: Study

Mounting data suggest causative role in cardiovascular disease

3/3/2007
Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms

Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

3/2/2007
Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study

Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

3/2/2007
Vacuum Method Breaks Up DVT Blood Clots

Lingering deep vein clots can cause serious trouble, doctors warn

3/1/2007
One Family's Gene Defect May Help Explain Heart Disease

Finding supports the notion of a 'metabolic syndrome,' scientists say

3/1/2007
Drink a Little, Live a Little Longer?

Another study suggests that light alcohol intake, especially wine, boosts health

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Infected Gums Can Harm the Heart

Periodontal treatment improves blood flow, study finds

2/28/2007
Education Works to Lower Patients' Heart Risk

Simple intervention kept blood pressure, cholesterol levels down, study found

2/26/2007
New Beta Blocker Drug Reduces Heart Risks

Coreg cut heart attacks, strokes compared to older drug, company-funded study found

2/26/2007
Heart Experts Issue Guidelines on Use of Celebrex

Cox-2 painkiller should be last resort because of cardiovascular risk, American Heart Association says

2/26/2007
Gene Variant Keeps Blood Triglyceride Levels Low

And it's much more common in whites than blacks, research shows

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/20/2007
Blood Pressure Numbers Warn of Heart Rhythm Risk

Difference between high and low readings can point to abnormal heartbeat, research shows

2/19/2007
High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/16/2007
Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor

It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

2/15/2007
Warm Weather Smog May Boost Stroke Risk

Findings are similar to those already found for heart attack

2/15/2007
Heart Disease Rates Vary Widely Across U.S.

Prevalence similar among whites, blacks and Hispanics, study finds

2/14/2007
Steroid Drugs Won't Help Most Kids With Kawasaki Disease

The illness can cause serious heart trouble and affects 5,000 US children each year

2/13/2007
Blood-Letting Treatment Might Help Some Heart Patients

It appears to reduce harmful iron stores, especially for younger people

2/13/2007
Trial Looks at Timing of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Attack Patients

Findings lean toward using them later, not sooner

2/13/2007
Secondhand Smoke Poses Heart Disease Risk

Study finds warnings signs in blood of those exposed to smoke

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