Heart Attack News

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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

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