Heart Attack News

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4/27/2006
Heart Attacks Are Biggest Threat to U.S. Firefighters

Fatal motor vehicle crashes a close second for volunteers, report finds

4/26/2006
Free Guidebooks Make for Heart-Healthy Reading

Experts at U.S. National Institutes of Health offer exercise, diet tips

4/26/2006
New Guidelines Recommended for Implanted Heart Devices

Cardiac group asks FDA and manufacturers to cooperate on pacemakers, defibrillators

4/25/2006
Pacemaker, Defibrillator Reliability Can Be Improved

While the devices have gotten better, they still malfunction, studies find

4/25/2006
Survival Rises When Hospitals Heed All Heart Attack Guidelines

But one out of four hospitals aren't adhering completely, study finds

4/25/2006
Younger Women Prone to Depression After Heart Attack

40% struggle with the condition, which can hamper recovery, study says

4/24/2006
Heavy Coffee Drinking Doesn't Hurt the Heart

No risk of heart disease found in two long-term studies

4/18/2006
Education Level Linked to Heart Disease: Study

Those with just a high school degree more likely to have calcium deposits in arteries

4/14/2006
Sleep Apnea Raises Arrhythmia Risk

Finding could explain rise in risk for sudden death linked to the condition

4/13/2006
Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?

Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

4/11/2006
Estrogen Therapy Doesn't Cause Breast Cancer: Study

But treatment isn't risk-free, so women should consult their doctors, experts say

4/11/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Prevent Stroke, Heart Attack

Review of the data suggests ACE inhibitors are lifesavers

4/10/2006
Standard Test Misses Heart Disease Signs in Women

Angiograms don't find blockages in smaller vessels that women tend to have, study shows

4/7/2006
Chest Protectors Don't Protect Young Athletes

Catchers, goalies at risk of fatal blow to heart, study says

4/4/2006
Prostate Drug Might Boost Heart Risks

In mouse study, doxazosin helped induce heart failure

4/3/2006
Multiple Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure

Measures include counseling on nutrition and exercise, study reports

3/31/2006
Many Women Still Misinformed About Heart Disease

Risk factors and symptoms of trouble can be very different from those for men

3/30/2006
Infections May Trigger Dangerous Blood Clots

Respiratory, urinary tract problems linked to deep vein thrombosis, study suggests

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Internet Recipes Good for the Heart

Heart Association offers tasty alternatives

3/24/2006
Smoking Can Kill In Middle Age

Study shows rise in death rate, but quitting cuts the risk

3/24/2006
Fish Not a Proven Heart Protector: Study

But the presence of omega 3 fats confers a likely benefit, experts say

3/21/2006
Billing Records Help Assess Care for Heart Patients

The best hospitals produce the best results, study finds

3/21/2006
Exercise No Threat to a Woman's Heart

But excess weight and sedentary lifestyle are, studies find

3/20/2006
Health Tip: Heart Attack or Indigestion?

How to tell the difference

3/15/2006
Costly Heart Test Could Save Medicare Money

Cardiac screen spots those who need a defibrillator, study says

3/14/2006
Test to Predict Heart-Attack Risk Underused

Younger, healthier patients who would benefit don't get the exam, study says

3/14/2006
Blood Thinner Protects Heart Patients

Abciximab boosted survival after angioplasty, stent placement, study found

3/14/2006
Anti-Clotting Drugs May Improve Heart Attack Care

Arixtra and Lovenox extend survival, lower post-attack events, studies show

3/14/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Keep Hypertension in Check

Patients using angiotensin receptor blocker postponed progression to hypertension, study finds

3/13/2006
Doctors Rethinking Aspirin-Plavix Combination

Blood-thinning regimen can double death risk if used to prevent first heart attack, study finds

3/13/2006
Lumbee Indian Tribe at Raised Heart Risk

Members of the North Carolina tribe may need more focused care, researchers say

3/13/2006
Aggressive Statin Therapy May Reverse Atherosclerosis

Crestor not only inhibited but reduced plaque build-up on artery walls, researchers say

3/13/2006
Pregnancy Complications May Signal Long-Term Heart Trouble

Obstetric problems may put women at cardiovascular risk, study finds

3/13/2006
Women, Minorities Less Likely to Get Best Heart Attack Care

White male patients are most often transferred to high-quality medical centers, study finds

3/13/2006
Folic Acid Supplements Won't Lower Heart-Attack Risk

Two studies suggest folate and B vitamins are not as heart-healthy as thought

3/12/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Beat Radiation at Reopening Arteries

Two studies with different brands produce similar results

3/12/2006
Study Will Look at Early Use of HRT

Estrogen replacement might be heart-healthy for menopausal women

3/9/2006
Blood Pressure Dropping Globally

Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

3/9/2006
Health Tip: Aspirin Therapy Isn't for Everyone

Healthy people should avoid long-term use, FDA says

3/7/2006
Genes May Dictate Caffeine's Dangers

One form of DNA might increase heart attack risk, study finds

3/7/2006
Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors

Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

3/7/2006
Researchers Reduce Enlarged Hearts in Fat Mice

Finding could spur new treatments for obesity-related heart failure

3/7/2006
Aspirin Therapy Benefits More People Than Thought

Those with heart disease risk of 7.5 percent or more are helped, study finds

3/6/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Cholesterol Down

It will help prevent heart disease

3/3/2006
Combat Stress Boosts Heart Disease Risk

Cardiac dangers continue even decades later, study finds

3/3/2006
Diabetes May Roll Back Victories Over Heart Disease

Growing epidemic threatens America's health, study finds

3/3/2006
Health Tip: A Broken Heart Can Make You Sick

But usually there's no permanent damage

3/1/2006
Radiowave Technique Steadies Abnormal Heartbeats

Catheter ablation helped atrial fibrillation patients in study

2/28/2006
'Wave' Test Could Spot Heart Disease

Noninvasive screen relies on pulses within arteries

2/28/2006
Overactive Thyroid Tied to Irregular Heart Rhythm

But other heart problems aren't linked to trouble with the gland, study suggests