Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/14/2006
Surgery a Lifesaver When Aortic Dissection Strikes

Cardiac condition that killed actor John Ritter mimics heart attack, experts say

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

7/13/2006
Eyes May Provide Window on Heart Risk

Measuring width of retinal vessels predicts cardiac dangers, study finds

7/13/2006
High Humidity May Be Linked to Heart-Attack Risk

But researchers say the findings are far from definitive

7/10/2006
New Markers Won't Help Docs Assess Heart Risks

Blood levels of C-reactive protein, other markers, add little to known risk factors, study shows

7/10/2006
Experts: Screen Most Older Adults to Prevent Heart Attacks

Panel advises regular arterial exams for even healthy Americans

7/6/2006
Enron Founder's Death Linked to Heart Disease

While stress contributed, Kenneth Lay also had coronary-artery disease, autopsy shows

7/5/2006
Hospital Ratings Don't Fully Reflect Patient Outcomes

Specific interventions help, but don't explain variations in heart attack survival, researchers say

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

7/3/2006
New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

6/30/2006
Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death

Developing the type 2 form of the illness is like aging 15 years, researchers say

6/29/2006
Two Technologies Together Spot Clogged Vessels

Noninvasive cardiac MRI plus contrast enhancement worked better than angiography, researchers report

6/28/2006
Antioxidant May Prevent Kidney Damage, Study Finds

The organ can be harmed by imaging techniques to help doctors see inside the body

6/27/2006
Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure

Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

6/27/2006
Secondhand Smoke a Threat to All, Surgeon General Warns

It increases risk of heart disease, lung cancer and SIDS, report finds

6/27/2006
Testosterone Offers Women Benefits, Risks

Higher levels may boost sexual function, but increase heart trouble, studies find

6/26/2006
Low-Fat Dairy Products May Fight High Blood Pressure

The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

6/26/2006
Journal Corrects Vioxx Article to Reflect Short-Term Heart Risk

Experts call the change overdue, given the accumulated evidence

6/26/2006
Women's Heart Care Varies Widely By Hospital

New survey finds a 40% difference between best, poorest performers

6/23/2006
Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think

59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

6/23/2006
Heart Differences May Explain Young Athletes' Deaths Despite CPR

Experts say underlying structural problems are probably to blame

6/22/2006
Late-Life Job Loss Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older workers could benefit from stress reduction after layoffs, researchers say

6/21/2006
Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat

The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

6/19/2006
NSAIDs Pose Death Risk for Heart-Attack Patients

The painkillers include cox-2s like Vioxx and high-dose ibuprofen, study finds

6/19/2006
New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet

This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

6/19/2006
Veggies Do a Heart Good

Mice fed 30% vegetable diet were thinner with clearer arteries, study found

6/15/2006
Gum Disease Can Harm Much More Than Your Teeth

Periodontal problems could aggravate other ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease

6/13/2006
Fish Oil Won't Fix Abnormal Heart Rhythms: Study

But eating fish may still be heart-healthy, expert says