Heart Attack News

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1/3/2006
Amino Acid Supplement No Good After Heart Attack

It might even raise death risk for older patients, researchers find

12/29/2005
Hot Weather Heats Up Blood Pressure

For elderly, rising temperatures means rising hypertension, early study suggests

12/29/2005
Drug-Eluting Stents May Cause Allergic Reactions

But they remain a lifesaving device for heart patients, study finds

12/28/2005
Angioplasty Best for Heart Attack Survival

When emergency clot-dissolvers failed, it upped survival rates, study found

12/28/2005
Genetic Test Can Detect Heart Transplant Rejection

It may also reduce the need for invasive heart-muscle biopsies, researchers say

12/27/2005
Heart Attack Drugs Often Misprescribed

Powerful anti-clotting meds aren't adjusted for patient size, study finds

12/27/2005
If Your Siblings Have Heart Disease, You May, Too

Study finding should encourage people to control risk factors, experts say

12/27/2005
Heart Rhythm Drug Does the Trick

Reduced abnormal heartbeats by 50% in most heart patients, study finds

12/27/2005
Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients

Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

12/23/2005
Hold on to Health During the Holidays

If jingle bells jangle nerves and send you snacking, simple tips can help

12/22/2005
Gene Test Could Spot Dangerous Heart Condition

A number of genetic markers may help pinpoint long QT syyndrome

12/21/2005
Strict Blood Sugar Control Cuts Diabetes Heart Risk

Odds of heart attack, stroke fell by more than half in type 1 patients, study found

12/21/2005
Depression Raises Heart Risks

The effect is especially strong in younger adults, study suggests

12/20/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/20/2005
A Little Dark Chocolate Does A Heart Good

It sweetly staves off hardening of the arteries in smokers, study finds

12/19/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/19/2005
Fish Oil Fights Pollution-Linked Heart Trouble

Study in elderly finds it helps stabilize cardiac regulation

12/16/2005
U.S. Health Gains Starting to Slow: Study

Rates of early death, prenatal care, smoking stable in recent years; obesity way up

12/16/2005
Scoring Method Misses Women's Heart Disease Risk

Doctors may not be spotting a third of women at risk for heart attack, study finds

12/13/2005
Heart Failure Drug for Blacks a Good Deal

Study found Bidil cost 34% less than standard therapy over course of a year

12/12/2005
Young Adults Lax on Cholesterol Control

No decrease for them over past two decades, new study finds

12/10/2005
Vioxx Drama Echoes Earlier Concerns About Missing Data

Renewed outrage triggered by medical journal's charge that drug maker withheld heart risks

12/9/2005
Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'

Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

12/9/2005
New England Journal Charges Merck Deleted Vioxx Study Data

Editors contend drugmaker withheld information on heart risks before findings were given to journal

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/6/2005
Medications Keep Heart-Failure Patients Alive

Vigilant use reduces risk of death by nearly 50 percent, researchers report

12/6/2005
Women, It's Never Too Early to Protect Your Heart

Stress, fluctuating hormone levels can cause problems long before menopause, study suggests

12/1/2005
Volunteer-Operated Defibs are Lifesavers

Study shows they improve survival even in rural areas

11/29/2005
Links Between Depression, Heart Disease Get Clearer

Depressed patients are more stressed and prone to skipping meds, studies find

11/29/2005
Thyroid Trouble Raises Heart Risk

Study finds increased odds of heart failure as thyroid fails

11/29/2005
Got Gum Trouble? Your Heart Might Be Next

Infected gums can contribute to clogged arteries, experts say

11/28/2005
Heart Failure Patients in Two Countries Compared

U.S. patients did better than Canadian ones in short run, but difference disappeared after a year

11/28/2005
Simpler CPR Guidelines Unveiled

They emphasize chest compressions over rescue breaths

11/28/2005
C-Reactive Protein Signals Cardiovascular Risk, Sometimes

Two studies arrive at different conclusions on value of test for inflammatory protein

11/24/2005
As Noise Rises, So May Heart Risks

Loud environments boost odds for heart attack, study finds

11/22/2005
Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients

Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin

11/18/2005
Program Improves Heart Patients' Care

'Get With the Guidelines' encourages health staff to stick to treatment standards

11/17/2005
Obesity Ups Arrhythmia Risk After Bypass

Being overweight can more than double the odds, study found

11/17/2005
Protein Test Gauges Heart Failure Risk

High blood levels of NT-proBNP can signal danger, study finds

11/17/2005
Innovative Research Gives Heart Patients Hope

Robots, gene-driven pacemakers and even a link to creme brulée served up at AHA meeting

11/16/2005
Diabetes Drug Pulls Double Duty

Actos cut risk of second heart attack in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

11/16/2005
Arthritis Patients Missing Out on Aspirin Therapy

Rheumatoid sufferers at higher risk of heart disease, study notes

11/16/2005
Decaf Coffee Might Slightly Boost Heart-Disease Risk

Study found it raised levels of blood fats, LDL cholesterol

11/15/2005
Roller Coasters Can Tax the Heart

People with cardiac problems should avoid the amusement park staples, study warns

11/15/2005
Pet Therapy Boosts Heart-Failure Patients

Visit with dogs improved heart, lung function in hospitalized men and women, study found

11/15/2005
High-Dose Lipitor Equal to Lower-Dose Zocor

But study found Lipitor did reduce risk of some cardiovascular events

11/15/2005
U.S. Heart Patients May Get Too Many Blood Transfusions

Many of these potentially risky procedures may be unnecessary, researchers contend

11/15/2005
Daily Aspirin a Smart Move After Menopause

Study suggests it reduced death risk in those with heart disease

11/14/2005
Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving

But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

11/14/2005
Progenitor Cells Stem Damage After Heart Attack

Study found infusions doubled the improvement in heart pumping function