Heart Attack News

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Article Title
6/13/2006
Jury Still Out on Best Delivery of CPR

One study supports manual method, another picks machine-based technique

6/13/2006
High Blood Sugar Can Be Deadly After Heart Attack

Death was 15 times more likely in some patients with hyperglycemia, study found

6/12/2006
Medication Use Crucial After Stent Placement

Heart attack patients who didn't follow regimen had 9-fold higher death risk, study says

6/12/2006
Defibrillator Recipients Face Increased Heart-Failure Risk

They need more care than they're getting to ensure their health, study says

6/11/2006
Major Changes Could Reduce Diabetes Death Toll

American Diabetes Association warns 62 million could die in next 30 years

6/10/2006
New Campaign Launched to Fight Global Rise in Diabetes

Experts predict that 350 million could be diabetic by 2026

6/7/2006
Imaging Combo Catches Cardiovascular Trouble

Two types of scans were more accurate at spotting blood flow problems

6/5/2006
Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease

PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

6/2/2006
Enlarged Heart Not Always a Sign of Trouble

Type of stress determines how the heart reacts, researchers report

6/2/2006
Non-Cox-2 Painkillers May Also Carry Heart Risks

British study finds hazards with ibuprofen, diclofenac; other experts disagree

6/1/2006
High Doses of Statins Carry Dangers, Swedish Report Says

But top American cardiologists say evidence doesn't back up the claim

6/1/2006
Mild Heart Disorder Raises Stroke Risk

Slight reduction in pumping ability found to cause the problem

6/1/2006
Expert Advice on Heart Attack Now Online

American Heart Association's Web site is new resource for heart patients

5/22/2006
Air Pollution Boosts Death Rates

Those with diseases like diabetes, heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis are vulnerable, study finds

5/20/2006
Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure

Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

5/19/2006
Research Questions Usefulness of Public Defibrillators

Outside of a few locales, other methods of saving lives may be more cost-effective

5/19/2006
Early Treatment Helps People With Prehypertension

Medication slowed progression to hypertension, researchers say

5/18/2006
Cooling Brain Improves Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

'Controlled hypothermia' limits the damage when blood supply dwindles, study finds

5/18/2006
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Bystander CPR

They received the lifesaving procedure half as often as U.S. whites

5/18/2006
New Vioxx Data Confirm Concerns About Risk, Doctors Say

Study shows heart dangers began at four months, not 18 as Merck has stated

5/18/2006
Safety of External Defibrillators Examined

Study shows one in five was recalled for potential malfunction in past 10 years

5/18/2006
Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

5/18/2006
Fish Consumption Linked to Heart Abnormality

But experts insist the food is a heart-healthy choice

5/16/2006
Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol

Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

5/15/2006
U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines

Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

5/15/2006
Problems With Implantable Heart Devices Need More Public Airing

Experts say companies that make them should work closely with government, doctors

5/11/2006
Statin Drugs Help Heart Patients Survive

Giving the cholesterol-busters to cardiac patients saves lives, study suggests

5/10/2006
Experts Point to Best Centers for Heart Attack Care

Hospitals that adhere to guidelines boost patient outcomes

5/9/2006
Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care

Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

5/8/2006
Ultrasound Can Help Predict Heart Attack Risk

Atherosclerosis in neck artery is key warning sign, study finds

5/5/2006
Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients

But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

5/4/2006
Health Tip: Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Chest pain isn't the only possible symptom

5/2/2006
Surprising Report on Statins Won't Deter Doctors From Using Them

They see great value in administering the cholesterol drugs to heart patients

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