Heart Attack News

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Article Title
11/13/2005
OTC Painkillers Raise Death Risk After Heart Attack

The higher the dose of NSAIDs, the greater the risk, study finds

11/12/2005
Heart Disease, Diabetes Are Preventable

Better habits could prevent 80% of heart disease, 90% of type 2 diabetes, expert says

11/12/2005
Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant

Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

11/9/2005
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Stroke, Death

Study provides first real link to troubled nighttime breathing

11/4/2005
Plavix Helps Heart Attack Patients Survive

Clot-buster lowered risk of second heart attacks, strokes and death in large trial

11/4/2005
Waist-Hip Ratio a Better Heart Measure Than BMI?

International study finds ratio spots three times more of those at risk

11/3/2005
Merck Wins 2nd Vioxx Lawsuit

Unlike first case, plaintiff failed to prove drug caused his heart attack

10/28/2005
Underprivileged at Greater Risk of Heart Disease

The tools to spot their risk are lacking, British study finds

10/26/2005
Child's Growth Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Low birthweight, a failure to thrive, then adding fat boost risks, study finds

10/24/2005
Viagra May Treat Heart Failure

Impotence drug reduced hormonal stress on heart by 50 percent, researcher says

10/24/2005
Don't Work Your Heart Out

Stressful jobs and unfair bosses can raise cardiac risks, study finds

10/20/2005
Gene That Helps Control Heartbeat Found

Could help against human arrhythmias, researchers say

10/17/2005
Quality Gap Widens Between America's Best, Worst Hospitals

Patients at higher death risk in poorest-performing centers, study finds

10/17/2005
Drug Improves Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes

Study found pioglitazone cut risk for heart attacks, strokes

10/14/2005
Booze Thins the Blood

Alcohol's effect can be both good and bad, study finds

10/12/2005
Many Women Still Don't Take Heart Disease Seriously

Campaign seeks to highlight risks, encourage proactive approach to heart health

10/11/2005
Cholesterol Levels Can't Be Too Low

Study finds very low levels of LDL cholesterol are both safe and better

10/11/2005
Obesity During Midlife Ups Dementia Risk

Study found those with BMI higher than 30 also more likely to have heart attack, diabetes

10/10/2005
Researchers Question Value of CRP Test

High levels of protein tend to occur only with other cardiovascular risk factors, study says

10/5/2005
Many Smokers Stick With Habit After Heart Attack

European study shows one in five don't quit, despite risks

10/4/2005
Mixed Reviews for Pulmonary Artery Catheters

Two studies find no clinical benefit, but they aren't harmful, either

10/4/2005
Cardiovascular Trouble Hits Some Native Americans Hard

Montana study found the disparity between Indian, white death rates is growing

10/3/2005
More Heart Attack Patients Die in December

Reason why that month is associated with more deaths still a mystery to researchers

10/3/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Better for Diabetics

Fewer problems develop than with older bare stents, study finds

9/30/2005
The Lowdown on Bad Cholesterol

Experts see gains in ever-decreasing levels, with even 'normal' people benefiting from statins

9/29/2005
Trial Will Look At Widening Angioplasty's Reach

Research to examine whether community hospitals can use it for non-urgent care

9/29/2005
High Blood Pressure Can Be Lethal in Overweight

It's the prime factor raising their cardiovascular risk, study finds

9/28/2005
Artery-Opening Drugs Don't Help Valve Problem

Spanish study finds vasodilators not effective for aortic regurgitation

9/14/2005
Aggressive Treatment No Better for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Finding that conservative approach works as well contradicts previous trials

9/14/2005
Couch Potatoes Threatened by 'Visceral' Fat

This type of fat lying around organs is especially unhealthy, experts warn

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/13/2005
Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study

Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

9/12/2005
Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk

Five or more drinks per day raises odds for dangerous irregular heartbeat, study finds

9/12/2005
Why Cholesterol Is Such a Killer

It crystallizes, then breaks on artery walls, new research reveals

9/11/2005
9/11 Offers Lessons for Future Crises

One study found health-care workers hesitant to respond to certain emergencies

9/9/2005
Obesity Tied to Fatal Blood Clots

Study finds risk is particularly great for those younger than 40

9/7/2005
New Heart Risk Factor: Low Levels of Artery Repair Cells

German study finds increased risk of heart attack, death

9/7/2005
Aggressive Therapy Best for Chest Pain

Large, ongoing British study finds it would save lives

9/7/2005
New Technique Tracks Stem Cells' Progress

Scientists watched as the cells made their way to the heart and beyond

9/5/2005
Using Anti-Clotting Drug Before Angioplasty Cuts Risk

Plavix nearly halved odds for death, second heart attack, study found

9/4/2005
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Beat Back Heart Attack

Modern meds like ACE inhibitors protect better than older agents, study finds

8/29/2005
Swift Statin Therapy Cuts In-Hospital Heart Attack Deaths

Treatment in first 24 hours saves lives

8/23/2005
Obesity in America Continues to Expand

Government programs are failing to meet the challenge, report says

8/22/2005
Brain Damage Is Linked to Heart Failure

Scans show problems with vital areas that control heart functions, study says

8/18/2005
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80

British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

8/16/2005
Nights, Weekends Worst for Heart Attack Help

Patients wait longer for artery-opening procedures at hospitals, study finds

8/16/2005
A Clear Winner in the Coated-Stent Derby -- Sort Of

New studies back sirolimus, but some heart doctors prefer paclitaxel

8/15/2005
Blood-Thinner Warfarin Underused in Heart Attack Patients

Review says teaming it with aspirin halves the risk of a second attack

8/8/2005
Beta Blockers Best After Cardiac Surgery

Study finds they prevent irregular heartbeat after procedures

8/4/2005
Breast Cancer Risk with HRT May Be Lower Than Thought

Risk is lowest with estrogen-only therapy, study suggests