Heart Attack News

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Article Title
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

2/28/2006
Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Attack Ineffective

But experts say the field remains full of promise

2/27/2006
Stress Can Trigger, Worsen Heart Attacks

Blood pressure, heart activity took longer to return to normal, study finds

2/24/2006
Two Rare Clotting Genes Hike Heart Disease Risk

Study analysis finds moderate increase for cardiac problems

2/21/2006
Two Drug-Coated Stents Perform Equally Well

Head-to-head trial of the artery-opening devices found little difference

2/20/2006
Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack

These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

2/20/2006
Focus, Flexibility Speed Heart Attack Care

Lessons from the nation's best-responding hospitals can improve centers elsewhere, experts say

2/17/2006
Birth-Control Patch May Boost Risk of Blood Clots

But a second study found no heightened risk, officials report

2/14/2006
Poverty Lowers Cardiac Stress Test Results

Experts say poor diet and lack of access to fitness facilities to blame

2/14/2006
More Than 40% of Heart Attacks Go Undiagnosed

The problem affects women more often than men, researchers report

2/13/2006
Estrogen Therapy of No Value to Heart Health

But it may offer some protection to younger postmenopausal women, study finds

2/10/2006
Many Men Drive to ER During Heart Attack

One in 14 do so, researchers say, even though ambulance is the better option

2/9/2006
Health Tip: Tooth Pain May Actually Signal a Heart Attack

Pain can also radiate from the jaw, abdomen or back

2/8/2006
Diabetics' Hearts Fueled by Fats

Finding could explain high heart attack rate in those with diabetes, researchers say

2/7/2006
2/2/2006
Self-Monitoring of Blood Drug Helps Patients

Fewer problems, lower death rate, researchers found

2/2/2006
Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Heart Failure

No breakthroughs yet, but getting the 'recipe' right will be key, experts say

1/31/2006
Women More Aware of Heart-Disease Risk...

... But treatment still doesn't equal that of men, studies find

1/27/2006
Gene Explains Asians' Resistance to Angina Drug

Switched-off DNA may explain why many don't get relief from nitroglycerin

1/26/2006
Fruits and Veggies Protect Against Stroke

Three daily servings are good, five or more are better, study finds

1/25/2006
Trauma Centers Save More Lives

The findings could help save facilities threatened with closure, experts say

1/25/2006
Heart-Surgery Drug Poses Risks: Study

It can cause kidney failure, stroke, heart problems, researcher says

1/25/2006
Study Looks at Hispanic Hypertension 'Race Gap'

Black Hispanics more likely to have high blood pressure than white Hispanics

1/25/2006
Statins May Prevent Sepsis in Heart Patients

Risk of deadly reaction to infection was reduced by cholesterol drugs, study says

1/23/2006
Heart Tests, Treatments May Be Overused

Use of expensive interventions far exceeds rise in disease incidence, studies find

1/23/2006
Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Trouble

Men with condition performed more poorly on cardiac stress test, researchers found