Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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