Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk

Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

5/12/2005
Wider Use of Statins May Make Economic Sense

But experts not sure British finding would apply in United States

5/11/2005
Drug Might Lower Heart Attack Risk

Protein inhibitor reduces inflammatory markers in those at high risk

5/11/2005
Heart Rate During and After Exercise Tied to Sudden Death

Slow response, slow recovery raises risk, study finds

5/9/2005
Cocaine Can Harm Heart's Blood Vessels

High incidence of aneurysms found in users, study finds

5/6/2005
Regular Exercise Cuts Women's Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Even two hours a week makes a difference, though more is better

5/5/2005
Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart

Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

5/5/2005
Defibrillators Help Newly Diagnosed Heart Patients

Study suggests Medicare guidelines may need to be revised for implanted devices

5/5/2005
Blow to Chest Won't Restore Normal Heartbeat

External defibrillation is the best treatment, study finds

5/5/2005
Anger Can Be a Heartbreaker

Arrhythmias provoked by hostility more like to trigger cardiac arrest

5/4/2005
Fish Oil Nutrient Boosts Ailing Hearts

Better outcomes for bypass patients and those using pacemakers

5/4/2005
Treatment of Abnormal Heartbeat Tricky

Trial assesses two rhythm-restoring drugs for atrial fibrillation

5/4/2005
Heart Attack Diagnosis Tool Misses Some Patients

Ethnicity, race affect accuracy of computerized system, study finds

5/3/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Show Shortfalls

Real-life results below those in controlled trials, study finds

5/3/2005
Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks

Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

5/2/2005
Protein Can Help Heart Heal Itself

Studies found TGF-beta could be targeted to help repair or prevent cardiac damage

5/2/2005
Diet Can Circumvent Heart Disease

Studies suggest vegetable tablets, whole grains and baked or broiled fish

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/25/2005
Antiplatelet Drug May Help Aspirin Prevent Stroke

Clopidogrel-aspirin combination reduces formation of tiny clots, study finds

4/25/2005
High-Volume Hospitals Best for Aortic Valve Repair

There's a better chance of getting the best device for your age, study finds

4/22/2005
Pacemakers Continue to Prove Their Worth

21st century twists improve performance, experts say

4/22/2005
Experts Downplay OTC Painkiller Risks

Much more study is needed to determine serious heart hazards

4/20/2005
Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease

Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

4/15/2005
Weight-Loss Drug Shows Further Promise in European Trial

Results for rimonabant trial parallel those of American study

4/14/2005
Meat Preservative Could Preserve Human Heart

In animal studies, sodium nitrite reduced damage after cardiac arrest by 67%

4/12/2005
Minor Misdosage of ER Clot-Busting Drugs May be OK

Patient characteristics probably cause poor heart attack outcomes, study suggests

4/11/2005
Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk

In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

4/11/2005
Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure

Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

4/6/2005
A New Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Study finds predictive value of a heart-produced molecule

4/5/2005
Diuretics Best for High Blood Pressure

Large study found they beat out newer drugs when treating blacks and whites alike

4/5/2005
Study Questions Ibuprofen Ban Before Surgery

The drug's effects on clotting may be too brief to matter

4/1/2005
Scientists Spot New Cholesterol-Lowering Target

Mice without a key protein cut their "bad" cholesterol in half

3/31/2005
Can Stem Cells Reverse Heart-Attack Damage?

Therapy might revolutionize treatment of heart patients

3/30/2005
Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention

It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

3/30/2005
Researchers Find Potential Key to Preventing Heart Attack Damage

In mice, the drug cyclosporin shields cardiac cells from destruction

3/28/2005
New Surgery Detours Within Clogged Artery Walls

The procedure can restore blood flow when all else fails, study says

3/28/2005
Artery Cells Can Produce Heart Disease-Linked Protein

C-reactive protein discovery a new insight into killer illness

3/23/2005
Antidepressants Don't Raise Heart Attack Risk

Study suggests depression itself drives increase in cardiac trouble

3/23/2005
Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly At Night

Cardiac death risk rises as sleepers' breathing is impaired

3/23/2005
Sudden Stress, Exertion Can Trigger Heart Attack

But risk from any one event still low in those with heart disease, experts note

3/21/2005
Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble

Clinical trial review found increased risks, but manufacturer says Natrecor has no such impact at recommended doses

3/19/2005
High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat

25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

3/17/2005
Anger Hurts Younger Hearts

Hostile feelings can speed coronary artery disease, study finds

3/15/2005
Breast Cancer Radiation Carries Little Cardiac Risk

Better technology means this treatment safer than ever, study finds

3/15/2005
Drug Therapy as Good as Invasive Procedures After Heart Attacks

Medications offer an equal chance of long-term survival for older folks, study finds

3/15/2005
Vitamin E Ups Heart Failure Risk

Study also finds supplement doesn't prevent cancer or heart disease

3/14/2005
White Blood Cell Counts Hint at Heart Disease Risk

High levels in women indicate greater chances of cardiovascular trouble

3/10/2005
Consumer Drug Ads Facing Their Moment of Truth

Less show, more show-and-tell seen in wake of drug safety hearings

3/9/2005
Clot-Blocking Drug Combats Severe Heart Attacks

Plavix keeps arteries open, improves survival rates, studies find