Heart Attack News

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Article Title
3/8/2005
Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

More study is needed before guidelines should be changed, researchers say

3/7/2005
Implanted Defibrillator Helps Spot Death Risk

It tracks trouble with daily heart rhythms, study finds

3/7/2005
Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

3/7/2005
Blood Sodium Levels Affect Heart Failure Survival

Doctors should pay closer attention to this key factor, study finds

3/7/2005
Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Stroke Risk for Women

But the drug only cuts heart attack risk in older women, study finds

3/1/2005
Celebrex Bests Vioxx as Potential Cancer Fighter

Despite cardiovascular risks, painkiller appears to block key protein for cancer cell replication

3/1/2005
Debris-Collecting Device Flunks Artery Test

But an improved, second-generation model still holds hope

3/1/2005
Supersized in the NFL

More pro football players are obese, study finds

2/27/2005
Secondhand Smoke No Health Bargain

Evidence mounts that bystanders face big risks

2/25/2005
Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Cuts Death Risk

Survival benefit begins within one month of attack, study finds

2/22/2005
Unraveling Estrogen's Effect in Older Women

Researchers think they know why HRT raises cardiovascular risk after menopause

2/21/2005
Coated Stents Superior Over the Long Term

Study finds advantages over bare-metal stents after three years

2/21/2005
Heart Failure Drug Extends Lives

It's also relatively inexpensive, large study finds

2/21/2005
2/19/2005
Health Experts Wary After FDA Panel's Cox-2 Recommendations

The painkillers' problems haven't gone away, they say

2/19/2005
Painkillers Should All Stay on Market, Despite Heart Risks: FDA Panel

Advisers vote to recommend keeping Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra available while finding all raise cardiovascular risks

2/18/2005
Patients Urge FDA Panel Not to Ban Painkillers

Hearing gets personal tales of pain relief with cox-2s

2/17/2005
Wives Who Bite Their Tongues Risk Their Lives

Avoiding conflict with husbands boosts likelihood of death, study finds

2/17/2005
FDA Whistleblower Warns of Cox-2 Risks

Vioxx increases heart dangers dramatically, Graham tells government advisers

2/16/2005
Cox-2 Drugs Take Center Stage at Government Hearings

First of three days of testimony gets underway

2/15/2005
Studies Spell Bad News for Cox-2 Drugs

Results will be focus of three days of government hearings

2/15/2005
Heredity Plays a Role in Heart Artery Blockages

Fatty deposits form in dangerous places for some families, study finds

2/14/2005
Cox-2 Drugs Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Other research finds more evidence of heart attack, stroke risk

2/14/2005
Tamoxifen Cuts Heart Attack Risk

But benefit of breast cancer drug no reason to use it for cardiovascular protection

2/14/2005
FDA to Weigh Fate of Bextra, Celebrex, Similar Drugs

Panel must balance health risks against benefits

2/9/2005
Sometimes a Heart Attack Is Really a 'Broken Heart'

Stress can temporarily stun main pumping chamber, study finds

2/9/2005
Stretching Artery-Opening Stents Deemed Safe

Ensuring snug fit in vessel won't compromise patient outcomes

2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

2/7/2005
3 Risky Diabetes Drugs May Be Safe for Heart Patients

Study finds drugs that FDA says should not be given actually may help diabetics.

2/4/2005
Put Your Heart on That To-Do List

Women must keep a healthy lifestyle to avoid cardiovascular disease, experts advise

2/3/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Attacks the Heart

Study confirms it doubled the risk of heart failure in patients

2/1/2005
New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk

Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

1/31/2005
More Evidence Links Vioxx to Heart Attacks

But large Canadian review finds no risk with Celebrex

1/27/2005
A Molecular Explanation of Why Burgers Are Bad For You

Researchers identify cholesterol-forming mechanism

1/25/2005
Tailored Drug Protects Heart Attack Patients

Variation of anti-clotting agent heparin improves survival rates, study finds

1/25/2005
Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia

Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

1/24/2005
Doctors Should Push Cardiac Rehab Programs

They can prevent recurrent heart attacks, experts say

1/24/2005
Study Blames Vioxx for Up to 140,000 Cases of Heart Disease

As many as 40 percent of cases may have been fatal, FDA scientist contends

1/21/2005
Heart Attack: Less Treatment May Be Better

Multi-country study finds long-term death rate higher for patients given 'invasive'procedures

1/19/2005
1/19/2005
Plavix Not Best for Heart Patients With History of Ulcers

Can lead to stomach bleeding, although second study finds blood thinner generally safe

1/19/2005
New Guidelines Simplify Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Alphabetized rules based on results of recent clinical trials

1/18/2005
Experts Fail to Perform CPR Correctly

Medical personnel often don't follow recommended technique, studies show

1/18/2005
Bextra Data Suggests All Cox-2 Drugs Pose Heart Risks

Painkiller linked to cardiovascular dangers in latest research

1/18/2005
Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease

It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

1/14/2005
Muscle Loss Can Point to Heart Failure

Study shows how angiotensin II leads to weight loss

1/13/2005
High Blood Pressure a Worldwide Problem

Big increase predicted in less developed countries

1/10/2005
Cord Blood Stems Heart Attack Damage

Umbilical stem cells restored heart pumping function to near normal in rats

1/5/2005
C-Reactive Protein a Red Flag for Heart Trouble

It's as important as elevated cholesterol levels, studies find

1/5/2005
Some Cases of Sudden Cardiac Death May Start in Brain

Disrupted signals to heart may be fatal in stressful settings, study finds