Heart Attack News

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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

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