Heart Attack News

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6/1/2016
Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

6/1/2016
ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

6/1/2016
Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke

Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble

5/24/2016
After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

1 in 4 survivors develops this serious condition within 4 years, study finds

5/24/2016
More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

5/24/2016
High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

5/17/2016
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients

Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

5/16/2016
Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'

Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say

5/11/2016
Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

4/25/2016
Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study

Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

4/20/2016
Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

4/18/2016
Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

4/18/2016
Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

4/13/2016
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

4/11/2016
Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer

Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

4/7/2016
FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

4/7/2016
4/6/2016
Women Twice as Likely to Die From Severe Heart Attack, Study Finds

Gender gap persists worldwide in emergency cardiac care

4/6/2016
Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble

When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

4/4/2016
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure

A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease

3/28/2016
Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

3/25/2016
Heart Attack Risk Factors on the Rise

Heart attack patients getting younger and more obese, new study finds.

3/24/2016
Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans: Study

Doctors, patients need to work together to prevent cardiac disease, experts say

3/24/2016
Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

3/24/2016
Daytime Sleepiness, Long Naps Linked to Heart Risks: Study

People who nap more than 1 hour a day also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, researchers say

3/23/2016
Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

3/23/2016
Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients

Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

3/23/2016
Gaps in Care Can Harm Patients After Heart Attack

Waiting too long for first medical apppointment after hospital discharge can have consequences, study finds

3/23/2016
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/21/2016
Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients

When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died, study finds

3/21/2016
U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South

Cardiac health has improved in North and West, but declined in Southern states, CDC study finds

3/14/2016
Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

3/14/2016
Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/4/2016
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

3/3/2016
Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds

Any extreme emotion can trigger syndrome that weakens muscles, causes left pumping chamber to balloon, researchers say

3/2/2016
Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors

Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

3/2/2016
One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

3/1/2016
Parents, Take Heed: Your Kids Copy Your Heart Health Habits

Study found that when a caregiver was obese or had a heart risk factor, children often followed suit

3/1/2016
A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart

Regular drinkers had fewer heart attacks, less calcium buildup in their arteries, study finds

3/1/2016
Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives

Studies found that also raising taxes on sugary drinks may prevent even more deaths

2/29/2016
Physically Fit May Bounce Back Better After Heart Attack

Survivors who had exercised regularly beforehand were less prone to depression afterwards, study finds

2/24/2016
Staying on Low-Dose Aspirin Before Heart Surgery Deemed Safe

Study finds no increased risk of bleeding in 30 days after operation

2/23/2016
Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

2/17/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Heart

Here's what you can do

2/16/2016
Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study

Research also finds other dietary cholesterol doesn't appear to up heart disease risk

2/10/2016
Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

2/1/2016
Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

1/25/2016
Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement