Heart Attack News

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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

1/21/2016
Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'?

Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

1/20/2016
Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

1/13/2016
Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

1/8/2016
High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study

Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

1/7/2016
Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

12/28/2015
Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds

Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

12/28/2015
Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients

Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

12/24/2015
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

12/22/2015
Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden, according to new study

12/21/2015
Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

12/16/2015
Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

12/11/2015
A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover

This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/8/2015
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Recovery After Heart Attack

Researchers report that positive patients were more physically active, less likely to be re-hospitalized

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/3/2015
Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

12/2/2015
New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure

Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

12/2/2015
Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries Ago

Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

11/30/2015
Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

11/26/2015
Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds