Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/28/2005
Artery-Opening Drugs Don't Help Valve Problem

Spanish study finds vasodilators not effective for aortic regurgitation

9/14/2005
Aggressive Treatment No Better for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Finding that conservative approach works as well contradicts previous trials

9/14/2005
Couch Potatoes Threatened by 'Visceral' Fat

This type of fat lying around organs is especially unhealthy, experts warn

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/13/2005
Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study

Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

9/12/2005
Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk

Five or more drinks per day raises odds for dangerous irregular heartbeat, study finds

9/12/2005
Why Cholesterol Is Such a Killer

It crystallizes, then breaks on artery walls, new research reveals

9/11/2005
9/11 Offers Lessons for Future Crises

One study found health-care workers hesitant to respond to certain emergencies

9/9/2005
Obesity Tied to Fatal Blood Clots

Study finds risk is particularly great for those younger than 40

9/7/2005
New Heart Risk Factor: Low Levels of Artery Repair Cells

German study finds increased risk of heart attack, death

9/7/2005
Aggressive Therapy Best for Chest Pain

Large, ongoing British study finds it would save lives

9/7/2005
New Technique Tracks Stem Cells' Progress

Scientists watched as the cells made their way to the heart and beyond

9/5/2005
Using Anti-Clotting Drug Before Angioplasty Cuts Risk

Plavix nearly halved odds for death, second heart attack, study found

9/4/2005
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Beat Back Heart Attack

Modern meds like ACE inhibitors protect better than older agents, study finds

8/29/2005
Swift Statin Therapy Cuts In-Hospital Heart Attack Deaths

Treatment in first 24 hours saves lives

8/23/2005
Obesity in America Continues to Expand

Government programs are failing to meet the challenge, report says

8/22/2005
Brain Damage Is Linked to Heart Failure

Scans show problems with vital areas that control heart functions, study says

8/18/2005
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80

British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

8/16/2005
Nights, Weekends Worst for Heart Attack Help

Patients wait longer for artery-opening procedures at hospitals, study finds

8/16/2005
A Clear Winner in the Coated-Stent Derby -- Sort Of

New studies back sirolimus, but some heart doctors prefer paclitaxel

8/15/2005
Blood-Thinner Warfarin Underused in Heart Attack Patients

Review says teaming it with aspirin halves the risk of a second attack

8/8/2005
Beta Blockers Best After Cardiac Surgery

Study finds they prevent irregular heartbeat after procedures

8/4/2005
Breast Cancer Risk with HRT May Be Lower Than Thought

Risk is lowest with estrogen-only therapy, study suggests

8/4/2005
Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Raises Risk for Heart Disease

'Prehypertensive' people three times more likely to have heart attack, study finds

8/3/2005
Stress Test Gauges Women's Risk of Death From Heart Disease

This new, more accurate model uses data based on women, not men, study reports

7/27/2005
Cardio Drugs May Prevent Surgery-Linked Heart Attack

Beta blockers seem to shield high-risk patients, but more study needed

7/27/2005
Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly

Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

7/26/2005
Stem Cells Restore Heart Function in Pigs

Trials in heart attack patients to begin soon, researchers say

7/25/2005
Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets

Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

7/23/2005
New Hope for Those With High Blood Pressure

Novel drugs and devices promise to improve hypertension management

7/20/2005
U.S. Hospital Care Better, But Gaps Remain

Quality varies widely between cities and centers, studies find

7/20/2005
Heart Device Maker Stayed Silent on Defects, Critics Claim

Guidant under fire for "foot-dragging" over recalled implantable defibs

7/19/2005
Hospital Report Cards Don't Improve Heart-Patient Care

Paying hospitals based on quality would work better, an expert says

7/19/2005
Insulin Resistance Linked to Heart Failure

Condition may be another predictor of heart problems, study finds

7/19/2005
Key Tests Predict Women's Heart Risk

Specific cholesterol screens plus a blood protein work best, study finds

7/18/2005
Cardiovascular Dangers Cut Across Race, Gender

High cholesterol plus hypertension a killer combo for everyone, experts say

7/13/2005
Study Questions Value of 2-Chamber Pacemakers

Researchers finds no survival advantage, but other experts endorse the devices

7/5/2005
Sudden Cardiac Death Spells Heart Trouble in Family

Dying at young age means relatives should be tested for heart defects, study says

7/5/2005
Antidepressants May Improve Heart Attack Survival

But the evidence is not conclusive, researchers say

7/3/2005
Growth Hormone Helps Hearts of Childhood Cancer Patients

Therapy can restore organ to near normal size, study finds

6/28/2005
Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored

Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure

6/27/2005
Middle-Age Hypertension Cuts Five Years Off Life

Findings are another reason to reduce high blood pressure early, experts say

6/27/2005
Women's Cardiac Care Varies by Hospital

Survival is improving, survey finds, but rates differ between centers

6/24/2005
Restoring Full Blood Flow Boosts Bypass Survival

Researchers also urge transplanted arteries instead of veins

6/24/2005
Heart Drug Approved for Blacks Raises Race Issue

BiDil endorsed in milestone move by FDA

6/24/2005
Snuff, Chew Tobacco Raise Heart Death Risk

Study suggests oral cancer not the only threat to users' health

6/23/2005
Blood Test Predicts Heart Attack Risk

When patient complains of chest pain

6/23/2005
Gene Therapy Improves Heart Stem Cell Treatment

Tweaking a gene got rid of arrhythmia complication, researchers report

6/20/2005
Have Stockings, Will Travel

Compression hose cuts in-flight blood clot risk 12-fold, study finds

6/18/2005
Blood Protein Signals Heart Disease Risk

Routine screening for inflammatory C-reactive protein is increasing