Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/4/2005
Study Unlikely to Change Use of Hypertension Drugs

Experts say diuretics safe enough, but alternatives do exist

1/3/2005
Dual-Chamber Pacemakers Better for Heart Patients

They cost more, but reduce hospitalizations and disability, study finds

1/2/2005
Teen Obesity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Excess weight leads to serious adult health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease

12/28/2004
Internal Clock Affects Heart Rhythm Patterns

Finding could lead to better understanding of heart disease

12/27/2004
MRI Helps Judge Heart Attack Size

Accurately measures extent of damage in dogs

12/27/2004
Drug-Eluting Stents Work for Restenosis

Effective treatment for repeat in-stent narrowing

12/20/2004
Embryonic Stem Cells Keep Heart Beating

They acted like pacemaker in animal trials

12/20/2004
Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Valuable Tools

They may better reflect daily hypertension readings, heart experts say

12/17/2004
U.S. Halts Use of Celebrex in Cancer Trial

Will review heart safety of all cox-2 inhibitors

12/16/2004
Pacemakers Can Avert Fatal Attack in Some Epilepsy Patients

Study found slowed or stopped heartbeats during seizures

12/15/2004
More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease

Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

12/14/2004
A Puzzling Blood Pressure Drug Finding

Supposed danger of calcium channel blockers requires further study, experts say

12/13/2004
Death Rates Highest During Holidays

Study finds bump on Christmas and New Year's

12/13/2004
Heart Risk Spikes After Stopping Painkillers

More infarctions seen in first month after discontinuing NSAIDs

12/8/2004
Study Urges Delay for Implantable Defibrillators

Inserting them right after heart attack doesn't cut death rate

12/7/2004
Fingertip Test Catches Early Signs of Heart Disease

Check of smallest vessels a clue to condition of coronary arteries

12/6/2004
Study: Celebrex Safer on Heart Than Vioxx

But another expert questions safety of entire class of drugs

12/2/2004
Gay Men Using Viagra Recreationally

Study: Practice may raise risk of STDs, fatal drug interactions

11/30/2004
High Doses of Beta Carotene Pose Lingering Threats

Supplement, once thought to prevent lung cancer, actually increases risk

11/24/2004
Molecule Promotes Growth of Heart Muscle

Helps repair heart attack damage in mice

11/23/2004
Obesity Raises Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

More weight means more likelihood of atrial fibrillation

11/22/2004
Obesity Bad for Brain, Study Finds

But doesn't raise death risk after heart attack

11/20/2004
Joe Montana Leads Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Football great urges people to get checked for hypertension

11/16/2004
Ozone Pollution Raises Death Risk

Study finds it's dangerous even at present EPA standards

11/11/2004
New Weapon Against Arrhythmias

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators benefit both men and women

11/10/2004
Morphine Increases Death Risk for Heart Patients

Study found chances of trouble go up by almost 50 percent

11/10/2004
Gender, Ethnic Gaps Found in Heart Care

Men, blacks usually fare worse, studies find

11/10/2004
Clot-Busting Drugs Don't Lead to Rare Heart-Bleeding Problem

Widespread use of these medicines hasn't increased rate of cardiac tamponade

11/9/2004
Hypertension Drugs Serve Another Role

Save lives in those with heart disease and normal blood pressure

11/9/2004
Even Placebo Pills Can Help Heart-Failure Patients

Survival rates were higher if pill regimen was followed, study finds

11/9/2004
Stem Cells Reverse Damage of Heart Attacks

Therapy tried in pigs could one day be used on humans, researchers say

11/9/2004
Obesity Drug Shows Great Promise

Trial participants had sustained weight loss of almost 20 pounds over two years

11/8/2004
Foods Rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid May Protect the Heart

The substance appeared to reduce the risk of death in women, study finds

11/8/2004
Drug Combo Cuts Heart Disease Death Rate in Blacks

But researchers believe the therapy would benefit all races

11/5/2004
Study Faults Popular Hypertension Drug

Atenolol doesn't prevent heart deaths, Swedish researchers say

11/4/2004
Prayer Helps Cardiac Patients

Gives them confidence, hope and sense of control, study finds

11/4/2004
Some Chest Pains Require More Scrutiny in ER

Small percentage of patients go on to have heart attacks, problems a month later

11/1/2004
Genetic Link in Heart Valve Disease Deaths Found

Study finds up to 2.5 times the risk if relative died of it

11/1/2004
Excess Weight Hurts Even Seemingly Healthy Heart

It limits the muscle's ability to expand and contract, study finds

10/25/2004
New Guidelines for Kawaski Disease Issued

Refines criteria for diagnosing inflammation of blood vessels

10/25/2004
Blood Vessel Function May Point to Heart Problems

Root of those problems can be traced to childhood ills such as obesity

10/21/2004
New Stents Tied to Rare Heart Attack Risk

It may increase if anti-clotting therapy stops

10/20/2004
Study Finds New Road Hazard: Heart Attacks

Finds that pollution, not stress, is the culprit

10/18/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Helps Fight Heart Failure

It cuts death and hospitalization rates, study says

10/15/2004
Binge Drinking May Be Bad for the Blood

Alcohol causes platelets to stick, but red wine does not, study finds

10/14/2004
Ephedrine Can Cause Sudden Death

Supplement created potentially fatal heart rhythms in dogs

10/12/2004
Alcohol Could Hike Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Moderate to heavy male drinkers faced 25% to 46% greater risk of atrial fibrillation

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/12/2004
Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk

Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors