Heart Attack News

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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

6/16/2005
Studies Confirm Ozone's Health Risks

Strong link between higher air levels and increased mortality rates

6/14/2005
Stent Treatment May Be Best Even Hours After Heart Attack

Study might challenge existing treatment guidelines

6/14/2005
Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit Defibrillator Patients

The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds

6/13/2005
Viagra Treats Children's Lethal Hypertension

The impotence drug relaxes lung arteries, extending survival

6/13/2005
Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk

Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

6/10/2005
Depression Often Untreated in Heart Patients

Cardiologists need to spot warning signs, arrange for help, study suggests

6/9/2005
More Studies Link Painkillers to Heart Problems

Research builds on earlier findings surrounding anti-inflammatory drugs

6/8/2005
Statin Treatment Doesn't Help Heart Valve Problem

Anti-cholesterol drug ineffective against aortic stenosis in small trial

6/6/2005
New Test Could Speed Cardiac Care

Blood screen quickly identifies heart failure type

6/6/2005
Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart

Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

6/6/2005
Low-Level Jobs Increase Cardiac Risk

Rapid heartbeat, less heart response found in British study

6/1/2005
Gene May Affect Blood-Clot Drug's Effects

Testing could one day help doctors prescribe the best dose, study says

5/31/2005
Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk

Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

5/31/2005
Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

5/31/2005
Experts Weigh in On the Better Bypass

Use of heart-lung machine depends on surgeon's skill, AHA concludes

5/25/2005
Bypass Beats Stents for Heart Surgery

The new findings run counter to previous studies, however

5/25/2005
Depressed Heart Surgery Patients Face Higher Mortality Rates

Physicians should pay closer attention to emotional well-being, study suggests

5/25/2005
'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries

Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

5/25/2005
Many Heart Attack Patients Have Metabolic Syndrome

Risk factors include wide waistlines, hypertension and high blood sugar, study finds

5/24/2005
A Better Way to Diagnose Heart Disease?

Computerized X-rays give clear pictures of coronary arteries

5/24/2005
Erectile Trouble May Signal Heart Disease

Studies suggest men with ED get checked for vascular problems

5/23/2005
Mouse Study Casts Doubt On CRP Heart Disease Test

But one expert dismissed the finding as "not important"

5/23/2005
Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Risks

Accumulated data supports smoke-free environments, experts say

5/19/2005
Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit

Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk

Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

5/12/2005
Wider Use of Statins May Make Economic Sense

But experts not sure British finding would apply in United States

5/11/2005
Drug Might Lower Heart Attack Risk

Protein inhibitor reduces inflammatory markers in those at high risk

5/11/2005
Heart Rate During and After Exercise Tied to Sudden Death

Slow response, slow recovery raises risk, study finds

5/9/2005
Cocaine Can Harm Heart's Blood Vessels

High incidence of aneurysms found in users, study finds