Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/2/2005
Protein Can Help Heart Heal Itself

Studies found TGF-beta could be targeted to help repair or prevent cardiac damage

5/2/2005
Diet Can Circumvent Heart Disease

Studies suggest vegetable tablets, whole grains and baked or broiled fish

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/25/2005
Antiplatelet Drug May Help Aspirin Prevent Stroke

Clopidogrel-aspirin combination reduces formation of tiny clots, study finds

4/25/2005
High-Volume Hospitals Best for Aortic Valve Repair

There's a better chance of getting the best device for your age, study finds

4/22/2005
Pacemakers Continue to Prove Their Worth

21st century twists improve performance, experts say

4/22/2005
Experts Downplay OTC Painkiller Risks

Much more study is needed to determine serious heart hazards

4/20/2005
Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease

Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

4/15/2005
Weight-Loss Drug Shows Further Promise in European Trial

Results for rimonabant trial parallel those of American study

4/14/2005
Meat Preservative Could Preserve Human Heart

In animal studies, sodium nitrite reduced damage after cardiac arrest by 67%

4/12/2005
Minor Misdosage of ER Clot-Busting Drugs May be OK

Patient characteristics probably cause poor heart attack outcomes, study suggests

4/11/2005
Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk

In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

4/11/2005
Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure

Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

4/6/2005
A New Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Study finds predictive value of a heart-produced molecule

4/5/2005
Diuretics Best for High Blood Pressure

Large study found they beat out newer drugs when treating blacks and whites alike

4/5/2005
Study Questions Ibuprofen Ban Before Surgery

The drug's effects on clotting may be too brief to matter

4/1/2005
Scientists Spot New Cholesterol-Lowering Target

Mice without a key protein cut their "bad" cholesterol in half

3/31/2005
Can Stem Cells Reverse Heart-Attack Damage?

Therapy might revolutionize treatment of heart patients

3/30/2005
Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention

It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

3/30/2005
Researchers Find Potential Key to Preventing Heart Attack Damage

In mice, the drug cyclosporin shields cardiac cells from destruction

3/28/2005
New Surgery Detours Within Clogged Artery Walls

The procedure can restore blood flow when all else fails, study says

3/28/2005
Artery Cells Can Produce Heart Disease-Linked Protein

C-reactive protein discovery a new insight into killer illness

3/23/2005
Antidepressants Don't Raise Heart Attack Risk

Study suggests depression itself drives increase in cardiac trouble

3/23/2005
Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly At Night

Cardiac death risk rises as sleepers' breathing is impaired

3/23/2005
Sudden Stress, Exertion Can Trigger Heart Attack

But risk from any one event still low in those with heart disease, experts note

3/21/2005
Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble

Clinical trial review found increased risks, but manufacturer says Natrecor has no such impact at recommended doses

3/19/2005
High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat

25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

3/17/2005
Anger Hurts Younger Hearts

Hostile feelings can speed coronary artery disease, study finds

3/15/2005
Breast Cancer Radiation Carries Little Cardiac Risk

Better technology means this treatment safer than ever, study finds

3/15/2005
Drug Therapy as Good as Invasive Procedures After Heart Attacks

Medications offer an equal chance of long-term survival for older folks, study finds

3/15/2005
Vitamin E Ups Heart Failure Risk

Study also finds supplement doesn't prevent cancer or heart disease

3/14/2005
White Blood Cell Counts Hint at Heart Disease Risk

High levels in women indicate greater chances of cardiovascular trouble

3/10/2005
Consumer Drug Ads Facing Their Moment of Truth

Less show, more show-and-tell seen in wake of drug safety hearings

3/9/2005
Clot-Blocking Drug Combats Severe Heart Attacks

Plavix keeps arteries open, improves survival rates, studies find

3/8/2005
Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

More study is needed before guidelines should be changed, researchers say

3/7/2005
Implanted Defibrillator Helps Spot Death Risk

It tracks trouble with daily heart rhythms, study finds

3/7/2005
Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

3/7/2005
Blood Sodium Levels Affect Heart Failure Survival

Doctors should pay closer attention to this key factor, study finds

3/7/2005
Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Stroke Risk for Women

But the drug only cuts heart attack risk in older women, study finds

3/1/2005
Celebrex Bests Vioxx as Potential Cancer Fighter

Despite cardiovascular risks, painkiller appears to block key protein for cancer cell replication

3/1/2005
Debris-Collecting Device Flunks Artery Test

But an improved, second-generation model still holds hope

3/1/2005
Supersized in the NFL

More pro football players are obese, study finds

2/27/2005
Secondhand Smoke No Health Bargain

Evidence mounts that bystanders face big risks

2/25/2005
Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Cuts Death Risk

Survival benefit begins within one month of attack, study finds

2/22/2005
Unraveling Estrogen's Effect in Older Women

Researchers think they know why HRT raises cardiovascular risk after menopause

2/21/2005
Coated Stents Superior Over the Long Term

Study finds advantages over bare-metal stents after three years

2/21/2005
Heart Failure Drug Extends Lives

It's also relatively inexpensive, large study finds

2/21/2005
2/19/2005
Health Experts Wary After FDA Panel's Cox-2 Recommendations

The painkillers' problems haven't gone away, they say

2/19/2005
Painkillers Should All Stay on Market, Despite Heart Risks: FDA Panel

Advisers vote to recommend keeping Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra available while finding all raise cardiovascular risks