Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/12/2004
Experts Urge Tighter Cholesterol Control

Recommended even lower levels for high-risk persons

7/12/2004
Sleep Apnea Tied to Abnormal Heartbeat

Screening for nighttime disorder urged in atrial fibrillation patients

7/8/2004
Stem Cells Repair Heart Attack Damage

Advances prompt call to scientists to plead their own case

7/6/2004
Common Clot-Buster May Have a Superior

Variation of heparin effective and easier to use

7/2/2004
Stents As Good As Radiation for Blocked Arteries

Study finds benefits in devices that release drug

6/30/2004
Hormone Warns of Hypertension

Aldosterone levels indicate greater risk, new treatment avenue

6/28/2004
Hypertension, Cholesterol Often Twin Threats

Many patients aren't being treated for high cholesterol problems

6/21/2004
Kidney Disease Often Overlooked in Heart Patients

Better information for doctors is needed, study says

6/20/2004
Depression Spells Heart Trouble for Older Women

It increases risk of death by heart attack by 50 percent

6/17/2004
Newer Drug Helps Prevent Heart Attack

Valsartan benefits older people at high risk for heart attack and stroke: study

6/11/2004
Pain Pump Helps After Heart Surgery

Delivers numbing medication directly to site of incision

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/8/2004
Higher Costs Mean Fewer Take Lifesaving Drugs

Study finds use of statins drops sharply when co-pays rise

6/7/2004
Blood Thinner Doesn't Work for All

One-fourth of patients don't respond to Plavix in small study

6/7/2004
Experts Move to Resuscitate CPR

Skip the mouth-to-mouth, they say, especially if you're untrained

6/6/2004
Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Are Problems for Many Diabetics

Doctors need to do a better job of outlining the risks

6/1/2004
Air Pollution Poses Cardiovascular Risks, Heart Association Says

Studies said to provide convincing evidence it's a public health problem

6/1/2004
Clue to High Heart Attack Risk in Morning Found

Reduced blood vessel flexibility may explain vulnerability

5/27/2004
Celecoxib Beats Other NSAIDs in Heart Failure Risk

Canadian researchers examine cardiovascular effect of anti-inflammatories

5/26/2004
Blood Clot in Lung Can Cause Pulmonary Hypertension

Unexpectedly high incidence found in those who survived blocked artery

5/22/2004
What Every Diabetic Should Know About Heart Disease

It's the leading killer of people with the blood sugar disease

5/21/2004
New Culprits Behind Inflammation Found

Platelets, which help blood clot, have a sinister side, study finds

5/21/2004
Finding Atrial Fibrillation in Stroke Patients

New device helps doctors detect abnormal heart rhythm

5/20/2004
Possible Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death Found

Arrythmia, artery problems strike people in prime of life

5/19/2004
Implanted Heart Devices Save Lives

They reduce death rates, hospitalizations for cardiac failure patients

5/19/2004
Specialty Care for Elderly Heart Patients Pays Off

Study finds it improves quality of life while it cuts Medicare costs by 38%

5/17/2004
Heart Attacks Less Deadly in Northeast Hospitals

Study finds survival rates highest in that part of the country

5/16/2004
A New Look to Heart Failure Treatment

Cardiologists reshape the heart to boost its strength

5/14/2004
High Blood Pressure Can Kill Without Warning

That's why doctors urge routine screenings

5/14/2004
Beer May be a Boon to the Heart

Scientists tap more evidence of alcohol's role in boosting cardiovascular health

5/14/2004
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Heart Disease

Study finds lower cholesterol levels in teens who were breastfed as infants

5/14/2004
Heart Patients Sought for Alternative Therapy

Researchers plan to try chelation treatment

5/13/2004
Expert: Women's Heart Woes Have Stepchild Status

Urges more attention be paid to top killer

5/11/2004
Heredity Cuts Both Ways With Heart Disease

Family history can hurt, good gene can help

5/10/2004
Can Viagra Cure Impotence?

This and other findings highlight new research on erectile dysfunction

5/6/2004
Aspirin's Heart Benefit Muted When Coated

Cover reduces low-dose pill's absorption

5/5/2004
Gene Mutation May Up Your Risk of Heart Attack

Finding could lead to new medications to protect the heart

4/29/2004
Drug May Help Angina Patients Work Out

Ranexa eases chest pain that limits physical activity, study says

4/29/2004
Lethal Genetic Heart Defect Found

Responsible for heart failure in some people with congential problems

4/29/2004
Report Says Air in U.S. Still Too Dirty

Improvements seen, but still a long way to go

4/26/2004
Molecule Signals Danger For Heart Attack Patients

High levels of protein linked to heart failure, death

4/21/2004
Higher Drug Dose Hurts Kids in Cardiac Arrest

Survival better with lower adrenaline dosage, study finds

4/20/2004
Vioxx Tied to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Odds drop after first three months, study says

4/20/2004
Some Heart Drugs Aren't Properly Prescribed

Statins and diuretics underused, two studies found

4/19/2004
Doctors Urge Cholesterol Drugs for Diabetics

Most with type 2 diabetes would benefit, regardless of cholesterol level

4/15/2004
Love Mends a Broken Heart

Heart attack patients fare better with partners, friends

4/14/2004
When Coughing Can Save Your Life

How it may help during a heart attack

4/13/2004
Protein Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Study finds protection in those with highest levels of adiponectin

4/12/2004
Heart Condition Doesn't Boost Risk of Second Stroke

Opening between organ's two upper chambers not a risk factor

4/12/2004
Heart Attack Patients Spending Less Time in Hospital

Better care and financial pressures are the reasons, researchers report