Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/11/2004
Simple Kidney Test Predicts Heart Death

New study strengthens connection between two organ ailments

10/11/2004
Caminiti's Death Puts Spotlight on Steroids

Former baseball MVP also had recent history of cocaine abuse

10/8/2004
Not All Progestins Equal for Heart

One kind made attacks more severe, while the other limited damage

10/8/2004
Safety of All Cox-2 Drugs Questioned

Expert says they work on same heart mechanism as recalled Vioxx

10/7/2004
Stem Cell Molecules Repair Genetic Damage

They sent signals that fixed damaged heart cells in mice, study says

10/5/2004
Caution Urged on Transfusions in Some Heart Patients

Finding of higher death rate among those with anemia, study suggests

10/4/2004
Sibling Heart Attack a Sign You're at Risk, Too

Aggressive steps should be taken to lower that risk, study finds

10/1/2004
Vioxx Users Can Find Safe Alternatives

Other drugs on the market offer arthritis relief, experts say

9/24/2004
Statins Expand Their Role in Protecting the Heart

They're now recommended for some people without obvious cholesterol problems

9/23/2004
Anger Linked to Heart Disease Inflammation

It boosts blood levels of C-reactive protein, study finds

9/21/2004
Aggressive Care Improves Odds for Heart Attack Patients

Americans fared better than Canadians, who received more conservative treatments

9/20/2004
Tight Glucose Control Needed for Diabetics

Analysis suggests ways to ward off heart disease

9/20/2004
Blood Protein Gives Early Warning for Heart Disease

More evidence that C-reactive protein is linked to artery damage

9/20/2004
Child Abuse Leads to Adult Heart Disease

It adversely affects the body and mind, study finds

9/17/2004
Alcohol Reduces Damage After Heart Attack

In moderation, it helps keep tissue slick and clear, study finds

9/17/2004
Inflammatory Protein May Point to Vessel Blockage

Study says high levels seem to serve as early warning signal

9/16/2004
Aggressive Therapy After Heart Attack Backed

Drugs, quick angioplasty deemed safe and effective

9/15/2004
Intensive Statin Use Not for All Heart Patients

High doses don't always prevent problems, and may cause some

9/14/2004
Exercise Can Keep Heart Failure in Check

It keeps the muscle from growing stiff, research finds

9/10/2004
Upping the Ante to Lower Cholesterol

New national goals seek to cut risk of heart attack and stroke

9/8/2004
Common Antibiotic Tied to Rare, Fatal Heart Effect

Erythromycin combined with some drugs can raise risk, study finds

9/8/2004
Drug Reduces Cardiac Arrest by 21 Percent

It's of real value to those at high risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds

9/7/2004
Studies Add to 'Fat-but-Fit' Debate for Women

Diabetes risk for obesity, heart problems for inactivity

9/3/2004
Weight-Loss Products Not Always Safe

Those that contain Seville orange herb ineffective and potentially dangerous

9/2/2004
Implanted Defibrillators Cut Down on Cardiac Arrest

Study finds benefits of implantation over 17-year period

9/2/2004
Ignoring Heart Attack, Stroke Risks Costs Billions

Untreated smoking, hypertension, cholesterol has fiscal toll

8/31/2004
Rehab Improves Survival After Heart Attack

Study finds participation raises chances by 50%

8/31/2004
Older Americans Aren't Being Treated for High Blood Pressure

A systolic reading of 160 or higher is dangerous, study says

8/30/2004
Two Signs of Heart Trouble

High blood pressure and elevated LDL cholesterol add up to danger

8/30/2004
Surgery Not Risky for Older Heart Patients

Study finds similar survival rates for medication, surgery in those over 75

8/26/2004
Statin Drugs Effective in the Long Term

10-year study suggests cholesterol-busters lower heart attack risk

8/24/2004
Early Heart Attacks Likelier in Smokers

Risk of nonfatal event before age 40 is fivefold, study finds

8/23/2004
Metabolic Syndrome Hikes Heart Risk

Traits like belly fat, high blood pressure are part of the syndrome

8/23/2004
High Blood Pressure Up 30% in U.S.

65 million adults have it, government report says

8/18/2004
An Aspirin a Day -- Good Medicine For Many

It can help heart patients but may pose risks for others

8/13/2004
Benefits of Drug-Coated Stents Limited

They keep arteries open better, but don't reduce deaths

8/11/2004
Device Helps Bystanders Restart Failing Hearts

Minimal training and defibrillators could save thousands

8/9/2004
Painless Heart Attacks Pose Extra Risk

Doctors don't always diagnose those who don't report chest pain correctly

8/6/2004
Two Drivers Help on the Road to Recovery

Golfer Nancy Lopez and husband, Ray Knight, credit teamwork for his comeback from a heart attack

8/4/2004
Diuretic Not Suited for Everyone With Heart Failure

Those on spironolactone and ACE inhibitors need monitoring, researchers caution