Heart Attack News

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2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

2/7/2005
3 Risky Diabetes Drugs May Be Safe for Heart Patients

Study finds drugs that FDA says should not be given actually may help diabetics.

2/4/2005
Put Your Heart on That To-Do List

Women must keep a healthy lifestyle to avoid cardiovascular disease, experts advise

2/3/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Attacks the Heart

Study confirms it doubled the risk of heart failure in patients

2/1/2005
New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk

Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

1/31/2005
More Evidence Links Vioxx to Heart Attacks

But large Canadian review finds no risk with Celebrex

1/27/2005
A Molecular Explanation of Why Burgers Are Bad For You

Researchers identify cholesterol-forming mechanism

1/25/2005
Tailored Drug Protects Heart Attack Patients

Variation of anti-clotting agent heparin improves survival rates, study finds

1/25/2005
Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia

Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

1/24/2005
Doctors Should Push Cardiac Rehab Programs

They can prevent recurrent heart attacks, experts say

1/24/2005
Study Blames Vioxx for Up to 140,000 Cases of Heart Disease

As many as 40 percent of cases may have been fatal, FDA scientist contends

1/21/2005
Heart Attack: Less Treatment May Be Better

Multi-country study finds long-term death rate higher for patients given 'invasive'procedures

1/19/2005
1/19/2005
Plavix Not Best for Heart Patients With History of Ulcers

Can lead to stomach bleeding, although second study finds blood thinner generally safe

1/19/2005
New Guidelines Simplify Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Alphabetized rules based on results of recent clinical trials

1/18/2005
Experts Fail to Perform CPR Correctly

Medical personnel often don't follow recommended technique, studies show

1/18/2005
Bextra Data Suggests All Cox-2 Drugs Pose Heart Risks

Painkiller linked to cardiovascular dangers in latest research

1/18/2005
Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease

It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

1/14/2005
Muscle Loss Can Point to Heart Failure

Study shows how angiotensin II leads to weight loss

1/13/2005
High Blood Pressure a Worldwide Problem

Big increase predicted in less developed countries

1/10/2005
Cord Blood Stems Heart Attack Damage

Umbilical stem cells restored heart pumping function to near normal in rats

1/5/2005
C-Reactive Protein a Red Flag for Heart Trouble

It's as important as elevated cholesterol levels, studies find

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