Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/3/2004
Aggressive Treatment Saves Lives of Older Heart Patients

Procedures such as angioplasty and stenting aren't too taxing, study finds

8/2/2004
MRIs, Heart Implants Can Coexist Safely

Study still urges caution for those with pacemakers, defibrillators

8/2/2004
Many Heart Patients Fail to Get Needed Drugs

One-third of those with heart failure aren't prescribed ACE inhibitors

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/26/2004
On-the-Job Exercise Helps Diabetics

Even light lifting reduces heart risk, study finds

7/26/2004
Migraine Drug Users Don't Need Cardiac Stress Test

Concerns about possible heart problems are overstated, researchers say

7/23/2004
Is Angioplasty Right for All Heart Patients?

Experts differ over procedure's merits in many cases

7/23/2004
Study Questions Combo Therapy for Stroke Patients

Using aspirin with anti-clotting medication increases risk of bleeding problems

7/23/2004
Vacations Can be a Heart-Stopper

If you're at risk of a heart attack, take it easy on your next trip

7/20/2004
Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol

It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

7/12/2004
Experts Urge Tighter Cholesterol Control

Recommended even lower levels for high-risk persons

7/12/2004
Beta Blockers Safe for Heart-Failure Patients

Benefits outweigh possible side effects

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