Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/20/2004
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease

Study ties it to artery problems in younger, healthy men

1/19/2004
Melatonin May Cut Hypertension Risk

The 'sleep' hormone reduced blood pressure readings, study finds

1/16/2004
Exercise Helps Heart Failure Patients

Following a supervised program improves their chances of survival

1/13/2004
New Fungus Compounds Halt Hardening of Arteries

In study of mice, they prevent accumulation of blood fats

1/9/2004
Widespread Genetic Link to Sudden Cardiac Death is Found

Genetic variants are more prevalent and diverse than previously thought

1/7/2004
Hormone Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

Vasopressin works best in those with worst chance

1/4/2004
Stopping Heart Disease in Its Tracks

Eat right and exercise regularly, doctors advise

12/31/2003
Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in U.S.

Group also marks milestones for 2003

12/30/2003
Heart Patients May Have New Medicinal Snake

Blood thinner from venom should be safer, easier to use

12/16/2003
Nailing Down Gender Differences in Heart Disease

Study finds specific measures don't predict outcome identically between women, men

12/16/2003
New Heart Therapy Wins Tempered Praise

Preliminary study finds cell transplants may work

12/15/2003
Stroke May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could lead to future treatment for the disease

12/9/2003
Blood Molecule Tied to Hypertension Risk

C-reactive protein associated with yet another heart problem

12/4/2003
Company Defends New Drug-Coated Stent's Safety Record

Clotting risk no greater than with bare metal stents

12/3/2003
Discovery of 'Heart Attack Gene' Offers Treatment Options

But they still include some standbys like diet and a healthy weight

12/2/2003
When the Hearts of Young Athletes Fail

Study assesses risk of sudden cardiac death in competitive athletes

11/30/2003
Beware the Snow Shovel If You Have Heart Woes

Cold weather puts you at increased risk

11/28/2003
Heart Attacks: Cold Plays A Role

Take care as the days grower shorter, brisker

11/26/2003
Cholesterol Risk Singles Out Older Men

Study findings a puzzlement to researchers

11/26/2003
Ecstasy Can Stop Your Heart

Report from Taiwan says illegal drug can cause cardiac arrest

11/25/2003
Finding Best Treatment for Heart Failure

International study tries to find which therapies will work best

11/19/2003
Potent AIDS Drugs Tied to Heart Disease

European study contradicts earlier findings

11/17/2003
Timing Everything in Early Heart Attack Treatment

It determines whether clot-busting drugs or angioplasty is best, researchers say

11/13/2003
Poverty Increases Death Risk After Heart Attack

Study finds those in poorest neighborhoods face 30% greater chance of mortality

11/13/2003
Pollution a Danger to Your Heart

Chronic exposure linked to increased cardiovascular disease death rates

11/12/2003
Jump in Heart Attacks Seen After 9/11

New York City hospital had increase in patients for two months following terrorist attacks

11/11/2003
Defibrillators Save Lives in Health Clubs

The devices protect against sudden cardiac arrest

11/11/2003
Wee Hours Deadliest for Heart Attacks in Hospital

Survival lowest during overnight hours, study shows.

11/11/2003
Growth Factor Drug Helps Heart Heal

Injecting it into heart after attack regenerates damaged muscle

11/11/2003
Impotence Linked to Heart Attack Risk

It increases the chances of heart trouble threefold

11/10/2003
Stents Do the Trick for Heart Patients

They're a cost-effective way to open arteries, study finds

11/10/2003
Smokers: Beware Bad Air

Pollution can triple heart attack risk, study finds

11/10/2003
Kids on Fast Track to Heart Disease

One in eight schoolchildren has at least three risk factors

11/10/2003
Two Heart Drugs Found Equally Effective

Newer medication an option to ACE inhibitors

11/8/2003
Vital Sign Monitor Vital to Survival

Portable, wireless device could improve care during emergencies

11/6/2003
Ozone in Arteries Could be Danger Signal

Might serve as early warning of heart attack, study finds

11/6/2003
Heart Disease Markers Have Wider Value

Predicted heart attacks even in those who didn't have heart surgery

11/4/2003
Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Risk factors found in kids can predict problems in adulthood

11/4/2003
Gene Variation Raises Heart Attack Risk

But researchers find association only in men

11/3/2003
Unique Symptoms May Signal Heart Trouble in Women

They include fatigue, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping

10/30/2003
FDA Issues Warning on New Heart Stent

Device linked to 60 deaths, but agency says it's safe to use

10/29/2003
Halting Aspirin Therapy May Harm Heart Patients

Study finds high risk of serious cardiac problems

10/27/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Offer Hope Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

They reduced inflammation as well as risk factors for heart disease

10/22/2003
New Tests Measure Heart Risk

Inflammation-related enzymes the target

10/20/2003
Inflammation Molecules Signal Heart Risk

Role in medical practice not yet clear

10/17/2003
Heart Patients Often Lose Heart to Exercise

Even close call isn't motivation enough for everyone, study finds

10/13/2003
Stem Cell Therapy Helps Heal Damaged Heart

Healthy tissue created after heart attack

10/6/2003
Who Should Get Implantable Defibrillators?

Cardiac imaging pinpoints patients who'll benefit most from heart shocker device

10/6/2003
CPR Helps Quality of Life, Too

Study on bystander assistance refutes notion that patient ends up a wreck

10/4/2003
Why Aging Hearts Slow Down

Study finds protein linked to pumping decline