Heart Attack News

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Article Title
2/16/2004
Drug Combo Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients

Four inexpensive drugs lowered the odds by 90 percent, study finds

2/16/2004
Your Heart's Health Is in Your Hands

Wise lifestyle choices can stop cardiovascular disease before it starts

2/14/2004
How Old is Too Old for Bypass Surgery?

The operation can be a boon for some elderly heart patients

2/11/2004
Repairing Heart Ruptures

Catheter-guided device seals damage from deadly complication of heart attack

2/11/2004
New Heart Risk Marker Found

Blood test for protein helps treatment, predicts problems

2/9/2004
Depression Linked to Heart Disease in Older Women

It raises risk of cardiovascular problems by 50 percent

2/4/2004
New Guidelines Show Women How to Avoid Heart Disease

Diet, exercise, screenings are key to thwarting this killer

2/4/2004
Scientists Create Mice That Produce Heart-Healthy Compounds

Finding could lead to farm animals that yield the omega-3 fatty acids

1/30/2004
Minutes Matter With Heart Attack Victims

Six minutes is all you have to save someone's life, experts say

1/27/2004
New Marker for Heart Trouble Found

Study ties it to inflammation in people with chest pain

1/22/2004
Keeping Third Heart Attack, Stroke at Bay

Anti-clotting drug more effective than aspirin in preventing recurrence

1/21/2004
New Study Finds Inflammation a Bad Actor

Key protein puts those with valve disease at risk

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