Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/4/2003
Why Aging Hearts Slow Down

Study finds protein linked to pumping decline

10/3/2003
Angioplasty Trumps Clot Drugs for Heart Attack Patients

But only if additional time delay is less than an hour

10/2/2003
Anemia Drug May Reduce Heart Attack Damage

EPO protects heart cells from dying, study finds

10/1/2003
Protein Key to Heart Failure

Disrupting it cuts down on loss of heart function in mice

9/25/2003
External Defibrillators a Sound Investment

Placing them in certain public places is worth the money

9/24/2003
Genetics May Hold Key to Blood Pressure Treatment

Study to determine if genes influence medications' effects

9/24/2003
Aspirin Can Prevent 1st Heart Attack

New study underscores drug's ability to protect the heart

9/23/2003
Exercise Testing Warns Women of Heart Trouble

Poor performance more than triples death risk

9/16/2003
Stronger Warning Signs for Lurking Aneurysms

Study says age, gender and size more critical than hypertension as predictors

9/16/2003
Antibiotic Disappoints As Heart Attack Therapy

But researchers haven't lost hope that it can help

9/5/2003
Heart Attack Warnings

Study says 'hot pepper' nerve receptors on heart may trigger pain and signal trouble

9/3/2003
Drug/Aspirin Combo Packs Powerful Punch After Heart Attack

The two may reduce death risk and coronary problems, study finds

9/2/2003
Sweet Treatment Cuts Heart Attack Deaths

Glucose solution reduces rate by 72%, study finds

8/28/2003
Sprawling Burbs Make for Sprawling Waistlines

Research connects urban sprawl to health problems

8/27/2003
Toast Red Wine for a Ripe Old Age?

Not so fast, some experts say

8/26/2003
Cardiac Scan Predicts Heart Attack Risk

But expert wonders whether it's any better than a skilled doctor

8/25/2003
Black Women Under-Treated for Heart Disease

Study finds problem even though they suffer more cardiovascular problems

8/20/2003
Which Hospital Is Best for Heart Attack Victims?

Danish study favors major centers for angioplasty

8/15/2003
Women Worry More After Heart Attack

International study found gender difference existed in several countries

8/11/2003
New Hope for Stem Cells Repairing Hearts

Rat study finds engineered ones restore function

8/5/2003
When Working Out Hurts Your Heart

Some have version of gene that leads to heart enlargement, study says

8/5/2003
Post-Heart Attack Care: The Quicker the Better

Timing of bypass or angioplasty makes a difference

7/30/2003
Atrial Fibrillation Cases Filling Hospital Beds

Hospitalizations for heartbeat woes nearly tripled between 1985 and 1999, report says.

7/25/2003
External Defibrillators Work on Young Children

Study says they're accurate and safe during cardiac arrest

7/25/2003
Hurrying Up Toward a Coronary

Type A behavior linked to early heart attacks

7/16/2003
Help for Atrial Fibrillation

Technique stops cardiac arrhythmia before it starts

7/16/2003
Vitamin C Cuts Heart Disease Risk in Women

Researchers say finding is promising, but more study is needed

7/8/2003
Depression Makes Heart Patients Feel Worse

It's a better predictor of quality of life than severity of disease, study finds

7/7/2003
Researchers Discover Heart Defect Gene Mutation

Discovery could eventually lead to better prevention or treatment

7/3/2003
A Better Beta Blocker For Heart Failure

More lives were saved by newer drug, major European study finds

7/1/2003
Heart Defibrillators for Kids Deemed Safe

American Heart Association backs their use in emergencies

6/27/2003
CPR May Work in Prone Position

Small study finds better blood flow

6/26/2003
A Super Pill to Thwart Heart Attacks and Stroke?

Researchers contend it can be created

6/25/2003
Heart Defibrillators Do More Than Save Lives

Many treated with the devices resume normal routines

6/25/2003
Mediterranean Diet a Lifesaver

It cuts death risk from heart disease, cancer

6/25/2003
Side-by-Side Heart Aids Win Approval

To prevent 2nd attack or 2nd stroke

6/25/2003
Defibrillators in Schools: Lifesaving Lessons

Advocates say portable devices save victims of sudden cardiac arrest

6/17/2003
Daytime Heart Attack Victims Fare Better

Study: Death rates after angioplasty higher when done at night

6/17/2003
Counseling Cheers Depressed Heart Attack Patients

But it doesn't improve survival rates, study finds

6/12/2003
Statins Slash Heart Disease Risk for Diabetics

Cholesterol-cutting drugs reduce dangers even in those with "normal" cholesterol

6/12/2003
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Protect the Heart

Vitamin E and beta carotene fail to fight cardiovascular disease, study finds

6/11/2003
A Better Way to Gauge High Blood Pressure

24-hour monitoring more accurate than office readings

6/9/2003
Asian-Americans Face 'Silent' Heart Disease Threat

Study finds many show no symptoms until they have a heart attack

6/9/2003
Statins, Lifestyle Changes Cut Artery Plaque

Therapy would benefit those prone to heart disease

6/6/2003
Health Highlights: June 6, 2003

  • States Move to Relax Motorcycle Helmet Laws
  • British Doctors Urged to Forgo Neckties
  • Prairie Dogs Trigger Midwest Illness
  • WHO Says SARS Outbreak Has Peaked
  • Montana Bulls Came From Herd With Mad Cow Case

6/4/2003
Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Fewer Heart Troubles

Study suggests estrogen might offer protection against heart attacks

6/3/2003
The Socioeconomics of Heart Disease

Low-income heart patients suffer worse outcomes, national study finds

6/2/2003
Young Cancer Survivors Face Heart Threat

Cardiovascular disease lurks after chemo or radiation, study finds

5/27/2003
2 Pacemakers Better for Some Heart Patients

Twin therapies improve quality of life, study finds

5/27/2003
Surgery Beats Drugs for Fixing Blood Flow to Heart

Study finds it reduces risk of cardiac death more than medication alone