Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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