Heart Attack News

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Article Title
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

5/22/2003
Chew Aspirin if You're Having a Heart Attack

Begins working faster that way

5/21/2003
Can a Capsule Reduce Damage From a High-Fat Meal?

Study finds possible benefits of pill containing fruit, vegetable concentrates

5/16/2003
Molecule Battles Heart Disease

Once thought a contributor to cardiovascular disease

5/15/2003
Study Contends Secondhand Smoke Won't Kill You

But critics dismiss it as bad science paid for by tobacco industry

5/14/2003
More Americans at Risk of High Blood Pressure

New U.S. guidelines affect 45 million people

5/13/2003
North Americans Better at Controlling High Blood Pressure

More Europeans have condition, new study shows

5/13/2003
Ladies, It's Never Too Late to Exercise

Those who maintain or adopt active lifestyle live longer

5/9/2003
Drugs Cut Heart Risk in Bypass Patients

Study finds calcium channel blockers effective

4/22/2003
A Promising Blood Pressure Trial Cut Short

Drug company mergers to blame, report says

4/20/2003
Blood Treatment Targets Heart Disease

Experimental theory to be tested in large-scale study

4/19/2003
Working Out to Stop Heart Failure

Study to examine effects of exercise on heart failure

4/17/2003
Win One for the Ticker

Heart attacks decrease when the home team wins

4/16/2003
Air Pollution May Damage Brain, Heart

Studies suggest it can cause Alzheimer's-like lesions, heart problems

4/15/2003
Hard Workouts Are Heart Healthy

But experts add that any exercise is good for you

4/15/2003
Sudden Heart Death Strikes Women, Too

Study says more attention and prevention efforts are needed

4/14/2003
Studies Indicate Heart Can Repair Itself

New discoveries may improve heart attack treatments

4/4/2003
Godfathers of the Cocktail Hour

California researchers were first to document health benefits of alcohol

4/2/2003
Drug for Impaired Heart Function

For people who have already had a heart attack

4/2/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Help Those with Normal Cholesterol

Statins cut heart risk in those with high blood pressure

4/1/2003
Overweight, Obese More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks

Experts advise slimming down despite surprising results

4/1/2003
Smoking Ban Eased Town's Hearts

During six months of ban, heart attack rate dropped 60% at hospital in Helena, Mont.

3/31/2003
Fish Protects Diabetic Women from Heart Disease

The more you eat, the greater the protection, a new study finds

3/31/2003
New Heart Attack Drug Joins Arsenal

Eplerenone works by blocking a hormone

3/27/2003
Second Heart Death Tied to Smallpox Vaccine

CDC also reports 10 cases of heart inflammation in military

3/26/2003
Statins Help Heart Patients With Inflamed Vessels

Taken before artery procedures, they reduce deaths, heart attacks

3/21/2003
Deciphering Viagra's Heart Benefit

Study finds how impotence drug helps protect the heart

3/20/2003
Test Reveals Early Evidence of Heart Disease in Diabetics

It can detect calcium deposits in arteries

3/19/2003
New Test Warns of Heart Attack

It detects high levels of clotting protein called CD40 ligand