Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/19/2003
Aspirin Resistance Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Problems seen in those in whom aspirin doesn't block key chemical

3/18/2003
Getting a Stopped Heart Beating Again

Study confirms CPR added to electric shock improves survival

3/14/2003
A Little Research Surprise

Mouse results on heart mutation effect not true for humans

3/12/2003
From Bone Marrow Comes Heart Tissue

Special cells may rejuvenate heart, study finds

3/7/2003
Women Should Cut Heart Disease Risks Before Menopause

The longer they wait, the greater the threat

3/7/2003
Do Short Thighs Boost Diabetes Risk?

Study links upper leg length and glucose intolerance in women

3/7/2003
Having a Job Helps Heart Health in Black Women

Study comparing employment to homemaking finds no benefit for whites

3/5/2003
Wives of Sick Spouses Run Heart Risk

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease for those who care for disabled husband

3/4/2003
Surgery or Medication Both Work Against Angina

Each approach has benefits, drawbacks

3/3/2003
Gene Therapy Problem Pinpointed

Older cells may be more resistant to viruses carrying help for heart failure

3/3/2003
Timing of Hormone Therapy Could Be Crucial

Begun early, HRT may prevent heart disease

2/28/2003
Heart Disease: A Woman's Biggest Health Threat

It kills more American women than men

2/19/2003
Healing the Hearts of the Mentally Ill

VA study examines heart attack care for those with depression, schizophrenia

2/18/2003
Younger Heart Patients Face Grim Prognosis

One in three diagnosed with heart disease under age 40 died within 15 years

2/17/2003
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Heart Attacks Linked

Study finds heart attack risk doubled in women with RA

2/17/2003
Blood-Thinning Drug Cuts Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Clopidrogrel, when coupled with aspirin, can prevent subsequent heart problems

2/14/2003
New Test Helps Rule Out Heart Attack

Cobalt measurement has high accuracy rate for chest pain

2/12/2003
Handymen Cells May Hold Key to Heart Disease

Vessels in worse shape in those with lower counts

2/11/2003
Device Halves Heart Patient Deaths

Pacemaker-like therapy helps heart beat more normally

2/7/2003
Legs May Provide Stem Cells for Failing Hearts

International trial set to test procedure

2/7/2003
Mixed Meds Can Pack a Deadly Punch

Common drugs, in combination, can stress the heart

2/6/2003
Yo-Yo Dieting Tugs on Your Heart's Strings

Repeated rounds of weight gain and loss can lead to coronary damage

2/6/2003
Venting May Protect a Man's Heart

Letting it out once in awhile reduces risk of stroke and heart attack

2/5/2003
The ER and Cocaine

Patients can be released after 12 hours if heart tests are OK

2/5/2003
Gene Defect Tied to Sudden Heart Death

Causes heart to stand still for a deadly moment

2/4/2003
Heart Attack Symptoms

Other warning signs besides chest pain

1/30/2003
A Better Way To Measure Heart Damage

Cardiac MRI catches tiny areas of cell death, predicts future trouble

1/29/2003
Managing Type II Diabetes Sharply Cuts Heart Risk

Halves chances of heart attack or stroke, study says

1/29/2003
Women Unhappy With Care for Heart Disease

Survey: Many become depressed and see relationships suffer

1/27/2003
Skimping on Sleep Raises Heart Risk for Women

Study finds that too much shut-eye is bad, too

1/24/2003
Angina Alert

When chest pain is serious

1/20/2003
Women Not Getting Heart Help They Need

Study finds many with cardiovascular disease don't get preventive drugs

1/20/2003
Doctors Urged to Watch Diabetics' Legs

Study says treatment can cut heart attack and stroke risk

1/9/2003
Genetic Mutation Linked to Atrial Fibrillation

Discovery may lead to new treatments for this heart disorder

1/8/2003
A Drink a Day May Be Good for the Heart

But don't overdo it, doctors warn

1/6/2003
Fish Keeps Arteries Fit

It's rich in amino acid that boosts blood flow

1/4/2003
Ex-Football Great Stars in Safe Heart Campaign

Calvin Hill spreads word about dangers of heart failure

12/20/2002
New Study Debunks Value of HRT

It didn't prevent second heart attack in postmenopausal women

12/19/2002
World Cup Loss Truly a Heartbreaker for British

Heart attacks soared after 1998 soccer thriller against Argentina