Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/27/2002
How to Best Mend a Broken Heart

New study attempts to show what works best for repairing heart's clogged blood vessels

3/25/2002
Link Found Between Mental Stress and Heart Fatalities

Ischemia can cause a threefold increase in risk of death

3/25/2002
When Aspirin Protection Falls Short

Study finds some people with heart disease don't benefit from drug's effects

3/23/2002
Think Smart for a Healthy Heart

Common-sense steps can help you ward off coronary disease

3/11/2002
Antibiotic May Be Heart-Friendly

Small study finds lower risk of return trouble for at-risk patients

3/8/2002
More Women, Elderly Falling Prey to Heart Attacks

Prevention programs needed to reverse the trend, study says

3/4/2002
Defibrillators Urged as Standard Equipment at Gyms

Heart, sports groups want devices at all health clubs

3/4/2002
Discontinuing Cholesterol Drugs Can Be Deadly

Those who stop statins for angina at higher death risk

2/24/2002
Heart Disease a New Concern for People with AIDS

Doctors detect dangerously high cholesterol levels connected to AIDS drugs

2/20/2002
Cooling the Body to Save the Brain

Lowering temperature reduces cardiac arrest damage, studies say

2/18/2002
Fewer Women Survive Bypass Surgery

Study shows need to learn more about differences between sexes, researcher says

2/15/2002
Natural Estrogen Seems to Protect Against Heart Disease

It accomplishes what hormone replacement therapy can't

2/14/2002
Nearly Half of Fatal Heart Attacks Strike Outside Hospital

CDC calls figures 'alarming,' urges Americans to recognize symptoms

2/8/2002
Hormone Test Reveals Heart Failure Risk

It can help eliminate potentially fatal misdiagnoses

2/6/2002
Love of the Game Can Strain Hockey Players' Hearts

Experts say physical conditioning key to avoiding cardiac problems

2/4/2002
Aspirin Alone Works Fine for Heart Patients

As effective as combining it with warfarin, study finds

1/31/2002
Calcium Levels Linked to Strokes

Victims have more calcium in their coronary arteries, study says

1/18/2002
The Other Dangerous White Powder

Shoveling snow poses serious health risks if you're out of shape

1/16/2002
Heart Disease Still Public Health Enemy No. 1

But doctors report progress on treatment

12/14/2001
Study: Cholesterol Not Best Indicator of Heart Attack Risk

Finds levels of two other blood fats may be more accurate

12/13/2001
Gene Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Findings may benefit heart failure patients

12/11/2001
Men Have More Heart Tests

Women less likely to get cardiac catheterization after a heart attack, regardless of their doctor's gender, says study

12/8/2001
'Animal House' Star Ignored Diabetes Alarms

'I thought I was more powerful than the disease,' Stephen Furst says; now he helps educate diabetics about heart disease

11/30/2001
Thin Have-Not Tots Face Ticker Trouble

Later poverty raises risk of coronary heart disease, study says

11/29/2001
Put on a Happy Face

It might save your heart

11/22/2001
Men's Heart Problems Are Short Story

Short legs may mean more heart disease, says study

11/14/2001
Pump Holds Hope for Terminal Heart Patients

Artificial device improved survival rate in study, but expert cautions high cost may limit its use

11/14/2001
Heart Protein Predicts Future Attack

High levels of troponin call for aggressive therapy, says study

11/13/2001
Daybreak Is Dangerous for Heart Attacks

But men more likely than women to die during night attacks, says study

11/12/2001
Innocent Thump on the Chest Could Be Fatal

Kids most vulnerable to such strikes, new research says

10/27/2001
CPR for the Squeamish

For disease-fearful bystanders, there's an alternative to traditional mouth-to-mouth technique in heart attack cases

10/24/2001
Transfusions Help Heart Attack Survival

Life-saving benefit for anemic patients

10/15/2001
Antidepressants May Cut Heart Attack Risk

Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft help prevent blood clots

9/25/2001
Are Defibrillators on All Planes Too Costly?

Makes more financial sense on larger jets, says study

9/24/2001
New Guidelines for High-Risk Heart Patients

Hormone therapy out; beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors in

9/21/2001
Aggressive Is Best for Older Heart Patients

Artery-opening procedures work better than drugs, study finds

9/14/2001
A Stress-Test Warning Signal

Blood pressure reading tells of artery trouble, says new study

9/10/2001
Heart Ache? Don't Hesitate

Call 911 if you even suspect you're having a heart attack

8/31/2001
Good to the Last Heart Attack?

Norwegian study links coffee to circulatory disease, but U.S. experts are skeptical

8/29/2001
Top Dogs Have Longer Days

Big shots live to be older than people in lesser jobs

8/28/2001
The Beat Goes On … Slowly

Air pollution affects heartbeat even in the young and healthy

8/21/2001
Cox-2 Clot Problems

Arthritis drugs may raise risk for heart problems for some, says study

8/20/2001
Blood-Clot Gene Doubles Risk of Early Death

Variation found in 1 in 5 white people

8/15/2001
Renegade Germ Fighters May Raise Stroke Risk

But there's nothing you can do to head them off, says study

8/9/2001
New Test for 'Sudden Death'

It spots abnormal heart rhythms that cause cardiac arrest

8/6/2001
Mice Regrow Heart Muscle

Curious research finds mutant strain can regenerate without scarring

8/1/2001
Stem Cells May Mend Broken Heart

Embryo tissue can become cardiac muscle, Israeli study finds

7/18/2001
Psychosis Drug Linked to Heart Deaths

FDA scientists say absolute risk remains low

7/10/2001
A Sweet Truth

That chocolate treat may be good for your heart, study finds

7/5/2001
Common Drug May Limit Stroke Damage

Acetaminophen could cool fever after stroke