Heart Attack News

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4/18/2017
Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

4/13/2017
Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

4/13/2017
Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

4/12/2017
Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

4/12/2017
Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack

Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart

4/11/2017
Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

4/7/2017
Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

4/6/2017
Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

4/5/2017
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart

Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

4/3/2017
As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk

Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says

4/3/2017
For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

3/31/2017
Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

3/29/2017
Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

3/23/2017
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

3/23/2017
Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

3/20/2017
ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

3/17/2017
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

3/17/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

3/14/2017
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Disease

Fish oil supplements may help heart attack patients survive, study finds.

3/13/2017
Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say

But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

3/13/2017
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

3/9/2017
Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

3/9/2017
Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure

Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

3/9/2017
Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

3/9/2017
Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too

But evidence isn't strong enough to routinely recommend Viagra or Cialis after heart attack, experts say

3/9/2017
3/8/2017
Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

3/8/2017
Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis

Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

3/3/2017
Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble

Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds

3/1/2017
Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

2/21/2017
Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

2/17/2017
Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care

Study finds no difference in death rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients

2/15/2017
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/14/2017
Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease

Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/13/2017
Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

2/8/2017
Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

2/7/2017
Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn

With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

2/1/2017
Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble

Found users were more likely to have early indicators of disease risk

1/30/2017
ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling

Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

1/30/2017
Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles

Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

1/26/2017
U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

1/25/2017
Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study

No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

1/24/2017
Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks

Easing up on treatment for some may lower lifetime odds for osteoporosis, heart disease, researchers say

1/20/2017
Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows

Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

1/19/2017
17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/11/2017
High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

1/11/2017
Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble

Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain