Heart Attack News

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12/16/2015
Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

12/11/2015
A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover

This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/8/2015
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Recovery After Heart Attack

Researchers report that positive patients were more physically active, less likely to be re-hospitalized

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/3/2015
Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

12/2/2015
New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure

Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

12/2/2015
Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries Ago

Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

11/30/2015
Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

11/26/2015
Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds

11/25/2015
Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

11/25/2015
Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

11/25/2015
Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

11/22/2015
Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

11/19/2015
Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

11/17/2015
Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

11/13/2015
Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

11/9/2015
Women May Get Poorer Care Than Men Post-Heart Attack

This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say

11/9/2015
Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator

New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/9/2015
45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR Basics

They retained the info months later, even without a refresher session, study found

11/9/2015
Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

11/9/2015
Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

11/9/2015
Smoggy Days Linked to Most Severe Type of Heart Attack

Heart patients should take precautions when pollution is high, study suggests

11/9/2015
Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

11/9/2015
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds

Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

11/7/2015
The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression

Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

11/3/2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

11/2/2015
New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play

Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

10/26/2015
Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

10/16/2015
Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal

Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

10/14/2015
Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men's

Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say

10/13/2015
Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

10/8/2015
Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

9/30/2015
Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

9/23/2015
Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

9/22/2015
Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

9/22/2015
Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

9/22/2015
Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients

Researchers say dietary nitrate could help these patients climb stairs and get out of a chair

9/21/2015
Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

9/21/2015
Heart Attack Shouldn't End Your Sex Life

Research shows it equals same level of physical exertion as a brisk walk

9/15/2015
Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death

Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

9/15/2015
Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

9/15/2015
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts

Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

9/11/2015
Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter