Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/19/2002
Heart Pump as Pricey as Transplant

Researchers find costs for both are similar

11/19/2002
HRT and Antioxidants Not Good For Heart

In fact, the treatments may be harmful

11/18/2002
A Fish a Day Keeps Heart Woes at Bay

Heart association revises its omega-3 fatty acids guidelines

11/17/2002
Emergency Angioplasty Alone Works

Study finds procedure effective without surgical backup

11/17/2002
Marrow, Muscle Grafts Revive Broken Hearts

Transplants bring healthy cells back to scarred pump

11/13/2002
A Protein May Signal Heart Risk

Study finds it more reliable than cholesterol readings

11/11/2002
New Blood Test Predicts Survival for Heart Patients

It detects elevated levels of hormone called N-BNP

11/11/2002
Medical Errors May Cause Significant Number of Heart Attacks

American Heart Association calls for procedure changes

11/4/2002
One in Five Develops Heart Failure

High blood pressure, heart attacks increase risk

10/31/2002
Molecular 'Valve' Tied to Recovery from Heart Attack

Drugs that keep it open prevent damage in animals

10/28/2002
Beta Blockers Save Lives in Long Run

Reduce deaths years after a heart attack

10/25/2002
Another Way Your Heart Can Give Out on You

Study looks at impact of newly recognized form of congestive heart failure

10/17/2002
Job Too Stressful? It Could Be Killing You

Study finds stress doubles death risk from heart problems

10/17/2002
Magnesium No Way to Treat a Heart Attack

Newer drugs and treatments far more effective

10/16/2002
Public Defibrillators Turn Bystanders into Rescuers

Clear instructions let them save heart attack victims

10/15/2002
Aggressive Treatment Best for Some Heart Problems

Invasive approach costly but worth it

10/14/2002
MRI Predicts Heart Attack Risk

Imaging test creating 'revolution' in heart care

10/7/2002
Heart Attack Predictions Need Update: Study

Existing calculations on risk leave out important facts, researchers say

10/4/2002
Keep Track of Your Heart Health

Online tool helps you assess, manage risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol

9/25/2002
Blood Thinner Prevents Second Heart Attack

Warfarin works better than aspirin alone, but with complications

9/23/2002
Dangerous Blood Clots All Relative

Healthy family members of heart attack victims prone to similar clots

9/19/2002
Proteins Unlock Secrets of Heart

Scientists find ones that control size and function

9/18/2002
Predicting the Path of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Eight-point model predicts risk of death

9/12/2002
Clot-Busting Drugs Save Heart Attack Victims

Study finds early therapy effective when time is important

9/6/2002
Mickey D's Fry Plan Wins Faint Praise

Fast-food giant to use heart-healthier oil for its fried foods

9/3/2002
8/27/2002
Vitamin Cocktail After Angioplasty Boosts Heart Health

Vitamins lower homocysteine levels in those getting artery-opening procedure

8/26/2002
Protein Emerges as Major Heart Culprit

Study shows how c-reactive protein damages arteries

8/26/2002
Viagra May Protect Your Heart

Animal study says impotence drug may precondition cardiac muscle against damage

8/22/2002
Abnormal Heartbeats May Have Genetic Roots

Variant changes heart muscle control, study finds

8/20/2002
Is It A Heart Attack?

Discomfort could be all the warning you get

8/12/2002
Stress Linked to Heart Deaths in Women

They were 1.64 times more likely to die of a heart attack, Japanese study finds

8/12/2002
Defibrillators and Police: A Life-Saving Combination

Boosts survival chances of those having sudden cardiac arrest

8/5/2002
Viagra Safe for Men With Heart Failure

Study says it also improves their ability to exercise

7/30/2002
Take Warnings About Sleep Apnea to Heart

It boosts your chances of developing cardiovascular disease

7/24/2002
A Firefighter's Worst Enemy: Heart Attack

Stress, exertion of tough job takes its toll, experts say

7/23/2002
Acetaminophen May Help Heal Hearts

Commonly used pain reliever appears to have antioxidant effects

7/22/2002
Heart Attack Culprit May Spell Further Trouble

Ultrasound shows plaques may strike again

7/22/2002
Gene Therapy Halts Heart Failure in Hamsters

But no immediate benefit seen to human heart patients

7/17/2002
Gene Protects Against Heart Disease

Could lead to screening tests to identify those at risk

7/16/2002
Deciphering a Heart Attack in the ER

Rules help pick patients for intensive care

7/15/2002
Aspirin-Anticoagulant Combo Improves Heart Attack Survival

Adding the drug increases blood flow, Dutch study says

7/11/2002
Long Hours, Little Sleep Hard on a Guy's Heart

Study finds the combo can double the risk of heart attack

7/10/2002
Keeping Stroke on the Run

Participants sought for marathon, fundraiser

7/9/2002
Hormone Therapy Trial Halted

Part of national study cut short after health risks found to outweigh benefits

7/4/2002
Study Urges Downward Shift in 'Safe' Cholesterol Levels

Finds that statins help people with normal readings

7/2/2002
HRT No Savior for Women With Heart Problems

Particularly true for older women on hormone therapy, study finds

6/26/2002
Pitcher's Death Shows Heart Disease Strikes All Ages

Problems not just for seniors, but trouble signs hard to detect

6/24/2002
Nuts Cut Heart Death Risk in Men

Doctor study finds 30% reduction with regular consumption

6/19/2002
Heart Patients Can't Always Count on Good Cholesterol Levels

Some who meet the guidelines still suffer progressive coronary disease