Heart Attack News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/18/2002
Aggressive Use of Statins Questioned

Study says they can harm some heart attack patients

6/18/2002
Test Can Detect 'Silent' Heart Risk in Diabetics

Imaging technique can spot trouble where none seems to exist

6/17/2002
Sex Discrimination in the Intensive Care Unit

Fewer women admitted than men when suffering heart attacks

6/9/2002
The Lowdown on Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Figuring out which to use depends on what your needs are

6/5/2002
Cost of Blood Thinner Deemed Too Steep

Clopidogrel can prevent heart attacks, but aspirin is cheaper

5/24/2002
Loneliness Can Be a Heartbreaker

Socially isolated people have a greater risk of heart disease

5/23/2002
Artery-Opening Soon After Heart Attack Helps Survival

Angioplasty, bypass in days following halves death rate

5/6/2002
Tea Helps Hearts Heal

Latest study adds to growing evidence the brew helps hearts recover from attacks

5/6/2002
Clot Crusher

New tool vacuums blockages in those facing angioplasty

4/30/2002
A Change of Heart

Beta blockers may improve results of bypass surgery

4/26/2002
So What If My Dad Had a Stroke?

Study finds no lifestyle changes in young adult family members

4/24/2002
Stay-at-Home Dads: Watch That Heart

They face heart-disease death rate higher than men who work outside the home

4/24/2002
Angry Hearts More Likely to Break

Three new studies offer proof that emotions affect the heart

4/24/2002
Bad Heart, Bad Hearing?

Study finds link between heart disease, inner ear problems

4/23/2002
D Sooner D Better for Your Heart?

New study examines the power of vitamin D to protect women from heart disease

4/22/2002
'Patching' a Broken Heart

Researchers hope heart tissue can one day be used to repair heart damage

4/16/2002
How to Save Thousands of Heart Attack Victims

Study: Send them to hospitals trained in opening arteries fast

4/15/2002
Daily Aspirin Reduces Heart Attack Risk

But not enough people take advantage of drug's benefits

4/8/2002
Fish Oil Supplements Cut Sudden Death Risk

Study finds they reduce chances by half in heart attack victims

4/7/2002
Get Smart: Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

New campaign seeks to educate people about the subtler symptoms

3/28/2002
Antioxidants Seem to Help Heart-Transplant Patients

They appear to protect against artery damage

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