Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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1/3/2017
Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

12/23/2016
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

12/23/2016
Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome'

Eating and drinking too much can increase your risk for cardiac complications, experts advise

12/21/2016
High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk

Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

12/21/2016
HIV May Double Odds of Heart Attack

Study suggests that tools used to predict risk need tweaking for those with AIDS-causing virus

12/16/2016
Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

11/14/2016
Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction

Study found risk doubled among young users, but cause-and-effect not proven

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

10/10/2016
Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?

But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

9/19/2016
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

4/26/2016
Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

4/5/2016
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability

Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

3/23/2016
Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/23/2016
Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks

Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

12/28/2015
Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds

Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

12/21/2015
Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

11/10/2015
Football Linemen at Higher Risk for Heart Troubles, Study Finds

Having to bulk up makes them more vulnerable than other players, experts say

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

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

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

10/30/2015
Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health

Researchers find link between childbirth and lower risk of death from cancer or heart disease

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

9/29/2015
Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

8/31/2015
Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

8/11/2015
Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

6/24/2015
Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

5/1/2015
911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/16/2015
Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

3/17/2015
New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

3/5/2015
Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

3/5/2015
Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

2/17/2015
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

2/10/2015
Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age

They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

1/30/2015
Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

1/26/2015
Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

1/26/2015
ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

11/19/2014
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

11/18/2014
Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find

11/17/2014
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

11/4/2014
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?

For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

10/13/2014
Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/19/2014
Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

9/15/2014
Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

6/4/2014
Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study

They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

5/20/2014
Reports of Chest Pain Down For Whites, But Not Blacks

Study suggests blacks may need more intervention for blood pressure, diabetes and smoking