Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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9/5/2012
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies

However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

8/20/2012
Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients

TNF blockers, other older treatments seemed to cut risk compared to topical meds in study

7/30/2012
New Guidelines Say No to Screening EKGs for Low-Risk Patients

Recommendations mirror those issued in 2004 because science hasn't changed, experts say

7/25/2012
High-Tech CT Scan May Get People With Chest Pain Home Faster

But benefit for low-risk patients isn't clear as test increases cost and radiation exposure

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/10/2012
Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients

This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

5/23/2012
Study Spots Early Warning Signal for Sudden Cardiac Death

Risk higher when electrical impulses travel more slowly through lower chambers of the heart

5/16/2012
Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem

Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

5/11/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study

Researchers stress that CPR and defibrillator use are critical before reaching the ER

5/7/2012
Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival

The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

4/10/2012
High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

3/27/2012
Defibrillator Implantation May Be Riskier for Underweight Patients

Study suggests reasons may include frailty, other health conditions

3/27/2012
Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives

Study found giving it early to heart attack patients halved cardiac arrest rates, death risk

2/21/2012
Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain

Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

1/11/2012
Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk

Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

12/27/2011
New Blood Test May Rule Out Heart Attacks More Quickly

More sensitive troponin screen made the call in three hours, instead of 12-16 hours

11/28/2011
Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study

That led to improved heart function, researchers said

11/21/2011
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/14/2011
Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble

Study of Washington state physicians, high school officials shows not enough are asking the right questions

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/4/2011
Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

11/1/2011
Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

But study finds they have more risk factors for heart disease than men

10/27/2011
Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

10/5/2011
Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

8/16/2011
The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

6/29/2011
Obesity a Major Cause of Early Death in Women: Study

And the risk rises as overweight becomes more severe, researchers say

6/28/2011
Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

6/27/2011
Hospitals in U.S. Territories Have Higher Death Rates: Study

Researcher says these territories have been largely neglected in efforts to reduce disparities

6/9/2011
Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients

Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

5/23/2011
CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms

Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

4/28/2011
Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds

Circadian rhythms may make heart more vulnerable between 6 a.m. and noon, researchers suggest

4/26/2011
Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study

Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

4/4/2011
Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients

It may be better than medication alone, researchers report

3/22/2011
Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death

Danger greatest shortly after physical activity, but absolute risk small, research finds

3/22/2011
Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids

But testing combo not routinely done in the United States, researchers note

2/25/2011
Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart

Study found having hot flashes, night sweats sooner linked to lower risk of cardiovascular trouble

2/15/2011
Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

Analysis suggests something about carrying extra weight is at play

2/10/2011
Wireless Device Can Cut Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations

Doctors able to track fluid pressure in lungs, make medication adjustments, study shows

2/2/2011
If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack

Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

2/1/2011
New Campaign Urges Women to Know Signs of Heart Attack

Too few women recognize one, U.S. health officials say

1/26/2011
Widespread Use of Defibrillators in Public Places Saves Lives: Study

They're more effective than CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, one expert says

1/26/2011
FDA Panel Recommends Tougher Standards for External Defibrillators

Recalls, failure to fix problems spurred agency to ask for more oversight

1/19/2011
Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage

Study found it's almost as likely that a new lesion is the culprit

1/17/2011
Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

Study finds gene that raises the danger and another, also tied to blood type, that might offer protection

11/15/2010
External Defibrillators Not Much Help in Hospitals

While effective in public places, study found differently in hospital setting

11/15/2010
Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk

Research found having mother, father or sibling with it increased chances 40%