Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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9/29/2010
Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study

Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

9/3/2010
Health Tip: Heart Arrhythmia May Have Symptoms

Here are possible warning signs

7/27/2010
Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study

Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

5/17/2010
Heart Attack Guidelines Close Racial Gaps in Hospital Care

But they're not enough to guarantee complete parity in treatment, expert says

5/11/2010
Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

5/7/2010
Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease

Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

5/5/2010
Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants

Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

4/27/2010
Calcium Scan Improves Heart Risk Prediction

It may give doctors new tool in treating and managing heart disease, experts say

4/13/2010
Malpractice Fears Can Influence Medical Practice

Peer pressure also plays a role, study shows

3/24/2010
Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals

However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

3/10/2010
Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly

Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

3/5/2010
Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities

Older people with heart disease most susceptible to potential problems, small study suggests

2/26/2010
Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack

Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

2/10/2010
Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking

More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

1/20/2010
Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart

Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

1/18/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

12/15/2009
Normal Cholesterol Doesn't Guarantee Healthy Heart

Screening for inflammatory marker may spot people in need of statins, researchers say

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/18/2009
New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination

Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say

11/16/2009
Why Watching TV Sports Increases Heart Attacks

For those who've had an attack already, stressful games raise blood pressure, study finds

11/9/2009
Obesity Seems to Alter Heart Structure

Result may be left atrial enlargement, study finds

10/7/2009
Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference

But new study design might change response times, researcher says

10/1/2009
Clot-Busting Therapy Under Review

Cardiologists looking at new generation of drugs as Plavix trial shows double dosage best for angioplasty

9/15/2009
Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation

Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

9/15/2009
Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest

Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

9/14/2009
Implantable Defibrillators May Not Help Women With Heart Failure

Analysis of previous research found little benefit for female patients

9/1/2009
Sometimes Angioplasty Can Wait

Artery-opening procedure can be done up to 21 hours later with milder heart attacks, study shows

8/26/2009
Newer, Better Tests for Heart Attacks

Troponin assays speed diagnosis, studies show

8/6/2009
Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study

7/29/2009
Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease

7/27/2009
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

6/28/2009
Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim

6/24/2009
Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment

6/21/2009
Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

6/17/2009
Calling All Heart Patients

Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

5/26/2009
Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link

Discovery helps explain association between the two illnesses

5/14/2009
'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation

Other heart irregularities more likely to blame, study says

5/14/2009
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives

Publicly accessible devices prevent heart-attack deaths, study finds

5/14/2009
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

5/14/2009
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites

Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

5/5/2009
Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky

Because of similar symptoms, doctors urge overreaction if in doubt

4/29/2009
Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise

Noninvasive method detects dangerous levels of artery-blocking proteins

4/24/2009
Limited English May Be Life-Threatening

Study finds lower survival among less-fluent heart attack victims

4/24/2009
Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment

Experts urge establishment of more regional networks

4/24/2009
Work Strife Stresses the Heart

The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

4/20/2009
'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

Since they leave few signs, imaging reveals patients at much greater risk for death

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/13/2009
Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk

Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

4/7/2009
Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure

Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says