Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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5/27/2008
Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack

More than half don't see themselves at any increased risk, researchers find

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks

One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

5/19/2008
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

5/15/2008
Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls

Some not clear on risks of problems, two surveys find

5/14/2008
Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths

Studies find they might add to traditional risk factors

5/8/2008
Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death

Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/2/2008
Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack

Small study found they attributed symptoms to stress, indigestion and fatigue

4/28/2008
Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

4/24/2008
New Heart Disease Markers Discovered

Genes associated with elevated CRP levels play role in metabolic syndrome, studies say

4/10/2008
Postmenopausal Women's Sexual Dissatisfaction Not Linked to Heart Troubles

Study did see modest tie between displeasure, peripheral artery disease

3/31/2008
Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack

Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

3/29/2008
Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk

Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

3/29/2008
Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death

Sudden death occurred in 13 percent of fatal coronaries in study

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

3/19/2008
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/14/2008
Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

3/14/2008
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

2/26/2008
National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients

American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

2/21/2008
Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

2/19/2008
Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends

Study suggests staffing, systemic issues behind difference in mortality rates

2/7/2008
Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks

British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

2/6/2008
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

2/5/2008
First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous

Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

2/4/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

1/30/2008
Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding

German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

1/29/2008
Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery

But experts question results of small Polish study

1/23/2008
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble

Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

1/23/2008
Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages

Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study

1/19/2008
Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

1/8/2008
Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

12/18/2007
Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong

Study finds false positives occur 9.2% of the time in emergency rooms

12/5/2007
Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients

Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

11/27/2007
Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients

Glucose, insulin and potassium mix spells trouble in first three days, study shows

11/6/2007
Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's

Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

9/26/2007
High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health

Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

9/12/2007
Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart

Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

7/18/2007
Combining Drugs Doesn't Improve Arterial Disease Outcome

No overall benefit seen when blood thinner, antiplatelet agent used together, study finds

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

6/1/2007
Physical Activity Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Middle-aged women who moved around more had less fat around vital organs, study finds

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/1/2007
Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization

Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

4/30/2007
Implantable Defibrillator Wires Prone to Failure

Study finds failure rate for old, new versions reaches 20% at 10 years

4/13/2007
Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack

Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

4/10/2007
Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors

New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say