Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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8/15/2008
Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/13/2008
Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run

Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

8/8/2008
Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients

Abnormal beating a marker for those most likely to die suddenly, study says

8/7/2008
Fat Deposits Boost Heart Attack Risk

Globules around organ more dangerous than thick waist or high body mass, study suggests

7/30/2008
Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board

Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

7/22/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Night Heart Attacks

Breathing problem often goes undetected, researcher notes

7/14/2008
Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off

Study finds lower death rate for men with upbeat outlook, but same did not hold true for women

7/11/2008
Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

7/2/2008
Two-Drug Treatment Didn't Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

But the case isn't closed, American cardiologists say

6/20/2008
Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients

Routine measurement could be a vital indicator for treating narrowing of lung arteries

6/9/2008
Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women

Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

6/2/2008
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies

Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

5/27/2008
New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks

Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

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