Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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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

4/6/2007
Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Those without coverage more likely to forego routine physical exams

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/25/2007
Drug Provides Short-Term Relief of Heart Failure Symptoms

But studies of tolvaptan say its use doesn't reduce risk of re-hospitalization or death

3/25/2007
Heart Test Shows Who Needs Implantable Defibrillators

It also spots those patients who don't need the cardiac rhythm devices, study says

3/21/2007
Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames

Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

3/9/2007
Invasive Therapy Doesn't Cut Deaths in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patient's risk profile should determine best treatment, one expert says

3/3/2007
Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms

Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

2/19/2007
High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

1/11/2007
Case Study Examines Rare Heart Attack Complication

CT scan detected potentially fatal subepicardial aneurysm

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

11/22/2006
Cellular Changes Could Spur Heart Failure Death

Genetics could alter the cells' sodium channel function, study finds

7/12/2006
Heart Failure in Parents a Risk Factor for Children

Study finds 70 percent increased odds for the dangerous condition

5/18/2006
Safety of External Defibrillators Examined

Study shows one in five was recalled for potential malfunction in past 10 years

12/20/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/20/2005
Fewer Teeth May Mean More Heart Woes

Study finds association between tooth loss, cardiovascular disease

12/19/2005
Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries

'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

12/19/2005
Fish Oil Fights Pollution-Linked Heart Trouble

Study in elderly finds it helps stabilize cardiac regulation

8/16/2005
Anemia Raises Heart Failure Risks

Improving hemoglobin levels could save lives, study suggests

7/18/2005
Gene May Cause Heart Valve Defect

The mutation could drive aortic valve disease, researchers say

7/11/2005
Get Fit to Fight Metabolic Syndrome

The condition is a precursor to diabetes, heart disease

7/11/2005
Dangerous Aortic Ruptures Often Misdiagnosed

One of these events killed actor John Ritter in 2003

7/11/2005
Genes Take Some Blame for Poor Cholesterol

Twins study finds similar responses from high-fat diets

6/27/2005
Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring

Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

6/25/2005
Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side

Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

6/22/2005
Sudden Death Risk Peaks in Month After Heart Attack

More research needed to spot those in greatest danger, experts say

6/21/2005
Heart Condition Linked to Resistant Staph

Changes in infection may make endocarditis tougher to treat, experts warn

6/15/2005
Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive

6/6/2005
New Test Could Speed Cardiac Care

Blood screen quickly identifies heart failure type

6/6/2005
Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart

Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control