Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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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

5/31/2005
Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk

Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

5/25/2005
'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries

Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

5/24/2005
A Better Way to Diagnose Heart Disease?

Computerized X-rays give clear pictures of coronary arteries

5/24/2005
Erectile Trouble May Signal Heart Disease

Studies suggest men with ED get checked for vascular problems

5/23/2005
Mouse Study Casts Doubt On CRP Heart Disease Test

But one expert dismissed the finding as "not important"

5/23/2005
Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Risks

Accumulated data supports smoke-free environments, experts say

5/19/2005
Heart CT Scans Often Pick Up Trouble Elsewhere

Ignoring those findings could be fatal, researchers warn

3/9/2005
Computer-Alert System Reduces Blood Clots

When prompted, physicians must decide whether to give preventive treatment

3/8/2005
Obesity May Encourage Heart Failure

Heart-cell death rises tenfold in mice bred to be fat

3/7/2005
Implanted Defibrillator Helps Spot Death Risk

It tracks trouble with daily heart rhythms, study finds

3/7/2005
Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

2/1/2005
New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk

Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

2/1/2005
Smoggy Air May Harden Arteries

L.A. residents show arterial thickening over time

1/5/2005
C-Reactive Protein a Red Flag for Heart Trouble

It's as important as elevated cholesterol levels, studies find

12/29/2004
Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors

Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

12/27/2004
MRI Helps Judge Heart Attack Size

Accurately measures extent of damage in dogs

12/25/2004
Don't Let Shoveling Snow You Under

Take it easy when you attack the driveway after a blizzard

12/15/2004
More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease

Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

12/6/2004
Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky

Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged