Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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11/24/2004
Microwave Technology Steadies Irregular Heartbeat

Minimally invasive surgery blocks atrial fibrillation

11/12/2004
Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics

Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

11/8/2004
Foods Rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid May Protect the Heart

The substance appeared to reduce the risk of death in women, study finds

11/1/2004
Excess Weight Hurts Even Seemingly Healthy Heart

It limits the muscle's ability to expand and contract, study finds

10/18/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Helps Fight Heart Failure

It cuts death and hospitalization rates, study says

10/5/2004
HRT's Link to Higher Blood Clot Risk Confirmed

Study also finds odds higher in older, heavier women

9/27/2004
Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men

But some experts question its worth

9/20/2004
Blood Protein Gives Early Warning for Heart Disease

More evidence that C-reactive protein is linked to artery damage

7/27/2004
Ankle Readings Foretell Walking Problems

Pressure gauge predicts blocked arteries without symptoms

7/27/2004
Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients

Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

6/30/2004
Skipped Heartbeats Probably No Concern

Most palpitations are harmless corrections

6/21/2004
Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Disease in Diabetics

But other experts say most diabetic men should be tested for heart problems

5/14/2004
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Heart Disease

Study finds lower cholesterol levels in teens who were breastfed as infants

4/26/2004
Molecule Signals Danger For Heart Attack Patients

High levels of protein linked to heart failure, death

4/20/2004
Fat Sites Best Predict Heart Risk

Study: Obesity alone not best forecaster, especially in women

3/16/2004
Home Is Where the Heart Monitoring Is

Blood pressure readings better predict cardiovascular events

3/2/2004
Scans May Aid Blood Clot Treatment

Can measure size of lung embolisms and prioritize therapy

2/17/2004
What Hurts the Heart Also Hurts the Kidney

Study finds same factors increase risk for both diseases

2/11/2004
New Heart Risk Marker Found

Blood test for protein helps treatment, predicts problems

11/6/2003
Heart Disease Markers Have Wider Value

Predicted heart attacks even in those who didn't have heart surgery

10/22/2003
New Tests Measure Heart Risk

Inflammation-related enzymes the target

10/20/2003
Inflammation Molecules Signal Heart Risk

Role in medical practice not yet clear

10/6/2003
Who Should Get Implantable Defibrillators?

Cardiac imaging pinpoints patients who'll benefit most from heart shocker device

9/24/2003
Cheap, Fast Test Measures Blood Clot Risk

Accurately rules out those who don't need risky and costly therapy

8/12/2003
Why Bypass Patients Return to the Hospital

Infections are leading cause of readmissions

8/4/2003
New Guidelines for Echocardiography

Latest research incorporated into new recommendations

7/1/2003
Heart Defibrillators for Kids Deemed Safe

American Heart Association backs their use in emergencies

6/23/2003
Blood Protein Predicts Stroke Risk

Inflammation marker independently tied to attacks in elderly

6/10/2003
Vessel Condition Raises Stroke Risk

Researchers say finding won't lead to immediate changes

5/14/2003
Vets Can Have 'Virtual' Visit With Doctor

Now VA patients can send implantable defibrillator information via phone

4/7/2003
Blood Marker Raises Stroke Risk in Healthy Men

Study finds more evidence C-reactive protein is a bad actor

3/18/2003
Getting a Stopped Heart Beating Again

Study confirms CPR added to electric shock improves survival

3/5/2003
MRIs May Be Alternative to Stress Tests

Doctors can detect disease in those with difficulty exercising

2/28/2003
Heart Disease: A Woman's Biggest Health Threat

It kills more American women than men

2/9/2003
Cold Weather, Cold Hearts

Winter chills can be dangerous for people with heart disease

1/20/2003
Enzyme Exacerbates Heart Disease

It triggers hardening of arteries, study says

12/16/2002
Doctors Chided for Neglecting Heart Risk

Readily available tools ignored, heart association president says

12/4/2002
Can Mammograms Spot Heart Disease?

Breast screening may catch indirect signs of heart trouble

12/3/2002
A Better Test for Heart Attacks

Perfusion imaging prevents unnecessary hospitalizations

11/19/2002
New and Improved CPR

Belt-like device offers better chest compression

11/19/2002
Heart Pump as Pricey as Transplant

Researchers find costs for both are similar

11/19/2002
Anger Tears Your Heart Apart

Study finds hostility may make you more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease

11/13/2002
A Protein May Signal Heart Risk

Study finds it more reliable than cholesterol readings

11/11/2002
New Blood Test Predicts Survival for Heart Patients

It detects elevated levels of hormone called N-BNP

11/4/2002
One in Five Develops Heart Failure

High blood pressure, heart attacks increase risk

10/28/2002
Beta Blockers Save Lives in Long Run

Reduce deaths years after a heart attack

10/25/2002
Another Way Your Heart Can Give Out on You

Study looks at impact of newly recognized form of congestive heart failure

10/6/2002
Blood Test Can Spot a Troubled Heart

Takes only 15 minutes in emergency room to diagnose heart failure

9/27/2002
Surgery Beats Balloon for Heart Disease

Surgery patients less likely to die or need repeat procedures, research finds

9/20/2002
On the Trail of a Killer

Volunteers needed for heart defect study