Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risk News

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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

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