Heart Disease in the News

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

05/20/2015 - Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

05/20/2015 - But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

05/18/2015 - Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

05/15/2015 - Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?

05/15/2015 - Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

05/14/2015 - Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

05/12/2015 - Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

05/06/2015 - Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

05/04/2015 - Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

05/01/2015 - But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

04/29/2015 - Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

04/29/2015 - Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

04/27/2015 - If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

04/27/2015 - Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat

04/27/2015 - People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

04/24/2015 - Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

04/20/2015 - New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

04/16/2015 - Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

04/14/2015 - Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

04/14/2015 - New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

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When the heart muscle's blood supply is cut off, heart muscle cells fail to get enough oxygen and begin to die. What is this called?