Heart Disease in the News

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

12/22/2014 - Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

12/17/2014 - Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

12/15/2014 - The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

12/12/2014 - Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

12/12/2014 - Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

12/05/2014 - Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

12/05/2014 - Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

12/03/2014 - Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

11/24/2014 - Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

11/21/2014 - Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

11/20/2014 - Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

11/19/2014 - Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

11/19/2014 - Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

11/19/2014 - New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

11/19/2014 - California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

11/19/2014 - Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

11/18/2014 - Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

11/18/2014 - Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

11/18/2014 - Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

11/17/2014 - Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels


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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?