Rants & Raves

...members who can provide critical info on symptoms and family history thus they wind up following scripted procedures for heart attacks wasting valuable time and adding unnecessary expenses. THE EDITORS and some contributors like to refer to Al Sharpton...

Surviving heart attacks inspires Evans woman to write book

Dr. Sarah Ferguson has chronicled her journey and the faith that inspired her and sustained her in a new book, "A Killer Within: Down But Not Out." It comes out Wednesday.

FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

...favorite foods, but the administration says the move will reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.Scientists say there are no health benefits to the fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants...

Heart attacks and vulnerable plaque

...For a long time, the cause of heart attacks seemed so simple, so obvious...Medicine's understanding of what causes heart attacks is undergoing a rewrite. Contrary...more than 15 percent or so of all heart attacks. Instead, it's the far more...

XXX Technology
Heart attacks most common in winter, nighttime and Mondays

DALLAS -- Heart attacks are more common in winter than summer...They're more likely to be fatal. Heart attacks, of course, can happen any time...drugs can blunt the morning peak in heart attacks. At the annual meeting of the American...

XXX Technology
Treating heart attacks on golf courses

...better medical equipment available for golfers who have heart attacks on the course. An AHA study last year found golf courses are among the most common public places where heart attacks occur. The study also showed that survival rates from...

Other sports
Study: Age explains why women more likely to die after heart attacks

...more likely than men to die after heart attacks largely has to do with their higher...over the years after shown that heart attacks are much more likely to be fatal...the first 35 days after their heart attacks. However, the women were considerably...

XXX Technology
Activity can slow cognitive decline, study suggests

...However, it has been unable to crack the code of dementia. For family members, it is a disease more devastating than heart attacks or diabetes.Research has focused on recognizing cognitive decline early before it worsens into frank dementia. A...

Medicine Today: Treatment time improving for heart attacks

Heart attacks are one of the scariest medical conditions...muscle is called a heart attack.Some heart attacks can be small, and the heart might continue...the importance of time to treatment in heart attacks, the national standard for removing...

Heart attacks more likely to kill women

Under age 50, women's heart attacks are twice as likely as men's...medical care -- largely explain why heart attacks are more deadly for women. This...others, found that women's heart attacks in general are more likely to...

XXX Technology