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Heart Attack Risk Differs between Men and Women

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At A GlanceWomen with extensive coronary artery plaque are at greater risk than men for a heart attack or other major cardiac event.The presence of non-calcified arterial plaque increased cardiac event risk for men.Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.

CHICAGO—Findings on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for blockages, show different risk scenarios for men and women, according to a study p...

At A GlanceWomen with extensive coronary artery plaque are at greater risk than men for a heart attack or other major cardiac event.The presence of non-calcified arterial plaque increased cardiac event risk for men.Heart disease is the leading cause of...

Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- People who own a car and a television tend to be at increased risk for heart attack, a new study finds.

On the other hand, people in developed and developing countries who are physically active during work and leisure time have a significantly lower risk of heart attack, the researchers found.

The findings come from an analysis of data from more than 29,000 people in 52 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe and the...

Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of Heart Attack

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(HealthDay News) -- Women may not initially suspect that they're having a heart attack -- especially if they don't have the obvious chest pain.

The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these common symptoms of heart attack:An uncomfortable feeling or pain in the chest.Strange and uncomfortable sensations throughout the upper body.Shortness of breath.Breaking out in a cold sweat.Feeling unusually fatigued for no apparent reason.Sudden feelings of dizziness or lightheadedness.Feeling...

Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks

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TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-Americans are more likely to die in the hospital following a heart attack than whites, new research reveals, although this disparity was reduced over time in hospitals participating in a quality improvement program.

In the study, doctors examined certain measures of care -- such as whether a patient was prescribed aspirin or ACE inhibitors (heart drugs) at the time of discharge -- on 107,403 Asian-American and white heart attack patients. The...

Study Challenges Potassium Guidelines for Heart Attack Patients

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TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients whose blood potassium levels are within a certain range are less likely to die than those with levels of the mineral below or above that range, says a new study that challenges current recommendations for potassium levels in heart attack patients.

Researchers looked at data from nearly 39,000 heart attack patients admitted to 67 U.S. hospitals between 2000 and 2008. Of those patients, nearly 7 percent died while they were...