Heart Attacks

Also in the News for Thursday, April 30

More protein at breakfast a wise move for diabetics ... Nursing home CEO says he is "stunned" at feds request to return $100M in payments ... Physical activity needed after a heart attack, study says

Avandia gets FDA win, but is unlikely to dominate market again


A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to ease measures that limit patient access to the diabetes pill Avandia. Many panelists, however, said precautions are still needed.

Meditation reduces cardiovascular incidents, study finds


Transcendental meditation is more effective than health education in reducing heart attacks and strokes among African-Americans with heart disease, new research reveals.

Medicare's hospital readmission penalties kick in


On Monday, Medicare began fining nearly two-thirds of hospitals that have high numbers of patients who are readmitted within 30 days of discharge for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia.

Sweet treatment you'll crave: Chocolate helps the heart

Sweet treatment you'll crave: Chocolate helps the heart


Oh, happy day! Now here is a study that I think pretty much everyone can get behind. Researchers found that dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa) may be an inexpensive and effective way to help prevent cardiovascular events and reduce your risk for heart disease.

FDA puts heavy restrictions on Avandia

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will pull Avandia from retail pharmacy shelves due to the diabetes drug's cardiovascular threat to patients.

Traffic noise can increase stroke risk

Exposure to loud traffic noise can increase the risk of stroke in people over the age of 65, according to new study results. Danish researchers found that for every 10 decibels that noise went up, the risk of stroke went up 14%.