Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study.

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found.

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common inflammatory muscle disorder that causes pain and stiffness in older people may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, new research suggests.

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following a healthy lifestyle may help childhood cancer survivors reduce their risk for chronic health issues, a new study indicates.

Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report.

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, a new study finds.

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports.