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July 05, 2006

Ken Lay Has Died of Heart Attack

Enron Corp. founder and chief executive Ken Lay, who was convicted in May for his role in the in the Houston-based company's downfall, died of a heart attack on Wednesday at his vacation home in Colorado. (REUTERS)

March 28, 2006

Heart Attack Risk Higher in Pregnancy

Despite the low rates of heart attack in women of reproductive age, the risk is increased by three or four times compared with women who are not pregnant, according to a new study. Overall, the researchers estimate that 6 in 100,000 pregnant women will have a heart attack. (Reuters UK)

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December 10, 2005

Richard Pryor Dies of Heart Attack at the Age of 65

Comedian Richard Pryor died Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home in the San Fernando Valley. He was transported to Encino Hospital and died shortly thereafter. Pryor had been living with multiple sclerosis for many years.

"He was able to turn pain into comedy," his wife said. "He let the world see it, and that was his inspiration too.

Washington Post

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October 19, 2005

Shelley Winters Has Heart Attack

Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters is recovering from a heart attack.
Her family says it happened Friday. The 85-year-old is being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the Los Angeles area. She's expected to be released within a week. (ktre.com)

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August 24, 2005

Eating Fish May Cut Heart Attack Risk

A relatively low level of fish consumption may reduce the risk of having a heart attack and other "acute coronary syndrome" (ACS) such as heart-related chest pain, according to researchers in Greece. (Reuters)

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August 18, 2005

Coretta Scott King Had Stroke Plus Heart Attack

A doctor says Coretta Scott King has suffered a heart attack and a major stroke that has impaired her ability to speak and affected her right side. A cardiologist at the Atlanta hospital where King has been since Tuesday says both the heart attack and stroke were caused by a blood clot that moved from the heart -- and lodged in an artery in the left side of her brain. (walb.com)

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August 16, 2005

Tell Your Heart Attack to Wait Until Morning

Patients who have a heart attack during the night or at weekends have to wait longer for treatment and are more likely to die, a US study suggests. (BBC News)

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April 12, 2005

Cold Bug Linked to Heart Attacks in Men

A common cold bug could cause heart attacks in younger men, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday .. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that Chlamydia pneumoniae and perhaps other infections can sometimes damage the heart and arteries, causing heart disease. (Reuters)

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March 08, 2005

Oscar Winner Teresa Wright Dies

Teresa Wright, who won an Academy Award in 1942 for her supporting actress role in "Mrs. Miniver," has died at the age of 86. "Wright died Sunday of a heart attack at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, her daughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, told The Associated Press on Tuesday."

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October 03, 2004

Vioxx Recalled, Vioxx Withdrawal Causes Concern About FDA

"Merck & Co. is pulling its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx off the market because a clinical trial found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke."

"The problems with Vioxx raise questions about the Food and Drug Administration's safety review process and the length of time it took Merck to pull the drug."

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August 26, 2004

Arthritis Drug Increases Heart Attack Risk, Protein May Explain Heart Risk in Diabetics

Patients taking Vioxx for arthritis had a 50 percent greater chance of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death than individuals using Celebrex.

"A protein playing an important role in controlling heartbeat might help explain the increased risk of potentially fatal congestive heart failure among type 2 diabetics, researchers say."

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