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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)

Posted by news editor at 08:57 AM

August 18, 2005

Heart Disease in New York City

Death rates from heart disease in New York City and its suburbs are among the highest recorded in the country, and no one quite knows why. (NYTimes.com)

Posted by news editor at 05:34 PM

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)

Posted by news editor at 05:13 PM

New Device to Block Heart Aneurysms

A device that resembles a child's finger trap toy is being used to treat a type of heart aneurysm that often grows without any symptoms until it bursts, usually with fatal consequences. (USATODAY)

Posted by news editor at 05:05 PM

August 17, 2005

Coretta Scott King Suffers Stroke

Friends of Coretta Scott King reported today that the 78-year-old widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., is in fair condition in Piedmont Hospital here after suffering a stroke Tuesday. (MedPage Today)

Posted by news editor at 09:42 PM

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)

Posted by news editor at 06:36 PM

August 15, 2005

Dick Clark Will Return New Year's Eve

For the first time since a stroke in December, Clark is going to appear on live television -- to co-host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Dec. 31. (KCRA.com)

Posted by news editor at 01:26 PM

August 13, 2005

Mitral Valve Prolapse Symptoms

A leaky heart valve could be the root cause of a range of common symptoms, and finding the link between them can be like finding a needle in a haystack. (news.com.au)

Posted by news editor at 01:28 PM

August 10, 2005

Robin Cook Dies from Heart Disease

The former foreign secretary Robin Cook, who collapsed while walking in the Highlands on Saturday, died from hypertensive heart disease, the Scottish Crown Office said yesterday. (telegraph.co.uk)

Posted by news editor at 11:37 AM