Study: Uncontrolled hypertension is common

SYDNEY, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Many patients worldwide don't know they have hypertension, and even if they do, too few receive adequate medication, Australian and Canadian researchers say.

Insulin has no effect on heart attack risk

PHILADELPHIA, June 13 (UPI) -- Daily insulin injection, begun early with type 2 diabetes, neither increased nor reduced heart attack, stroke or cancer risk, Canadian researchers said.
Western diet increases heart risk globally

Western diet increases heart risk globally

HAMILTON, Ontario, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The typical Western diet -- fried foods, salty snacks, meat -- accounts for some 30 percent of heart attack risk across the world, Canadian researchers said.

Study: Telemisartan cuts cardio effect

HAMILTON, Ontario, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Canadian-led study found telemisartan, a drug used to lower blood pressure, can reduce the effects of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke.

Metoprolol at surgery may increase risk

HAMILTON, Ontario, May 13 (UPI) -- Beta-blocker drugs may help prevent heart attacks during surgery but they may increase the risk of death and major stroke, a Canadian study said.

B vitamins don't prevent heart attacks

BOSTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Three studies find that taking three B vitamins does not prevent heart attacks, at least in people who already have heart disease.

Waist-to-hip ratio linked to heart risks

HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The ratio of the size of people's waistlines and their hips is a more useful gauge of cardiovascular risk than the body mass index, Canadian researchers say.

Waist-to-hip ratio better indicator

HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The waist-to-hip ratio is three times stronger than body mass index, or BMI, in predicting the risk of a heart attack, say Canadian researchers.

Low cost drug found to reduce deaths

HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Canadian global study of the inexpensive anti-clotting drug Reviparin could reduce the death rate of heart attack victims worldwide by 30 percent.

Heart attack risk factors can be predicted

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A global study presented at a cardiology conference in Munich shows the majority of heart attacks can be predicted by nine easily measurable factors.

Most heart attacks can be prevented

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- From Malaysia to Montana, the same risk factors -- smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure -- cause 90 percent of heart attacks, researchers report.
PEGGY PECK, United Press International
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