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Tailored medicine could prevent more heart attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - National guidelines help doctors decide how to treat high blood pressure. But tailoring those guidelines to better fit individuals could prevent many more heart attacks and strokes, say developers of a computer model that makes those calculations. Full story

OSP: Ore. man dies of heart attack while driving

A 67-year-old Oregon man has died after apparently suffering a heart attack while driving on a Portland freeway. Full story

Morning heart attacks deadlier than ones in afternoon

Heart attacks that occur in the early morning may be more serious than those that occur later in the day, a new study suggests. Full story

Guidelines help prevent heart attack deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When doctors follow guidelines for treating patients after a heart attack, more patients survive, according to a new study from Sweden published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Full story

Some heart surgery patients skip statin therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heart disease patients who undergo surgery may be less likely to stick with their cholesterol medication than those treated with drugs alone, a new study finds. Full story

Aspirin cuts heart attacks, not deaths or strokes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Small doses of aspirin can lower the risk of heart attack in people who never had heart disease, a new look at the medical evidence shows. Full story

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