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Exonerated Man Suffers Heart Attack Two Days After Being Released

Exonerated Man Suffers Heart Attack Two Days After Being Released

Kevin Horan/Stone(NEW YORK) — David Ranta has suffered a massive heart attack just two days after being exonerated of murder and leaving prison for the first time in 23 years, his attorney told ABC News.Lawyer Pierre Sussman said that Ranta, 58, was b…

New Drug to Help Stop Heart Attacks

New Drug to Help Stop Heart Attacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) – A new experimental drug may help reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes by 22 percent, according to a new study conducted by Stanford and Harvard researchers.
Some 600,000 people a ye…

Texas Mother’s Heart Attack at 40 Saves Her Son’s Life

Texas Mother’s Heart Attack at 40 Saves Her Son’s Life

Courtesy of Wenter Blair(NEW YORK) — No one believed Wenter Blair was having a heart attack — the 40-year-old ranch photographer from Frisco, Texas, was just too healthy.Blair had been referred for a nuclear stress test after she had an incident of c…

Unusually Tired? It Could Be a Symptom of a Heart Attack

Unusually Tired? It Could Be a Symptom of a Heart Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If someone experiences symptoms that include a racing heart, sweating, shortness of breath and a crushing chest pain that shoots down one’s arm, what do you think that means?If you guessed a heart attack, you’re corr…

Heart Disease: Women Can Miss the Warning Signs

Heart Disease: Women Can Miss the Warning Signs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the number one killer of women, heart disease is a bullet all women must dodge.  But despite the fact that many women have heard this statistic, only one in three of them thinks it applies to us.Knowing the s…

Looking Old May Be a Sign of Heart Trouble

Looking Old May Be a Sign of Heart Trouble

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The older you look, the worse shape your heart is in, a new Danish study has found.The Copenhagen Heart Study, which began in 1976, followed 11,000 men and women for 35 years to find the connection between physi…

Job Stress Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Job Stress Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — “It’s true, hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” former President Ronald Reagan quipped at the Gridiron Dinner in 1987.Reagan may have been onto something. A new review of research, publi…

Painkillers May Pose Risks to Heart Attack Survivors

Painkillers May Pose Risks to Heart Attack Survivors

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of commonly used painkillers may increase the risk that first-time heart attack survivors will die sooner or have another heart attack, a new study released Monday suggests.The study does not represent the fi…

Wrestling Legend Jerry Lawler Suffers Heart Attack During Live Show

Wrestling Legend Jerry Lawler Suffers Heart Attack During Live Show

Bobby Bank/WireImage(MONTREAL) — Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler was rushed to the hospital on Monday after he collapsed and suffered a heart attack at a live televised show.The WWE is…

CT Scan for Heart Risk Splits Doctors

CT Scan for Heart Risk Splits Doctors

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For hundreds of thousands of Americans, the first sign of heart disease is when their heart stops.  It’s a situation that has cardiologists constantly searching for better ways to detect heart problems s…

Heart Attacks Lead to Depression, Anxiety for Partner

Heart Attacks Lead to Depression, Anxiety for Partner

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Spouses of those who experience a sudden heart attack — what doctors call an acute myocardial infarction, or AMI — have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicide afterward, even if their partner survives, …

Rosie O’Donnell Lucky to Be Alive, Heart Doctor Says

Rosie O’Donnell Lucky to Be Alive, Heart Doctor Says

Michael Tullberg/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A heart attack-surviving cardiologist says that comedian Rosie O’Donnell is lucky to be alive today, after she delayed seeking help for an impending heart attack, ignoring flu-like symptoms before seeing a d…

Rosie O’Donnell Suffers a Heart Attack

Rosie O’Donnell Suffers a Heart Attack

Michael Tullberg/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rosie O’Donnell revealed she suffered a heart attack last week and called it a “miracle” she didn’t die.The comedian shared the news on her blog and credited a Bayer aspirin commercial …

Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Public Relations Dies of Heart Attack

Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Public Relations Dies of Heart Attack

Alex Wong/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Public Relations Don Perry died “suddenly” Friday morning, the company confirmed. Perry was based in the Atlanta area and worked in Chick-fil-A’s corporate comm…

Michael Clarke Duncan Hospitalized, Now Stable

Michael Clarke Duncan Hospitalized, Now Stable

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan was hospitalized Friday morning after having a heart attack.In a statement to ABC News, his rep said, “According to doctors, Michael Clarke Duncan suffered a myocardia…

Michael Clarke Duncan Hospitalized, Now Stable

Michael Clarke Duncan Hospitalized, Now Stable

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan was hospitalized Friday morning after having a heart attack.In a statement to ABC News, his rep said, “According to doctors, Michael Clarke Duncan suffered a myocardia…

Alex Trebek ‘Up and About’ Following Heart Attack

Alex Trebek ‘Up and About’ Following Heart Attack

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is recovering well after a mild heart attack, according to a statement his representatives sent to ABC News. “Alex is up and about and in good spirits while doctors complete the…

Alex Trebek’s First Heart Attack Put Him at Risk, Doctors Say

Alex Trebek’s First Heart Attack Put Him at Risk, Doctors Say

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek’s heart attack on Sunday was a mild one, just like his previous heart attack in 2007. The 71-year-old longtime game show host was reportedly in good spirits and undergoing tests…

Study Links Traffic Noise and Heart Attack Risk

Study Links Traffic Noise and Heart Attack Risk

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Researchers in Denmark are reporting traffic noise may raise the risk of a heart attack.
The researchers found that people who lived with higher levels of traffic noise around their homes had a higher ri…

Study: Birth Control Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke

Study: Birth Control Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke

Michael Matisse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The decision to use birth control is one that most women face at some point, and today many options exist to help women control whether and when they get pregnant.  But some of these approaches may carry ris…

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