Coronary and Artery News

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10/2/2012
Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study

One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

9/17/2012
Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Resuming warfarin after a few days is best, researchers conclude

9/14/2012
Stressful Job Might Be Tough on the Heart

Demanding work, little control over decision-making boosts risk for heart attack, study suggests

9/11/2012
Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says

It found no 'statistically significant' advantage in taking supplements, but at least one expert disagrees

9/6/2012
Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC

Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

9/5/2012
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies

However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

9/4/2012
Chemical in Household Products May Be Linked to Heart Disease: Study

PFOA is found in food packaging, polishes and other common items

8/30/2012
Breast Cancer Drug May Harm the Heart More Than Thought

Analysis finds increased risk of cardiac problems with Herceptin in real-world setting

8/28/2012
Early Stenting Best for Some Heart Patients: Study

Those who started on drug therapy alone were more likely to later need urgent stent placement

8/28/2012
Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest

Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

8/27/2012
Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study

Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

8/27/2012
New Blood Thinner Effient No Better Than Plavix at Preventing Heart Trouble: Study

In patients who were not getting bypass surgery or stents, results and risks were equal

8/21/2012
Newer Drug-Releasing Stent Cuts Chances of Cardiac Events: Study

One releasing biolimus showed better outcomes than bare metal stents

8/21/2012
Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study

But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

8/20/2012
Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis

About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

8/14/2012
Your Blood Type May Boost Your Heart Risk, Study Finds

But lifestyle is still more important, experts say

8/10/2012
Statins' Heart Benefits Outweigh Diabetes Risk: Study

Even those at risk from diabetes benefit from lower cholesterol, experts say

7/31/2012
Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins: Study

No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions

7/30/2012
New Guidelines Say No to Screening EKGs for Low-Risk Patients

Recommendations mirror those issued in 2004 because science hasn't changed, experts say

7/27/2012
More Evidence That Shift Work Might Raise Heart Risks

Review found chances of trouble increased most for those working nights

7/19/2012
Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women

Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

6/27/2012
'Atkins'-Type Diets May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Diets rich in plant-based foods a better choice in the long run for women, experts say

6/25/2012
Are Statins Less Helpful for Women?

Study finds gender differences for recurrent stroke, death, but some cite flawed research

6/19/2012
Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study

Findings suggest chronic kidney disease could help ID people at risk for heart disease

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/15/2012
Are Post-Angioplasty Stress Tests Unnecessary?

Study finds no benefits in terms of outcomes from these expensive tests

5/9/2012
Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation

Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

5/4/2012
Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival

Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

5/2/2012
Scientists Spot How Cox-2 Painkillers Raise Heart Risks

The drugs suppress an enzyme that relaxes blood vessels and guards against clotting, research finds

4/24/2012
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

4/17/2012
Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'

Once coverage stops, they don't seek cheaper alternatives, study finds

4/10/2012
EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults

Even minor changes can mean greater odds of heart attack, other conditions, study finds

4/9/2012
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

4/9/2012
Omega-3 Supplements No Help Against Repeat Heart Trouble: Review

Second look at 14 studies concluded there was no benefit

3/29/2012
First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise

Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

3/29/2012
Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?

Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

3/27/2012
Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

3/26/2012
CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast

Study shows chest-pain patients who are not having an attack could be discharged safely sooner

3/26/2012
Showing Patients Images of Their Clogged Arteries a Powerful Wake-Up Call

They were more likely to take statins, lose weight afterwards, studies find

3/26/2012
Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad for the Heart: Study

Research finds too little sleep may increase risk of stroke, heart attack; too much may cause coronary artery disease

3/20/2012
Vitamin E Supplements Don't Affect Heart Failure Risk: Study

Large review showed they did not make any difference in healthy women

3/12/2012
Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/22/2012
More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease

Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

2/21/2012
Aspirin as Good as Plavix for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

Both work equally well in condition that causes pain while walking

2/20/2012
Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

2/16/2012
Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

2/14/2012
Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients

Study found little difference between those who took supplement, those who didn't