Coronary and Artery News

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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

2/13/2012
No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

2/9/2012
Heart Disease May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

Study found men who had the first had 74% higher chance of developing the second

2/9/2012
Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons

Male-only Y chromosome can raise risk by 50%, study finds

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

1/16/2012
Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too

Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

1/11/2012
Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest

10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

1/11/2012
Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk

Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/10/2012
New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

12/27/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk

Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

12/14/2011
Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study

Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

12/12/2011
ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

12/9/2011
Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat

They reported the greatest gains in quality of life, study finds

11/30/2011
Clogged Arteries Pose Different Dangers for Men, Women: Study

Heart treatment might need to take gender into account, researcher says

11/21/2011
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/16/2011
Drug-Coated Balloons Open Arteries Blocked by Narrowed Stents

Procedure keeps stents open, reduces bleeding in high-risk patients, researchers say

11/15/2011
9/11 First Responders May Face Greater Heart Risks

Exposure to toxic dust cloud might lead to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

11/15/2011
High Doses of Statins Tied to Less Arterial Plaque in Study

Two-thirds of patients given high-dose Crestor or Lipitor had reduced buildup in vessel walls

11/15/2011
Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

11/15/2011
Women Marathon Runners Have Less Artery Plaque: Study

Prior research had found male marathoners have more plaque than other men

11/15/2011
No Benefit From Niacin for Heart Patients in Study

The vitamin may increase stroke risk, researchers find

11/14/2011
Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol

In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

11/14/2011
Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Dental office visits protect the heart by curbing growth of harmful bacteria, researchers say

11/11/2011
New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11

Recommendations a shift from testing only children with family history of heart disease

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

11/8/2011
New Bypass Surgery for Stroke Riskier Than Drug Treatment

Medicine is safer for mini-stroke patients, as effective as new procedure, study finds

11/8/2011
Heart Stress Test Likelier When Doctor Owns Equipment: Study

But unnecessary procedures might have dropped with recent guidelines, expert said

11/3/2011
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication

New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

10/27/2011
Python Findings Shed Light on Human Heart Health

After feeding, snake blood has high levels of enzymes that protect the heart

10/27/2011
U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk

Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

10/25/2011
Genes Could Highlight Plavix Users at Clot Risk After Stent

Three gene types in heart patients and certain medications affected risk of dangerous clots

10/18/2011
Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds

Number of cases is down, but there are still too many, expert says

10/11/2011
Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study

The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

10/11/2011
Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries

Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says