Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/30/2011
Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly

The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

8/25/2011
Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk

Study finds biggest threat to carotid arteries, which are closest to the brain

8/23/2011
Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study

But they tend to have longer hospital stays

8/22/2011
Infections Among Those With Heart Devices Has Doubled: Study

Researchers suggest growing number of sicker patients explains the increase

8/16/2011
The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk

Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

8/10/2011
Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat

Both drugs appeared equally effective, but newer rivaroxaban may be be easier for some to use

8/8/2011
Hospitals Vary Widely in Rate of Heart Procedures: Study

Rate of finding blockage that requires action stretches from 23% to 100%

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/29/2011
Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat

South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

7/21/2011
Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

7/14/2011
Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study

NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

7/11/2011
Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Disorders in Study

Treating breathing disorder may help avoid heart conditions, researchers say

7/11/2011
Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study

Many heart attack patients may undergo unnecessary, costly procedure, experts warn

7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

7/6/2011
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Atherosclerosis

Here are suggested lifestyle changes

7/5/2011
Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted

But only half of non-emergency artery-opening procedures were deemed appropriate

7/5/2011
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study

Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

6/28/2011
Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

6/21/2011
Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix

But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

6/14/2011
Too Much TV Raises Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Death

Analysis found two hours a day increased chances of health problems by up to 20%

6/13/2011
Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines

Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

6/9/2011
Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients

Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

6/3/2011
Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack

Study found patients are also less likely to receive lifesaving treatments

6/2/2011
Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets May Not Pose Risk to Arteries

Short-term studies found no harm to vascular health

5/27/2011
Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol

Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

5/24/2011
Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart

Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

5/23/2011
CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms

Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

5/23/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Helps Those With Mild Heart Failure

Inspra reduced cardiovascular complications, including irregular heart rhythm

5/17/2011
Scans of Egyptian Mummies Show Heart Disease Was Ancient Malady

Findings suggest that problem stems from more than 'modern lifestyle,' expert says

5/17/2011
Health Tip: Protect Your Heart

Help reduce your risk of coronary artery disease

5/11/2011
Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble

10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

5/10/2011
Drug Therapy for Artery Disease Underused, Study Says

Before receiving heart stent, fewer than half of patients found to be on recommended medications

5/6/2011
FDA Sanctions Wider Use of Carotid Stent

For people with clogged neck artery

5/3/2011
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Peripheral Artery Disease

When plaque builds up in the blood vessels

4/28/2011
Bone Drug Plus Statin Better at Fighting Plaque in Aorta: Study

But researchers stress people should not take bisphosphonates just to prevent heart disease

4/25/2011
Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients

Ancient Chinese exercise seems to improve quality of life, researchers report

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/13/2011
Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say

Analysis finds newest plaques most likely to cause medical problems

4/12/2011
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Dried apples lower bad cholesterol, study found

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/5/2011
Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients

Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

4/4/2011
Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients

It may be better than medication alone, researchers report

4/4/2011
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem

Scans reveal evidence of arterial plaque in 3,550-year-old remains of Egyptian princess

3/24/2011
Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart

Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

3/22/2011
Fiber May Lessen Lifetime Risk for Heart Problems

Study finds that odds of disease were lowest for those who consumed the most fiber

3/18/2011
Analysis Confirms Diabetes Drug May Harm the Heart

Latest finding adds to evidence that Avandia raises risk of heart attack, death

3/16/2011
Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief

Certain heart patients fare equally well, researchers report

3/14/2011
Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors

Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted