Coronary and Artery News

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11/29/2010
Peripheral Arterial Surgery Outcomes Worse for Women: Study

Higher risk of death, complications compared with men, researchers found

11/22/2010
Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients

6 sessions a week improved heart function, overall health, but is not for everyone, researcher says

11/15/2010
Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use

Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

11/15/2010
External Defibrillators Not Much Help in Hospitals

While effective in public places, study found differently in hospital setting

11/15/2010
New Blood Thinner a Promising Alternative to Warfarin

Rivaroxaban did as well or better, with easier dose monitoring, in international study

11/15/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Study found they did not reduce recurrences of dangerous atrial fibrillation

11/15/2010
Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study

Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

11/15/2010
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

11/9/2010
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke

Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

11/2/2010
MRI Images May Pinpoint Time of Stroke

'Surrogate clock' could increase the number of patients eligible for clot-busting therapy: researchers

10/27/2010
Eating Whole Grains, Fewer Refined Grains, May Help Heart

Substituting brown rice for white is one way to reduce harmful type of body fat, study finds

10/20/2010
Home Monitoring of Blood-Thinner Use Appears Effective

Home tests show promise for patients taking warfarin, study finds

10/19/2010
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery

Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

10/12/2010
Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study

But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds

10/11/2010
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements

Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

10/6/2010
Chronic Kidney Disease Might Affect Hearing

Older patients more likely than their peers to develop hearing loss, researchers find

10/6/2010
Heartburn Drugs, Plavix Seem Safe to Take Together

Proton-pump inhibitor did not blunt effect of blood thinner in clinical trial

10/6/2010
Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young men who smoke are among those at highest risk, study finds

10/5/2010
Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients

Hormone seemed to help women but more study is needed, researchers say

10/4/2010
Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts

International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

10/1/2010
Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Up to one drink daily lowers women's risk by a third, researchers say

9/27/2010
New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks

Upgraded software can be uploaded into the ICD during routine doctor visit, researchers say

9/27/2010
In Test of Stents, Old Standby Wins Out

Older drug-eluting model prevents more major cardiac events than a newer version, researchers find

9/24/2010
Cholesterol Levels Count in Kidney Disease Patients: Study

When malnutrition, inflammation are not present, high levels raise heart disease risk, research shows

9/20/2010
Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

9/17/2010
Poor Diet, Inactivity May Lead to Metabolism-Induced Asthma

Findings apply even to children with a healthy weight, researchers say

9/8/2010
Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

9/7/2010
Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations

But findings don't apply to low- or middle-income countries, study says

9/7/2010
Chemicals in Rugs, Cookware May Be Linked to Raised Cholesterol in Teens

Long-term effect of exposure to PFOAs, PFOS compounds still unknown, researchers say

9/5/2010
Winter Sports Tourists at Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Too little conditioning, cold and high altitude all contribute to hazard, researchers say

9/1/2010
Double-Dose Plavix Benefits Certain Patients, Study Finds

And higher-dose aspirin is no more effective than low dose, researchers say

8/30/2010
Stent Implantation Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Black Patients

Race was strongest predictor of clotting after one month, study found

8/30/2010
Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients

Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

8/24/2010
Pump Placed in Aorta Doesn't Improve Angioplasty Outcomes: Study

Procedure used in high-risk cases made little difference, researchers say

8/16/2010
Red Meat May Boost Women's Heart Disease Risk

Eating fish, poultry, nuts and low-fat dairy lowers the chances, study shows

8/16/2010
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure

Study found Swedish women who ate it a few times a month were protected

8/10/2010
Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows

Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

8/9/2010
Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels

Raises risk for high blood pressure, other heart problems, study finds

8/9/2010
Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life

Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

8/5/2010
Extra Vitamin D May Improve Heart Health in Black Teens

2,000 IU daily led to less arterial stiffness in those with vitamin deficiency

8/4/2010
Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

7/29/2010
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

7/27/2010
Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study

Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

7/23/2010
As Weight Goes Up, So Do Heart Risks

Across-the-board improvements may await those who trim down

7/23/2010
7/22/2010
Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol

High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

7/21/2010
Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs

Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

7/19/2010
Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

7/18/2010
Traffic Pollution Linked to Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death

High exposures tied to reduced heart rate variability in those with lung, heart disease, researchers find

7/16/2010
Women at Greater Risk From Serious Angina Than Men: Study

Severe heart disease more likely among women with the condition, researchers say