Coronary and Artery News

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3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/24/2010
Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals

However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

3/23/2010
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk

Study might offer proof at last that replacing saturated fats has heart benefits

3/22/2010
Light Drinking Good for the Heart

Two studies confirm previous evidence that it reduces mortality

3/18/2010
Low-Fat Diet Does Little to Alter Cholesterol Levels

But researcher adds it's still a good choice for losing weight

3/16/2010
Blood Vessels Bounce Back Once Smokers Quit

Quickly leads to reduced risk of heart trouble, study finds

3/16/2010
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Plavix for Bypass Patients

More people taking Plavix before surgery died soon after than those using Brilinta, study finds

3/16/2010
Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study

That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/15/2010
Are Stock Market Woes Bad for the Heart?

As economy wobbled, heart attacks seemed to rise, study suggests

3/15/2010
Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems

And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests

3/15/2010
Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble

Another study suggests that stress weighs heavily on the hearts of police, firefighters

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/12/2010
Plavix Less Effective in Some Patients

FDA calls for 'black box' warning to alert those who don't metabolize drug well

3/10/2010
Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly

Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

3/9/2010
Shift Work Can Put a Crimp on Sleep

If changing jobs isn't an option, modifying behavior may help, expert says

3/8/2010
Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease

Finding suggests new health policies could make a dent in the problem, researcher says

3/8/2010
Processed Meat May Harm the Heart

Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

3/4/2010
Potassium-Rich Foods Do a Heart Good

And another study confirms power of raw fruits, vegetables to protect against stroke

3/4/2010
Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

Lack of benefit for heart disease, most common stroke is puzzling, expert says

3/3/2010
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly

But it may be linked to a slight rise in high blood pressure, researchers say

3/3/2010
Workplace Wellness Programs Work

Employees who used them lost weight, lowered heart disease risk, study finds

2/26/2010
Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack

Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

2/24/2010
Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments

'Patch' for damaged heart is just one of several promising developments

2/18/2010
Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks

Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

2/18/2010
Happiness Protects Your Heart

Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

2/16/2010
Genetic Risk Score Doesn't Spot Heart Trouble in Women

But family history of early cardiovascular disease a risk factor, study found

2/11/2010
Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision

CT scan lets doctors see any blockage in arteries, study finds

2/10/2010
Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking

More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

2/9/2010
Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter ablation performed more often in men with fewer complications, study finds

2/2/2010
Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function

Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

2/2/2010
CT Scans Deemed Best for Checking Heart Arteries

But if it's muscle tissue that needs examining, use MRI, expert says

2/1/2010
Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

1/25/2010
More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging

Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

1/22/2010
Health Tip: At Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?

Here's what may make you more vulnerable

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/18/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

1/18/2010
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil

Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

1/15/2010
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study does not clarify whether exposure from scans raises risk

1/13/2010
Chemical BPA Linked to Heart Disease Risk

But study doesn't establish cause-and-effect

1/12/2010
Men, Women Respond to Stress Differently

Finding calls for gender-specific treatments for some diseases, researchers say

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/6/2010
Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain

12/30/2009
Heart Attacks More Common in Winter

Exercise caution when shoveling, working out to avoid cardiac emergency

12/24/2009
Progress Reported in Regenerating Blood Vessels

Successful tests in mice might one day help people with cardiovascular damage

12/23/2009
High Lipoprotein Levels Can Cause Heart Disease

Study shows it could be a new target for prevention and treatment

12/22/2009
Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans

Image quality varies due to ethnicity, weight, heart rate, study finds

12/22/2009
Heart Risk Tied to Inflammatory Protein

But researchers say the link to CRP may be due to other factors

12/21/2009
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart

Arteries appear to be less clogged in those who nurse infants, study finds