Coronary and Artery News

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12/17/2009
Could Omega-3s Boost Blood Fat Levels?

Study finds short-term effect may not be beneficial

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

12/7/2009
New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots

Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

12/4/2009
Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart

Small study found they spurred blood vessel growth after heart attack

11/25/2009
Salt Really Does Boost Health Risks

Links to stroke, cardiovascular disease may make a case for population-wide reduction, review finds

11/24/2009
Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

11/19/2009
Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart

But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/18/2009
Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys

Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives

11/18/2009
Niacin Adds No Benefit for Statin Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin didn't reverse or stall carotid artery disease

11/18/2009
New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination

Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say

11/17/2009
The Mummies' Curse: Heart Disease

Finding suggests atherosclerosis is as old as the pyramids, and not an ill of the modern world

11/17/2009
Single-Sex Cardiac Rehab Helps Depressed Women

All-female group had better success rates than traditional program, study finds

11/16/2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks

People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

11/16/2009
Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia

It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or Niaspan

11/13/2009
11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/10/2009
Cholesterol Measurements May Be Made Easier

Testing of vascular risk can be simplified, researchers say

11/5/2009
Phosphorus Levels May Predict Heart Disease

Even a slight elevation was linked to coronary artery calcification in study

11/3/2009
Statins May Worsen Fatigue in Heart Failure Patients

But no one's suggesting the drugs should be stopped

10/29/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help Prevent Flu Deaths

But expert says it could be that statins protect heart during infection

10/28/2009
Even Light Smoking Affects Young Adults' Arteries

Damage makes it harder to run and climb steps, researcher says

10/28/2009
Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk

Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

10/26/2009
Heart Disease Gender Gap Narrows

Middle-aged women have more heart attacks than in past, but are more likely to survive, studies show

10/23/2009
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart

Study shows it reduces inflammation associated with heart disease

10/20/2009
Heart Failure Treatment Underused

Two-thirds of patients in U.S. hospitals fail to get recommended therapy, study finds

10/20/2009
Genes May Link Hip Fractures and Heart Disease

Risks for breaks rise if a brother or sister has heart failure or stroke, study finds

10/20/2009
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Depressed Heart Patients

Those who took them with antidepressant fared same as those who didn't

10/15/2009
Heart Test Deemed OK Before Kidney Transplant

Coronary angiography does not harm kidneys and helps guide decisions, study finds

10/9/2009
Ex-NFL Players Hold Their Own Health-Wise

Former pros have lower risk of heart disease, suggesting early fitness pays off, researcher says

10/9/2009
Stretching Test May Reveal Arterial Stiffness

Flexibility exercises belong in cardiovascular workout, experts say

10/2/2009
Simple Test Might Detect 'Silent' Heart Disease

Even better, calcium scans don't lead to unnecessary tests, researchers say

10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

10/1/2009
Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds

Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

9/30/2009
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work

Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

9/30/2009
Study Finds Fish Won't Prevent Heart Failure

Benefits confined to heart attack, other types of cardiovascular disease

9/29/2009
Could the Recession Be Good for Your Health?

Life expectancy rose during the Great Depression, study shows

9/28/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Risk Higher in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Reason behind gender difference isn't clear, researchers say

9/24/2009
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find

Tests in mice and men link sugar to hypertension and say time of day may matter, too

9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/23/2009
Any Day OK for Heart Bypass Surgery

Timing has no effect on outcome, study finds

9/22/2009
Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack

Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

9/18/2009
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease

CT technology could provide more detail at less cost, study suggests

9/18/2009
Angina Often Affects Quality of Life

New strategy for managing chest pain may be warranted, study suggests

9/16/2009
'Soda Tax' Wins Health Experts' Support

Researchers cite a win-win for health care and obesity, but beverage industry balks at proposal

9/14/2009
Implantable Defibrillators May Not Help Women With Heart Failure

Analysis of previous research found little benefit for female patients

9/14/2009
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure

Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds

9/8/2009
Long-Term Lead Exposure Linked to Heart Deaths

Current OSHA guidelines are probably inadequate, researchers say