Coronary and Artery News

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9/4/2009
Waist-Hip Ratio Good Gauge of Obesity in Elderly, Study Shows

After age 70, body mass index is less effective in identifying unhealthy weight levels, researchers say

9/4/2009
Thin Thighs Might Be Harbinger of Heart Disease

Increased risk seen in Danish study, but authors say more research is needed

9/2/2009
Statins Before Vascular Surgery Cut Deaths, Complications

Problems halved in patients getting blood-vessel repairs done, study finds

9/1/2009
Key Protein May Link Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Woes

Molecule in fat tissues spurs chronic inflammation that gives rise to disease, researchers say

8/31/2009
Oldest Heart Patients May Get Most From Warfarin

In atrial fibrillation study, blood-thinning drug best for those at highest risk of stroke

8/31/2009
New Anti-Clotting Drug Beats Plavix

Brilinta prevents heart attacks and improves survival, researchers say

8/30/2009
Surgery Better Than Angioplasty for Narrowed Neck Artery

British study finds a reduced risk of stroke afterwards

8/27/2009
How Bad Feelings Can Harm Your Health

Studies show impact of apathy, hopelessness on cardiovascular disease

8/25/2009
Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Not Always Best

Study finds treatment raises death risk in those who also have heart disease

8/24/2009
Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure

Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

8/24/2009
Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake

Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

8/19/2009
Stenting a Good Option for Left Main Heart Artery

As effective as standard of bypass surgery, Polish study finds

8/19/2009
Avandia Raises Heart Failure Risk More Than Actos

Diabetes drug shouldn't be used when there's a safer alternative, study says

8/18/2009
Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Death, Especially for Men: Report

Major study links disordered breathing to deadly cardiovascular complications

8/17/2009
Special Stem Cells Build 'Biological Bypass'

In dog study, researchers saw new human coronary arteries form

8/17/2009
Worries May Worsen Peripheral Arterial Disease

Distressed 'type D' personality associated with mortality risk, study suggests

8/11/2009
How Weight Loss Helps the Heart

Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

8/10/2009
Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity

Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

8/5/2009
Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says

8/5/2009
Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

Paradox found in guidelines study

8/5/2009
Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

8/3/2009
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough

7/31/2009
More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Expert urges additional programs, and coverage, for health effects

7/30/2009
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds

7/29/2009
Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease

7/28/2009
Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

Trend toward stenting rather than bypass could be a cause, expert says

7/27/2009
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/23/2009
Injection May Heal Damaged Heart

In mouse study, injured tissue and coronary function are restored

7/22/2009
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

Findings may help explain location of deadly builups

7/21/2009
Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble

7/21/2009
Studies Show Genetic Activity of Antioxidants

Clues found on how they help arteries stay clear and healthy

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

7/13/2009
Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

But study finds wide range of doses, lack of protocols for this screening test

7/10/2009
Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

7/2/2009
Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

Heavy drinkers were affected most, but link holds for even mild use, study finds

7/1/2009
Study Supports Wider Use of Statins

Data shows reduction in heart attacks, strokes among those without established heart disease

6/29/2009
Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart

Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

6/26/2009
HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries

But not significant enough to halt drug therapy, researchers say

6/23/2009
Electrocardiogram Blip Signals Heart Trouble

Greater risk of atrial fibrillation, need for pacemaker, early death, study shows

6/23/2009
Eat Well, Live Longer

Age-old advice to eat healthy pays off in longevity, study finds

6/22/2009
Global Efforts to Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Working

Survey of nine countries finds improvements over 10-year period

6/22/2009
Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster

Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

6/18/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients

Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

6/17/2009
Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial

Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say

6/16/2009
Little Steps Add Up to Major Reductions in Blood Pressure

Boosting patients' awareness lowers risk of stroke and heart trouble, study found

6/15/2009
A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are potential risks

6/15/2009
Psoriasis Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Death

Inflammation looks like common thread, researcher says

6/11/2009
Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk

'High-glycemic' carbs like these hamper blood vessel function, study shows