Coronary and Artery News

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6/9/2009
Reduced-Radiation Heart Scans Don't Compromise on Quality

New techniques bring equivalent results without the potential dangers, study shows

6/9/2009
Another Blood Fat Fuels Heart Attack Risk

Danish study fingers high levels of lipoprotein(a)

6/5/2009
Avandia Raises Risk of Heart Failure, Fractures

But study found diabetes drug didn't increase chances of heart disease, death

6/3/2009
Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70

Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

5/29/2009
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health

Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

5/26/2009
NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population

5/26/2009
Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link

Discovery helps explain association between the two illnesses

5/22/2009
Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics

It prevents many complications of chronic disease, experts say

5/20/2009
When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER

Urgency needed in only one-third of cases, study says

5/19/2009
Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries

Injections into heart restore blood flow in small study

5/17/2009
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

Atrial fibrillation raised risk for dementia, study shows

5/14/2009
Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Burning faulty tissue better than meds for irregular heartbeat, study suggests

5/14/2009
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites

Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

5/12/2009
Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk in Peripheral Artery Disease

But findings limited by lack of studies on subject, researchers note

5/11/2009
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart

Experts suggest a change of pace for cardiac rehab programs

5/8/2009
Fewer Heart Surgeries Needed as Technology Improves

Better prevention methods, medical advances likely behind drop in bypass procedures

5/7/2009
Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

Experts offer guidelines to help determine which patients need more observation

5/7/2009
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

5/6/2009
Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show

5/3/2009
Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

5/1/2009
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer

Study finds half a glass each day boosts men's life expectancy by five years

4/30/2009
Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk

Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too

4/29/2009
Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise

Noninvasive method detects dangerous levels of artery-blocking proteins

4/28/2009
Clinics Less Likely to Refer Heart Patients to Cardiologists

Women especially affected if primary care came from community outlet

4/28/2009
Computerized Scan Detects Heart Disease

And prevents unnecessary testing, hospitalization, study shows

4/27/2009
Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer

Other studies found they also reduced chances of erectile dysfunction

4/25/2009
Many Who Should Use Statins Don't

Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

4/24/2009
Abnormal Heartbeat After Bypass a Bad Sign

Atrial fibrillation ups long-term risk of dying, researchers report

4/20/2009
'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

Since they leave few signs, imaging reveals patients at much greater risk for death

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/14/2009
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

4/13/2009
Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk

Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/7/2009
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Waist size important in women, not men, researchers report

3/30/2009
One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk

3/30/2009
Statins May Help Before Artery-Opening Surgery

Italian studies report fewer heart attacks after procedures

3/30/2009
New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

Isolating damaged heart tissue does not produce better outcomes, study finds

3/30/2009
New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

It could replace anti-clotting drug warfarin for many patients, researchers say

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/26/2009
What Causes Mystery Heart Condition?

Stress cardiomyopathy linked to common drugs, study finds

3/23/2009
Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/20/2009
Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

3/19/2009
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking

Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men

3/18/2009
High Rate of Early Heart Failure Seen in Blacks

Biggest risk factors were hypertension, obesity, study found

3/18/2009
Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care

Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

3/17/2009
Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis

Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds

3/17/2009
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise

Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

3/16/2009
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

3/13/2009
Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

Researchers say it works even when common blood thinners also are taken