Coronary and Artery News

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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

3/13/2009
Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors

3/12/2009
Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds

Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

3/11/2009
Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk

Study found they showed early signs of cardiovascular trouble

3/11/2009
Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk

It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/6/2009
Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care

Disparity exists even though more minorities than whites meet criteria for cutting-edge treatment

3/5/2009
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

3/3/2009
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart

Study finds it alters levels of hormones, could raise risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease

2/27/2009
Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later

What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows

2/27/2009
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

2/26/2009
Men's Stroke Risk Rises Dramatically in Mid-40s

And the contributing factors are often those seen in older patients, study finds

2/25/2009
Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds

Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

2/20/2009
Experimental Drug May Prevent Plaque Buildup

Further study, though, could reveal pitfalls, expert warns

2/18/2009
Is Bypass Truly Better than Stenting?

Read the fine print, experts say in disputing new study's finding

2/16/2009
Not Many U.S. Kids Need Statins

Fewer than 1% with high cholesterol, study shows

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

2/12/2009
Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle

Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

2/12/2009
Study Brings Value of Echocardiography Into Focus

The imaging technique leads to better diagnosis, treatment for heart patients

2/11/2009
New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality

Dronedarone reduced strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation

2/9/2009
Taking Statins Faithfully Lengthens Life

But experts note finding colored by fact that these folks take better care of themselves generally

2/9/2009
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good

Study finds they don't reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer

2/9/2009
Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works

International studies lay groundwork for designing way to spot susceptible patients

2/5/2009
Shorter Menopause May Speed Risk of Heart Disease

Transition within 3 years allows more plaque buildup in arteries, study finds

2/5/2009
Statins Don't Cut Cancer Risk

Animal study found 2 popular cholesterol-lowering drugs had little effect on tumors

2/4/2009
High Resting Heart Rate Spells Trouble for Women

Study finds it raises risk of heart attack, while expert notes exercise best antidote

1/30/2009
Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease

Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks

Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

1/27/2009
Monitoring Protein Didn't Improve Heart Failure Outcomes

Study finds just watching symptoms leads to similar survival rates in older patients

1/26/2009
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You

New advisory puts worries about possible link to heart disease to rest

1/23/2009
60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation

Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

1/19/2009
Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions

Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

1/16/2009
Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk

Normal readings showed up in many who had heart attacks, study shows

1/13/2009
Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care

Differences in initial symptoms could explain discrepancy, study suggests

1/12/2009
Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

1/12/2009
Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline

1/9/2009
Studies Challenge Framingham Risk Score

The long-standing assessment for heart risk may not be accurate in some cases