Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/8/2008
11 New Cholesterol Genes Identified

Could be targets for drug treatment, researchers note

12/4/2008
Binge Drinking Clogs Arteries With Plaque

Immune cells stick inside blood vessels causing inflammation, blockage, study finds

12/2/2008
Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name Counterparts

Review found most were as effective, despite editorials urging opposite

12/2/2008
Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women

But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds

11/30/2008
Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking

Exposure to air pollution is linked to hardening of the arteries

11/24/2008
Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks

'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

11/20/2008
Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds

11/14/2008
EKG Not Strong Predictor of Heart Risk

Adds little to other diagnostic measures, British researchers report

11/12/2008
With Angioplasty, More Is Better

Hospitals that perform the heart procedure more often do better, study finds

11/12/2008
Angioplasty Not Always Worth the Price

Cost analysis finds procedure often doesn't bring enough benefit to offset expense

11/12/2008
High Blood Fat Levels Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk

Study says triglyceride tests done without fasting simpler, better define those in danger

11/11/2008
Joyful Music in Tune With Heart Health

Study finds it leads to improved blood flow

11/11/2008
After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

11/11/2008
Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

11/11/2008
Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk

These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

11/11/2008
Retired NFL Players Don't Face Greater Heart Risk

Keeping physically active may help to tackle health threats, study says

11/10/2008
Study Upholds Stopping Plavix Use Before Surgery

Taken less than 5 days before operation leads to more bleeding, longer hospital stay, study finds

11/10/2008
Speed Not Always of the Essence With Heart Cases in ER

Study found some low-risk patients can wait for tests

11/10/2008
Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes

Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows

11/10/2008
Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers

British researchers suggest harnessing that energy could lead to cardiac devices that last longer, do more

11/10/2008
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Repeat Artery Surgery

Even though they have risk factors that could lead to coronary problems, study finds

11/10/2008
MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices

Study found they could cause interference when placed too closely to pacemakers, ICDs

11/10/2008
Statin Might Help More People Fight Heart Disease Than Thought

Crestor worked well in those with normal LDL but slightly elevated CRP levels, study finds

11/10/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease

Second study found vitamins E, C did little to protect healthy men, either

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

10/31/2008
Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death

Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

10/30/2008
Statins Lower Blood Marker for Prostate Cancer

But it's not clear if the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect against the disease

10/30/2008
Rate of Diabetes Cases Doubles in 10 Years: CDC

The obesity epidemic is fueling the type 2 disease epidemic, officials say

10/29/2008
Black Heart Patients Treated Less for Depression

Only half as likely as white patients to receive therapy, study finds

10/28/2008
Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia

One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found

10/28/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums

Periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, research shows

10/27/2008
Common Heart Drugs May Hamper Blood Thinner

Calcium channel blockers could inhibit Plavix action, study says

10/27/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart

Greater risk of heart attack, and more complications later, studies find

10/24/2008
40 Years of Heart Transplants

They're safer now, but still rare because of lack of donors, experts say

10/24/2008
Even Mild Sleep Apnea Hikes Heart Risk

It can lead to stiffening of arteries, study says

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/20/2008
Heart Failure Raises Risk of Fractures

Researchers say finding calls for better osteoporosis screening, treatment in these patients

10/17/2008
Occasional Smoking Still Does Damage

Study finds that less than a pack a week can impair arteries

10/17/2008
Aspirin Doesn't Prevent First Heart Attack, Stroke

Study contradicts current recommendations; expert suggests change

10/15/2008
Women Smokers Prone to Dangerous Blood Vessel Condition

Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is 8 times higher than in nonsmokers, study says

10/14/2008
A One-Man History of Cardiac Advances

New Jersey man, 84, has benefited from 40 years of heart breakthroughs

10/10/2008
Little-Known Fat Can Be a Heartbreaker

Elevated lipoprotein (a) levels boost cardiovascular disease risk for some

10/9/2008
Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin

But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

10/9/2008
Doctors' Groups Collaborate on Care for Heart Patients

They offer guidelines for drug therapy that could harm digestive tract

10/8/2008
Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease

Small study finds their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble

10/7/2008
Simpler Test May Be Best for Diagnosing Blood Clots in Leg

Compression ultrasound similar to more expensive whole-leg color ultrasound, study finds

10/1/2008
Timing, Dosage of HRT Affect Chances of Heart Trouble

Large study found younger women taking it for a longer time did have higher risk

9/25/2008
Statins Can Hinder Muscle Repair

Small number of patients taking them will experience damage, experts say

9/25/2008
Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

Intensive medical treatment can prevent stroke, study says