Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/25/2008
Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

Intensive medical treatment can prevent stroke, study says

9/25/2008
Surgery Unneeded in Most Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Cases

Study says drug therapy better option for 95% of patients, since stroke risk is low

9/24/2008
Drug Coated Stents Better After Heart Attack

Death rate lower than for bare-metal devices, study shows

9/24/2008
Angioplasty Not Cost-Effective for Chronic Coronary Disease

Study finds it could add $10,000 to treatment 'without significant gain' in quality of life

9/23/2008
Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Vary Widely

Fivefold difference in 10 North American sites

9/22/2008
Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/16/2008
3-D MRI Helps Detect Patients at High Risk for Stroke

Technique accurately found bleeding within walls of diseased carotid arteries

9/15/2008
Thumbs Down on Beta Blockers for High Blood Pressure

No more effective than other drugs, increased stroke risk, study finds

9/15/2008
Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say

9/13/2008
Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble

And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

9/12/2008
Mediterranean Diet Cuts Death From Chronic Diseases

Those who eat this way reduce risk of many illnesses by almost 10%, study says

9/11/2008
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease

Researchers study interaction of mouth bacteria and blood cells

9/9/2008
Air Pollution Harms Patients After Heart Attack

Particles can cripple heart's electrical functioning, researchers say

9/6/2008
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing

Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke

9/5/2008
Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms

But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

9/2/2008
No Definitive Link Seen Between Vytorin and Cancer

Review results are reassuring, one cardiologist says

9/2/2008
New Type of Stent Appears Safe, Effective

Artery-opening device emits drug from a biodegradable polymer

8/31/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics

Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

8/28/2008
Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

8/27/2008
Fat Cells in Obese People Are 'Sick'

More likely to make insulin-resistant proteins, study says

8/27/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke

Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

8/27/2008
Angioplasty Scoring System Predicts Risk of Death

Clinicians use 7 simple variables to gauge in-hospital mortality after coronary intervention

8/25/2008
Finding May Allow Some Women to Stop Blood Thinners

It details risk factors for recurrent blood clots

8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/19/2008
Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist

Though procedure is used less often, it reduces bleeding problems, study finds

8/15/2008
Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows

8/15/2008
Statins Might Reverse ED in Some Men

In animal study, effect on those with metabolic syndrome was seen within days

8/14/2008
Stroke Risk in Women Smokers Goes Up by Each Cigarette

There's a nine-fold increase for two packs a day, study finds

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/13/2008
Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run

Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

8/11/2008
Studies Refine Obesity's Risk for Heart Troubles

Not all overweight in metabolic danger, but waist size a factor even in the normal-weight

8/8/2008
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure

Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

8/8/2008
Soy Protein Doesn't Lower Cholesterol

Regular consumption had little effect on LDL levels, study finds

8/7/2008
Fat Deposits Boost Heart Attack Risk

Globules around organ more dangerous than thick waist or high body mass, study suggests

8/6/2008
Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly

Walking a few blocks or gardening protects against the abnormal heartbeat, study finds

7/31/2008
Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem

Tear in the aorta is unpredictable and often fatal, researchers say

7/30/2008
Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board

Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

7/30/2008
Patch Helps Mend Damaged Hearts

Study finds it promotes growth of healthy tissue after heart attack

7/28/2008
Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Skyrocketing

Tripled in past 26 years, government report shows

7/23/2008
Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found

British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high doses

7/23/2008
Coronary Disease Dulls Cognitive Skills

Large study found the longer person had heart trouble, the worse their performance

7/17/2008
Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment

Within five years, $16 billion a year could be saved, report claims

7/14/2008
Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off

Study finds lower death rate for men with upbeat outlook, but same did not hold true for women

7/14/2008
For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat

Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

7/14/2008
Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition

CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

7/11/2008
Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

7/11/2008
Popular Tilapia Might Not Help Heart

Study finds farm-raised fish has high levels of unhealthy omega-6 fatty acids

7/10/2008
Finding Out How Flavonoids Protect the Heart

Meta-analysis shows specific cardiovascular effects of chocolate, soy protein, green tea

7/10/2008
Alcohol's Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender

Amount that may be beneficial for men is not good for women, study says