Coronary and Artery News

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7/9/2008
Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation

Defective hormone may point to new targets for treatment, study says

7/9/2008
ELS Plus CPR Boosts Blood Flow After Cardiac Arrest

Catheter procedure keeps heart tissue alive, benefits other organs, study finds

7/8/2008
Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk

Could improve current assessments, report says

7/7/2008
Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health

Reduce heart attack risk and blood pressure, studies show

7/7/2008
Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

7/5/2008
Get Healthy: Your Middle-Aged Heart Will Thank You

It's never too late to start eating better, losing weight and exercising, studies find

7/3/2008
FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs

Wants long-term studies to assure medications don't raise cardiovascular risks

7/1/2008
Opening Clogged Arteries Helps Women After Heart Attack

But it doesn't help those with less severe heart damage known as unstable angina, analysis shows

6/30/2008
Research Links Low HDL Levels With Memory Loss

But experts aren't ready to embrace the findings as fact

6/30/2008
New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes

Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

6/26/2008
'Silent Strokes' Strike One in 10 Healthy People

No symptoms, but some loss of brain function occurs, study finds

6/25/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Reduce Repeat Artery Procedures

But sicker patients may be getting bare metal devices, study suggests

6/24/2008
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women

From birth complications to heart disease, top-rated centers a better choice, health study concludes

6/24/2008
Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy

Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say

6/23/2008
Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women

Study found eating fruits, veggies, whole grains most protective against heart disease

6/20/2008
Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients

Routine measurement could be a vital indicator for treating narrowing of lung arteries

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

6/12/2008
Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'

Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

6/12/2008
Scientists Discover Protein Involved in Fat Production

Mouse experiments might lead to new target for treating high cholesterol, researchers say

6/10/2008
ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk

Measurement is inexpensive, simple to perform, yields instant result, study says

6/9/2008
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

6/9/2008
Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women

Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

6/9/2008
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk

Findings suggest current dietary requirements need to be increased

6/7/2008
Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control

But experts say controlling glucose levels is key for most diabetics

6/4/2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

6/3/2008
Heart Failure Patients Overestimate Their Life Expectancy

Statistical survey indicates doctors need to be more clear in explaining realities

5/27/2008
New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks

Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

5/27/2008
Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack

More than half don't see themselves at any increased risk, researchers find

5/23/2008
Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients

Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

5/22/2008
CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases

Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

5/22/2008
Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks

Ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol determined chances of trouble in postmenopausal women, study shows

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks

One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

5/21/2008
Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results

One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

5/20/2008
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note

5/19/2008
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/15/2008
New Guidelines Issued for Implanted Heart Devices

Prevention is as important as intervention, specialists say

5/14/2008
Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths

Studies find they might add to traditional risk factors

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/14/2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

5/14/2008
Danger From Heart Surgery Drug Confirmed

FDA says manufacturer of Trasylol now removing remaining stock of drug from U.S. market, following new data on increased death risk.

5/14/2008
Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure

No benefit seen for prehypertensive people in morning use, researchers report

5/13/2008
Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly

Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

5/13/2008
Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Study finds higher levels of protein that increases levels of damaging blood fats in users

5/12/2008
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

Study suggests dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thought

5/12/2008
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans

Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

5/9/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Still Spark Debate

Doctors divided on the risks posed by the artery-opening devices

5/9/2008
Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk

Carotid bruits linked to increased odds of heart attack, death, study finds

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says